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Top 5 Modern Age Supermans
Eric Schaen (05/30/2013)
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Superman Keychain#4 Superman (Superman Fast Forces 001)

Deciding between number 4 spot and the number 3 spot was quite a chore. Ultimately, when I considered all factors number 4 went to FFSM001 Superman. 200 points is a lot in a standard match, and yet this Superman feels worth it. With his range of 8, Superman team ability, Probability Control, Super Senses, and Running Shot; he stands a very good chance of landing the alpha strike.

This version’s combat values are also impressive he starts strong and finishes strong. His overabundance of keywords gives players a lot of options to work with to find the right blend of support. 

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HeroClix Superman Dial Justice League

Why he’s #4

The lack of indomitable on a 200 point character is a bit troubling. Sure he has a special power that includes Willpower and even picks up standard Willpower late dial, but tis not the same as Indomitable. Super Strength is also spattered in such a way that Big-blue may not get a chance to use it, this keeps his damage output on the low side considering some of the others on this list. Arctic breath is a nice touch, but it only shoes up on a couple of clix and is a situational power at best. There is nothing terrible about this choice, nevertheless the top 3 spots simply outclasses him.

From Wikipedia: Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy within the American comic book.


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maybe make a top 5 superman clixs of all time , cause I think it'd be cool

Posted by: random on 6/26/2013 10:12:43 AM
@ Mantis, that is a tale for another day. ;)

Posted by: Slade on 6/10/2013 11:37:09 AM
Which would people prefer to use for 300pts: 1x SM001 Superman at 300pts or 2x SM001 Superman at 150pts each?

Posted by: ClixOfSteel on 6/9/2013 12:33:09 PM
To be honest i was kindof hoping to see the superman returns! xhase from the superman set i know he wasnt the best best but i was hoping at least numbefr 5 but hey i am not complaining and i actually agree with this but tabapp supes as number one? y not the 300 point supes as number one he is amazing

Posted by: Mr.Man on 6/3/2013 5:19:58 PM
Actually Eric, you hinted that with split points values counting as 2 different figures your top 5 would have been different. What would be your top 5, counting the 150 pointers as separate, out of interest?

Posted by: Mantis Warrior on 6/3/2013 9:02:05 AM
Great list thanks. I tend to prefer my supermen at a lower point value (which makes them a bit comic inaccurate) so as to include more justice league around them. SMFF at 150 is usually my go-to Supes. Nice sculpt, good values and a cute nod to the classic superman turns back time scene with some prob control.
The JLFF at 125 would have become my go-to if only he'd had some range!
Now can I justify buying an i-pad so as to use the Tab-app one? hmm...

Posted by: Mantis Warrior on 6/3/2013 8:59:53 AM
pretty much agree with this list all the way. only a shame that the Tab Ap and SoG Superman wernt switchclicks to make that mod even easier and reversable for venues that dont allow mods

Posted by: Grim on 6/1/2013 7:13:57 PM
@Sandman- on the topic of classic Superman dials, I would have Icons vet 2nd to only Man of Steel LE from Collateral Damage.

Posted by: Licensedhero on 6/1/2013 3:01:20 PM
@ seeker , yes many a discussion on those things. Remember this is a modern age only list, otherwise I would have to include some of those golden oldies for sure.

Posted by: Slade on 5/31/2013 8:07:19 AM
I really like the SM 001 Superman at 150 pts. Leaves enough room on your team for a few allies, like a Batman to outwit your opponents pieces defense powers.

Posted by: superfriend on 5/31/2013 7:30:25 AM
Sandman-this list is for modern age heroclix supermen. If it included golden age, Icon superman would make my list too. He is amazing.

Posted by: SerpentSociety11 on 5/31/2013 4:50:33 AM
What about the Veteran Superman [251 points] from the ICON set?

Still the best Superman to play for me!

Posted by: Sandman on 5/31/2013 4:07:42 AM
Solid list. I'm not a fan of the charging supermen though so they probably wouldn't make my top 5 cut. The TT one is strangely omitted.

Funny, I modded my tabapp supes with exactly the figure you recommended.

#bikinistalion #supermanforever

Posted by: lvclix on 5/30/2013 3:46:02 PM
Oh man this is going to hurt to put this down, even in a public forum like this where others will see.

But I have to agree with Eric the TabApp Superman is awesome for his points.

Kidding Eric and I have agreed and not agreed on stuff while chatting during or after a game.

Ok all Kidding aside where is Emo Superman? Hahahahahaha. Why no love for the old school Supes witrh the Batman team ability? Remember when he was does shiznit? Or think back when we got Our Worlds of War Superman, remember how awesome he was? The first Supes with Hypersonic. Oh he was all the rage in his day.

Posted by: SeekerMuadib on 5/30/2013 3:23:50 PM
I dunno. The new 100 pt superman from the team base has dr3 at range. I really like him allot.

Posted by: Nick Wilfong on 5/30/2013 12:21:41 PM