At last, it's time for one of the original Avengers to complete his trilogy. Iron Man has been done for ages (even if he does keep cropping up) and Captain America ended his solo run with the Civil War, so Thor has big boots to fill. Fortunately, he's got some friends to help him!
While each set always adds something new and exciting to the game, A New Hope is extra special because it introduces the most iconic Star Wars characters and vehicles into the game for the very first time!
Having a print and play set drop from FFG was a very welcome surprise! I just want to take a second to thank FFG for this. They didn’t have to do this, and I don’t think anyone expected to get this type of content from FFG with them ending their support for the game. Thank you FFG! Here are the cards I’ve got some games in with and my early thoughts:
I think these two heroes occupy similar spaces in the current catalog of Marvel Champions heroes, and so it should be interesting to compare and contrast them to find out if one is better than the other or, more likely, identify the situations in which each should be favored. I'll give my thoughts in a "tale of the tape" style, meaning we'll look at each hero's stats, printed abilities, signature cards, and any other miscellaneous considerations and decide which hero has the advantage in each category. Then determine an overall winner. I'll also speculate about what kinds of future cards could tip the scales in one direction or the other. Let's get into it, starting with the hero's basic stats.
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