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.
With the cancellation of this year's Gen Con, and all of the community events that go along with it, many content creators for the Marvel Champions, Arkham Horror, and Lord of the Rings LCGs from Fantasy Flight Games are joining forces to hold an online event called the League of Cooperative Gaming Convention (LeagueCG Con).
To continue our Why? series here at I Rebel, I wanted to dig into Heroic Mode because I was not sure myself why I would want play on Heroic difficulty. You can read FFG's announcement article here if you are unfamiliar with the game rules, but it's basically just dealing each player X extra cards each villain phase. For all of my games described below, X=1 because I am not a masochist.
My first thought when I saw our recent Hulk spoiler was "Hey, isn't that a card from Arkham Horror the Card game?" In fact it is, down to the name and effect (with slight differences since the games are a little different). It's even a card in LOTR but the effect is very different. On top of that, another spoiled Hulk card shares a name with a common Arkham Horror card.
What? No, I said WHY Klaw, as in the second scenario from the Marvel Champions Core Set.