Heroclix has just announced the upcoming release of a Death’s Head figure for their collectible miniatures game, as part of their upcoming Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man set.
Death’s Head was the Marvel HeroClix 2012 Fan-Vote Winner , winning by 100 vote over his closest competitor. As some readers may know, writer Kieron Gillen has also included Death’s Head in recent issues of Iron Man – hence the robot bounty hunter’s inclusion, perhaps, in this new Heroclix release.
Heroclix is a collectible miniatures game now produced by the collectible toy producer National Entertainment Collectibles Association that uses the Clix system that centres around the world of superhero comic books, especially the Marvel and DC Comics universes.
The original incarnation of the freelance peace-keeping robotic bounty hunter – who will appear in the Revolutionary War maxi series next year alongside Death’s Head II – has been given an impressive range of powers based on his comic character, including teleportation and energy blast. A pretty vicious opponent in the game, then – just like he always was at Marvel UK!
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.