Latest Update (10/22/98):
There appears to be a Blink Overpower coverup in effect. Netreps from
Marvel hold AOL chats every other
week, where spoilers are frequently distributed. In the October 19th
chat, on the subject of the X-Men 35th expansion, the fans were clamoring
for Blink. The netrep's first comment sounded like a denial that she
would be in the set. However, the next thing he said was:
"I cannot comment on Blink. They yell at me and stuff."
If Marvel Interactive has a Blink coverup policy in effect, they almost
certainly needs to be something to coverup. For the original chat
transcript and summary, as well as info on future chats, visit
Some of you may be familiar with the comic book card game,
Overpower (recently taken over from Fleer by Marvel Interactive).
This card game has taken an AoA friendly stance from the start, with an
AoA mission set in the original release. Morph already has a hero
card, and Shadowcat has an AoA variant. While no Blink cards were made
at first, many fan generated Blink cards were created. Now, though, this
makeshift approach ends...
Blink appeared in the Classic Overpower set. Blink
appears on a tactic: double shot card, teaming up with Rogue. In the
past, characters who have appeared in generic cards of this game have
become playable in future expansions. The card requires a 6 Strength to
use, with a teammate with 6 Energy. (It counts as a 4 Strength and may be
combined with a Strength power card.) Another Overpower tradition is that
heros usually can use generic cards on which they appear. Rogue has a 7
Strength, so it seems likely that Blink will have a 6 Energy rating when
she is released. This still leaves open the question of what her other
stats will be. (I'll go on the record right now predicting 6 Energy, 6
Fighting, 2 Strength, and 3 Intellect, maybe with a defensive inherent
ability, or a venture bonus when she is KO'ed.)
An upcoming Blink hero card is also supported by her
being listed on the Age of Apocalypse location card, also from the
Classic Overpower set. The AoA location lists MORPH, SHADOWCAT,
HOLOCAUST, DARK BEAST, BLINK, and X-MAN as its characters. This makes
sense since, including the AoA Shadowcat variant, these are all AoA
Characters. The location card allows you to make a team using for of the
six characters listed, even if that team would otherwise be too powerful,
and it gives you a +2 venture bonus if using the AoA mission set with at
least 1 event. Alternately, you can use the location as a battlesite to
allow the listed heros to assist you with their specials.
Here's a picture of that card, borrowed from The Marvel
When might a Blink hero card come out?
Nate the X-Man, also listed on the AoA location but not yet released, will
be included in the X-Men 35th aniversary expansion in late
For the official Overpower homepage, go to the obivous www.overpower.com.
Overpower Place for complete checklists of all currently released OP
Barth's Overpower Alliance page for all the rules of the game.
Overpower Universe for strategies, scanned cards, and many other cool
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