Monday, July 15, 2013

Product Review: 2013 Cryptozoic DC Comics Batman The Legend

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a review on the 2013 Cryptozoic DC Comics Superman The Legend product and loved it. It was only after opening up that box that I came to know about the previously released (January 2013) Batman The Legend from Cryptozoic. We decided to search out to find a box and bust it open hopeful for the same results the Superman product gave us.
Batman The Legend is the same premise and assortment that the Superman product is under. It travels through the past of Batman and provides some history and information on growing up and villains he faces.
The box is a 24 packs, 5 cards per pack standard and the Base set consists 62 cards. So again you will pull 1 complete set from the box which is always nice. Inserts are Foil Parallel Base cards, Batmobile Foil, Batcave Foil Puzzle, and Carnival of Criminals Foil all ranging from 1:12 to 1:24 packs.
The same as the Superman product this one has Sketch cards to collect and will find 1 per box, another reason this is a great product to pickup even before we busted it open.

So how did we do? We were very happy with this product as we were with the Superman box:

Base Cards: 104 (1 complete set with 42 doubles)
Foil Base Cards: 6
Batmobile Foil: 2
Batcave Foil Puzzle: 2
Carnival of Criminals Foil: 2
Sketch Cards: 2 - Travis Walton, Anthony Wheeler

So again this is a pretty good box to purchase. Base cards are nice and span across origin of Batman. The art on each card is really nice and standout among the cards. With a complete set found within the box again you come away with 22 from making 2 sets. The Foil Parallels are a nice touch and some are either full foil or partially foil. You can't tell too well but the card on the right with the 5 characters is one of these partially foiled cards. The masks and money on the card are only foiled which makes for a great looking card.
Carnival of Criminals is a great foil insert. These are showcasing some of the most prominent Villains in the Batman story. Cryptozoic did very well with their foil technology and very happy with this insert. The Batmobile and Batcave Foil inserts are ok but not as stunning as the Criminals inserts.
This box provided us with two Sketch cards as we found in the Superman product. very happy with these pulls and both sketch cards are nicely drawn and articulated. Both are 1/1 sketch cards and by artists Travis Walton and Anthony Wheeler. Love Jokers face on the Wheeler sketch.
Just like the Superman product if you want an entertaining Non-Sport product this would be another one to look for. Art within the product is great and you can't beat the Sketch card per box. Cryptozoic is a great brand in the non-sports group and should be looked at for other similar comic products down the line.

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Gambler Overall Rating: 4.67 out of 5
Cost: 5/5
Sketch Cards: 5/5
Inserts: 4/5
Parallels: 4/5
Concept: 5/5
Fun Aspect: 5/5

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