Earlier this week the hit video game Lego Marvel’s Avengers added a new Captain Marvel pack as part of Marvel’s “Women of Power” initiative for March. Fans got Carol in all her glory but you know…blockier. Like all the Lego versions of the characters we love she’s adorable and dangerous. What we didn’t know was just how extensive the developer, TT Games, would dig through Marvel’s extensive library of characters.
Joining Captain Marvel are Warbird, Wonder Man, Tic, Moonstone, Magnitron, Kang The Conqueror, and believe it or not Poundcakes. First appearing in Marvel Two-in-One #54, Marian Pouncy (AKA Poundcakes) was a professional wrestler who went to prison for extortion. There she would meet a villain called Screaming Mimi and be brought on to the criminal group The Grapplers. Given her powers by The Power Broker. Yep, the 70’s weren’t a great time for names. Marian was given superhuman strength and a pair of tremor causing boots. Poundcakes was last seen in A+X#12 where she sexually harassed Hank McCoy. Women of Power!
All jokes aside adding such obscure characters from a library of over 7,000 shows the level of detail and fandom the team behind the game poses. We’ve talked with the game’s director Arthur Parsons before and can tell you he’s a comics data base ranging from Marvel and DC through British comics like Dan Dare. Even though the game has been criticized for being limited by the confines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe it still has access to most of the publisher’s library. That’s something to get excited about.
Just look at the game’s intro video for Carol.
Lego Marvel’s Avengers is available now for PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo platforms as well as PC services.
You can pick up the game’s season pass option giving you access to all the released and upcoming downloadable content such as Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man.