Marvel and DC is getting rid of traditional boring chess pieces and replacing them with your favorite DC and Marvel characters. Each hand-painted character has a unique designation that is identified by what type of pedestal they stand on and is sold individually. Taking their customization even further by providing multiple options for each different chess destination. This means instead of mashing up DC characters with Marvel (a big no no in the comic-book world) you can have an all X-Men team or all villain team.
By reinventing the game everyone has seen as boring with all the new tech out there, Marvel and Dc is seriously turning up the heat in this classic game of strategy.