Repeated rumors have come to nothing. It's readily available. The non-unique artwork is not an issue in my book, neither is the board. Have not experienced issues with either.
Yeah I will be grabbing this soon, just thought Id check before I do make the plunge. The civil war set made me want this again as I'm a big Marvel nerd. Encounters has been thoroughly enjoyed and I'm just waiting to get hands on the Aliens expansion, but I need something Marvel shaped in my collection and I don't think Vs system has the draw for me as I play MTG and Heroclix for the customization games.