I hear “Pulp Alley” might also be good for what you are looking at. I have not played it but have read several game reports, and it really seems to be good two-fisted action. Individually based characters, your goals are to collect a certain number of clue markers that are scattered across the gaming table, and it is very episodic like the old movie/TV serials. Can be played with several people, each of whom has their own team of figures/League.
IHMN is also quite good from what I have read, more of a traditional skirmish type game, individually based figures.
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