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Steamforged Games, leading UK tabletop games developer and publisher (Monster Hunter World: The Board Game, DARK SOULS: The Board Game , Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game , Bardsung , Epic Encounters , and more) announce acquisition of the Euthia IP and a partnership with Czech studio, Diea Games, to resurrect the Euthia board game crowdfunding campaign that was cancelled in May  this year after raising over half a million dollars in just two days.  Euthia, rated 8.8 on BoardGameGeek and currently out-of-print, is an open-world fantasy sandbox RPG board game that initially ran on Kickstarter in 2020 and was well-received by the public. Described as Diablo-esque by reviewers, the game can be played competitively, solo, or cooperatively. News of the cancellation of the second crowdfunding campaign was felt throughout the tabletop community. With Steamforged's support, Diea Games are now able to realise their dream of becoming a full-time development studio and can continue their w

Journey into Mystery #646 - Stronger Than Monsters, Part 1 of 5 Review

Journey Into Mystery #646 Review


AN ALL-NEW JOURNEY BEGINS WHEN KATHRYN IMMONEN AND VALERIO SCHITI BRING YOU...SIF: THE BERZERKER?!

She may be a “Lady,” but girly ain’t her style! Known by many names: lover of Thor, sister of Heimdall, defender of Asgard...Sif is the ultimate faithful...sidekick?! Immortal, please.

When the latest crop of beasties beset Asgard, it’s business as usual for our sword-slingin’ heroine as she leads the battle charge—but that no-holds-barred zeal for glory may be the very thing that brings the realm down around her winged helm…!


Cover/Solicit - 4/5

- Would I pick-up the comic based on the solicit/cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the solicit/cover portray what happens in the issue?

Art - 4/5

- Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance?

Colors/Ink/Lettering - 4/5

- Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering?

Layout/Flow - 3/5

- Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged?

Story - 3/5

- Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story? How well did the issue further develop the characters? Did I enjoy reading the issue?



Verdict - 3.4

- I never really read Journey Into Mystery until the Exiled story arc with New Mutants. I really enjoyed the arc along with the Everything Burns arc with Thor. This issue however has left me confused. We jump right into Sif's story and its starts slow. Instead of giving new readers insight to who she is and what part she plays with the Asgardian Gods, we get introduced to existing characters and are expected to immediately know who they are and how they relate. One benefit I thought would come of Marvel NOW! is the ability for new readers to jump in and get a good start on a comic they may not read. The second thing that made it confusing is the dialogue, at times it's spoken like old Norse/Asgardian,  and others it just seems out of order or out of place for the context of the panel. They try to throw a little humor in the dialogue too but I feel it falls flat. Overall if you are a fan of prior Journey issues you will probably like this one as well, but for the new users you might want to read a few old trades involving Sif first, or just skip the series unless there is a story arc that involves a title you read.

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