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Portal Games announced the 51st State Ultimate Edition is coming soon to Gamefound and will included new content with the crowdfunding campaign The campaign launches in February 2022 with component upgrades, reprints of hard-to-find content, and a new expansion, No Man’s Land, designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek. 51st State was originally published in 2010, and was a breakout success for Portal Games. Set in the same universe as the fan favorite Neuroshima Hex , 51st State offered players a new way to fight for resources in the wastelands of America. The release of the 51st State Master Set in 2016 brought together the core game and both the original expansions, Winter and New Era in one box with an all-new look and improved gameplay. Three additional expansions have since been released for the Master Set, growing the line to a fan favorite. Portal Games wants to give players the definitive experience they deserve with the 51st State Ultimate Edition.  The 51st State Ultimate Edition coming

Secret Avengers #34 - Synthetic Dawn Review

Secret Avengers #34 Review

Secret Avengers #34 Cover
The robots of the Marvel Universe revolt! With the main team down, it's up to the Secret Avengers to stop Father's invasion and plague of robot evolution! But why has Captain Britain hurled mankind's only hope into the black heart of Earth-4680?

Cover/Solicit - 3/5

- 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 - 3/5

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

Colors/Ink/Lettering - 3/5

- 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

- For some reason I'm still having trouble getting into this series. Everything about this issue is just okay, from the cover to the interior art and colors. The flow of the issue as well was okay to follow but there is a lot going on as you jump from team to team. This story continues the Secret Avengers vs The Descendants. We find one team of Venom, Valkyrie and Black Widow escaping their space station that was set to explode by Eric O'Grady (Black Ant), while the second team of Hawkeye, and Beast are on Earth-666 trying to retrieve a tome with Captain Britain. While it's fun to see the alternate universe characters, and I would love to see a mini-series of that similar to Marvel Zombies, it's personally my favorite part of the issue. I feel no connection with The Descendants and their robot/android legion. I'm also having issues with the timing of this issue considering the events of Avengers #34 - The End and New Avengers #34 - The End, even worse is some of the events in the arc have been occurring since Avengers vs. X-Men. If you enjoy Secret Avengers then I'd say pick it up, otherwise it might be a skip until it's released on TPB.

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