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District Noir by Pandasaurus Games Coming Soon

Pandasaurus has announced a new 2 player set collection game District Noir is coming this summer. Preorders will start on May 19th with retail release planned for July 19th. District Noir was originally published in Japanese by Taikikennai Games in 2016 as Throne and Grail. It was then published in 2019 as Chocolate Factory by Nasza Księgarnia in Polish. The current art and theme was published last year in French by Spiral Éditions. When the time is right, gain control! At the head of the city’s largest criminal organizations, men and women fight to control territories and gain support by trying every means possible to grow their influence. Control of the District Noir, a central and highly contested area, remains the major issue that will make all the difference in dominating the city. There are two paths to victory: win over District Noir's various supports, or directly control the city’s three strategic locations. Before players can claim these, they must be played to the center

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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