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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

Venom #27.1 - The Evil Inside Us All... Review

Venom #27.1 Review

Venom #27.1 Cover

The wounds of Carnage still fresh, Flash Thompson confronts his past as a bully - and makes a momentous decision about his future!

Thony Silas returns with Cullen Bunn to Venom!

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 - 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 - 3.3

- I'm not really into this cover, it's a combination of the art and the pose. Something that could have made the cover really nice is if Flash Thompson's shadow as Venom instead to go with the title "The Evil Inside Us All". Luckily the art in the issue was well done and makes up for the cover art. Being a .1 issue I feel they did an OK job of conveying the recent events, but more could have been explored. I am however confused as to when the events of this issue took place due to Hellstorm being in The Raft, and the events in New Avengers. Their really wasn't much to the story, we find Flash in conflict with the Venom symbiote while also trying to figure out what is to become from his deal with the Satan from the Circle of Four arc. In the final pages we do get a lead-in to the upcoming issues with Flash seemingly not always in control of his own body, and that he decides to leave New York. I really enjoyed Venom up to now and this was a so-so issue, here's hoping the next story arc will be great.

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