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Hachette Games and Gigamic announced the upcoming tile placement game Akropolis will be coming to the US on July 1st 2022. "Construct the most prestigious Akropolis and develop cohesive districts for your citizens. As you create new buildings, you will expand your city - either spreading out or building up. The higher your stacks of tiles, the more valuable the buildings! Just make sure you don't run out of stone; it's a finite and valuable resource for every architect!" Gameplay Overview Take on the role of an architect and build your own akropolis in ancient Greece. Try to construct districts of similar buildings and stack them high to increase their value. Add plazas as multipliers for even more points! Each turn, choose an available tile and add it to your city. The further down the construction site the tile is, the more stone you'll need to pay to take it. Immediately add the tile to your city, either expanding outward or stacking higher. Once all tiles hav

Quick Reviews: @DarkHorseComics B.P.R.D., Hellboy, & Star Wars

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As I mentioned last week I'm still trying to catch up on reading so here's my next batch of "Quick Reviews". Today's are Dark Horse's B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth - The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell #1 - One-Shot, Hellboy in Hell #2 - Pandemonium, Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant’s Fist #2 - Part 2 of 2, and B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth - The Return of the Master #1 - Part 1 of 5. If you have any questions about my rating or want to discuss anything just leave me a comment.

See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth - The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell #1 - One-Shot


B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth O'Donnell One-Shot Cover
Twenty-four years ago, Hellboy took mild-mannered Professor O’Donnell to the secret library of a recently dead necromancer. Since that day, O’Donnell has been the Bureau’s expert on the powerful ancient forces intent on ending the age of man. Find out what O’Donnell saw in this supernatural thrill ride.

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Cover & Solicit 4/5

Art, Colors & Inking 2/5

Layout & Flow 4/5

Story 3/5

Verdict 3


Hellboy in Hell #2 - Pandemonium


In Pandemonium, the dead wait for Hellboy to claim his throne, but is he interested . . .?


Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy’s ongoing story for the first time since Conqueror Worm. It’s a story only Mignola could tell, as more of Hellboy’s secrets are revealed.


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Cover & Solicit 2/5

Art, Colors & Inking 2/5

Layout & Flow 4/5

Story 3/5

Verdict 2.7


Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant’s Fist #2 - Part 2 of 2


Darth Vader, hand of the new Galactic Empire, must find a new way to dominate the rebellious natives. Simple force won’t work on these people; Vader must carve out the heart of their pride, and fill the hollow that is left behind with fear and obedience to the Empire. But one Jedi blocks the path to power.


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Cover & Solicit 4/5

Art, Colors & Inking 3/5

Layout & Flow 3/5

Story 3/5

Verdict 3.1


B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth - The Return of the Master #1 - Part 1 of 5


In the Scottish Highlands, a rogue scientist who escaped the bloody massacre in B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Russia assembles a paranormal cult bent on world destruction. Can the B.P.R.D. hunt down this group in time, or will demons be released into a world already teetering on the edge of apocalypse?


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Cover & Solicit 4/5

Art, Colors & Inking 4/5

Layout & Flow 4/5

Story 4/5

Verdict 4

Purchase B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Transformation of J. H. O'Donnell (Mike Mignola Variant)
Purchase Hellboy in Hell #2
Purchase Star Wars: Purge - The Tyrant’s Fist #2
Purchase B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth - The Return of the Master #1
Purchase B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth - The Return of the Master #1 (Mike Mignola Variant)
Purchase BPRD Hell on Earth: The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell #1
Purchase Hellboy in Hell #2
Purchase Star Wars Purge Tyrants Fist #2
Purchase B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth The Return of the Master #1

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