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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

Review: FF #2

FF #2 Cover

The Big Goodbye


Solicit


Ant-Man! She Hulk! Medusa! And, um -- Ms. Thing?

How does the rest of the Future Foundation react to the new team?

What classic Fantastic Four super-villain can't wait to get their hands on the new FF?

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Review


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


Cover & Solicit 3/5


The cover for this issue is nothing special, while it look neat having the current and prior FF in a space theme, it really doesn't say pick this comic up. The variant cover also looks odd because it's a combination cover over the next 4 issues, and there is nothing to it, white background and simple pose.

Art, Colors & Inking 3/5


While others are praising Mark and Laura Allred's work on the art and coloring it's really not my taste. It really doesn't work as a cartoony style, and isn't really detailed enough to get past itself. The colors are also hit and miss, in one page they look light and subtle, in the next they are bright and in your face.

Layout & Flow 3/5


Matt Fraction has done a decent job letting us get to know this new team, but I feel the flow of this issue seemed rather slow. It basically takes each day after the 4 min and tells what the FF are doing. It seems that most of the Marvel NOW! volumes are off to a slow start with the first 2 issues. While I can appreciate that because it helps new readers, having both the Fantastic Four and Future Foundation basically taking 4 issues to get started seems too long IMO.

Story 3/5


As I mentioned above the story explains what the FF do after the Fantastic Four don't return. The Foundation kids learn that Ant-Man used to be a criminal before he reformed, and they get attacked by Mole Man. Unfortunately Darla Deering (Ms. Thing) Feels that she is of no use and leaves the team. Everything calms down that is until somebody who looks like an older Johnny storm comes back thru the teleportation portal and destroys it. Finally things are picking up. While this was just an average issue, my hopes is things change going into what looks like the first story arc, and hopefully now that each book is separated it will get less repetitive.

Verdict 3


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