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51st State Ultimate Edition by Portal Games Coming Soon to Gamefound

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

Transformers Timelines #7 - Invasion Review

Transformers Timelines #7 Review

Transformers Timelines #7 Botcon Cover
Two universes will collide as the war criminal, Ultra Magnus, and his crew of Evil Autobots escape from Optimus Prime's prison on Paradron and cross over from the Shattered Glass 'mirror universe' into the 'normal' Classicverse, fighting heroic Autobots, evil Decepticons, and anyone else who dares to stand in their war! Autobot versus Autobot, Decepticon versus Decepticon - get ready for the ultimate multiversal battle!

Cover/Solicit - 5/5

- 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 - 5/5

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

Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5

- 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 - 4/5

- 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 - 4.3

- I'm familiar with the Timelines book and Fun Publication's Hasbro Transformers Collectors' Club Magazine but have never read them. I picked up this issue because the cover looked interesting and I was intrigued by the Transformers' Shattered Glass Universe. The art and coloring in this book were outstanding, similar to what I mentioned in my The Transformers: Robots in Disguise #11 - The End of the Beginning of the World review, the robots were easy to distinguish and the colors were very vivid. My only gripe with the issue is the pacing and flow. If you have never read any of the prior Timelines issue or the Collectors' Club stories you might be a little lost at first. I also wasn't thrilled that the Prologue ended just as I was getting interested directing me to read the rest of the story in the 2013 Collectors' Club issues. This issue involves the "Evil" Autobots lead by Ultra Magnus coming to Classicverse to acquire energy, and the "Good" Decepticons have to stop them. It was interesting to see the differences in character designs, for Example Magnus looked more like Bludgeon, and Soundwave was more like a hippie ninja. I was disappointed that the issue seemed to abruptly end. Hopefully this means they will continue in a future issue outside of the Collectors' Club. Otherwise it was a great read and I can't wait to see more from the Shattered Universe.

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