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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

X-Factor #248 - Being Monet St. Croix Review

X-Factor #248 Review

X-Factor #248 Review
A familiar face hovers between life and death.

The only one who can save them is Monet…but it will require reliving the most horrific experience of her life.

Cover/Solicit - 4/5

- 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 - 3.1

- I liked the concept of the cover but what's wrong with Monet's facial expression? The art for the issue was just so-so, several of the characters didn't look like themselves and even at times their appearance seemed to change from one panel to the next. I really like X-Factor, and after the last filler issue I was hoping for something great. The story involves Pip who died in X-Factor #246 - Short Story coming back to life as part of Monet's psyche. While his body heals X-Factor is tasked with finding out who killed or tried to kill him. And just in time Madrox and Layla Miller return from their wedding to be caught in the trap that has been set for the X-Factor team. This is the start of a story arc and it's trying to close some loose ends, I just hope the actual arc is better than this issue.

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