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Akropolis by Gigamic and Hachette BoardGames Coming Soon

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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 Ratings: @IDWPublishing Doctor Who, Mars Attacks, & Snake Eyes

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Here are today's "Quick Ratings". Included are IDW's; Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #1, Mars Attacks: Zombies vs Robots #1, and  Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #21. 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

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #1


November 23, 1963: A day that changed the world forever. That day saw the broadcast debut of Doctor Who, which was to become the longest-running science-fiction series on television. And now 50 years later, we pay tribute to one of the greatest pop-culture heroes of all time with this special series, which tells an epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the intrepid traveler through time and space known simply as... the Doctor.

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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 2/5
Layout & Flow 3/5
Story 3/5
Verdict 2.7


Mars Attacks: Zombies vs Robots #1


The only thing worse than Earth having an inter-dimensional stargate that led to the Zombies vs. Robots catastrophe are Martians using one of their own to lead a sneak attack on Earth. But what will happen when zombies get a scent of those big, exposed Martian brains...? Zombie-Robot-Martian chaos from the co-creator of ZvR, Chris Ryall, and TMNT artist Andy Kuhn!

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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 2/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 3/5
Verdict 2.9


Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #21 - Silence


A "silent" issue in homage to the classic G.I. JOE #21. But this time it's Storm Shadow in ninja action. He's survived the massacre of the Arashikage clan and is seeking payback. But he needs to visit the Hard Master before he heads out on the road to vengeance and, possibly, his own destruction. It's swords and shadows as an era comes to an end.

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Cover & Solicit 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking 4/5
Layout & Flow 5/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 4.6


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