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  Board&Dice revealed the cover art and additional information about their upcoming game Terracotta Army by designers Przemysław Fornal and Adam Kwapiński, and a solo mode by Dávid Turczi. Terracotta Army is an area majority and worker placement game where players work together to build armies of terracotta statues with the player earning the most victory points being declared the winner. "Emperor Qin Shi Huang has passed away. To protect him in the afterlife, a great army in the form of statues of faithful warriors must be assembled to stand guard in the Emperor's tomb. You will be among those tasked with building this magnificent army. In Terracotta Army, you represent talented craftsmen and artists laboring to build the wondrous assembly of statues." During the game, players collect resources, upgrade their workers, and seek favor with the emperor's advisors. The goal is to play a crucial role in the process of creating the terracotta army, and each player'

Review: @ImageComics Planetoid #2

Planetoid #2 Cover

The Slab


After crash-landing in a vast heap of space junk, wayward space-pirate Silas now journeys on to an area of the planetoid, known as "The Slab". It's rumored that human tribes eke out a living on this endless surface of fabricated metal... BUT, so do gangs of sadistic robots! Silas will have to gather information and find allies in order to make a stand against the larger tyrannical forces that control the planetoid.

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


Cover & Solicit 4/5


This issues cover depicts the two new characters to the issue. Oddly enough I like Ken Garing's art on the cover more than the actual issues. It probably has to do with the amount of time put into the covers vs. the interiors.

Art, Colors & Inking 3/5


Like Planetoid #1, the art isn't bad it just seems messy. The colors aren't really vibrant but that probably has to do with the look and feel Garing is going for because of the apocalyptic-mech planet.

Layout & Flow 4/5


This issue was pretty easy to follow and flowed well. The flashback worked well and didn't disturb the reading experience. This issue is still pretty good for new readers as not much happened from the first issue and they do a little recap when Silas is captured.

Story 4/5


The plot of this issue continues from the last with Silas trying to reach civilization and to find a way off the planetoid. When Silas goes to investigate a vessel brought down by the planetoid's gravity, he runs into trouble and is captured. We get to learn about the Ono Maul and why they are capturing and enslaving the people brought crashing down to the planet. At the end of the issue a tribe is being attacked by the cyborg Ono Maul and Silas is released from his captors so he can help. I like where this story is going, it's different and has a lot of possibility. Image has been producing some excellent creator driven books like Saga and The Walking Dead, this is another great book.

Verdict 3.7



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