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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: @TopCow Tuesday The Darkness, Cyber Force, Aphrodite IX


In order to get ready for my "Featured Reviews" of Top Cow's Darkness #115, Aphrodite IX #5, and Cyber Force #6, I had to do a little catching up. So here is my Top Cow Tuesday "Quick Ratings". Included are Top Cow's; Darkness #114, Cyber Force #5, and Aphrodite IX #2, 3 & 4If 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


The Darkness #114 - The Age of Reason, Part One; Heart of Darkness


"THE AGE OF REASON," Part One Jackie Estacado is no longer lord over The Darkness. His Doppelganger has usurped his place at the head of his crime organization and his daughter Hope is quickly maturing and growing in her abilities to inherit the Darkness power for herself. Jump on board in the first part of this special, oversized issue of The Darkness that unveils the horrors that come to life when Hope's nightmares are allowed to roam free.

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Cover & Solicit 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 4.4 - (Buy The Darkness #114)


Cyber Force #5


THE END OF THE NEW BEGINNING!


The Chairwoman of the massive CDI corporation will stop at nothing to get back her runaway daughter, Velocity. In her rampage, she has ordered the execution of every member of the rogue Cyber Force faction who stands in her way. But Velocity has turned and, faced to confront her mother, she doesn't know what's worse - being annihilated alongside her compatriots, or having her memory wiped clean with a brain box implant.


If you haven't already joined the party, don't miss the fifth issue of Top Cow's 20th Anniversary relaunch of CYBER FORCE to be distributed for FREE!


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Cover & Solicit 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 5/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 4.3
 - (Buy Cyber Force #5)


Aphrodite IX #2


TOP COW'S HOTTEST CYBORG ASSASSIN RETURNS IN HER OWN SERIES!

Straight out of her Free Comic Book Day first issue debut, the saga of the cyborg assassin Aphrodite IX continues in her first original series in over a decade! Writer MATT HAWKINS (THINK TANK) and artist STJEPAN SEJIC (RAVINE, ARTIFACTS) take you to a dystopian future where technology and evolution have merged and a cyborg killer searching for meaning is the most human individual left!

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Cover & Solicit 5/5
Art, Colors & Inking 5/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 4.9 - (Buy Aphrodite IX #2)

Aphrodite IX #3


Aphrodite IX was created for a purpose, but she does not know what it is. Torn between two factions in a hostile, new world, she's forced to choose sides in a war that she wants no part in.

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Cover & Solicit 5/5
Art, Colors & Inking 5/5
Layout & Flow 5/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 5 - (Buy Aphrodite IX #3)

Aphrodite IX #4


"DEADLY LIASONS" Everything changes as Aphrodite IX discovers the truth about herself and how her handler Burch has been manipulating her.

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Cover & Solicit 5/5
Art, Colors & Inking 5/5
Layout & Flow 5/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 5 - (Buy Aphrodite IX #4)

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