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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

Triple Quick Ratings: @Marvel's Thunderbolts, Spider-Man, Ultimates, X-Factor, X-Men, Age of Ultron, Avengers, Daredevil, Deadpool, FF, Gambit


I was getting a little behind again so I'm clearing out my backlog, so here's a triple dose of today's Quick Ratings for Marvel's; Superior Spider-Man #12, Thunderbolts #11, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #24, Ultimate Comics Ultimates #26, X-Factor #258, X-Men: Legacy #12, Age of Ultron #10AI, Avengers Arena #11, Daredevil #27, Deadpool #12, FF #8, and Gambit #14. 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


Superior Spider-Man #12 - No Escape Part Two: Lockdown


"No Escape" Part 2 of 3


The Raft is complete shutdown. Which means that Spider-Man, Jonah, Glory, and Norah are trapped inside with practically ALL the villains that the Superior Spider-Man has brutalized over the past 12 issues!


It's time for a little payback for the Spider-Slayer, Scorpion, Boomerang, and the Vulture!

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Cover & Solicit 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking 4/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 4 - (Buy Superior Spider-Man #12) SAVE 10%


Thunderbolts #11 - Red Menace


RED MENACE, part 6!


All the secrets are bared, as the TBOLTS conclude their second arc.


Will the team overcome their mistrust to takeout the supplier of gamma-powered Crimson Dynamos?


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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.6 
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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #24 - Spider-Man No More, Part 2; Cloak and Dager vs. Bombshell


"SPIDER-MAN NO MORE" CONTINUES

Can Miles return to Spider-Man after everything that's happened?

There's a new band of superheroes in town!

What is Ultimate Power Pack?!

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Cover & Solicit 5/5
Art, Colors & Inking 4/5
Layout & Flow 5/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 5 - (Buy Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #24) SAVE 10%

Ultimate Comics Ultimates #26 - Disassembled Part 2; The Dark Ultimates?!


ULTIMATES DISASSEMBLED PART TWO!!!

A new dark force has taken the reigns of the world

The Ultimates are no more. Long live the XXREDACTEDXX

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Cover & Solicit 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking 4/5
Layout & Flow 5/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 4.6 - (Pre-Order Ultimate Comics Ultimates TPB Disassembled) SAVE 20%

X-Factor #258 - The End of X-Factor, Part 2 of 6


The end begins here.


THE END OF X-FACTOR, part 2 of 6.

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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.6 - (Buy X-Factor #258) SAVE 10%


X-Men: Legacy #12 - Invasive Exotic, Part Three


To shut down the anti-mutant science cult known as "Darwyn's Martyrs," Legion is on the verge of making a tremendous sacrifice: forfeiting his mutant powers!


Little does he know, his girlfriend, young X-Man Blindfold, is rushing to his aid...and she's recruited her own ragtag team of X-Men to help her!


And another thing Legion may not know? The mastermind behind Darwyn's Martyrs may just be the villain in possession of his deceased father's brain...(If you're reading this, Legion: Watch out! It's THE RED SKULL!)


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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 2/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 3.7 
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Age of Ultron #10AI


One of Marvel's most classic characters, Hank Pym, stands at the crossroads!

Faced with a dilemma only he can solve, Pym gambles his past and his future!

Some men are beyond redemption! By story's end, Hank Pym will have an entirely new role in the Marvel Universe!

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Cover & Solicit 5/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.9 - (Buy Age of Ultron #10AI) SAVE 10%

Avengers Arena #11 - Game On Part 4 of 5


Hazmat's new romance...with Reptil?

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Cover & Solicit 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.7 - (Buy Avengers Arena #11) SAVE 10%

Daredevil #27


RED. DEAD. REDEMPTION.

Two years of the most critically acclaimed series in comics...and it's all been leading to this moment.

'Close your eyes, Matt Muirdock. Take a deep breath. And feel everything you know slowly close in on you.'

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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 4 - (Buy Daredevil #27) SAVE 10%

Deadpool #12 - Damned If You Win, Damned If You Lose


Concluding the 2nd arc of MARVEL NOW! Deadpool!

Can Wade trust hell to keep their side of his contract?

Will all of Deadpool's new friends end up dead because of him?

Are turkey sandwiches better than ham?

2 of these 3 questions will be answered!

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Cover & Solicit 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking 4/5
Layout & Flow 4/5
Story 5/5
Verdict 4.3 - (Buy Deadpool TPB Vol. 02 Soul Hunter) SAVE 10%

FF #8 - You Can't Go Home Again


Field trip...into the heart of the Negative Zone!

Scott Lang has already lost a daughter... watch what happens when he puts it all on the line to save... Bentley-23?

The shocking reveal of the villain pulling the strings and pitting family against family -- and a rescue mission unlike anything you've ever seen -- FF vs FF!

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Cover & Solicit 2/5
Art, Colors & Inking 2/5
Layout & Flow 3/5
Story 3/5
Verdict 2.6 - (Buy FF #8) SAVE 10%

Gambit #14


Unable to go to his agents at MI13 for help, Pete Wisdom calls in his favor and tasks Gambit with recovering a stolen enchanted artifact.

And if this cover is any indication, this task is right up the Ragin' Cajun's alley!

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Cover & Solicit 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking 3/5
Layout & Flow 3/5
Story 4/5
Verdict 3.6 - (Buy Gambit #14) SAVE 10%

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