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51st State Ultimate Edition by Portal Games Coming Soon to Gamefound

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Portal Games announced the 51st State Ultimate Edition is coming soon to Gamefound and will included new content with the crowdfunding campaign The campaign launches in February 2022 with component upgrades, reprints of hard-to-find content, and a new expansion, No Man’s Land, designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek. 51st State was originally published in 2010, and was a breakout success for Portal Games. Set in the same universe as the fan favorite Neuroshima Hex , 51st State offered players a new way to fight for resources in the wastelands of America. The release of the 51st State Master Set in 2016 brought together the core game and both the original expansions, Winter and New Era in one box with an all-new look and improved gameplay. Three additional expansions have since been released for the Master Set, growing the line to a fan favorite. Portal Games wants to give players the definitive experience they deserve with the 51st State Ultimate Edition.  The 51st State Ultimate Edition coming

Kre-O Star Trek

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If you like Star Trek and Legos you will want to check out the new Star Trek Kre-Os. I've purchased the Transformer Kre-O sets that Hasbro has released and they are excellent. I've heard reviews before that say they are poorly made or about the quality of the stickers, but for me I've had no issues. My co-worked just purchased the the Star Trek sets and they are nice as well. There are a total of 5 playsets (Enterprise, Bird of Prey, Shuttle Craft, Transporter, & Space Dive), 6 blind packs (Klingon, Keenser, Lt. Sprog, Grasia, Gorn, & Cpt. Nero), and 4 display ships (Enterprise, Bird of Prey, Jellyfish, & USS Kelvin). You can pick them up on Amazon or your local Toy store. Right now you can  save 10-40% on Amazon

The Amazing Spider-Man #698 - Dying Wish Prelude: Day in the Life Review

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The Amazing Spider-Man #698 Cover - 4/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 5/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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 - 4/5 - 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?

Astonishing X-Men Annual #1 Review

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Astonishing X-Men Annual #1 Review Cover - 3/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 4/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 4/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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 - 4/5 - 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?

Aquaman #14 - Throne of Atlantis, Prologue Review

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Aquaman #14 Review Cover - 5/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 5/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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?

All-New X-Men #2

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All-New X-Men #2 Review Cover - 5/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 5/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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?

A+X #2 - Black Widow + Rogue; Iron Man + Kitty Pride Review

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A+X #2 Review Cover - 4/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 4/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 4/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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 - 4/5 - 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?

X-Treme X-Men #6 - You Can't Go Home Again, Part 1 Review

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X-Treme X-Men #6 Review Cover - 5/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 4/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 4/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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?

Iron Man 3

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So I went and saw Iron Man 3 last night and was extremely pleased. Like I mentioned in my review of Iron Man 3 Prelude , you really don't need it read it to know what's happening in the movie. The only parts of the comic that are related are the 10 rings (that isn't really explained in detail) , the  Mandarin  attempting to get War Machine's specs, and  Tony's  Iron Army. Overall the story was great even with the twist in the middle. I've never read Extremis story, but it seemed like that part of the movie might have been changed. They also changed War Machine into the Iron Patriot, which in the comics is Norman Osborn during Dark Reign. Then again because these are based on the Ultimate Universe vs. the Earth-616 so it could still be creative licensing with the Cinematic Universe. I probably fall into the field of simply didn't care in ComicVine's  Comic Book Question of the Week Results: Iron Man 3's Twist . It really didn't make or brea

Wolverine & the X-Men #20 - The Search for Something New Review

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Wolverine & the X-Men #20 Review Cover - 5/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 4/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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 - 4/5 - 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?

Thor: God of Thunder #1 - The God Butcher, Part One of Five: A World Without Gods Review

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Thor: God of Thunder #1 Review Cover - 5/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 5/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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?

The Amazing Spider-Man #697 - Danger Zone, Part Three: War of the Goblins Review

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Amazing Spider-Man #697 Review Cover - 5/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 4/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Color/Ink - 5/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Layout - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story arc? How well did the issue further develop the characters?

The First X-Men #4 - Things Fall Apart Review

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The First X-Men #4 Review Cover - 3/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the 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 - 4/5 - 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 - 4/5 - 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?

Suicide Squad #14 - Running With the Devil Review

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Suicide Squad #14 Review Cover - 4/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 5/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Color/Ink - 5/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Layout - 4/5 - 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 - 4/5 - Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story arc? How well did the issue further develop the characters?

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith - Spiral #4 - Part 4 of 5 Review

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Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #4 Review Cover - 5/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the 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? Color/Ink - 3/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Layout - 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 arc? How well did the issue further develop the characters?

X-Men: Legacy #1 - Prodigal Review

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X-Men Legacy #1 Review Cover - 4/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 4/5 - 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 - 4/5 - 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?

Venom #27 - Minimum Carnage; Part 5; Family Bondage Review

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Venom #27 Review Cover - 4/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the 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? Color/Ink - 4/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Layout - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story arc? How well did the issue further develop the characters?

Ultimate Comics Ultimates #18 - United We Stand Part Three: We, The People Review

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Ultimates #18 Review Cover - 5/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 5/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Colors/Ink/Lettering - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - 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?

Injustice: Gods Among Us for Xbox 360 Prize Pack

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Team 7 #2 - Black Diamond Probability, Mission 1.2: Lockdown Review

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Team 7 #2 Review Cover - 5/5 - Would I pick-up the comic based on the cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the cover portray what happens in the issue? Art - 5/5 - Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Color/Ink - 5/5 - Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Layout - 5/5 - 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 - 5/5 - Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story arc? How well did the issue further develop the characters?

May 8th Trade Paperback Releases

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Note: Releases based on  http://www.mycomicshop.com/  and subject to change. Cover Info "Hail to the Queen, Baby!" Collects Army of Darkness (2012 Dynamite) #1-4. Written by Elliot Serrano. Art by Dietrich Smith. Cover by Tim Seeley. Ashley K. Williams is a "Smart-Stop" convenience store clerk who saw her boyfriend "infected" and turned into one of the evil dead by an object from outer space. Failing to possess her as well, the alien object displaced her back in time to ancient Egypt. After seeing his image in a mystic portal, Ashley has been bouncing across time and space, driven by a singular thought: "Find Ashley J. Williams." She is everything he isn't: smart, cunning and sensitive. And she is able to control the dark force that would possess her. Her hatred of it is only exceeded by her hope that her male counterpart can help her understand her destiny! Softcover, 144 pages, full color. "Kill or Die!" Collects A