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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

@ValiantComics Solicits for May 2014


Want to know what's coming up for Valiant in May and what to add to your Pull-List? The May 2014 Solicits have been released and can see them below. Also don't forget the solicits for; Dark Horse, Image, Marvel, DC, Zenescope, IDW, Aspen, Boom!, & Dynamite. And if you missed them, check out the past Valiant Solicits.



Rai #1 (Cover A - Crain) - $2.59
VALIANT FIRST begins in force this May with an all-new vision of the future in RAI #1 – a new monthly series from comics superstars Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain!
The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…

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Rai #1 (Cover B - Hitch) Rai #1 (Cover C - Segovia)
Rai #1 (Cover D - Allen) Rai #1 (Pullbox Plus Variant)
Rai #1 (Blank Variant)
X-O Manowar #25 (Cover A - Kevic-djurdjevic) - $3.99
VALIANT FIRST delivers another must-read milestone this May with a blockbuster, 48-page celebration of X-O Manowar's twenty-fifth issue...and an essential introduction to the comic book event of 2014 - ARMOR HUNTERS! Find out why the galaxy's most feared team of hunterkillers have journeyed across the stars to destroy the X-O Manowar armor and the Earth along with it in ARMOR HUNTERS: PART ZERO by Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard. Then, revisit the roots of Aric of Dacia's transformation from Visigoth conqueror into the 21st century's alien-armored guardian, as told by Robert Venditti and J.G. Jones! Plus, all-new tales of the X-O Manowar from Peter Milligan & Bryan Hitch, Justin Jordan & Rafer Roberts, and much, much more!!

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X-O Manowar #25 (Cover B - Hitch)
Archer & Armstrong #20 (Cover A - Crystal) - $3.19
ALL-NEW ARC! START READING HERE! 'AMERICAN WASTELAND' begins here! His whole life, Obadiah Archer has been lied to about his true heritage - but when he and his pal Armstrong arrive in L.A. to meet his real parents, they find them in the clutches of the CHURCH OF RETROLOGY! What insidious plans does THE LIZARD KING, the head of the favored religion of the Left Coast's rich and famous, have for the Valiant Universe's premiere conspiracy busters? And what lurks in the Hollywood Hotel? (Hint: You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave!)

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Archer & Armstrong #20 (Cover B - Walsh)
Shadowman End Times #2 (of 3) - $3.19
The return of Master Darque! Only one man can help Shadowman now…his worst enemy! Forced to confront the greatest shock of his lifetime, Jack Boniface speeds down a self-destructive spiral he may never recover from. Exterminating the wild and evil loa spirits that haunt New Orleans at any cost, Jack has left himself with nothing to lose…in this world. By crossing the veil into the dark world beyond – the Deadside – will Jack save his own soul…or destroy himself?
Unity #7 (Cover A - Hairsine) - $3.19
The final deathtrap of Dr. Silk! Ninjak’s ultimate enemy has drawn his web tight around X-O Manowar and the rest of Valiant’s unbreakable all-star superteam…and now they’re about to find out how the globe’s most brilliantly depraved mind doles out revenge. “Trapped by Webnet” cuts to an action-packed conclusion…and no one will escape Dr. Silk’s grasp unscathed!

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Unity #7 (Cover B - Allen)
Harbinger #23 (Cover A - Suayan) - $3.19
Dead. Means. Dead.

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Harbinger #23 (Cover B - Montoya)
Bloodshot & Hard Corps #22 (Cover A - Larosa) - $2.59
ALL-NEW ARC! START READING HERE! Bloodshot VS. H.A.R.D. Corps! The one-man army known only as Bloodshot is forced to turn his guns on his own people! Project Rising Spirit, the private military organization that created Bloodshot, enlisted him to fight on their side – and Bloodshot, seeking his own secret justice, agreed. Now his agenda comes to light, and Bloodshot turns around to destroy Rising Spirit once and for all…but he has to go through Major Palmer and his own ragtag team of men and women to do it! Our hero versus our heroes in a bloody battle with life-or-death stakes to save or destroy an evil corporation…and whoever wins…everyone loses!

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Bloodshot & Hard Corps #22 (Cover B - De La Torre)
Quantum & Woody #10 (Cover A - Kano) - $3.19
Quantum and Woody – against the world…or against each other?! Woody always had a weakness for the ladies…and when an old flame lures the goofus into a gang of mad-science super-crooks, Woody flips back to his old lawless ways! Where does this leave Woody’s sweet clone girlfriend? And now it’s up to his own brother Eric, who isn’t that sure he even wants to be a superhero, to bring Woody in! Don’t miss this bro-down for the ages!

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Quantum & Woody #10 (Cover B - Dauterman)

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