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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

Ratings for Comics Released 12-18-2013 Part 1 @Marvel @DCComics @ValiantComics @ImageComics @DarkHorseComics


Here are the ratings for comics released 12-18-2013; Part 1. Included are Marvel Comics' All-New X-Men #20, Avengers Assemble #22, Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men #2 & Daredevil #34, DC Comics' Batman and Robin (Two-Face) #26, & Birds of Prey #26, Valiant Entertainment's Bloodshot and H.A.R.D.CORPS #17, Image Comics' The Bounce #8, and Dark Horse Comics' Buzzkill #4. Let me know your opinion or if you have any questions and want to discuss anything just leave a comment.

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


All-New X-Men #20


The fallout of X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM continues!

X-23 is back and kissing... WHO IS THE MYSTERY MAN??!

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Cover & Solicit - 5
Art, Colors & Inking - 5
Layout & Flow - 5
Story - 5
Verdict - 5 (10/10) - (Buy All-New X-Men) SAVE 10%


Avengers Assemble #22 - Along Came a Spider-Girl


INHUMANITY TIE-IN

Spider-Woman and the Hulk -- Team Sad! -- are Back in Black… and red. And yellow. And purple and green. A lot of green.

Speaking of green… Spider-Girl follows in the footsteps of her investigative reporter Dad and follows the money.

The Toxic Doxie has her very own Inhuman… All that a homicidal maniac could ask for.

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Cover & Solicit - 5
Art, Colors & Inking - 5
Layout & Flow - 4
Story - 5
Verdict - 4.9 (10/10) 
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Batman and Two-Face #26 - The Big Burn: Ignition


It’s double trouble as Batman investigates Harvey Dent’s past to try to find him in the present—but is he ready to face the dark truth behind Two-Face’s origin?

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Cover & Solicit - 3
Art, Colors & Inking - 3
Layout & Flow - 4
Story - 4
Verdict - 3.6 (7/10) - (Buy Batman and) SAVE 10%

Birds of Prey #26 - Torn Apart


The Birds strike back! Canary cuts loose against Regulus! Condor cuts loose on Tsiklon! Batgirl and Strix cut loose on everybody! Will it be enough for them to escape with their lives?

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Cover & Solicit - 4
Art, Colors & Inking - 4
Layout & Flow - 5
Story - 4
Verdict - 4.1 (8/10) - (Buy Birds of Prey) SAVE 10%

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D.CORPS #17 - The H.A.R.D. Way Part 4


How does a rookie member of H.A.R.D. Corps take on Toyo Harada? With his life insurance paid up.

Bloodshot’s H.A.R.D. Corps team and the uber-powerful Toyo Harada go head-to-head with the future of the Harbinger Foundation at stake. Can this group of physically, mentally and emotionally damaged living weapons survive a battle with the most powerful man in the world? And if they do survive, just how does one walk out of a war zone unscathed?

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Cover & Solicit - 4
Art, Colors & Inking - 5
Layout & Flow - 4
Story - 5
Verdict - 4 (8/10) - (Buy Bloodshot and H.A.R.D.CORPS) SAVE 10%


The Bounce #8 - Book Eight



The s#!t is hitting the fan in a big, bad way! The Bounce's grip on this reality is getting looser all the time. Meanwhile, the Darling is ready to strike! All this, and inter-dimensional pornography, too! We dare not tell you more!

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Cover & Solicit - 3
Art, Colors & Inking - 4
Layout & Flow - 4
Story - 4
Verdict - 3.9 (8/10) 
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Buzzkill #4 - The Final Step


Ruben’s greatest enemy has awakened from his catatonic state. The last time they clashed, their battle laid the city to waste. Can a newly sober Ruben take on this monster from his past without resorting to the alcohol that’s always generated his superpowers? The compelling miniseries comes to a gut-punching conclusion!

The unflinching conclusion of this miniseries will leave you breathless and wanting more.

Cowritten by Toadies drummer Mark Reznicek!

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Cover & Solicit - 3
Art, Colors & Inking - 3
Layout & Flow - 5
Story - 5
Verdict - 4.1 (8/10) - (Buy Buzzkill) SAVE 10%

Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men #2 - Part Two


Trapped in a strange world fighting for survival!

A mysterious hero from the Ultimate Universe's Past RETURNS

An X-Man cannot survive GAH LAK TUS!

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Cover & Solicit - 4
Art, Colors & Inking - 3
Layout & Flow - 5
Story - 5
Verdict - 4.3 (8.5/10) - (Buy Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men) SAVE 10%

Daredevil #34


Daredevil's become New York's most dangerous man--the self-appointed prosecutor of the Sons of the Serpent, the secret clan who owns and operates the city's justice system!

The odds are against DD--and that's just how he likes it!

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Cover & Solicit - 2
Art, Colors & Inking - 3
Layout & Flow - 5
Story - 5
Verdict - 4 (8/10) - (Buy Daredevil) SAVE 10%

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