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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

Spider-Man Crawspace Reviews @Marvel Scarlet Spider #25


Here is today's Guest Review from the guys at Spider-Man Crawlspace for Marvel's Scarlet Spider #25. I have also added my rating after each review. 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.


Scarlet Spider #25 - Hands Covered In Blood Part 2


LAST DEVASTATING ISSUE!

It's over. Kaine did his best to be a hero. He failed.

What about Houston?! Who lives? Who dies? Is there a place for the Scarlet Spider in this world? The answers will surprise you.

Two years and 25 issues have led to THIS! Guest starring: MEXICO!

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The end of the road

Rarely have I met an issue that is such a dichotomy. Good writing meets glaring production errors all smashing together into one rushed finale for a book that deserved better.

Before anything else I have to address the incredibly poor production of this issue. First and foremost I must question why the price was raised to $3.99. This entire series to this point has been $2.99 per issue and this issue was even solicited at $2.99. I would understand if it was an extra-sized finale, but it’s not. I counted and there are only 20 story pages like any other issue of the series. So this smacks of a cynical staff that knows the regular readers are going to pick up the final issue no matter what and decided they’d take the opportunity to squeeze another buck out of them. It rather feels like getting slapped in the face right at your LCS counter before you ever even open the issue.

The biggest, most glaring and distracting errors in this issue come in the scene when everyone is falling from the building and Kaine’s trying to save them. 1) Aracely’s name is misspelled as “Arecely” twice in one page. 2) She is evidently in two places at once when Kaine’s narration reads “Arecely is closest, then Wally. Arecely and Annabelle, they’re too far away.” Aracely is actually in his arms for the second sentence when he says she’s too far away. It’s actually Annabelle and Zoe who are too far away, but who can blame Kaine for the mistake when none of us would remember Zoe’s name, either? 3) When Kaine and Aracely are on the ground and Annabelle and Zoe are stuck in the air in Kaine’s web, Aracely all of a sudden turns into Annabelle in the art of one panel, and it’s in a panel when she happens to be referring to Annabelle by name.

Then there’s Burnham’s name on the cover but not credited inside the issue. Now, considering the general level of writing in this issue is higher than we’ve seen on the past several issues with Erik Burnham as co-writer, I’m given to believe the inside page that claims Chistopher Yost as the sole writer. But it’s just another example of the quick and shoddy production of the issue that Burnham’s name wound up on the cover (and if I’m wrong and he actually did co-write, it’s a much bigger error to have left him off the inside credits page).

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Cover & Solicit - 4
Art, Colors & Inking - 4
Layout & Flow - 4
Story - 4
Verdict - 4 (8/10) - 
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