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Wacky Wizard Games Imprint and Three New Games Announced by @wwizardgames

Wise Wizard Games announced the launch of Wacky Wizard Games, a new brand imprint focused on family-friendly, lightweight games. Three games are planned for release in 2024 as part of this new brand imprint: Star Realms Academy, Caution Signs, and Pack the Essentials. If you are interested and attending PAX Unplugged they will have prototypes of Caution Signs and Pack the Essentials. "We are super excited to be adding this new family friendly product line to our catalog. We wanted to maintain the focus of Wise Wizard Games on strategy card and dice games with geeky themes, and have created Wacky Wizard Games as an umbrella for lightweight games with a more whimsical, cute vibe," shared Debbie Moynihan, COO of Wise Wizard Games. Star Realms Academy Forge your own star realms, overloaded with cuteness! A kid friendly but still fun for grown-ups version of the popular Star Realms deckbuilding game for 2 players. A little less math, no reading necessary, but still tons of fun! 

Featured Review @TopCow Death Vigil #1 @stjepansejic @TopCowMatt

Death Vigil #1

Forty pages of story and art in this contemporary fantasy adventure series written and painted by STJEPAN SEJIC. Gifted? Join the Death Vigil in their ongoing war against the ever-growing power of the Primordial Enemy! The only catch is you have to die first. Become a corporeal immortal Death Knight and obtain reality-altering weaponry in the never-ending battle between good and evil.


See the 7-page preview of Death Vigil #1 and download the FREE PDF including the first 22-pages.


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

Cover & Solicit 5/5

This issues cover is of course drawn by interior artist and creator Stjepan Sejic (Aphrodite IX, Witchblade). The cover really doesn't involve the events of the issue, but it does portray the quality of art you can expect from Sejic and shows the first three Death Vigil members you meet.

Art, Colors & Inking 5/5

I mean what can't I say. I have loved Sejic's art in Aphrodite IX. The issues I had with his style there with detail with cybernetics is a thing of the past with Death Vigil. His facial expressions, details, and colors are all spot on and a treat to behold.

Layout & Flow 5/5

Being a first issue you can expect a lot of buildup and world building. Introductions to the characters are done well. Sejic's art and panels flow well and match with the story he is trying to tell. Although I did have an issue with one or two panels where they appeared cut off. Otherwise Sejic used the 40 page issue to it's fullest.

Story 5/5

The series is written by Sejic, who show's he isn't a one trick pony. His storytelling is just as stunning as his artistic visuals. This issue opens with Officer Sam Lewis dying before being approached by "The Reaper" to join her Death Vigil. We fast forward 12-years with Sam now firmly in his place as "The Digger", a Death Knight who's job is to stop necromancers from bringing evil to our world. I enjoy Sejic's character interactions and the bits of humor he adds to their conversations, nothing seems forced and flows perfectly. Eventually we find a more powerful necromancer who sacrifices his girlfriend to bring back the dead. Sejic's shows the battle in beautiful detail and really tells the story, but his monologue adds to the world building and character development without hindering the art. Before the end we are introduced to the newest member of the Death Vigil Carla Jenkins along with "The Raven".

Verdict - 5 (10/10) (Buy Death Vigil) SAVE 10%

Stjepan Sejic show's he has more talents than just beautiful art in his initial installment of Death Vigil. His art continues to amaze and his world building and character development makes this first issue perfect. Sejic adds just the perfect amount of humor and character interaction to get you wanting to know more about them. This is a genre of comic I don't normally read, but the story that Sejic is telling and the way he presents it makes it highly enjoyable. This is a book I highly recommend picking up, not only did the 40 pages read like 20, but after they ran out I wanted more.


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