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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 @ComicsTitan Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2 @NickAbadzis @LaraWest @alicexz

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2

All Gabriella Gonzalez wanted was to skip her shift at the Laundromat and hang out with her friends. It’s Halloween, and Sunset Park is hosting its first-ever Day of the Dead festival!

But her father wouldn’t listen – again – and now Gabby is stuck with a store full of empty washing machines while the rest of the neighborhood goes wild.

But this graveyard shift is living up to its name! Vortexes explode out of the machines, shadowy creatures stalk on the edge of sight, and Gabby finds herself pursued by unearthly forces.

Finally, on the longest night of her life, Gabby is trapped in a powerless subway car – and the only thing standing between her and horrific death-by-monster is some skinny white guy in a suit – who’s waving a blue flashlight around!

If Gabby survives this – she’s going to kill him!

Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk) ramp up the tension, horror, and joy of discovery – as a new companion meets the Tenth Doctor!

Plus: every packed issue includes bonus humor features!



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

Cover & Solicit 5/5

Again this issue has multiple covers. The main cover for the issue is by Alice X Zhang. It's another beautifully painted cover and  I'd even love to see her take on interiors at some point. The variant cover is by interior artist Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk, Angel, Hack/Slash) and colorist Arianna Florean (GI Joe Cobra, The Mission), and is a very good representation of the art you will get in this issue.

Art, Colors & Inking 4/5

This issue is again drawn by Elena Casagrande with Arianna Florean on colors. Both artists do an excellent job and I can't wait to see more by them.

Layout & Flow 4/5

This issue's flow was a little off. There were moments where the passage of time seemed to be unknown, for example we see Gabby leave the train and go to her parents laundry mat and it's actually the next day. Not bad but a little confusing at first. Another minus for me was a lot of dialogue instead of letting the art tell the story. Otherwise the art flow and the story was easy to read and enjoyable.

Story 5/5

The Tenth Doctor is written by Nick Abadzis (2000 AD, Deadline USA, Doctor Who Magazine). The Tenth Doctor's story continues his adventure with new companion Gabby Gonzalez. We find the Doctor and Gabby fighting the enemy from last issue. The pace is fast at first and would probably have a more frantic pace if it wasn't for the dialogue slowing it down. Eventually the two are trapped and with Gabby's quick thinking by showing the being it's reflection it returns back to normal. I like how Abadzis integrated Gabby's heritage with history in this encounter. I also appreciate his Ghostbuster's reference later in the issue. It turns out the worlds has another sphere that of emotions and normally it's harmonious but dark hunters have come to disturb that harmony and take over humans. It seems the only way to stop it is for the Doctor to go thru the washing machine driven portal.

Verdict - 4.6 (9/10) (Buy Doctor Who) SAVE 10%

I enjoyed the first issue and the story building Nick Abadzis built. Unfortunately this issue had a little too much of that same story building. I enjoy a good story but too much dialogue to explain it is sometimes a hindrance for pacing. On art duty Elena Casagrande with Arianna Florean on colors does an outstanding job and what can I say bad about Alice X Zhang's cover.... Nothing that's what. With mystery, adventure, and intrigue in true Doctor Who fashion this series is a must read for any Whovian.


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