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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

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Before you go out Wednesday and spend your hard earned cash at your local Comic Shop, check out Previews for Image Comics' Artifacts #38, Dark Engine #2Fade Out #1, Manifest Destiny #9, Peter Panzerfaust #20, Supreme Blue Rose #2, Trees #4, The Wicked + The Divine #3, & Umbral #8;


Artifacts #38


Story By: Devon Wong
Art By: Isaac Goodhart
Cover By: Stjepan Sejic
Price: $3.99
TFAW Price: $3.19 - Pre-Order Artifacts (Save 20%)

2013 Talent Hunt winners DEVON WONG and ISAAC GOODHART bring you the most shocking Darkness and Magdalena story ever told. Set in 1671 Mexico, the story "Through a Glass, Darkly" brings you the story that took place just before THE DARKNESS: BLACK SAILS.



Dark Engine #2


Story By: Ryan Burton
Art By: John Bivens
Cover By: John Bivens
Cover Price: $3.50
TFAW Price: $2.80 - Pre-Order Dark Engine (Save 20%)

Sym is worshiped as the Eater of Hearts and the Dark Engine learns the pleasures of being a feared god.



Fade Out #1


Story By: Ed Brubaker
Art By: Sean Phillips
Art By: Elizabeth Breitweiser
Cover Price: $3.50
TFAW Price: $2.80 - Pre-Order Fade Out (Save 20%)

The first project from their groundbreaking five-year deal at Image will have ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS fans, old and new, at the edge of their seats, as they weave an epic crime story unlike anything they've done before. Hollywood - 1948. A noir film stuck in endless reshoots. A writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret. An up-and-coming starlet's suspicious death. And a maniacal Studio Mogul and his Security Chief who will do anything to keep the cameras rolling before the Post-War boom days come crashing down. THE FADE OUT is the most ambitious series yet from the award-winning Noir Masters. Bonus: This 40-PAGE FIRST ISSUE features more story pages, as well as exclusive back pages articles that are only in these single issues!



Manifest Destiny #9


Story By: Chris Dingess
Art By: Matthew Roberts
Art By: Owen Gieni
Price: $2.99
TFAW Price: $2.39 - Pre-Order Manifest Destiny (Save 20%)

Lewis' newest specimens aren't the only things threatening to kill the expedition…


Peter Panzerfaust #20


Story By: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Art By: Tyler Jenkins
Cover By: Tyler Jenkins
Cover Price: $3.50
TFAW Price: $2.80 - Pre-Order Peter Panzerfaust (Save 20%)

“THE HUNT,” Part Five When revenge is at the tip of a finger...a finger on a trigger, there’s only one thing that stands in Lily’s way. The fate of the entire French Resistance lies in Lily’s hand and one bullet could change history.



Supreme Blue Rose #2


Story By: Warren Ellis
Art By: Tula Totay
Price: $2.99
TFAW Price: $2.39 - Pre-Order Supreme Blue Rose #2 (Save 20%)

Diana Dane is being transported by Darius Dax in the hunt for the mysterious Ethan Crane. It's a car ride that takes her a lot further than she expects: out into the nature of the universe itself.



Trees #4


Story By: Warren Ellis
Art By: Jason Howard
Cover By: Jason Howard
Price: $2.99
TFAW Price: $2.39 - Pre-Order Trees (Save 20%)

Chenglei is starting to find himself in Shu, the Chinese city built under a Tree: but things are starting to find him, too. There's a storm coming, and the pressure is starting to be felt all over the world.


The Wicked + The Divine #3


Story By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Art By: Matt Wilson
Cover By: Jamie McKelvie
Cover By: Matt Wilson
Cover Price: $3.50
TFAW Price: $2.80 - Pre-Order The Wicked & The Divine (Save 20%)

Laura has no choice. She has to go underground to find the goth-goth-gothity-goth of the Morrigan. Is this the most illadvised underworld-related decision since Orpheus decided to see how Eurydice was doing in the back seat? To find out, read the comic that people are literally calling "The one by GILLEN/MCKELVIE/WILSON with the very long title."


Umbral #8


Story By: Antony Johnston
Art By: Christopher Mitten
Cover Price: $3.50
TFAW Price: $2.80 - Pre-Order Umbral (Save 20%)

"WHAT WHISPERS IN A WODE" What indeed! But don't worry, you'll find out soon enough -- after some sword-fighting, horse-stealing, spooky-forestriding, soldier-tracking, nightmare-enduring, and corpsefinding, of course! Also: a teensy bit of Mistwalker. See how nice we are to you?



Additional Releases


Genius #3 (of 5) - $3.19

GENIUS: ISSUES 1-5, WEEKLY THROUGHOUT AUGUST The Winner of Top Cow's Pilot Season makes its triumphant return to print! What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton...what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the 'Hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN? From writers MARC BERNARDIN and ADAM FREEMAN (Alphas, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority, The Highwaymen) and rising-star artist AFUA RICHARDSON comes a harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge.

Protectors Inc #8 - $2.39

After having mysteriously disappeared over a decade earlier, The Patriot has returned from his long absence. But what has prompted this sudden reappearance? Does he know something of value about the murders that have lately gripped Chicago in a fist of terror...or is he trying to hide something? Who do you trust in an organization where everyone wears a mask and very few tell the truth? Detective John Riley must decide whether or not to trust someone he once idolized, but who may now be a serial killer.

Savage Dragon #197 - $3.19

Malcolm Dragon is transformed into a hideous freak as he faces his greatest menace yet-a deadly virus that turns average people into mindless monsters! Get ready for a whole new Savage Dragon!

Saviors #5 - $2.39

Tomas and fellow freedom fighter Kurt have escaped the horror of the Mexican town La Calma and the aliens who hunted them. Or so they think. However, now at adrift at sea, a greater alien horror awaits them, with no way to destroy it and nowhere to run.

Stray Bullets The Killers #6 - $2.80

For as long as she can remember, Virginia Applejack has been running. She's run from her family, run from the mob, and run from love. But now she's going to take a stand. There's a murderer in her neighborhood that only she knows about. A man she's ready, willing, and able to kill to preserve her new life...Just like God told her to. See how a Beach House, a Hanukkah Party, and a bowl of hard boiled eggs add up to a fateful decision for one scarred young lady in 'The Chosen One'...

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