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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 @ImageComics in Released September 2014 @TopCow @Skybound

I'm still a little behind so haven't been able to review each Image Comic I read so here are the ratings for comics released in September;
  • Wayward #1
  • Tech Jacket #3
  • Copperhead #1
  • Death Vigil #3
  • Spread #3
  • Artifacts #39
  • Rise of the Magi #4
  • Low #3
  • Roche Limit #1
  • Wayward #2

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


Wayward #1 (2nd Printing) - $3.15

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FOR A NEW GENERATION! Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it's too late? JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack), STEVE CUMMINGS (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot), and JOHN RAUCH (INVINCIBLE) team up to create an all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the action and mystery of Hellboy. Don't miss it!

Cover & Solicit - 5/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 5/5 - Weighted Double
Layout & Flow - 5/5
Story - 5/5 - Weighted Triple

Verdict - 5 (10/10)

Tech Jacket #3 - $2.69

The champion of the Colossus emerges to challenge Tech Jacket, while the President of the United States (you know who!) receives council from a strange advisor.

Cover & Solicit - 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 5/5 - Weighted Double
Layout & Flow - 4/5
Story - 4/5 - Weighted Triple

Verdict - 4.3 (8.5/10)

Copperhead #1 - $3.15

Welcome to Copperhead, a grimy mining town on the edge of a backwater planet. Single mom Clara Bronson is the new sheriff, and on her first day she'll have to contend with a resentful deputy, a shady mining tycoon, and a family of alien hillbillies. And did we mention the massacre? Writer JAY FAERBER and the art team of SCOTT GODLEWSKI & RON RILEY bring you this gritty 24th Century Western with an extra-long first issue for the regular price of $3.50!

Cover & Solicit - 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 3/5 - Weighted Double
Layout & Flow - 4/5
Story - 5/5 - Weighted Triple

Verdict - 4 (8/10)

Death Vigil #3 (of 8) - $3.19

Training day in Death Vigil! You get a magical weapon with no instruction manual and an unholy abomination from beyond the sane universe is advancing. What do you do? Helps to have an immortal and powerful dinosaur-transforming raven by your side.

Cover & Solicit - 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 4/5 - Weighted Double
Layout & Flow - 4/5
Story - 5/5 - Weighted Triple

Verdict - 4.4 (9/10)

Spread #3 - $3.15

It's chow time at Fat Jack's Cannibal Café!

Cover & Solicit - 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 3/5 - Weighted Double
Layout & Flow - 4/5
Story - 4/5 - Weighted Triple

Verdict - 3.6 (7/10)

Artifacts #39 - $3.59

2014 Talent Hunt winning team! The story of the very first Darkness bearer told by Jackie Esacado.

Cover & Solicit - 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 3/5 - Weighted Double
Layout & Flow - 3/5
Story - 3/5 - Weighted Triple

Verdict - 3.1 (6/10)

Rise of the Magi #4 (Cover B - Sejic) - $3.15

Asa Stonethrow's uneasy alliance of magic wielding criminals is beginning to unravel and trust becomes harder and harder to come by as the line between reality and illusion blurs. Asa is determined to fight the good fight, but is he really fighting the war he sees? Back in his home world of Rune, magic has laws and codes of honor; on Earth no such guides exist. While fighting for his life, Asa learns the terrible lesson that when pitted against the overpowering strength of chaos, order has little or no chance of victory.

Cover & Solicit - 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 4/5 - Weighted Double
Layout & Flow - 4/5
Story - 3/5 - Weighted Triple

Verdict - 3.6 (7/10)

Low #3 - $3.15

In an effort to save mankind, Stel Kane embarks to do what hasn't been done in millennia: walk on the Earth's surface. But before she can rise from the depths of the ocean, she must first help her son rise from the suffocating darkness in which he wallows.

Cover & Solicit - 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 4/5 - Weighted Double
Layout & Flow - 5/5
Story - 4/5 - Weighted Triple

Verdict - 4.1 (8/10)

Roche Limit #1 - $3.15

"OUR DESTINY IS THE STARS, AND I WILL LEAD US THERE." Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard's dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony's underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind. Blending 2001: A Space Odyssey with Blade Runner , Roche Limit is the first part of a bold sci-fi/noir trilogy.

Cover & Solicit - 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 3/5 - Weighted Double
Layout & Flow - 3/5
Story - 3/5 - Weighted Triple

Verdict - 3 (6/10)

Wayward #2 (Cover A - Cumming & Campbell) - $2.80

IMAGE COMICS' NEW SUPERNATURAL SENSATION! Rori's uncanny senses lead her to a classmate with a dark secret...one he's willing to kill to keep hidden.

Cover & Solicit - 4/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 5/5 - Weighted Double
Layout & Flow - 4/5
Story - 5/5 - Weighted Triple

Verdict - 4.7 (9.5/10)

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