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Source Point Press Enters the World of Gloomhaven with a Comic Series

Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion

The popular board game Gloomhaven is coming to comics! Source Point Press and Cephalofair Games have revealed Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion.

The City of Gloomhaven can be a tough place to make it as an adventurer and being in the right party is key to survival. The Jaws of the Lion are the top of the mountain in the hierarchy of the city, but their latest job goes sideways, and Anaphi, the mindthief, is to blame! Get ready for Quatryll punk bands, drug dealing Inox street gangs, and a dark God sleeping beneath the surface, eager to destroy the world.

Gloomhaven is a fantasy-themed, campaign-based tactical board game for 1 to 4 players designed by Isaac Childres and published by Cephalofair Games in 2017. It is the No. 1 rated board game of all time by BoardGameGeek, which has also given it six Golden Geek awards in 2017 for best game of the year, best strategy game, best cooperative game, most innovative game, best solo game, and best thematic game, and the Gloomhaven franchise has been backed by over 100,000 people on Kickstarter.

The comic series will explore the world even more giving readers a better idea about the city of Gloomhaven itself as well as the characters of the game.

Gloomhaven: Fallen Lion will be in stores Wednesday, Dec. 30th. Welcome to the City!

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1 Gets a “Color Your Own Cover” Variant from Max Dunbar

The action-packed universe of the Warhammer tabletop gaming universe is coming to Marvel Comics this October! Written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by artist Jacen Burrows, Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1 will reveal the untold origin of the legendary Space Marine Chapter Master. Witness Marneus Calgar’s beginnings on the world of Nova Thulium, his campaigns in the Black Crusades, and discover a deadly threat from his past, the mysterious Black Altar. To gear up for this latest mission, hone your design skills with the Color Your Own Variant cover by popular artist Max Dunbar. This special paper stock cover allows you to color Dunbar’s artwork so you can create your very own Space Marine and save the Ultramar system from destruction in this extraordinary chapter of the Warhammer saga!

Prepare for glorious combat when Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1 hits stands this October!

Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar #1

Unboxing/Review: Infinity: Betrayal

The world of Corvus Belli‘s Infinity comes to comics with Infinity: Betrayal from writer Víctor Santos and artist Agustin Graham Nakamura.

In a hidden base deep in the jungles of planet Paradiso, Imperial Agent Adil Mehmut must determine whether his prisoner, special operative and former hero Ko Dali, is a traitor to her country and the whole human race, or an alien that has impersonated her to divide humanity.

We open up and show off the “limited edition” release which includes an exclusive miniature of the protagonist: Ko Dali.

Get your copy:
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Corvus Belli provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Corvus Belli’s World of Infinity Comes to Comics with Infinity: Betrayal from Victor Santos and Agustin Graham Nakamura

Infinity: Betrayal

Corvus Belli has debuted Infinity: Betrayal, a new graphic novel set in the Infinity Universe. This is its second science fiction novel after the success of Infinity: Outrage, created in collaboration with writer Víctor Santos and artist Agustin Graham Nakamura.

In a hidden base deep in the jungles of planet Paradiso, Imperial Agent Adil Mehmut must determine whether his prisoner, special operative and former hero Ko Dali, is a traitor to her country and the whole human race, or an alien that has impersonated her to divide humanity.

In this story of political and military intrigue where nothing is what it seems, Adil will test the loyalties of his comrades – and of the very same nation he swore to serve.

Infinity: Betrayal is 128 page a softcover graphic novel and being released in two editions. Infinity: Betrayal features a regular edition and a limited edition that includes an exclusive miniature of the protagonist: Ko Dali. The pack price is 24,95€ PVP.

The new miniature will be playable with the new Infinity N4 rules as well as with Infinity CodeOne (the two latest versions of the well-known wargame).

Infinity: Betrayal is in shops August 10, 2020.

Infinity: Betrayal Limited Edition
Ko Dali

Review: Mystery

Mystery is a fascinating blend of graphic novel, choose-your-own-adventure, and roleplaying game. In it, you get to play the role of a superhero saving Chicago in the year 2025.

Story: Ced
Art: Stivo

Get your copy now! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Marvel and Games Workshop Announce Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar

A legendary Space Marine Chapter Master of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Marneus Calgar leads his elite Ultramarines against  humanity’s greatest threats and has had his dark past shrouded in mystery…until now. This October, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jacen Burrows will unite to tell Marneus Calgar’s never-before-told origin story – from his beginnings on the world of Nova Thulium, his campaigns in the Black Crusades, and to the unfolding mystery of the Black Altar as a deadly threat from his past reemerges to threaten the present of the Ultramar system.

Gillen, a veteran player of the Warhammer tabletop miniature wargame, can barely contain his enthusiasm for the series.

I am venerable enough to have bought Rogue Trader in 1987. Since then, I like to think every hastily dry-brushed Necron, every badly edge-highlighted Marine, every ignored Harlequin (as painting Motley petrified me) has prepared me for writing the first Warhammer comics for Marvel. If I said, ‘Getting to explore the roots of Marneus Calgar and setting the stage for Marvel’s Warhammer comics is a dream come true,’ I would be betraying everything this grim future should be since ‘dream’ implies the possibility of hope.  But getting to do this is the sort of thing Slaanesh would wave in my direction if she wanted me coming over to the tentacle-y side.

Or to translate for those less indoctrinated in 40K. I’m excited.

This never-before-told tale will be essential reading for 40K aficionados, as well as the perfect primer to the Warhammer 40,000 universe for those new to it. It will also be but the first foray into the larger darkness that is coming from Games Workshop and Marvel

Warhammer 40,000 Marneus Clagar

Giant Robot Hellboy Comes to Hellboy: The Board Game for Charity and More New Expansions

Mantic Games has announced it is working with Dark Horse Comics and visionary comic creator Mike Mignola to help raise money for charity with the release of Giant Robot Hellboy–a new playable character for Hellboy: The Board Game. What’s more, players of Hellboy: The Board Game will soon be able to create their own missions with the release of the B.P.R.D. Archives expansion.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Mike Mignola has been entertaining fans with new illustrations nearly each day. These range from characters from the Mignolaverse to icons in popular culture. However, one of the most eye-catching was Giant Robot Hellboy–a massive mechanical version of Hellboy. 

Each limited-edition Giant Robot Hellboy will be handmade in resin by the team at Mantic Games. It will be a new playable character that can be used to play Hellboy: The Board Game in solo mode. After all, a huge robot isn’t likely to need a great deal of help dispatching the forces of evil
For each Giant Robot Hellboy sold, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to World Central Kitchen–the same charity Mike Mignola has been raising money for with his charity auctions during the COVID-19 outbreak. World Central Kitchen has served more than 10 million meals to students, families in need, seniors, and frontline healthcare heroes in North America and Spain during the pandemic.

  • Giant Robot Hellboy

The limited-edition Giant Robot Hellboy is available to pre-order now for $44.99. The miniature will be available to order throughout June and is expected to start shipping in late July, depending upon demand.

B.P.R.D. Archives expansion

But that’s not the only Hellboy: The Board Game news. Later this month Mantic Games will be releasing the B.P.R.D. Archives expansion. This allows players to create their own missions for Hellboy: The Board Game by selecting their own Case File cards, adding new minions, and choosing what terrifying boss the team will face in the dramatic final confrontation. The B.P.R.D. Archives, along with Baba Yaga and Hecate boss expansions, will be launching in stores this June.

The B.P.R.D. Archives expansion comes with

  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic werewolves
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic wolves
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic witches
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic killer birds
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic harpies
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic bat swarms
  • CASE FILE CONSTRUCTOR CARDS
  • 1 Rules card
  • 6 Environment cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Investigation cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Threat cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Objective cards + 1 title card
  • 6 Twist cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Showdown cards + 1 title card
  • 1 Confrontation card + 1 title cards
  • 5 Enemy Cards
  • 10 Deck of Doom cards
  • 3 Unexpected Threat cards
Hellboy Hecate

The Hecate monster booster is an expansion that brings the evil  Hecate to your adventures. The expansion includes:

  • 1 x pre-assembled plastic Hecate
  • 1 x Unexpected Threat card
  • 1 x Hellboy enemy card
  • 2 x Boss Behaviour cards
  • 1 x Case File Confrontation Card
Hellboy Baba Yaga

Hecate is joined by Baba Yaga, another monster booster also available for the game that adds the cunning Baba Yaga to your adventures. Baba Yaga comes with:

  • 1 x pre-assembled plastic Baba Yaga
  • 1 x Unexpected Threat card
  • 1 x Baba Yaga enemy card
  • 2 x Boss Behaviour cards
  • 2 x Confrontation Case File card

The Op Announces their Newest Rising Game, The Batman Who Laughs Rising

The Batman Who Laughs Rising

Do you hear that laughing? That’s The Batman Who Laughs, the subject of The Op‘s latest “Rising” game, The Batman Who Laughs Rising. Our sister site Board Game Today has the news that DC’s breakout villain is the focus of a new game coming out later this year.

The Batman Who Laughs is a twisted version of Batman from the Dark Multiverse, one where he was infected with Joker Toxin. Yes, it’s the brains and cunning of Batman mixed with the pure anarchy of the Joker!

The multiverse’s disturbing cross between The Caped Crusader and The Joker is the epicenter of conflict in The Op’s newest cooperative card and dice game, in which players work together and recruit key Super Heroes to dominate a host of Super-Villains. In The Batman Who Laughs Rising, a passage from the Dark Multiverse has allowed the most dangerous evildoers to infiltrate Gotham City, and these Dark Knights alongside their menacing leader are eager to do their worst to the city.

Save the multiverse and do battle with Power, Purpose, Determination, and
Justice with four starting heroes: Wonder Woman, Green Lantern,
Hawkgirl, and Batman, each with their own teams and special abilities.
Prominently on the opposition stands a custom sculpted, full color figure of The Batman Who Laughs, crazed and commanding a fistful of chained Evil Robins.

The Batman Who Laughs Rising

As the demonic leader doles out damage wherever he turns, regain control by empowering Allies such as Harley Quinn, The Flash, and Cyborg, whose
skills can complete objectives or help recover what is lost to darkness. Take out villainous versions of Batman such as The Merciless, The Dawnbreaker, The Murder Machine, and more before facing off with the psychotic Jokerized antagonist himself!

The Batman Who Laughs Rising is the fifth installment of The Op’s cooperative Rising game series of fateful battles, and also features new solo play rules for fans to put an end to the mayhem single-handedly! Made for 1-4 players ages 15 and up, the $49.99 game includes over 200 components and eerie illustrations that will add a uniquely grim visual to your Batman collection this fall

The Batman Who Laughs debuted in DC Comics’ The Casting #1 in September 2017 and created by Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder.

Tokyo Sidekick, a Cooperative Superhero Board Game, Comes to Kickstarter June 2020

Our sister site Board Games Today has news that Japanime Games has announced Tokyo Sidekick, a cooperative superhero board game. It’s set to come to Kickstarter in June 2020.

Yusuke Emi designed Tokyo Sidekick and has been writing the background story for these characters for many years. Japanime Games is partnering with Little Future to bring Tokyo Sidekick to wider audiences!

Tokyo Sidekick is about pairing heroes and sidekicks together to battle ever-increasing odds against villains until the biggest, baddest villains known as “the Menace” show up and you take them down!

Stride across Tokyo resolving incidents together, powering up your duos by using your experience and energy wisely to power up your abilities! Once you’ve dealt with enough incidents, minor villains, and caused enough of a ruckus then it’s time to battle the Menace!

Are you ready to partner up and take the fight to those nasty villains? Stay tuned this June for the launch of Tokyo Sidekick on Kickstarter!

Tokyo Sidekick

(via Board Game Today)

Preview: Starcadia Quest: Heart of a Star

Starcadia Quest: Heart of a Star

James Roberts (Author) Aurelio Mazzara (Artist) Nicoletta Baldari ()

CMON games brings their most beloved game properties to graphic novels!

The Starcadia universe is expanding for the first time with all new stories. Expanding the world of Starcadia Quest, the latest stand-alone game in the Arcadia Quest family where players fight alien monsters and each other, find new gear, explore the far reaches of space, and do their best to not become alien chow.

Starcadia Quest: Heart of a Star
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