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Akiko Volumes 1-7 & Flights of Fancy and Amelia Cole (Graphic Novel Quest)

Akiko Volumes 1-7 & Flights of Fancy By Mark Crilley The Plot Akiko is a human girl who one day gets an invite to the planet Smoo, a slightly squished-looking planet. She’s sent to save the young Prince Froptoppit due … Continue reading

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100 Bullets Volumes 1-13 (Graphic Novel Quest)

Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Eduardo Risso, Colours by Patricia Mulvihill, Letters by Clem Robins and Covers by Dave Johnson I didn’t get into Vertigo when it first came out as a line within Detective Comics Comics. Instead, I … Continue reading

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52 Volumes 1-4 (Graphic Novel Quest)

Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka & Mark Waid Layouts by Keith Giffen Art by Joe Bennet, Chris Batista, Eddy Barrows, Todd Nanci, Rudy Jose, Jack Jadson, Derick Robertson, Ken Lashley, Phil Jimenez, Dan Jorgensen, Justiano, Mike McKone, … Continue reading

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Explosion High Issue One!

If your sidekick is slacking, your alien hero’s awful or your deity’s down in the dumps, you can always send them to Explosion High to learn how to be a superhero! The school’s got a beautiful jungle campus surrounded by … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Quest 2022

Last year I played every board game in my collection. It was a lot, especially as I didn’t take the task seriously in the first half of the year and then way too seriously later on. It hit the stamina … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Errand: Board Game Quest 2021 Ends

Here we are, the end of Board Game Quest 2021. I’m writing most of this before the end of Board Game Quest, so I don’t know whether I’ll have made it at this point. Where I’m at, there are three … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Errand, Nearing the End

I was doing quarterly reports for my Board Game Quest 2021, to put together all the games I’ve played and quick reactions to how I’ve found them. This time I’m splitting the last quarter into two, in order to make … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Errand: Over the Hill (Part Three)

We’re in the final quarter of the year now, and my quest to play every board game in my collection has had some highs and lows. Some games have needed to be ditched due to quality or the realisation that … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Errand: The Midyear Review (Part Two)

Previously I published a list of some of the games I’ve played in April and May. Now we’re closing out my mid year games. The Last of May Carcassonne Carcassonne was possibly the third ‘golden age of board games’ game … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Errand: The Midyear Review (Part One)

It’s now halfway through the year and I’ve been keeping pace roughly between board games played in my collection and the year’s progress. With lockdown it’s been tricky, especially for three player games when there are few times everyone in … Continue reading

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