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Gizmo reviewed Batman #21 Apr 23, 2017
9.0

I fell off of this Batman run after the first arc, but now seems to be the perfect opportunity to jump on board, at least for this crossover. Fabok's artwork is superb and the 9 panel grid set to the countdown is incredibly effective at alluding to Watchmen and frames well against the hockey game. I can't wait to see where this leads.

Batman #21

By: Tom King, Jason Fabok
Released: Apr 19, 2017

"THE BUTTON" part one! The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of th...

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Spock's Brain reviewed Monstress #10 Mar 6, 2017
9.0

This issue is dark and creepy, as we delve further into the mysteries of this universe. Things are never as they seem here, so there is constant feeling of dread of what is to come. And the ferryman is fucking cool. The art by Sana Takeda is gorgeous, as usual. "Monstress" continues to be one of my favourite titles in comics right now.

Monstress #10

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: Feb 22, 2017

Maika confronts the ghost of an evil thought long dead...and discovers crucial answers to her past...

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Gizmo reviewed Monstress #10 Apr 23, 2017
8.5

It's like reading a modern Iliad, highly recommended.

Monstress #10

By: Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda
Released: Feb 22, 2017

Maika confronts the ghost of an evil thought long dead...and discovers crucial answers to her past...

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Gizmo reviewed Nailbiter #30 Apr 15, 2017
7.5

**Heads up, this review contains minor SPOILERS** The last few pages are pretty sweet. But what happened to the gauntlet? Is running through a tunnel considered a gauntlet? Am I missing pages? FYI, I live in Portland, so I appreciate name-dropping the Hollywood Theatre, nice touch. I don't know if I like Finch anymore, does he torture people for a living now? If this series ever starts up again, h more

Nailbiter #30

By: Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson
Released: Mar 1, 2017

EXTRA-SIZED SERIES FINALE! Sixteen of the world's serial killers were born and raised in the same small town... And now the horrible truth of why is finally revealed.

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Spock's Brain reviewed Nailbiter #29 Feb 14, 2017
7.5

This book has been the source of a lot of creepiness over its run, and now that it is ending, it feels like it's ending too fast. The story as a whole took its time for the sake of creepy thrills, but this issue is filling in a lot of the mystery points with heavy exposition. It's good, but I think the book deserved a few more issues to get the mood and pacing of the end of the grand story right.

Nailbiter #29

By: Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson
Released: Feb 1, 2017

Deep underneath the city of Buckaroo the secrets of the serial killers have been buried for ages... and our heroes are about to be buried with it...

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Gizmo reviewed Nailbiter #29 Apr 15, 2017
8.0

The mysteries of Buckaroo are mostly revealed. I thought there would be more to the bees than that. I"m actually glad that the series didn't run longer, it's not that I don't like it or that I have a particular problem with the answers that I'm getting, but the longer this series was drawn out, the more I was expecting the reveal to be mind blowing, which it isn't really. It's good, but not mind b more

Nailbiter #29

By: Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson
Released: Feb 1, 2017

Deep underneath the city of Buckaroo the secrets of the serial killers have been buried for ages... and our heroes are about to be buried with it...

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Gizmo reviewed The Flintstones #10 Apr 11, 2017
9.0

Favourite line: "Of course, with any new technology, the question in the back of everyone's mind is, 'can I have sex with it or use it to kill people?'" The Lizard People are hilariously weird, and I love how the people of Bedrock fear them because of their 'cultural differences.' Those poor appliances though, holy crap do they have the most emotionally devastating tertiary plot in comics or what?

The Flintstones #10

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Apr 5, 2017

Bedrock is in ruins and its citizens believe their mayor, Clod the Destroyer, is to blame! Meanwhile, Bamm-Bamm develops his first crush. Can his best friend Pebbles help him get the girl?
RATED T

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drwasheewashee - Apr 12, 2017

"can I have sex with it or use it to kill people?"...... guess i have to read the series now

Gizmo - Apr 15, 2017

;)

Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1917 Apr 10, 2017
7.0

-- JUDGE DREDD // DARK JUSTICE: It's like scary space-Ghostbusters! -- ULYSSES SWEET, MANIAC FOR HIRE // PSYCHO THERAPIST: Thank God it's over. At Least there was a creative page layout. -- ORLOK, AGENT OF EAST-MEG ONE // EUROZONED: A cool ending, but I'm glad this is over. -- THE ORDER // PART SEVEN: These worm things are crazy, and we're about to get some alchemy going. -- SAVAGE // GRINDERS: A more

2000AD #1917

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Released: Feb 11, 2015

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7.5

What a crazy comic. I want to see Crabulon get his own series, he's awesome. The Jetsons story is surprisingly good too, it might actually be worth checking out when it comes out.

Booster Gold / The Flinstones Special #1

By: Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi
Released: Mar 29, 2017

Welcome to the 25th century, where the Earth is a polluted post-industrial nightmare, most animals are extinct, and reptilian aliens are invading cities across the planet! In their time of need, the world's citizens turn to the time-traveling Booster Gold to save the day. To learn why these aliens are seeking revenge, Booster dives deep into the pr...

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Gizmo reviewed Nailbiter #28 Apr 10, 2017
9.0

The opening pages are particularly well done, and the collateral damage is cranking up as Nailbiter screams to it's conclusion.

Nailbiter #28

By: Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson
Released: Jan 4, 2017

The new Murder Store is having a grand reopening in Buckaroo! But a returning serial killer has other plans...

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Spock's Brain reviewed Nailbiter #28 Jan 20, 2017
8.5

"Nailbiter" is coming to an end, and this issue continues to build up the tension leading up to what promises to be a revelatory conclusion.

Nailbiter #28

By: Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson
Released: Jan 4, 2017

The new Murder Store is having a grand reopening in Buckaroo! But a returning serial killer has other plans...

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Gizmo reviewed Nailbiter #27 Apr 10, 2017
8.5

Man, the pages with Finch are disturbing.

Nailbiter #27

By: Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson
Released: Dec 7, 2016

As her friends and enemies are taken out one by one, Sheriff Crane picks up the investigation into the serial killer mystery.  
  
ALSO: An all-new back-up story called "Skin" by TEE FRANKLIN (#BlackcomicsMonth) and JUAN FERREYRA (Cold, Green Arrow)!

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Gizmo reviewed Darkness Visible #1 Apr 10, 2017
7.5

A very interesting premise. The main character becomes compelling by the end. I'm not sure what the villain's end game is, but I'm sure that it will be revealed eventually.

Darkness Visible #1

By: Mike Carey, Brendan Cahill
Released: Feb 22, 2017

From bestselling author and screenwriter Mike Carey (Unwritten, Lucifer, Girl with All the Gifts) and Arvind Ethan David (Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency) comes an all-new, original world of darkness and demons.
When the demons came, humanity reluctantly learned to share the world with another sentient race. Eighty years later, this une...

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Hero Realm reviewed Man-Thing #1 Mar 12, 2017
5.0

Overall the art is fine and works well, but I wanted a bit more "Horror" than what I got with this issue. I wanted to burn at the touch of this book (for those that get that), yet my hands were left as cold as ever. This is my first Stine work, but I fear the writing is ... just not for me. That said, and truthfully, I am struggling to decide if my lack of enjoyment is due to the writing and dialo more

Man-Thing #1

By: R. L. Stine, German Peralta
Released: Mar 8, 2017

MARVEL WELCOMES R.L. STINE!
Beloved writer R.L. STINE (Goosebumps, Fear Street) brings his special brand of horror to MAN-THING!
After working for years, MAN-THING has regained his ability to speak and has taken Hollywood by storm...But when an ancient and mysterious danger threatens the swamp, Man-Thing is going to have to choose between ...

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Aquamano reviewed Man-Thing #1 Mar 13, 2017
5.0

Man-Thing by R.L. Stine sounded like an awesome idea. An incredibly succesful horror writer doing one of the flagship horror characters in the MU. Unfortunately, Stine's debut in comics lacks a lot of comic book-style story. He does not take advantage of the medium and the freedom it gives: The story is abruptly interrupted by a flashback, and although it began with an interesting idea, it boils d more

Man-Thing #1

By: R. L. Stine, German Peralta
Released: Mar 8, 2017

MARVEL WELCOMES R.L. STINE!
Beloved writer R.L. STINE (Goosebumps, Fear Street) brings his special brand of horror to MAN-THING!
After working for years, MAN-THING has regained his ability to speak and has taken Hollywood by storm...But when an ancient and mysterious danger threatens the swamp, Man-Thing is going to have to choose between ...

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8.5

Such an enjoyable issue! It's more fun than the rest of the series but less thoughtful. Most importantly, we can now consider that the Flintstones are part of the DCU (at least I will).

Booster Gold / The Flinstones Special #1

By: Mark Russell, Rick Leonardi
Released: Mar 29, 2017

Welcome to the 25th century, where the Earth is a polluted post-industrial nightmare, most animals are extinct, and reptilian aliens are invading cities across the planet! In their time of need, the world's citizens turn to the time-traveling Booster Gold to save the day. To learn why these aliens are seeking revenge, Booster dives deep into the pr...

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pocketmegar reviewed The Flintstones #10 Apr 6, 2017
9.5

Unsurprisingly, another brilliant and thoughtful issue. I don't have much to say that I haven't said in my past reviews. I can feel that the end of the series is approaching and that makes me a little sad.

The Flintstones #10

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Apr 5, 2017

Bedrock is in ruins and its citizens believe their mayor, Clod the Destroyer, is to blame! Meanwhile, Bamm-Bamm develops his first crush. Can his best friend Pebbles help him get the girl?
RATED T

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Gizmo reviewed Lazarus #26 Apr 10, 2017
9.5

We finally get Rucka's reaction to the election in the backmatter of this issue and boy is he justifiably pissed. You can't write a book like Lazarus and not comment on a president who truly embodies the corporate takeover of America's democratic system of government. The nature of this issue is also quite appropriate: Forever and her lazari comrades take on an insane, poorly spoken, lumbering mon more

Lazarus #26

By: Greg Rucka, Michael Lark
Released: Mar 29, 2017

"Cull," Part Five
Vassalovka strikes. The Beast is unchained. Forever suffers a devastating loss.

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Gizmo reviewed Extremity #2 Apr 10, 2017
8.5

I wouldn't say that this reaches the same heights as the first issue, but now the plot is starting to kick in and I get the sense that no one is going to walk away from this story as a winner. We're in for some rocky seas. The additional fantasy elements introduced in this issue are also quite promising, and this weird robot thing will serve well as a vehicle to explain how this world works to the more

Extremity #2

By: Daniel Warren Johnson, Daniel Warren Johnson
Released: Apr 5, 2017

Thea has taken her first step toward vengeance against the Paznina warlords who ruined her family. But this world offers more than vengeance as she discovers a new ally in the wreckage of the Rising Plains.

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Gizmo reviewed Rock Candy Mountain #1 Apr 10, 2017
7.5

The artwork has a childlike innocence that lends to the fairy-tail-for-adults nature of this comic. Something isn't clicking for me though, I'm not sure what. It's a good comic, maybe it's just not my thing. I actually found the essay in the back more interesting.

Rock Candy Mountain #1

By: Kyle Starks, Kyle Starks
Released: Apr 5, 2017

SERIES PREMIERE
Eisner-nominated comic creator, KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE), would like to invite you to enter the magical world of hobos. The world's toughest hobo is searching through post-World War II America for the mythological Rock Candy Mountain, and he's going to have to fight his way to get there. Lots of hobo fights. So many hobo fights.<...

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Gizmo reviewed Revolutionaries #3 Apr 2, 2017
7.0

Soundwave and a bunch of robo-mummies in WWII era are certainly a good way to elevate a mediaocre series, however that's just for this issue.

Revolutionaries #3

By: John Barber, Ron Joseph
Released: Mar 15, 2017

BLAST FROM THE PAST! In the deadly catacombs beneath an ancient pyramid, Joe Colton-the original G.I. Joe-found something far worse than any curse or boobytrap. He found the Decepticon Soundwave... scouring Earth for Cybertron's salvation. Their meeting remained classified-until the Revolutionaries crashed headlong into the modern-day results!

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Gizmo reviewed Revolutionaries #2 Apr 2, 2017
6.0

The moon surface opening was cool but, really I'm not completely sure what the point of putting him out there like that was, was he supposed to die slow or something? Space rules were being followed fine until Kup breached the moon base and the atmosphere didn't all get sucked out, come on. Overall, high on action, low on plot.

Revolutionaries #2

By: John Barber, Fico Ossio
Released: Feb 22, 2017

  ENTER THE SHADOW! One of the REVOLUTIONARIES is missing-and when his teammates launch a rescue mission, they get a little help... from the 4"-tall other-dimensional MICRONAUTS! Together they'll have to face the swords of the all-new, all-different STORM SHADOW-and she's not taking prisoners!
•   Enter the all-new, all...

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Gizmo reviewed Revolutionaries #1 Apr 2, 2017
6.5

The artwork is good, but a little hectic. The plot is decent, lots of action at least. I only like a couple of the characters though, so it could be tricky to build a series off of them.

Revolutionaries #1

By: John Barber, Fico Ossio
Released: Jan 18, 2017

THE REVOLUTION MAY BE OVER--but the future is just beginning! Ripped from the pages of the hottest crossover of the year, the REVOLUTION team of John Barber and Fico Ossio continue the action! KUP is a CYBERTRONIAN literally older than the universe; ACTION MAN is the ultimate special agent trying to live up to an impossible legacy; MAYDAY is a G.I....

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Gizmo reviewed X-O Manowar #50 Apr 2, 2017
7.0

Rather anti-climactic actually. Half the comic is a flashback and the conclusion is... lame. The first backup story was actually much more entertaining and with better artwork. The second backup was just a Ninjak story, didn't need that. The preview for the future looks mighty exciting, I'm certainly looking forward to that.

X-O Manowar #50

By: Robert Venditti, Joe Bennett
Released: Sep 28, 2016

IT'S HERE! THE GREATEST VALIANT MILESTONE OF ALL TIME! 64 MASSIVE PAGES! For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar armor has stood unrivaled as the universe's most powerful weapon. Today, will it equal Earth's doom? An unthinkable alien race known only as The Torment has come to our world in search of the armor's secrets. Now, they stand opposed by Ari...

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Gizmo reviewed X-O Manowar #49 Apr 2, 2017
8.5

Tons of action and an unholy alliance to battle a greater threat. The story rolls on to the epic conclusion.

X-O Manowar #49

By: Robert Venditti, Joe Bennett
Released: Aug 31, 2016

Long live the king! The march to X-O MANOWAR #50 soldiers onward!

Witness the last stand of Earth's greatest champion, X-O Manowar! With the world besieged by the Torment, Aric of Dacia has united his bravest allies and fiercest enemies for a last ditch effort to avert armageddon. But will even their combined strength be enough against th...

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Grizzwaldd reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #5 Mar 9, 2017
9.0

just keeps getting better after a somewhat slow start.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #5

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• Has Aphra actually found a lost ancient Jedi site?
•  And if so, can she make it out with her life?
•  And if so, will she be able to get a good price for it?
Rated T

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8.0

It takes a little while for this issue to grab its footing, but the second half has a great moment between Aphra and her father. We've been waiting for it for a little while now. The next issue will likely wrap up this arc that has been pretty consistent so far.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #5

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• Has Aphra actually found a lost ancient Jedi site?
•  And if so, can she make it out with her life?
•  And if so, will she be able to get a good price for it?
Rated T

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9.0

I loved this issue. The scene where Beetee and Triple Zero hide in the shadows while the troopers are rushing past towards Aphra and her father was funny. I also enjoyed the character work here, as we dig deeper into Aphra's relationship with her father. And the story of the lost Jedi was interesting. Nice Kev Walker art. Really good book.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #5

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• Has Aphra actually found a lost ancient Jedi site?
•  And if so, can she make it out with her life?
•  And if so, will she be able to get a good price for it?
Rated T

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #5 Apr 2, 2017
8.0

I'm glad the atmosphere on this floating rock has been explained, that was bothering me. This has lots of action, and a father-daughter moment to complete the Last Crusade feel.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #5

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• Has Aphra actually found a lost ancient Jedi site?
•  And if so, can she make it out with her life?
•  And if so, will she be able to get a good price for it?
Rated T

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8.0

Tactically, a stupid move by the turtles. I'm hoping this doesn't end up being too close to the first plot in TMNT Universe where the Turtles were boxed in a similar situation. I love an Old Hob team up, and this new villain is an opportunity for worthy foe for a few issues.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #68

By: Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco
Released: Mar 22, 2017

"Desperate Measures" Part 2! The Mutanimals have been defeated and the Turtles are next in line! Which mutant will turn on his friends to survive, and which will risk everything to help another?

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