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Gizmo reviewed X-O Manowar #1 Mar 26, 2017
9.5

If you are unfamiliar with X-O Manowar, now is the perfect time to jump on board. If you were a fan of the last run, I think you'll be pleased with this new direction. Aric is has become an old space barbarian and is thrown into some crazy cosmic action. He's got some new cooch, whom apparently does kinky things with her tail, though I didn't notice a tail on her in any of the frames. The artwork more

X-O Manowar #1

By: Matt Kindt, Tomas Giorello
Released: Mar 22, 2017

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age.

It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to E...

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Gizmo reviewed Grave Lilies #1 Feb 5, 2017
7.5

This is certainly intriguing, the artwork is excellent, particularly the layouts. I don't get why that one guy gave away all of those clothes for free, what kind of business was he running, was he hoping to get laid or something? The issue ends quite abruptly, it felt a little short. I'm not sure if this is an ongoing series or a mini-series, a little write up at the end explaining the vision of t more

Grave Lilies #1

By: Cullen Bunn, George Kambadais
Released: Jan 11, 2017

In the aftermath of a mysterious explosion that tears through a major metropolitan area, five stasis tubes are discovered. The coffin-like containers are empty, but each is branded with a woman's name. These women have wandered away from the disaster without a scratch - and with no memory of who they are. They discover that they each possess a rema...

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indiebyrd - Mar 24, 2017

Hiya!! I was looking up in for on this comic and found your review! I wanted to answer the question you had about the clothes. What I got from the issue is each of the girls had a special power. Celeste has the power of persuasion which means she can charm people. The pages with the halo type illustration was them discovering their power. One can heal, one has super senses, one can control plants and the other has strength. It is a good origin for this ongoing series. I can't wait for the next.

Gizmo - Mar 24, 2017

That makes sense, thanks!

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9.0

overall 'Metalhead 2.0' has been a very satisfying story arc.
last month's entry set up a lot of story we could have and action-packed conclusion.
it's hard to say a lot about this story without giving away spoilers. and i really don't want to ruin anyone's shock and surprise of this issue.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #8

By: Ryan Ferrier, Adam Gorham
Released: Mar 8, 2017

"Metalhead 2.0" Part 2! Donatello realizes that Metalhead is now following a new programing protocol and must make a drastic decision before it's too late! Will the robot end up as an enemy or ally?

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Gizmo reviewed Man-Thing #1 Mar 14, 2017
5.0

I was curious what R.L. Stine would bring to Man-Thing, but given that he writes children's horror, I suppose that I shouldn't have been surprised with what I got with this book. He makes an attempt at an Adventure Into Fear format, which is actually more successful in the backup story. I'd say the backup story is much better than the main story, and the backup doesn't even feature Man-Thing. With 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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Gizmo reviewed Transformers: Revolution #1 Mar 12, 2017
8.0

It's always a joy to read Thundercracker's writing. This is a fun issue, and nothing can top the South Park ending pulled on the Washington Monument. So much better than the main event issues.

Transformers: Revolution #1

By: John Barber, Andrew Griffith
Released: Oct 26, 2016

THUNDERCRACKER AND BUSTER SAVE THE WORLD! A DECEPTICON who wants to be a screenwriter. A dog who wants to, I don't know, eat stuff and chase squirrels or whatever dogs want to do. A White House under siege by DIRE WRAITHS. And the phone call that brings them all together.
•  Just because OPTIMUS PRIME and SOUNDWAVE are leading th...

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1915 Mar 11, 2017
7.5

-- JUDGE DREDD // DARK JUSTICE: Elicits the experience of watching the film Aliens, which is one of the greatest movies ever, so don't sleep on this one. -- ULYSSES SWEET, MANIAC FOR HIRE // PSYCHO THERAPIST: Dumb -- ORLOK, AGENT OF EAST-MEG ONE // EUROZONED: I read this too long ago now, I can't remember much, but I remember it being decent. Part of the problem may be the artwork, it isn't that g more

2000AD #1915

By: ,
Released: Jan 28, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1914 Mar 11, 2017
7.0

-- JUDGE DREDD // DARK JUSTICE: The Dark Judges are hear, YES!! -- ULYSSES SWEET, MANIAC FOR HIRE // PSYCHO THERAPIST: Even more rediculous than usual, which is saying a lot for this strip -- ORLOK, AGENT OF EAST-MEG ONE // EUROZONED: I read this too long ago now, I don't remember hating or loving this, it's greatest crime seems to be that it's forgettable. -- THE ORDER // PART FOUR: Moves the plo more

2000AD #1914

By: ,
Released: Jan 21, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1916 Mar 11, 2017
6.5

-- JUDGE DREDD // DARK JUSTICE: This continues to be claustrophobic and gripping -- ULYSSES SWEET, MANIAC FOR HIRE // PSYCHO THERAPIST: It's getting better, but it's still not my thing. -- ORLOK, AGENT OF EAST-MEG ONE // EUROZONED: I took a break from reading 2000AD, so I can't really remember what is going on, this one was always a bit more difficult to follow. -- THE ORDER // PART SIX: This one more

2000AD #1916

By: , Various
Released: Feb 4, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed Revolution #4 Mar 11, 2017
5.0

I was hoping not to read all of the tie-ins, but I seem to be missing some plot points without doing so. It's just too condensed, I don't like it.

Revolution #4

By: Cullen Bunn, Fico Ossio
Released: Nov 2, 2016

SILENT INTERLUDE! One human has the skill to break into AUTOBOT CITY-but what is SNAKE EYES going to do when he finds himself face-to-knee with OPTIMUS PRIME? And outside, MILES MAYHEM and the M.A.S.K. team wait to see who walks out alive...

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Gizmo is now following pocketmegar Mar 9, 2017

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Gizmo reviewed The Flintstones #9 Mar 9, 2017
8.5

"Coat Rack don't play that," greatest line of the week, drop the mic. I've been waiting for an issue that focuses more on the appliances, and here it is. It's a emotional one. It also ties in nicely with the the human characters realizing their inherent need to be needed.

The Flintstones #9

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Mar 1, 2017

In an effort to cheer Fred up after he loses his job, Wilma buys him a new armadillo bowling ball. There's just one problem: it's terrifying the household appliances! Meanwhile, across town, the Bedrock elite join a shadowy prosperity economic cult.

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pocketmegar - Mar 9, 2017

I feel like every issue of Flintstones has the best line of the week.

Gizmo - Mar 9, 2017

Haha, yeah, maybe that needs to be a thing in my reviews now ;)

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pocketmegar reviewed The Flintstones #9 Mar 6, 2017
8.5

This issue is less funny than the last issues, but it's still very enjoyable. This one is a bit different in the sense that all the story lines treat to the same topic and there are no "side-themes", which brings coherence but makes some of the series's characteristic spontaneity disappear.

The Flintstones #9

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Mar 1, 2017

In an effort to cheer Fred up after he loses his job, Wilma buys him a new armadillo bowling ball. There's just one problem: it's terrifying the household appliances! Meanwhile, across town, the Bedrock elite join a shadowy prosperity economic cult.

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Gizmo added Jason Fabok to their creator watch list Mar 6, 2017
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Gizmo added Steve McNiven to their creator watch list Mar 6, 2017
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Gizmo added Fiona Staples to their creator watch list Mar 6, 2017
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Gizmo added Brian K. Vaughan to their creator watch list Mar 6, 2017
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Gizmo added Greg Rucka to their creator watch list Mar 6, 2017
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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #18 Mar 6, 2017
8.0

Man, the Guardians are monsters for what they did to Volthoom, he really is the hero of his own story, and what a compelling backstory he has. The artwork in this issue is amazing, the colours are reminiscent of Alex Ross.

Green Lanterns #18

By: Sam Humphries, Robson Rocha
Released: Mar 1, 2017

"The Last Testament of the First Lantern"! Before the Green Lantern Corps, the Guardians of the Universe embedded a power battery inside a man, imbuing him with unimaginable power. Eventually fearing him, they stole that power back for their own control, but now Volthoom, the First Lantern, has returned with a plan to force Jessica and Simon to hel...

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Gizmo reviewed Extremity #1 Mar 5, 2017
9.5

This is a strong example of how to do a first issue. The charcters are instantly complex and sympathetic, the world is creative, and the plot is exciting. Not to mention the detailed artwork. I wasn't expecting a lot from this comic, but I'm pleasantly surprised, this looks like a promising title to get in on the ground floor of.

Extremity #1

By: Daniel Warren Johnson, Daniel Warren Johnson
Released: Mar 1, 2017

SERIES PREMIERE! Thea dreams. Not of a better life, but of revenge on the clan that ruined her family. With ferocious battles between man, machines, and monsters ahead...who knows where her quest for vengeance will take her? Creator DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON (Space Mullet) and colorist MIKE SPICER present a bold new vision, where the beauty and imagina...

Gizmo reviewed U.S.Avengers #1 Mar 5, 2017
5.0

It's an Avengers team that no one asked for and most of the issue is bogged down in boring interview style character introductions that run too similar in tone and personality to each other. The saving grace of the issue is Paco Medina's breath taking artwork. There is room for the series to grow, but this is a flat way to start.

U.S.Avengers #1

By: Al Ewing, Paco Medina
Released: Jan 4, 2017

In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs a team of heroes they can rely on. Welcome to... American Intelligence Mechanics! A.I.M. will dare any danger - no matter how awesome that danger might be - to save their nation from the wildest, weirdest threats of all! The most patriotic super-group ever is here to save the day. And t...

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Gizmo reviewed Monsters Unleashed #2 Mar 5, 2017
4.0

Uhk, it's like eating 20 pounds of gummy worms.

Monsters Unleashed #2

By: Cullen Bunn, Greg Land
Released: Feb 1, 2017

THE BIGGEST EVENT IN MARVEL HISTORY CONTINUES!
•  The heroes of the Marvel Universe repel wave after wave of Leviathon monsters as more and more fall to Earth...CAPTAIN MARVEL rallies her ALPHA FLIGHT against these hordes from space while CAPTAIN AMERICA and the AVENGERS hold the line around the world.
•  Amids...

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Gizmo reviewed Monsters Unleashed #1 Mar 5, 2017
6.5

Props for McNiven's stellar artwork but I think I already see where the tiny shred of plot in this event is going. This is just going to be a lot of mindless action.

Monsters Unleashed #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Steve McNiven
Released: Jan 18, 2017

THE EPIC BATTLE MARVEL FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR, DRAWN BY TODAY'S GREATEST ARTISTS!!!
It's all hands on deck with the AVENGERS, CHAMPIONS, GUARDIANS, X-MEN and the INHUMANS as they clash with monstrous threats that threaten to destroy every corner of the Marvel Universe. Who are the LEVIATHONS? Who controls them? How can they be stopped befor...

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Gizmo reviewed Bullseye #1 Mar 5, 2017
7.0

I don't care how proficient you are with flicking paper clips, you're not going to blow out the tire of a moving ambulance. The main story is a little too much crazy for the sake of crazy. The backup story is actually much stronger, with a clever revelation and with better artwork. I would much prefer the book to Carry a tone more in line with the backup story.

Bullseye #1

By: Ed Brisson, Guillermo Sanna
Released: Feb 1, 2017

SHOOT FIRST!
Daredevil, Elektra, Punisher... You name 'em, Bullseye beat 'em. But that was just business... This?
This is pleasure. What does the world's greatest assassin do for fun? Find out what Bullseye gets involved in for laughs in this deadly first issue, way down in South America!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Star-Lord #1 Mar 5, 2017
7.5

Chip Zdarsky made a comic about a character that I have no stock in fairly interested. I especially like the bit with Howard The Duck, don't let him fade back into obscurity Chip! I also noticed the same homeless dude from the Rocket Raccoon comic, I wonder if he'll be relevant later.

Star-Lord #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Kris Anka
Released: Dec 21, 2016

GROUNDED!
Peter Quill might have been born on Earth, but he's been away a LONG time. How does a man go from soaring through the stars as the legendary Star-Lord to living with his feet planted firmly on the ground? What kind of job options are available for a guy whose CV mostly consists of "guarding the galaxy"? One thing is certain, Earth has...

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Gizmo reviewed Rocket Raccoon #1 Mar 5, 2017
6.0

It has a few good laughs and even surprises me when the same homeless guy from the Star-Lord comic turns up (I wonder if he'll be significant later) but, ultimately, this just amounts to Rocket wandering aimlessly through the city.

Rocket Raccoon #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Jorge Coehlo
Released: Dec 28, 2016

GROUNDED!
From the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket has found himself stuck in the LAST place he wants to be-the backwards, no-class, pit of a planet called Earth. It's where those dumb furry things people say he looks like are from! One thing is clear-it doesn't matter who or what gets in his way...he's gotta get off this mudball, NOW....

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Gizmo reviewed Gamora #1 Mar 5, 2017
8.5

A surprisingly compelling story from Gamora's past. Talk about the galaxy's most dysfunctional family. The artwork alone is worth the price of admission.

Gamora #1

By: Nicole Perlman, Marco Checchetto
Released: Dec 21, 2016

Before the Guardians...there was Gamora!
From screenwriter Nicole Perlman-co-writer of the Guardians of the Galaxy screenplay-and Marvel superstar artist Marco Checchetto comes a killer new ongoing series! Once upon a time she was Thanos' heartless pet assassin and favorite daughter. Today, she is the backbone of the Guardians of the Galaxy, p...

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Gizmo reviewed Old Guard #1 Mar 5, 2017
7.5

The art is very graphic and gets pretty cool when all the guns are going off. There isn't enough in the first issue to get hooked on as it is mosly action without much time for character developement. I find that I usually need about three issues before Rucka's books sink their claws into me.

Old Guard #1

By: Greg Rucka, Leandro Fernandez
Released: Feb 22, 2017

Eisner-winning writer GREG RUCKA (LAZARUS, BLACK MAGICK, Wonder Woman) and critically acclaimed artist LEANDRO FERNANDEZ (THE DISCIPLINE, Deadpool, Punisher: MAX) team up together to introduce THE OLD GUARD, the story of old soldiers who never die...and yet cannot seem to fade away. Trapped in an immortality without explanation, Andromache of Scyth...

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Gizmo reviewed Deadpool: The Duck #4 Mar 5, 2017
6.5

The minor characters become the stars of this issue, oddly enough. Unfortnately, Moore just doesn't seem to be finding much chemistry between Deadpool and Howard, hopefully the character revealed at the end of this issues gives a shot in the arm to the fifth and final issue.

Deadpool: The Duck #4

By: Stuart Moore, Jacopo Camagni
Released: Feb 22, 2017

• Things are getting out of control for Deadpool the Duck!
•  Howard has finally escaped the Negative Zone to regain control of his shared body.
•  But when Roxxon attacks, where are Deadpool's mercenary skills when he needs them?
Parental Advisory

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Gizmo reviewed Royal City #1 Mar 5, 2017
8.5

It's very difficult to sum up this book, even with Lemire's essay at the back, I'm not really sure what this series is supposed to be. I had to read it closely to figure out who the characters are, but when the end comes it becomes clear why I was getting confused and it suddenly all makes sense. Well, kind of. Like I said, it is difficult to say what this book is and where it is going. I'll have more

Royal City #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Jeff Lemire
Released: Mar 1, 2017

DOUBLE-SIZED DEBUT ISSUE! NEW ONGOING SERIES written and illustrated by JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, A.D., Sweet Tooth). ROYAL CITY charts the lives, loves, and losses of a troubled family and a vanishing town across three decades. Patrick Pike, a fading literary star who reluctantly returns to the once-thriving factory town where he grew up, is quickly...

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7.0

This feels just like something printed in the 70s, all the way down to the paper and ink. Even the colors are inconsistent, and I can't tell if that is on purpose or the result of using an antiquated printing process. You're not going to get any substance here, but you'll get a bit of absurd fun and powerful waves of nostalgia.

All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1

By: Josh Bayer, Benjamin Marra
Released: Mar 1, 2017

All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer issue 1 is a 36 page oversized spectacular featuring the wonderful writing of Josh Bayer, the irresistible inks of Ben Marra and the last art by legendary artist Herb Trimpe, who co-created Wolverine.

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