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Gizmo reviewed Batman #28 Aug 16, 2017
6.0

Where is the plot? So far it feels like a series of tie-ins to an event book, but I want to read the main event!

Batman #28

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Aug 2, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part four! War is hell. Unless it's in Gotham City, where it's so much worse. The clash between The Joker and the Riddler continues to escalate, with the rest of the city's villains picking sides and joining in. In the midst of the battle, Batman must try to save whoever he can while knowing he will forever be haunted...

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers: Lost Light #6 Aug 15, 2017
8.0

Sooo, we're going to be continuing our adventures with Megatron for the rest of the series now... Right?

Transformers: Lost Light #6

By: James Roberts, Jack Lawrence
Released: Jun 7, 2017

You know that sinking feeling you get when you witness the destruction of an entire planet? Rodimus and company are about to feel that. Hardcore.

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Gizmo added Defenders (2017) to their pull list Aug 13, 2017

Defenders (2017)

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more - they will need to become DEFENDERS! Brian Michael Bend...

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Gizmo reviewed Defenders #4 Aug 13, 2017
8.5

Another great issue, I love seeing Danny and Jessica kicking some ass, great art. How is Jessica's car still working!? Don't sleep on this series, it is shaping up to be one of Marvel's strongest on the stands right now.

Defenders #4

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Aug 9, 2017

• The streets of the Marvel Universe have exploded into chaos, and the only thing standing in between the innocent people of New York and that chaos are the Defenders.
•  But can a group of socially maladjusted heroes actually trust each other enough to continue as a team?
•  Can the Defenders partner up with a stranger in a de...

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Gizmo reviewed Redlands #1 Aug 13, 2017
9.0

A speedy read, but very cool. A creepy mood with a fast, gripping pace. I'm expecting great things out of this series.

Redlands #1

By: Jordie Bellaire, Jordie Bellaire
Released: Aug 9, 2017

A brand-new horror book from the minds of Eisner Award-winner JORDIE BELLAIRE (PRETTY DEADLY, Vision, Batman) and critically acclaimed artist VANESA R. DEL REY (ZERO, Scarlet
Witch, Constantine) brings you to the sleepy, sunny town of Redlands, Florida. The police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned town, and a coven of kille...

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Gizmo reviewed TMNT: Dimension X #1 Aug 12, 2017
7.5

What a crazy planet, it makes for some fun antics.

TMNT: Dimension X #1

By: Paul Allor, Pablo Tunica
Released: Aug 2, 2017

The Turtles journey to find a reclusive and indestructible empath- only to find that the assassin Hakk-R has found him first... and convinced him that the Turtles are the enemy!

Bullet points:
*    Directly ties in to the exciting events of the main series, "The Trial of Krang!"
*    Continuing the ev...

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Gizmo added TMNT: Dimension X to their pull list Aug 12, 2017

TMNT: Dimension X

The Turtles journey to find a reclusive and indestructible empath- only to find that the assassin Hakk-R has found him first... and convinced him that the Turtles are the enemy!

Bullet points:
*    Directly ties in to the exciting events of the main series, "The Trial of Krang!"
*    Continuing the ev...

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7.5

Read this as if it is TMNT #72.5. It is a pretty decent FCBD issue, it gives a recap but actually has original and interesting content as well.

FCBD 2017: TMNT: Prelude To Dimension X #1

By: Tom Waltz, Cory Smith
Released: May 3, 2017

Prequel to the upcoming TMNT: Dimension X 5-week event this August! Krang was defeated by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and now awaits trial in Dimension X. Little do the Turtles know that Krang hired an assassin to destroy everyone who might testify against him, including themselves! This issue introduces a deadly and weird new villain, ...

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Gizmo reviewed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73 Aug 12, 2017
7.5

Congrats on this run for being the longest run of ongoing TMNT comics to date, despite this being a time for constant reboots in comics. What an accomplishment, I think it is all owed to the consistent quality that the creators bring to this series. I'd highly recommend reading the 2017 Free Comic Book Day issue of TMNT before starting this issue, consider the FCBD issue as number 72.5, because it more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73

By: Tom Waltz, Cory Smith
Released: Aug 2, 2017

"Trial of Krang", Part 1 of 3. Infamous warlord Krang is set to go to trial in Dimension X. The Turtles are on hand to make sure everything goes smoothly. Of course it goes anything but! New villains, new worlds, and new intrigue await in the biggest interstellar adventure the TMNT have ever been on!

Bullet points:
*   ...

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Gizmo is now following Synthozoid Aug 12, 2017

Synthozoid

Reviews: 492

Pull List: 62

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Gizmo reviewed Astonishing X-Men #1 Jul 24, 2017
9.0

It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you without a strong X-book to step to. Think of all the weak products you slept through. Time's up I'm sorry I kept you.

Astonishing X-Men #1

By: Charles Soule, Jim Cheung
Released: Jul 19, 2017

ONLY THE X-MEN CAN SAVE US!
An ancient evil is attacking the world's most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-MEN discovers the truth behind the threat, but there is no time left. PSYLOCKE, OLD MAN LOGAN, BISHOP, ARCHANGEL, FANTOMEX, ROGUE and GAMBIT will a...

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Synthozoid - Aug 11, 2017

Rakim!

Gizmo - Aug 12, 2017

Synthozoid for the win!!!

9.0

Great issue. The artwork is excellent and excels at the action. The characters are at a very interesting point when they've hit the bottom of the barrel. Even the backup story is great, even though I don't really know what's going on yet.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #12

By: Erik Burnham, Sophie Campbell
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"Karai's Path," part 1 of 4. Karai has always embodied the Foot Clan. With the Clan under the control of Splinter, what path will Karai take during her travels in Japan? Danger and intrigue await Karai, Koya, and Bludgeon!

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7.0

*spoilers* It's a decent issue, but wouldn't make much difference if it never happened at all. We get some interesting new characters out of it, but Dreadmon heads on his way and doesn't end up adding to the Mutanimal team, so it feels more like providing fan service to see Dreadmon in an issue more than telling a relevant story. How does the head mercenary guy have a cybernetic wolf head under th more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #11

By: Rich Douek, Aaron Conley
Released: Jun 21, 2017

Man Ray and Sally Pride journey to New Jersey to investigate rumors of a mysterious monster... who happens to be new mutant Dreadmon!

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8.5

That part with Jagwar, Mikey and the umbrella? Priceless! I've enjoyed watching the Pantheon in action, the new artist is great.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #72

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"Pantheon Family Reunion," Part 2 of 2. A group of powerful and mysterious beings who decide the course of history can't seem to stop arguing with each other. What happens when they realize that mutants may threaten their world order?

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7.5

It's weird that they introduce members of their own family to each other, it makes for transparent exposition. It is interesting to see all of the Pantheon, or at least most of them, having dinner together. It is a curious nature that governs this universe.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #71

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Jun 28, 2017

"Pantheon Family Reunion" Part 1 of 2. You are cordially invited to the centennial reunion of the Pantheon, the immortal family that influences the course of history. The main talking point? The fate of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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bucswin611 reviewed Dark Days: The Casting #1 Jul 13, 2017
7.0

My reviews are usually pretty positive so I feel like I am missing something with all the praise for this one. The repeated "this could change the very fabric of..." blah blah has gotten very repetitive over the two preludes. Maybe it's just me but I haven't felt very...oriented(?) to this book, possibly because of the number of characters/artists/etc changing. Looking forward to Metal stability!

Dark Days: The Casting #1

By: Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert
Released: Jul 12, 2017

The Joker's surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman's carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman's warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of ...

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8.0

The action is packed to the brim and the villain is freakin' crazy. The mercs were a little too friendly with the mutanimals near the end though, I think that needed to be scaled back.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #70

By: Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"Desperate Measures" Part 4! A stand-off between humans and mutants turns deadly for one side and the consequences will have an impact for years to come! The senses-shattering conclusion of an action-packed story arc!

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Gizmo reviewed Extremity #5 Aug 6, 2017
8.5

Wow, the dad has really has become the bad guy now. I image that it is going to come down to his children to stop his path of destruction.

Extremity #5

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

Thea has followed her father's every order in their war against the Paznina. But how far is she willing to go?

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Gizmo reviewed Ab Irato #3 Aug 5, 2017
7.5

For being a sci-fi fantasy, it is very well grounded. I'm still waiting for Gana to tie into the story properly, so far she's just this random wild card wrecking up the place.

Ab Irato #3

By: Thierry Labrosse, Thierry Labrosse
Released: Jul 5, 2017

Gana raids the headquarters of Juvex Corp even as the Bastards of God, under mounting pressure from the police, fall into infighting and take hostages-amongst them Nève.  

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Gizmo reviewed Unbelievable Gwenpool #18 Aug 5, 2017
9.0

This is quickly becoming the seminal arc for Gwenpool. It's funny and ties in nicely with the first arc.

Unbelievable Gwenpool #18

By: Christopher Hastings, Gurihiru
Released: Jul 26, 2017

• Gwenpool is no stranger to trouble in the Marvel Universe.
•  But now, it seems the Marvel Universe is after her.
•  Whose secret identity did she blurt out this time?!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Lazarus: X+66 #1 Aug 5, 2017
9.0

An intense issue with a satisfying ending. A great way to expand on the Lazarus story without getting the main book bogged down in too many side plots.

Lazarus: X+66 #1

By: Greg Rucka, Steve Lieber
Released: Jul 19, 2017

In the wake of "CULL" and setting the stage for "FRACTURE," the sixth storyline of the critically acclaimed LAZARUS, this series takes us into the year +66 with six separate stories. Casey Solomon has caught the eye of the Lazarus, but gaining the Family's attention can be as much a curse as a blessing. Will Dagger Selection destroy Casey, or will ...

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8.0

It does seem a bit of a stretch for Soranik to overreact this much considering she never knew this son aside from the fact that he's bad guy. It's still a pretty sweet comic though, with great art. I love that Guy and Arkillo are ironically the most reluctant to fight each other, that was a nice touch.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #25

By: Robert Venditti, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"FRACTURES" part four! In this extra-sized issue, it's Lantern vs. Lantern as the GLC and Sinestro Corps duke it out over the murder of Sinestro Corps members. And a Lantern turns his back on their friends, embracing the darkness.

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Gizmo reviewed Batman #27 Aug 2, 2017
8.0

It's a good comic on it's own merits, I feel for this guy. On the other hand, we are only three issues into this arc and already deviating from the main plot, can we get narrative underway already?

Batman #27

By: Tom King, Davide Gianfelice
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"THE WAR OF THE JOKES AND RIDDLES" part three! The war has spread to every corner of Gotham City, and while Batman battles back the forces of Joker and Riddler, an unlikely criminal becomes the pivotal key to its potential resolution... but it could cost him everything.

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #27 Aug 2, 2017
6.0

Wait, what? *spoilers*: Earth ten billion years ago? Ten BILLION years ago??? It's called Google people, use it! I can't get over how stupid that is, is this an alternate universe that is billions of years offset from the regular universe? Because the Earth should not even exist that long ago. The is an otherwise decent comic but... Goddamn did that take me out of the story. I thought it was actua more

Green Lanterns #27

By: Sam Humphries, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Jul 19, 2017

"OUT OF TIME" part two! Cast back in time, Jessica and Simon must survive on the savage Earth of ten billion years ago! With a single ring between them, can the Emerald Knights locate the first Green Lanterns?

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8.5

So funny! And I feel kind of bad for Morty. Love the bonus cards at the end, nice touch.

Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #1

By: Tini Howard, Marc Ellerby
Released: Jul 5, 2017

Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It is a new comic book miniseries based on the popular Adult Swim television series and inspired by the Pocket Mortys mobile game! In this five issue series, Morty is on a quest to free himself (and all the other Mortys) from the clutches of Ricks, who collect Mortys and force them to battle one another for sch...

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #23 Aug 1, 2017
7.5

What part about 'don't touch anything' don't you understand Ben!?

Doctor Strange #23

By: Dennis Hopeless, Niko Henrichon
Released: Jul 19, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  Strange, Fisk and company take the fight to the person running New York City...BARON MORDO!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #22 Jul 31, 2017
8.0

Marvel books are usually burdened when they get sucked in by these events but this one has quite a bit of freedom to play under the setup and it takes advantage of that. I must admit, I'm enjoying it.

Doctor Strange #22

By: Dennis Hopeless, Niko Henrichon
Released: Jun 21, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  With the incredible current events in NYC, Strange must ally himself with some unsavory people.
•  No, Spider-Woman isn't unsavory, though the Doctor is allying with her.
•  It's Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. the Kingpin. That's who we're talking about.
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #21 Jul 30, 2017
7.5

I was going to call out the axe for screwing up the continuity by only being one-sided, but apparently Strange has more than one enchanted axe? It's a slightly different approach from Aaron's, but so far it is a good start. Where is Strange's librarian?

Doctor Strange #21

By: Dennis Hopeless, Niko Henrichon
Released: May 31, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  New York City is under attack by dark forces, and only Doctor Strange has a shot at saving it. But it's quite a longshot!
•  And welcome new ongoing writer DENNIS HOPELESS (ALL-NEW X-MEN, SPIDER-WOMAN, JEAN GREY) and artist NIKO HENRICHON (Pride of Baghdad, NEW MUTANTS).
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed The Mighty Thor #14 Jul 30, 2017
8.5

A bleak yet somehow satisfying way to cap off this arc. The art was dynamic and well suited to the action.

The Mighty Thor #14

By: Jason Aaron, Steve Epting
Released: Dec 28, 2016

• The War of the Realms has spread to every branch of the World Tree!
•  Thor and the new League of Realms have fought valiantly to restore the peace, but the road is fraught with challenges they'd not anticipated.
•  Malekith has formed a wicked union of his own, calling on Loki and the all-new KURSE...

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Gizmo reviewed The Mighty Thor #13 Jul 30, 2017
7.0

A D&D ready team in a raid gone wrong. Kind of fun, but nothing special so far. I want to see more action from this mountain giant, she's cool.

The Mighty Thor #13

By: Jason Aaron, Steve Epting
Released: Nov 23, 2016

    Kicking off a two-part story with guest artist STEVE EPTING!
•  The War of the Realms rages on. The only way to defeat Malekith is for the realms to join forces, and it's up to Thor to bring them together.
•  Heroes from across the ten realms - including Lady Sif and Angela - have united...

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