The Gimmick #1
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The Gimmick #1

Writer: Joanne Starer Artist: Elena Gogou Publisher: Ahoy Comics Release Date: March 8, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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A hard-hitting action/drama written by rising star Joanne Starer (Sirens of the City)! Pro wrestling champ Shane Bryant's ring persona-his gimmick-is forgettable: he's a "nice guy." But his secret is more colorful: he has super strength. And when he punches a fist straight through his opponent's brain-in front of 2.4 million horrified viewers-everything changes. Now Shane needs a new gimmick-and a new life!

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 8, 2023

    The Gimmick #1 is a solid start and really entertaining. Even with a few elements that are best ignored, or downplayed, it's an interesting concept and with multiple directions it can go, a series that's a solid mix for fans of superpowers and wrestling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Mar 10, 2023

    'The Gimmick' is off to a strong start, blending a little Elmore Leonard, and a little Cohen Brothers, with professional wrestling resulting in an intriguing compelling package. You'll want to get on board just to see happens next in this unpredictable dark caper comedy.  Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Mar 8, 2023

    The Gimmick #1 wears its big heart on its sleeve, but that heart sometimes gets in the way of a cohesive vision and compelling storytelling. Read Full Review

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