The Gimmick #4

Writer: Joanne Starer Artist: Elena Gogou Publisher: Ahoy Comics Release Date: June 28, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Secrets are bared in the pro wrestling drama that Patton Oswalt said has "Back-breaking laughs and shin-cracking action... plus a lot of heart." As fugitive wrestler Shane is unmasked before a group of fans, his ex-lover Alicia is exposed by a trashy tabloid.

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 30, 2023

    The Gimmick is kind of easy to overlook at first glance. On the surface, its a silly little wrestling comedy. The intricate relations between all of the characters in the ensemble are deeply engaging. As are the weird angles at which the characters meet. The fact that Shane is now in the company of the daughter of his recent inadvertent victim is...darkly comic and emotionally engaging at the same time. Starer has a gift for finding the right situations to amplify comedy and drama at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jun 30, 2023

    'The Gimmick' continues to be a congenial dramedy as quirky and engaging as some beloved TV shows and movies with ensemble casts. It's a messy situation that hinges on Shane's return to the spotlight so the series looks to be headed into one big confrontation. Endearing, thoughtful, funny, and sometimes silly, 'The Gimmick' is an unconventional series full of heart.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jun 28, 2023

    There are some weird little missteps in the fourth issue here, taking certain characters in directions that feel puzzling at best, but overall The Gimmick continues to gain steam. Read Full Review

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