The Gimmick #5

Writer: Joanne Starer Artist: Elena Gogou Publisher: Ahoy Comics Release Date: July 26, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Final bodyslamming issue of the "darkly comedic wrestling tragedy that doubles as a road trip story, taking aim at racism and corporate greed along the way." ( Fugitive wrestler Shane is counting on his mask to get him through Fan Slam 5-where everyone angry at him, betrayed by him, looking to use him, and/or seeking to arrest him is also headed. Featuring the usual mix of AHOY backup stories and illustrations!

  • 5.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 28, 2023

    The premise that Shane is a bit bland as a hero shows in the work, and the best parts of the story are all interpersonal moments between characters. The plot doesn't quite gel, though. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jul 26, 2023

    A little less story in the early issues would've helped this penultimate installment feel a little less rushed and chaotic. Read Full Review

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