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Kreniigh reviewed Doctor Doom #1 Oct 11, 2019
7.5

Pretty good but I never want to see fake profanity like "#$%#$@" coming out of Doom's mouth again.

Doctor Doom #1

By: Christopher Cantwell, Salvador Larroca
Released: Oct 9, 2019

THE CRACK OF DOOM!
From Christopher Cantwell (HALT AND CATCH FIRE, SHE COULD FLY) comes a new monthly ongoing series...
Victor Von Doom - scientist, sorcerer, disfigured face, twisted soul - has been spending much of his time warning against a trillion-dollar global effort to create the first "artificial" black hole. Wrestling with visions ...

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Gizmo - Oct 13, 2019

"Doom has no need for inessential profanity. And if he did, no editor would dare censor him."

CaptnAmerca - Oct 14, 2019

Lol. Good point

Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #20 Oct 13, 2019
7.5

We find out the price for Stange's new hands, but it doesn't seem all that bad. I guess Kanna doesn't hold a grudge for long.

Doctor Strange #20

By: Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz
Released: Oct 2, 2019

• An event so epic shakes Doctor Strange to the core and makes him completely reevaluate his life and role.
•  This event is so huge that it makes this the LAST ISSUE OF DOCTOR STRANGE!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #19 Oct 13, 2019
8.5

Another great one-off story, but this one with major implications to Strange's future. Damn is Strange ever reckless, I'm sure there were numerous spells that could have addressed this issue, like a transportation spell to a hospital bed.

Doctor Strange #19

By: Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz
Released: Sep 11, 2019

• Doctor Strange's life was changed by a car accident in upstate New York.
•  A new accident is going to change Stephen's life in just as big a way.
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed The Crow: Hack/Slash #3 Oct 13, 2019
7.5

This issue fills in needed details which make the characters much more relatable.

The Crow: Hack/Slash #3

By: Tim Seeley
Released: Sep 25, 2019

Cassie and her new partner Marcus Grieves must stop the rebel Crow Angeles before she assassinates the entirety of San Francisco's elite. But without a crow spirit to guide him, Marcus is acting dangerously erratic... can Cassie trust one undead revenge killer in pursuit of another?

From writer/artist Tim Seeley (Green Lanterns, Nightwing,...

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Gizmo reviewed Valkyrie: Jane Foster #3 Oct 13, 2019
5.0

The last few pages were the only thing I liked about this issue, I found most of it rushed and unsatisfying. Some pages of artwork were subpar as well.

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #3

By: Jason Aaron, Cafu
Released: Sep 18, 2019

VALKYRIE TAKES A BELOVED FRIEND ON THE JOURNEY OF THEIR AFTERLIFE!
When a longstanding Marvel character dies at the hands of Bullseye, Jane Foster must accept her new role and carry them to the world beyond. But she is not the Valkyrie of the past - nor is Bullseye's victim any ordinary hero. Valhalla is only one hall of the dead. The multivers...

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Gizmo reviewed Usagi Yojimbo #5 Oct 13, 2019
9.0

Heavy and tragic with a killer ending! Excellent work.

Usagi Yojimbo #5

By: Stan Sakai
Released: Oct 9, 2019

The enthralling conclusion to "The Hero"! Usagi has been retained as a bodyguard to writer Lady Mura as she escapes her powerful, abusive husband. However, he is cornered in a dilemma when duty and honor conflicts with bushido, the rigid code of the samurai. Can only tragedy come of his decision?

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Gizmo reviewed Blade Runner: 2019 #4 Oct 13, 2019
7.5

The pace moves at a breakneck speed and Book 1 is over before you know it. It was a fun ride though, I like the way Ash's character has developed and I'm looking forward to Book 2.

Blade Runner: 2019 #4

By: Michael Green, Andres Guinaldo
Released: Oct 9, 2019

The climax to the first original comic series set in the world of Blade Runner! Detective Ash discovers the truth behind her mysterious client, his kidnapped family, and the Replicant conspiracy hidden throughout Los Angeles! From writer Michael Green (screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek), and illustrated by Andres Guina...

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Gizmo reviewed High Heaven #1 Oct 13, 2019
7.5

Funny so far, not sure how much it will stand out compared to the Netflix series with a similar concept. The prose backup by Grant Morrison was surprisingly underwhelming.

High Heaven #1

By: Tom Peyer, Greg Scott
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Chronic malcontent David Weathers dies and goes to Heaven-where everything is terrible, and everybody hates a complainer. A savage satire by writer Tom Peyer (Hourman, Batman '66) with art by Greg Scott (Black Hood, X-Files). And! The socially awkward science-adventurers known as Hashtag: Danger kill a dinosaur! Backup s...

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Doom #1 Oct 13, 2019
8.5

I know not who could get such an upper hand on Doom, but they will pay dearly for their insolence!

Doctor Doom #1

By: Christopher Cantwell, Salvador Larroca
Released: Oct 9, 2019

THE CRACK OF DOOM!
From Christopher Cantwell (HALT AND CATCH FIRE, SHE COULD FLY) comes a new monthly ongoing series...
Victor Von Doom - scientist, sorcerer, disfigured face, twisted soul - has been spending much of his time warning against a trillion-dollar global effort to create the first "artificial" black hole. Wrestling with visions ...

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Gizmo reviewed Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #1 Oct 12, 2019
7.5

I like the concept, I like the art, both the color and black & white. The color art is in a photo-realism style, which rarely works in comics, yet it seems to work well here. That being said, It feels like this creative team is inexperienced with comic books: the layouts often don't flow and the dialogue can be disjointed and even downright cheesy. I can't take a grown women seriously that demands more

Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity #1

By: Kami Garcia, Mico Suayan
Released: Oct 9, 2019

In Gotham City, where heinous acts of violence are a daily occurrence, the GCPD relies on Harley Quinn, a young forensic psychiatrist and profiler, to consult on their toughest cases. But Harley is haunted by one unsolved case-the night she discovered her roommate's body marked with the signature of a notorious serial killer known as The Joker.

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Gizmo reviewed Batman's Grave #1 Oct 12, 2019
7.5

Good start. Sets an appropriate mood, though I had to reread some lines of dialogue because they weren't clear the first time.

Batman's Grave #1

By: Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch
Released: Oct 9, 2019

The World's Greatest Detective must try to inhabit the mind of a murder victim to solve a case-without filling the empty grave next to those of his parents. Can Batman imagine the life of a corpse with a half-eaten face without dying himself?
Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, one of the most legendary creative partnerships of the modern age, reunit...

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #18 Oct 10, 2019
9.0

This is an excellent story contained in a single issue. The concept is charming, the execution is hilarious. You don't need to read any of the other Doctor Strange issues to enjoy it so don't hesitate to check it out.

Doctor Strange #18

By: Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz
Released: Aug 28, 2019

• Stephen Strange is back on Earth after his Multiversal odyssey with Galactus and Clea.
•  But is the Multiverse done with Doctor Strange?
•  A truly terrifying villain is working their way into the Marvel U via a small house in Kansas, in the issue that will have people talking for years!
Rated ...

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Gizmo reviewed Lois Lane #4 Oct 9, 2019
3.0

What was the point with this issue? Would it make any difference if it were cut out completely? Get to the plot!

Lois Lane #4

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins
Released: Oct 2, 2019

Renee Montoya wants answers. But can she handle the truth of what Lois Lane has uncovered? The questions pile up as Lois meets with both Renee and the original faceless detective, Vic Sage.

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Gizmo reviewed Nomen Omen #1 Oct 8, 2019
7.5

The first issue is quite interesting, though I'm not entirely sure what is going on (other than witchcraft) and I probably won't until the first arc finishes because it seems to be by design. The artwork is good and makes sensible use of color (or lack thereof). It's too early for me to make a call on this story, but the creators seem pretty dedicated to the lore.

Nomen Omen #1

By: Marco B. Bucci, Jacopo Camagni
Released: Oct 2, 2019

SERIES PREMIERE

"TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART," Part One
No matter how fast you run, sooner or later your past will catch up with you. Enter Becky Kumar, a geeky twenty-year-old from New York City who is about to cross the veil between our reality and a realm of otherworldly truths. From writer and RPG creator MARCO B. BUCCI (Magna Verit...

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1936 Oct 5, 2019
6.5

-- JUDGE DREDD // BLOOD OF EMERALOS: Things are getting interesting again. -- ABSALOM // UNDER A FALSE FLAG: Human sacrifices are always fun. -- SLÁINE // PRIMORDIAL: Cool issue but an odd place to end Book Two. -- OUTLIER // DARK SYMMETRIES: Um, I don't know what's going on. -- HELIUM // PART THREE: Oooo, I hate that lord mayor! On the bright side, looks like things are going blow up in her face more

2000AD #1936

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Released: Jun 24, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers #8 Oct 5, 2019
7.0

Feels like we're finally getting somewhere.

Transformers #8

By: Brian Ruckley, Cachet Whitman
Released: Jul 3, 2019

As Megatron seeks to bring about change to Cybertron, he meets with Termagax, a living piece of Cybertronian history and founder of the Ascenticon movement. Will she set him on the path to peace, or lead him to an unrepairable rupture with the Senate?

A bold new era!
Transformers-now shipping twice-monthly!
All your favorite Tran...

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers #7 Oct 5, 2019
6.5

5 pages of Andrew Griffith artwork remind me what I'm missing out on.

Transformers #7

By: Brian Ruckley, Cachet Whitman
Released: Jun 12, 2019

When another body shows up, Chromia and Prowl feel the pressure to get answers. Bumblebee, meanwhile, applies for a new job-as a bodyguard. But first, he has to impress Elita-1.

New story begins here!
A brand-new era of Transformers!

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #24 Oct 4, 2019
8.5

Being a superhero is not as easy as it looks. The artwork is excellent save for the Pac-Man-looking mouths when drawn in profile.

Runaways #24

By: Rainbow Rowell, Genolet
Released: Aug 28, 2019

• Look out, West Coast Avengers and Superior Spider-Man! Karolina Dean is searching for a sense of purpose as California's NEWEST SUPER HERO!
•  A chance at self-actualization is the best reason to put your life on the line for others! Right?
•  But what consequences await the Runaways if Nico has to ...

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #23 Oct 2, 2019
8.0

Gert is in danger of becoming whiny and annoying, but the other characters are progressing in interesting directions.

Runaways #23

By: Rainbow Rowell, Genolet
Released: Jul 31, 2019

Doombot was destroyed back in #17, and Chase hasn't been able to fix him. Victor is going to give it a shot, even if it forces him down a dark road. Even if it leads to something even worse than Victorius...
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Batman/Superman #2 Oct 2, 2019
8.0

This was pretty exciting, the artwork is excellent and the cliffhanger has me hooked.

Batman/Superman #2

By: Joshua Williamson, David Marquez
Released: Sep 25, 2019

The Batman Who Laughs' plot is bigger than either the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel realized. Following a showdown with the devious killer's first sentinel, a jacked-up, Dark Multiverse-infected Shazam!, the pair has to figure out who else has been targeted for similar transformations. Their first two guesses: someone very close to Batman and ...

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Gizmo reviewed Harleen #1 Oct 1, 2019
8.5

The artwork is excellent and Harleen's character is handled faithfully. I'll be reading the rest of the series for sure.

Harleen #1

By: Stejpan Sejic
Released: Sep 25, 2019

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions. On that road I saw a pale man, and he smiled at me..." Dr. Harleen Quinzel has discovered a revolutionary cure for the madness of Gotham City-she just needs to prove it actually works. But with the criminal justice and mental health establishments united against her, the brilliant young psychologist ...

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Gizmo reviewed The Plot #1 Sep 29, 2019
7.5

There is a lot left to be explained but it is an intriguing, horror fueled start.

The Plot #1

By: Michael Moreci, Josh Hixson
Released: Sep 25, 2019

In order to receive... First you must give. When Chase Blaine's estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to McKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta... which overlooks a deep, black bogland teemi...

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Gizmo reviewed Road of Bones #2 Sep 29, 2019
7.5

I think we all knew this was where the plot was heading. That's not a complaint.

Road of Bones #2

By: Rich Douek, Alex Cormack
Released: Jun 26, 2019

After weeks battling the cold, freezing tundra and a dwindling food supply, tension runs high between Roman, Sergei, and Grigori as they flee the horrors of the Kolyma Gulag. Their one hope is reaching a hunting lodge in the mountains where they can replenish their supplies-but the rocky path grows more treacherous with every step. Even so, Roman h...

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Gizmo reviewed SFSX (Safe Sex) #1 Sep 29, 2019
7.5

Delivers what it promises and doesn't shy away from showing rather than telling. I already like to hate the creepy puritan regime called the Party, but they could do with a better name... maybe their lack of a creative name is meant to be indicative of who they are.

SFSX (Safe Sex) #1

By: Tina Horn, Michael Dowling
Released: Sep 25, 2019

SERIES PREMIERE

Notorious kink writer TINA HORN teams up with artist MICHAEL DOWLING (Unfollow, Death Sentence) for SFSX, a social thriller about sex, love, and torture that reads like SEX CRIMINALS in Gilead crossed with Oceans 8-with a SUNSTONE twist!

In a draconian America where sexuality is bureaucratized and policed, a group...

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers #6 Sep 28, 2019
7.5

The Sky Bridge is cool, and I always love an issue centering on Optimus and Megatron, though I've seen it done better in the past.

Transformers #6

By: Brian Ruckley, Bethany McGuire-Smith
Released: May 29, 2019

All your favorite Transformers characters as you've never seen them before! Optimus takes the spotlight! Even a bot as wise as a leader of the Autobots needs guidance now and again, so Optimus turns to Codexa-a Cybertronian who has grown into the very planet itself. Will she help Optimus settle his problems with Megatron or will she lead them both ...

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers #5 Sep 28, 2019
7.0

Something happening! The plot advances a bit and we get a look at the energon hoarding -I mean,"reserving."

Transformers #5

By: Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez
Released: May 15, 2019

A brand new era of Transformers! The investigation into the mystery of Cybertron's first murder continues! Windblade closes in on answers, Rubble finds a job that suits him, and Bumblebee... well, Bumblebee has a secret that could lead to chaos. A cosmic epic of grand scale, presented by Star Trek/Green Lantern and Injustice 2 artist Angel Hernande...

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Gizmo reviewed Second Coming #3 Sep 26, 2019
8.0

"I don't know any 'Paul'." Tell 'em JC! This issue is actually more focused on Sunstar's baggage, which is fairly sad. There's a crazy short story involving aliens as a backup too.

Second Coming #3

By: Mark Russell, Richard Pace
Released: Sep 18, 2019

Searching for his missing grandmother, Sunstar is forced to confront the shortcomings of his super-powers. Jesus, left on his own for the day, runs afoul of street preachers. Also: the usual assortment of AHOY prose stories and extra features.

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8.5

I love the relationship that Tut and Riddler have in this issue, I'm glad there was a chance for that to be a thing. I doubt the ending will stick, but it's a great issue as its own piece.

Year of the Villain: The Riddler #1

By: Mark Russell, Scott Godlewski
Released: Sep 11, 2019

Lex Luthor has presented dark gifts to super-villains across the DC Universe, setting off what can only be called the Year of the Villain. Unfortunately, resources are limited, so not everyone got something. The Riddler is one such person, and he is most displeased about it. Was this merely an oversight or a deliberate slight? The Riddler is determ...

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allenquanobi reviewed Blade Runner: 2019 #2 Aug 21, 2019
8.5

just picked up this issue and #1. Good solid series so far to complement the movies. The art is really good, it's the thing thats elevating the series if im being honest

Blade Runner: 2019 #2

By: Michael Green, Andres Guinaldo
Released: Aug 21, 2019

Return to the world of Blade Runner in an all-new ongoing comic series from the pen of Michael Green (screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek), illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America)! Veteran Blade Runner Ash hunts down the kidnapped child of a billionaire, but he's not all he seems...

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DeadManSoul reviewed Blade Runner: 2019 #3 Sep 19, 2019
7.5

The weakest issue of the series, but still, fun. The runner is a great char. Don't know about the ending... let's wait and see.

Blade Runner: 2019 #3

By: Michael Green, Andres Guinaldo
Released: Sep 18, 2019


Hunter becomes hunted, as veteran Blade Runner Ash is shot down in neo-noir Los Angeles, 2019! The first new comic series set in the world of Blade Runner, from Michael Green (screenwriter for Blade Runner 2049) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek), and illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America)!

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