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Gizmo reviewed Deadpool #1 Jun 17, 2018
5.5

I cringe at each joke as it lands flat...

Deadpool #1

By: Skottie Young, Nic Klein
Released: Jun 6, 2018

MERCIN' FOR A LIVING!
Skottie Young and Nic Klein bring you the craziest tales of the Regeneratin' Degenerate yet! It's been a while since Deadpool's had to merc to make ends meet, but things are tough all over. While Deadpool tries to get his humble mercenary-for-hire business back off the ground, a catastrophic threat so unfathomably huge, so...

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther #1 Jun 17, 2018
7.5

Coates is trying something new with Space Panther, I wonder what inspired him to take this direction, it is really out of left field. Looking forward to seeing how it develops.

Black Panther #1

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acuna
Released: May 23, 2018

A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI COATES & DANIEL ACUñA!
A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T'Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed...
Across the vast Multiverse...

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #381 Jun 17, 2018
7.0

Loki is pulling the good guy routine again, we'll see how long this one lasts. I would have liked to see how exactly he became the sorcerer supreme; jumping straight into a concept like this works well for a short series, but it is jarring in an ongoing series that didn't even allude to such a development.

Doctor Strange #381

By: Donny Cates, Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Released: Nov 15, 2017

LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME  Part 1
Evil is everywhere and the world needs the Sorcerer Supreme more than ever. But is the world ready for LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME?  He has the cloak, the spells - he's even got Zelma Stanton as his assistant (and possibly more?) - but is this the chance he needed to become a hero, or is the god of lies dangerously...

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #26 Jun 17, 2018
6.0

An anti-climactic ending; and throwing the flashlight was ludicrous.

Doctor Strange #26

By: John Barber, Niko Henrichon
Released: Oct 18, 2017

Doctor Strange and Zelma make what may well be their last house-call!
•  An evil unlike any you've seen puts Strange in his toughest spot yet, stripping him of his magic, leaving him only with his crippled fists to defend himself.
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #25 Jun 17, 2018
8.0

John Barber takes a crack at the Sorcerer Supreme and I like the result. A traumatized girl from Stephen's past makes for a captivating villain.

Doctor Strange #25

By: John Barber, Kevin Nowlan
Released: Sep 20, 2017

EXTRA-SIZED 25TH ISSUE!
•  Comic art legend KEVIN NOWLAN joins John Barber (DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER) for an incredibly special anniversary issue!
•  A mysterious foe that Strange BARELY defeated in his past comes back to haunt Strange's present and finds him MUCH weaker. Uh-oh!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Green Hornet #3 May 22, 2018
5.0

The grammar errors and unearthly coincidence that lands Mulan and the other onto the boat surrounded by the bad guys leads me to believe that the creators don't really care whether this comic is any good.

Green Hornet #3

By: Amy Chu, German Erramouspe
Released: May 9, 2018

In Istanbul, Mulan and Daily Sentinel reporter Tai reunite with Britt Jr. But he refuses to take the mantle of the Green Hornet back! Meanwhile, things get complicated when the mysterious hero The Oko reappears and blames the Green Hornet in Sebastian's death.

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Gizmo reviewed Days of Hate #1 May 21, 2018
8.0

This is the chance to get the perspective of a writer that escaped from the Czech-Polish border, whose great-grandfather fought for the Nazis and whose Grandfather worked for the communist secret police. We also have an artist who got out of the Balkans when it broke down into civil war. Do these qualify as "sensationalist websites?" Is a 12-part, independent comic book a "clever business move?" T more

Days of Hate #1

By: Ales Kot, Danijel Zezelj
Released: Jan 17, 2018

SERIES PREMIERE
The United States of America, 2022.
The loss that ripped them apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other towards a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again.
This is a story of a war.

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TheImageIsStrong reviewed Days of Hate #1 Jan 20, 2018
9.5

A little slow, but I like some of Kot's work and Zezelj's art is gritty and went well with the story. I'm gonna see where this goes and I enjoyed it so I'll pry stick out the 12 issue maxi series.

Days of Hate #1

By: Ales Kot, Danijel Zezelj
Released: Jan 17, 2018

SERIES PREMIERE
The United States of America, 2022.
The loss that ripped them apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other towards a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again.
This is a story of a war.

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Bill Blaze reviewed Days of Hate #1 Jan 17, 2018
9.5

This is a damn good issue. Perhaps not for the politically ignorant. I'm definitely looking forward to see where this goes.

Days of Hate #1

By: Ales Kot, Danijel Zezelj
Released: Jan 17, 2018

SERIES PREMIERE
The United States of America, 2022.
The loss that ripped them apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other towards a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again.
This is a story of a war.

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #39 May 21, 2018
7.0

I like the undertones and appreciate what the book is going for, it's just a bit too dense with panels, sound effects and work balloons. I think less would be more in this case.

Green Lanterns #39

By: Tim Seeley, Carlo Barberi
Released: Jan 17, 2018

"A WORLD OF OUR OWN" finale! Green Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz face down a Chimera monster as the conflict on Ungara comes to a head. With the power of a hundred alien races, this beast plans to wash Ungara and the Green Lanterns clean with a red tide of blood and violence.
RATED T

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Gizmo reviewed Barrier #1 May 21, 2018
8.0

I'm sure that I'd get more out of it if I knew a lick of Spanish, but the images tell most of the story.

Barrier #1

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin
Released: May 9, 2018

From the Eisner Award-winning team behind THE PRIVATE EYE, BARRIER is an unconventional drama about violence, language, and illegal immigration...with a shocking sci-fi twist. After debuting on PanelSyndicate.com, this critically acclaimed five-part miniseries finally comes to print, exclusively from Image Comics. After making the massive, 50-plus-...

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Gizmo reviewed Death or Glory #1 May 21, 2018
8.5

The gorgeous artwork by Bengal takes us for quite the thrill ride.

Death or Glory #1

By: Rick Remender, Bengal
Released: May 2, 2018

SERIES PREMIERE
Meet Glory, raised off the grid in a convoy amid truckers-the last men and women fighting for true freedom on the American open road. Now, in order to pay for her beloved dying Father's surgery, Glory has three days to pull off four dangerous cross-country heists with mob killers, crooked cops, and a psycho ex-husband all out to...

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Gizmo reviewed Pathfinder: Worldscape #2 May 21, 2018
5.0

The artwork is excellent but there is zero plot, mostly exposition. That's fine for a campaign book, but this is a comic. I like the extras in the back of the comic, Green Martian racial traits and stats for Radium firearms.

Pathfinder: Worldscape #2

By: Erik Mona, Jonathan Lau
Released: Nov 16, 2016

The Scepter and the Crown.  The legendary heroes of three worlds fight to survive in the forbidden jungle of the inter-dimensional Worldscape. Seoni lends her magic to the mighty Tars Tarkas of Barsoom and his savage ally Thun'da to help them discover the secret of a multi-world gorilla super-army. Co-starring the jungle goddess Fantomah!...

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Gizmo reviewed Robocop: Citizens Arrest #2 May 19, 2018
7.5

The story focuses more on the social effects of libertarian capitalism run amok and less so on Robocop shooting people, but I think we're ramping up to that now, based on the cliffhanger. I personally enjoy this approach, it's a bit more modern and unique, bringing something new to the franchise while staying true to its roots. Extra points for the hilarious parody of Fox & Friends.

Robocop: Citizens Arrest #2

By: Brian Wood, Jorge Coelho
Released: May 9, 2018

With growing unrest in the Ruins, OCP is encouraging people to report on their neighbors. The Ruins is a powder keg, with OCP handing out the matches.

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Gizmo reviewed Pathfinder: Worldscape #1 May 19, 2018
6.5

I'm back into playing Pathfinder, but don't usually buy the comics since a finished story kind of defeats the purpose of the RPG. However, I also noticed that Jonathan Lau does the interiors and the issue comes with a small poster/map and stats for a dope Ranger archetype based on Red Sonja called the Sword-Devil. It forsakes most of what I identify rangers with, but sounds like quite a nasty litt more

Pathfinder: Worldscape #1

By: Erik Mona, Jonathan Lau
Released: Oct 19, 2016

Into the Worldscape - Dynamite's fantasy adventure crossover event kicks off as the Pathfinders are drawn into the mysterious Worldscape, where the greatest warriors of Hyboria, Barsoom, Golarion and Earth clash in an ancient battle of life and death! Magic, monsters, and mystery co-starring Red Sonja! The Worldscape beckons in a tale written by Pa...

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Gizmo reviewed DC Nation #0 May 7, 2018
6.5

I'm curious as to why DC copped out of FCBD in favor of a 25 cent issue. As far as prologue issues go, it works quite well.

BATMAN / YOUR BIG DAY: The highlight of the book. A well executed, creepy sit-down with the Joker. Something about Tom King's Joker still doesn't land with me though. I've always like my Joker crazy, but crazy like a fox in that his insanity served a larger scheme. more

DC Nation #0

By: Tom King, Jorge Jimenez
Released: May 2, 2018

These stories will appear only in this comic book and will not be reprinted in another comic book before each series' collected editions. Only the first printing of this issue will have a cover price of $0.25. This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic ...

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myconius - Jun 13, 2018

i really like your analogy on this take of the Joker. it's a pale comparison to great Joker stories of the past. to me this Joker is very uninspired. it's obvious Joker is going to kill this no-name wooden cut-out of a victim. (BANG!) and then it happens. 'the end'.

Gizmo reviewed Avengers #1 May 6, 2018
6.0

The main story is not bad, but the side stories with Ghost Rider, Savage Hulk, Doctor Strange, and Black Panther are boring with no apparent relation to the main plot yet.

Avengers #1

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: May 2, 2018

A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES -
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.

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Gizmo reviewed Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken #5 May 6, 2018
8.5

After all that drama, Guinan's advice was pretty insubstantial, lol. Still, the plan that they do come up with and execute is pretty cool and there is something very satisfying about seeing evil Picard and his crew come out on top. The art just brings the series to the next level and I hope to see much more out of Woodward and Kirchoff in other comics.

Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken #5

By: Scott Tipton, J. K. Woodward
Released: Dec 6, 2017

With the newly stolen I.S.S. Enterprise-D caught between the forces of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance and a trio of Imperial warships, Jean-Luc Picard finds himself in unexpected territory. Which will crack first, his untested vessel, or an untested crew? *Retailers: See your order form for incentive information.

Bullet points:
* As...

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Gizmo reviewed Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken #4 May 6, 2018
8.0

A brief stop at space prison reveals the extent of the Pcard's subtle ruthlessness. The next issue will be the true test of his mettle given the reveal.

Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken #4

By: Scott Tipton, J. K. Woodward
Released: Oct 11, 2017

The Enterprise-D is finally under the command of Jean-Luc Picard, and he's on the hunt for enemy warships, looking to strike back for Earth! But Picard's crew will find themselves under attack from both sides, as the Empire will stop at nothing to regain its secret weapon!

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #38 May 4, 2018
6.0

The action jumps in the middle when Liseth gets herself lost, it felt like a page was missing. I'm not feeling the DNA machine thing, though I do like that it reveals the skeletons in Regent Vok's closet. It would have been a much stronger issue had the reveal been less obvious.

Green Lanterns #38

By: Tim Seeley, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Jan 3, 2018

"A WORLD OF OUR OWN" part two! Hunting the trail of the man behind the string of murders on the planet Ungara, Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz find the alien world thrown into utter chaos. Lines are drawn amongst the Ungaran people, and if the Green Lanterns can't bring the villain to justice, Ungara may explode into violence!
RATED T

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #37 May 4, 2018
7.0

I like the overtones in the plot. Some elements of the plot don't land well, like sparring during the exposition, it was an attempt to keep that part of the comic exciting, but I wasn't buying it. The reveal at the end is intriguing... I'm assuming Liseth isn't underage, right?

Green Lanterns #37

By: Tim Seeley, Carlo Barberi
Released: Dec 20, 2017

"PEACEKEEPERS" part one! Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard case as they're called back to a distant world on the brink of war to investigate the death of an alien official. As the mystery deepens, the Green Lanterns discover that their own actions may be tied to the crime!
RATED T

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #36 May 3, 2018
8.5

What's the perfect villain for space cops? A space lawyer! It's genius in it's simplicity and I sincerely hope that she'll be a recurring villain.

Green Lanterns #36

By: Tim Seeley, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Dec 6, 2017

"OH BOLPHUNGA, WHERE ART THOU?" part two! Simon and Jess try to bring Bolphunga back to his old foe Mogo but come face to face with Singularity Jain, whose kiss can kill. She's here to make Bolphunga pay his debts-and she plans to devour anyone who stands in her way!
RATED T

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther #172 May 3, 2018
8.5

Quite the high point to end this "season" on and a smart tact for Black Panther and Storm that doens't write any future authors into any corners. I can't say I'm impressed that the series will restart the numbering at #1 again, what the hell was the point of jumping the numbering up into the hundreds then? Make up your mind Marvel. I'm guessing the unexpected success of the Black Panther film had more

Black Panther #172

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk
Released: Apr 18, 2018

  KLAW STANDS SUPREME FINALE!
•  Klaw and his allies have brought Wakanda to the brink of destruction.
•  To seal the deal, Klaw has summoned a powerful Marvel foe not seen in years.
•  But Black Panther isn't done fighting yet. He still has a secret weapon: his ex-wife.  ...

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #35 May 3, 2018
8.0

I actually like Bulphunga and the humorous, lighthearted approach that Seeley is using. Can't wait for the next one.

Green Lanterns #35

By: Tim Seeley, Carlo Barberi
Released: Nov 15, 2017

"OH BOLPHUNGA, WHERE ART THOU?" Seeking protection, Bolphunga the Unrelenting seeks out his one-time foes the Green Lantern Corps. But can Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz trust a criminal who just left imprisonment in the Green Lantern Corps' Sciencells?

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Gizmo reviewed Doomsday Clock #2 May 1, 2018
8.0

I'm actually digging this so far, can't wait to see how these characters interact.

Doomsday Clock #2

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Dec 27, 2017

DC and Watchmen characters collide at last! The story that began in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 comes to a thrilling and unexpected crescendo in the pages of this titanic twelve-issue series by the all-star team that brought you BATMAN: EARTH ONE and SHAZAM!
In this second chapter: The Dark Knight discovers another relic from the Watchmen world. Le...

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Gizmo reviewed Doomsday Clock #1 May 1, 2018
8.0

I'm actually totally fine with using the concept of this series, We'll always have the original Watchmen regardless. I enjoyed the new characters and pacing. A promising start.

Doomsday Clock #1

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Nov 22, 2017

DC Comics presents to you a 12-issue maxiseries from the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson. You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages, good readers.

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther #170 May 1, 2018
8.5

Dope action, this makes me want to play D&D with these characters.

Black Panther #170

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk
Released: Feb 28, 2018

KLAW STANDS SUPREME Part 5
FEATURING AN INTERVIEW WITH RYAN COOGLER, DIRECTOR OF MARVEL STUDIOS' BLACK PANTHER!
•  With Storm back by his side, T'Challa finally confronts Ras the Exhorter, the mysterious villain summoning dark creatures to Wakanda.
•  But what the Black Panther learns will shake all he believes. Who IS Ras The E...

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Gizmo reviewed Planet of the Apes: Ursus #4 May 1, 2018
7.5

I like the chemistry that this history between Ursus and Dr. Zaius generates. And the memories of Ursus's wife also help to add dimension to his tortured soul.

Planet of the Apes: Ursus #4

By: David Walker, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Released: Apr 11, 2018

As Ursus' mysterious past comes to light, we learn the truth about his hatred of mankind.

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Gizmo reviewed Kick-Ass #3 May 1, 2018
8.0

The old Kick-Ass charm is here is spades with this new pseudosupervillain.

Kick-Ass #3

By: Mark Millar, John RomitaJr
Released: Apr 18, 2018

KICK-ASS IS BACK. Patience Lee's shaking up the city's organized crime rings to feed her family and give stolen money back to the community. But the enemies she's making have friends in low places, friends that will avenge their bosses come hell or high water. The city's most violent offender is fresh out of jail, and he's got Kick-Ass in his sight...

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther #171 May 1, 2018
8.0

Excellent climax, and extra points for squeezing Kasper Cole.

Black Panther #171

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk
Released: Mar 28, 2018

KLAW STANDS SUPREME Part 6
•  The Black Panther finally meets Ulysses Klaw face-to-face. Will the king lose his country?
•  But Klaw is not the only monster corrupting Wakanda. The gods are still lost - all save one. The true Originator returns!
Rated T

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