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8.0

The action is packed to the brim and the villain is freakin' crazy. The mercs were a little too friendly with the mutanimals near the end though, I think that needed to be scaled back.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #70

By: Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"Desperate Measures" Part 4! A stand-off between humans and mutants turns deadly for one side and the consequences will have an impact for years to come! The senses-shattering conclusion of an action-packed story arc!

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Gizmo - Aug 9, 2018

Dope! Hell won't know what hit them ;)

myconius - Aug 9, 2018

:D

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8.5

now THIS was an AWESOME comic!!!
had this 'side' series been consistently this good, i'd be more upset to see it end.
but as it stands with this series overall infrequency in quality, i'm just happy to see the series end on a high note.

it's a nice bonus that this series should wrap up with a story focused on Leonardo.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #25

By: Ian Flynn, Nelson Daniel
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Leonardo tests his fledgling abilities on the astral plane only to find himself dangerously outmatched when he comes face to face with the villainous Kitsune!
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6.5

hopefully this picks up.
can't say i'm exactly thrilled.

TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road #1

By: Ben Bates
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Everyone's favorite mutated masters of mayhem, Bebop and Rocksteady, are road tripping back to NYC! But before they can get started on their journey across America, they run into a crazy old enemy who's bent on derailing their trip before it can begin!
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myconius reviewed Batman #52 Aug 1, 2018
3.0

if Victor had gone right to the police
this would never have happened.

Bruce isn’t presenting a valid argument.
even IF Freeze happens to be innocent, he was still in violation of his parole.
whatever BS reasons Freeze had for suiting up and leaving his house arrest, if he was truly afraid that Batman was coming for him then he should have called the police. how did he more

Batman #52

By: Tom King, Lee Weeks
Released: Aug 1, 2018

"Cold Days" continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won't vote guilty-and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze's defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is ...

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egon244 - Aug 6, 2018

True. I guess my self-righteousness got the best of me.

Talon1load - Aug 7, 2018

Still, at least people are talking about it. Whether it sucks or not, that’s what DC wants. Everyone has differing opinions and we take stances because we care about the character. No one is forced to read the reviews or the comments so just let people talk man. It literally does no harm to anyone.

Gizmo reviewed The Cape: The Fallen #2 Aug 6, 2018
7.5

Holy crap, that escalated fast! Eric truly is a psychopath. The D&D character pages at the back are a cool idea, but they are totally phoned in and unrealized. If you aren't even going to try, don't bother.

The Cape: The Fallen #2

By: Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard
Released: Jul 25, 2018

During the original tale told in Joe Hill's The Cape, our protagonist-turned-antisocial antagonist Eric disappeared for three days as he got comfortable with his new abilities. Where did he go? What did he do? And more importantly, who died during this period? The original creators return to tell a hyper-detailed and hyper-grim story of this oh-so-...

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity #14 Aug 1, 2018
9.0

Damn, the series just took a dark and compelling turn. People are starting to treat each other more like animals now, what an ironic turn of events.

Animosity #14

By: Marguerite Bennett, Rafael de Latorre
Released: May 23, 2018

Betrayal! Jesse is kidnapped by a traitor she trusted and loved. Sandor follows the bloody trail to the dreaded Walled City, where the remains of human civilization reign in terrible power-and attempt to rebuild the world for humans only. From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Rafael De Latorre (SU...

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Gizmo reviewed Judge Dredd: Under Siege #3 Aug 1, 2018
7.5

The tetherball stunt is awesome, though Dredd's dialogue is a bit out of character. The villain is starting to make things more interesting.

Judge Dredd: Under Siege #3

By: Mark Russell, Max Dunbar
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Trapped in the Patrick Swayze Block with no outside contact, Dredd and Judge Beeny have been forced into an uneasy alliance with a local gang to stop a threat to Mega-City One that must be contained at all costs...

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Gizmo reviewed Hack/Slash: Resurrection #7 Aug 1, 2018
8.0

Ugly old occultists, nice. I got some chuckles.

Hack/Slash: Resurrection #7

By: Tini Howard, Celor
Released: May 30, 2018

"CAT AND DOG INVESTIGATIONS"
Cat Curio and Pooch need Cassie and Vlad's help with a case, and it's fun to catch up with friends! The epic return a lot of you begged for. Enjoy it. This one's a one-shot.

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7.0

I miss Woodward's art, and I miss the rest of the TNG Mirror Universe crew. I'm not sure where evil Barclay is taking this, "I'll do such a good job that they'll promote me based on my merits, muahahahahaha!"

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita #1

By: Scott Tipton, Tony Shasteen
Released: Jul 18, 2018

On the heels of the blockbuster THROUGH THE MIRROR miniseries comes a brand-new NEXT GENERATION series, featuring untold tales of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D! Following their clash with their villainous doubles from the Mirror Universe, the Enterprise crew returns to business as usual, little realizing the serpen...

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Gizmo reviewed Robocop: Citizens Arrest #4 Jul 25, 2018
6.0

This one starts to get sloppy. Robocop appears to take a major hit to his torso, but is fine when we see him next; a huge explosion is shrugged off; and I'm not sure what the mayor's public address was supposed to be getting at.

Robocop: Citizens Arrest #4

By: Brian Wood, Jorge Coelho
Released: Jul 11, 2018

OCP announces their plan to reform the Ruins into a new neighborhood called the Plateau, as well as the devastating methods they plan to use.

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Gizmo reviewed Farmhand #1 Jul 24, 2018
8.5

The character's feel three dimensional, with a sense of history. The setting is very unique and original.

Farmhand #1

By: Rob Guillory
Released: Jul 11, 2018

Jedidiah Jenkins is a farmer-but his cash crop isn't corn or soy. Jed grows fast-healing, plug-and-play human organs. Lose a finger? Need a new liver? He's got you covered. Unfortunately, strange produce isn't the only thing Jed's got buried. Deep in the soil of the Jenkins Family Farm, something dark has taken root, and it's beginning to bloom.

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Gizmo reviewed The Cape: The Fallen #1 Jul 24, 2018
8.0

Nice character piece.

The Cape: The Fallen #1

By: Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard
Released: Jul 4, 2018

During the original tale told in Joe Hill's The Cape, our protagonist-turned-antisocial antagonist Eric disappeared for three days as he got comfortable with his new abilities? Where did he go? What did he do? And more importantly, who died during this period? The original creators return to tell a hyper-detailed and hyper-grim story of this oh-sol...

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #10 Jul 20, 2018
8.0

The last couple pages are a bit rushed, but it's a great issue. I like the small scale villains, it's nice to read a series where the earth isn't constantly under threat.

Runaways #10

By: Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka
Released: Jun 20, 2018

• Will the Runaways take down a middle-schooler to save two of their own?
•  Scratch that--do they even stand a chance against a near-immortal created by one of the MU's most fabulous villains (making a guest appearance)?
•  In the aftermath, a fan-favorite relationship will end FOREVER!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #9 Jul 20, 2018
8.5

Doombot must be an ongoing member, make it happen!

Runaways #9

By: Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka
Released: May 9, 2018

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER CONTINUES!
•  The Runaways are under attack! By well-meaning outsiders who want to fix them!
•  Molly contemplates a supernatural deal that MUST have a monkey's paw-esque downside...
•  And Julie Power suffers a FATE WORSE THAN DEATH. This is not hyperbole about a breakup. Get the issue, check our math -...

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Gizmo reviewed Outpost Zero #1 Jul 17, 2018
8.5

I don't yet know what the significance is of this hologram that Sam has on repeat, but this is a solid start to this new series. The characters feel very real and the world provides a large threat for them to unite against.

Outpost Zero #1

By: Sean McKeever, Alexandre Tefenkgi
Released: Jul 11, 2018

SERIES PREMIERE!

Welcome to Outpost Zero, the smallest town in the universe. The people there work the land, go to the fights every Friday night, and tuck their children into bed-but the Outpost is no place for dreams or aspirations. To survive is ambitious enough. As Alea and her friends graduate to adulthood on a frozen world never meant...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman #50 Jul 15, 2018
4.5

I could have been just as disappointed in less time for a lower cover price without all of the extra pages of pillow talk. Fake-outs are always lame, but I'll respect that this is the direction that King wants to take this... But don't artificially inflate the price like that. At least we got a nice little moment with Alfred out of it.

Batman #50

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 4, 2018

It's the wedding you never thought you'd see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can't-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages. Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbea...

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Ellrick reviewed Batman #50 Jul 2, 2018
2.0

Wow, I would like to apologize to any and every person I ever defended Kings's Batman run to, and apologize to the general public for potentially misleading people.

Now I live in fear for the ending of Mister Miracle.

Batman #50

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 4, 2018

It's the wedding you never thought you'd see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can't-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages. Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbea...

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myconius - Jul 4, 2018

don't sweat it. we all wanted to believe. but DC has burned us so many times before. i look at all the time and money i've wasted on both Batman Eternal series just to get a padded story with a giant flop of an ending.

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myconius reviewed Batman #50 Jul 3, 2018
1.0

i should have known to stay away the first time i left this series. but i allowed myself to be lured back with false hope. what's worse is so many stories leading up to this issue have been nothing more than useless filler!!

there is a poor excuse of a twist at the end that’s supposed to set up what’s to come.
but WHO CARES???
they think after this gargantuan betrayal, we more

Batman #50

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jul 4, 2018

It's the wedding you never thought you'd see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can't-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages. Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbea...

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Talon1load - Jul 8, 2018

Hey now, I really liked BvS. Don’t try to tarnish that by associating it with Tom King. Lol

myconius - Jul 8, 2018

Talon1load - you're right! to be fair, i really enjoyed BvS when i saw it in the theater. i even bought the blu ray as well. but it definitely is a guilty pleasure. i can admittedly see it for all it's flaws. but as you said, it DOES NOT deserve to be lumped in with the filthy mess that is Tom King's Batman. lol

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Spock's Brain reviewed Justice League #1 Jun 16, 2018
6.5

I've never read an extended Justice League run because somehow the book has never captured or captivated me enough to keep me coming back. However with this relaunch I thought I'd try it again, but, looking at the Justice League assembled in the psychic boardroom did not get me. I just was kind of bored here, and the heavy-handed narration is just a further reminder that Scott Snyder's style has more

Justice League #1

By: Scott Snyder, Jim Cheung
Released: Jun 6, 2018

"THE TOTALITY" part one! A brand-new era begins here! Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes...in ways our heroes couldn't possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will sh...

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Gizmo reviewed Justice League #1 Jul 14, 2018
7.0

Aw man, not cool Lex. This is promising, but I kind of want Snyder to tackle something that isn't a threat to the world again. Then again, that's Justice League for you.

Justice League #1

By: Scott Snyder, Jim Cheung
Released: Jun 6, 2018

"THE TOTALITY" part one! A brand-new era begins here! Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes...in ways our heroes couldn't possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will sh...

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Spock's Brain reviewed Batman #49 Jun 28, 2018
7.0

I get what King is going for here, with each page of Catwoman and the Joker lying in a pile of rubble, bleeding out, talking to each other treated as a separate segment--but what it lacks is the power of a real conversation, and one could argue that the Joker could never present a coherent argument, but it still seems sorta...gimmicky. And lacking real substance, and reading between the lines, the more

Batman #49

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 20, 2018

"THE BEST MAN" part two! Now it's up to Catwoman to rescue her one true love. It's the Cat vs. the Clown in one exciting showdown that sets the stage for our giant anniversary issue-and the biggest union in comics!

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Gizmo reviewed Batman #49 Jul 14, 2018
7.5

This six-shooter that magically fires 15 shots really took me out of the comic but Janin's layouts pulled me back in. The dialogue ends up dragging the middle of the comic out, I started to get very bored and almost hated this issue, but the last few pages sold it for me. I think it would have been stronger if it was shorter in the middle and the creators weren't lazy with the revolver, but at lea more

Batman #49

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 20, 2018

"THE BEST MAN" part two! Now it's up to Catwoman to rescue her one true love. It's the Cat vs. the Clown in one exciting showdown that sets the stage for our giant anniversary issue-and the biggest union in comics!

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Gizmo reviewed Batman #48 Jul 14, 2018
7.0

This could be so much better if the dialogue was tightened up. I find the comic flows perfectly fine when I flip through the pages, taking in the layouts. But, when I read the words it locks up with self indulgence. Someone please tell King that, with comic books, less is usually more.

Batman #48

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 6, 2018

"THE BEST MAN" part one! Batman and Catwoman decide it might be better to elope rather than go through some big, stodgy wedding ceremony, but no sooner do they put their marriage on the fast track than The Joker appears! And when The Joker kidnaps the Caped Crusader, will he give his old foe a piece of his mind or bash in his brains?

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myconius reviewed Batman #48 Jun 6, 2018
1.0

wow was this BAD!!!

very predictable comic.
it tried to be shocking, but just wasn't.

so much useless 'ramble-on' dialog that went nowhere and amounted to nothing.

i thought Tom King didn't write a very good Batman, well his Joker isn't any better.
and the jokes were clunky and flopped hard.

some of the art was ok.
looks a bit too traced t more

Batman #48

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Jun 6, 2018

"THE BEST MAN" part one! Batman and Catwoman decide it might be better to elope rather than go through some big, stodgy wedding ceremony, but no sooner do they put their marriage on the fast track than The Joker appears! And when The Joker kidnaps the Caped Crusader, will he give his old foe a piece of his mind or bash in his brains?

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Troy - Jun 10, 2018

This is clearly a very divisive run. Everyone should keep their head about it. Some people like Tom King's style (me) and others don't. I do understand some of the complaints about his characterization of Batman, but I personally enjoy King's writing enough to ignore it. It is a different Batman, but that is okay imo.

myconius - Jun 10, 2018

i found the funniest part of this comic not in any of the Joker’s jokes. no. not at all. what made me laugh was how spectacularly Batman failed at everything he did in this issue. Joker kills everyone right in from of Batman, and Batman still wants to kneel down and pray with Joker, but gets blown up. that was hilarious! :D

8.0

I don't quite get the setup at the beginning, does it pick up from something else, how did Joker get in the silo and where did all of those teeth come from? I can't say I like King's Joker much, but takes what King established and made lemonade out of lemons. I also like this take on Harley (both her personality and her outfits), it is head and shoulders above the Harley of the ongoing series that more

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Harley Quinn vs. Joker #1

By: Tim Seeley, Sami Basri
Released: Jun 27, 2018

Harley Quinn knows a thing or two about dysfunctional relationships. When she hears that her old flame is trying to get in the way of a happy new life for one of her best friends, the Maid of Mischief tracks The Joker down to give him a piece of her mind - and maybe a few blows from her hammer, too.

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Gizmo reviewed Judge Dredd: Under Siege #2 Jul 14, 2018
8.0

The flashbacks involving a predatory medical service are interesting.

Judge Dredd: Under Siege #2

By: Mark Russell, Max Dunbar
Released: Jul 4, 2018

Trapped in the Patrick Swayze Block with no outside contact, Dredd and Judge Beeny have been forced into an uneasy alliance to stop a threat to Mega-City One that must be contained at all costs...

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Gizmo reviewed Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1 Jul 14, 2018
8.0

Mark Russell lets you know right away that he was born to write Judge Dredd when Dredd busts an illegal football operation. Football has been made illegal due to the health risks, classic! The downside is that the plot is heading in a similar direction to the recent Dredd film.

Judge Dredd: Under Siege #1

By: Mark Russell, Max Dunbar
Released: May 30, 2018

When all contact with the Patrick Swayze Block is lost, Dredd and Judge Beeny investigate only to find it's become a beachhead for an all-out mutant assault on Mega-City One. Cutting-edge humor and tense, gritty action from writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones, God Is Disappointed in You) and artist Max Dunbar (Gears of War)!

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Gizmo reviewed Project: Superpowers #0 Jul 7, 2018
5.0

Coming in as a new reader, I thought I'd give this a shot since I love Rob Williams and I'm never going to miss ten cents. Unfortunately, I found myself completely lost. I expected a promotional #0 issue to provide a foundation for new readers, but such is not the case. I'm also confused as to why the Normandy invasion is set in 1945, as it actually took place in 1944 and Rob Williams must know th more

Project: Superpowers #0

By: Rob Williams, Sergio Davila
Released: Jul 4, 2018

Superpowers #0: Project Superpowers is Back! Written by Rob (Suicide Squad) Williams, illustrated by Sergio (Swords of Sorrow, Superman) Davila, and featuring an all-star roster of cover artists, this introductory priced issue is the perfect starting point for the most ambitious superhero story of 2018.
  
An all-new threat faces the Earth...

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Gizmo reviewed Unnatural #1 Jul 7, 2018
8.5

Is it furry porn? Yes... But, at least it is expertly drawn and the plot is surprisingly intriguing: set in a society so socially conservative that it borders on fascism, Leslie must decide what to do as she reaches age 25 and faces a future of crippling regressive over-taxation unless she conforms to the "natural" social standard of a same-species nuclear family. There may be some justification t more

Unnatural #1

By: Mirka Andolfo
Released: Jul 4, 2018

SERIES PREMIERE!

Leslie is a simple pig girl. She loves sushi, she's stuck with a job she hates, and she lives under a brutal totalitarian government-one that punishes transgressors for anything deemed "unnatural." Leslie dreams of something different for herself. But those dreams are becoming dangerous...

This Italian hit series ...

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Gizmo reviewed Green Hornet #4 Jul 5, 2018
6.0

I don't know how Clutch knew ahead of time to have a Mulan-fitted Hornet costume ready in Hong Kong. The ending is a good cliffhanger though, and I enjoyed developing Clutch's character a bit more.

Green Hornet #4

By: Amy Chu, German Erramouspe
Released: Jun 20, 2018

Kato orders the Hornet team to Hong Kong where they'll need to break into the ultra-secure National Bank of China in order to find the answers they need. But will they be able to pull off this daring heist without attracting the attention of the public's new favorite hero, the Oko?

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