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Gizmo reviewed Thor #6 Sep 20, 2020
7.5

I guess I was expecting a bit more than just Thor acting as a big power battery.

Thor #6

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Aug 19, 2020

THE DEATH OF KING THOR!
The Black Winter has the power to reveal the means of any person's demise - and if the vision is true, Asgard is going to need a new Odinson to take the throne! But Thor is no mere herald or king - and even the death of all existence should fear his coming wrath.
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed My Little Pony/Transformers #2 Sep 20, 2020
6.0

Looks like this is going to be a series of one-off shorts as the storylines started in the first issue are abandoned here. What is most disheartening is that this issue isn't as funny, but not for lack of trying.

My Little Pony/Transformers #2

By: Sam Maggs, Sara Pitre-Durocher
Released: Sep 2, 2020

It's Spike and Grimlock's time to shine as they take on the Decepticons! Meanwhile, Pinkie Pie is determined to share as much knowledge about Equestrian and Autobot cuisine as possible with her new friends... which is why she invites Gauge to her kitchen for a live baking show! But things get a bit too spicy when Shockwave shows up.

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Gizmo reviewed Batman #98 Sep 20, 2020
6.5

Batman is the type of character that can't really get over his parents since they function as the central drive for his character... but that doesn't mean it doesn't get tiresome.

This is probably Punchline's best appearance so far, which doesn't say much.

I actually enjoyed the lettering on the Batman cape, it was my favourite part. I don't know what that says about me.

Batman #98

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 2, 2020

“The Joker War” part four of six! Batman is at his most vulnerable following a massive dose of an experimental new Joker toxin. With the Dark Knight haunted by demons and visions, it’s up to Harley Quinn to protect him while he recovers-because Punchline is on her way!

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Gizmo reviewed Batman #97 Sep 20, 2020
6.0

The unknown actor filling in Batman's void is actually the most interesting element of this issue.

Batman #97

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Aug 19, 2020

The Joker’s army is growing hour by hour, with weapons beyond anything the Clown Prince of Crime has ever used before. Batman must hold his mind together so he can strike the final blow and take back his city-but how can he heal the rifts he’s created in his life to get the help he needs? And while all this is happening, the villains of Gotham ...

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10

Oh cool, this issue finally starts to develop new plot and continuity that can blossom and fill in the interim time frame on Cybertron where the Autobots and Decepticons on earth lay dormant. Straxus is quickly becoming a formidable tyrant, the but introducing heavy hitters like Scorponok and Deathsaurus ensures that his power grab will not come so easily.

Transformers '84: Secrets & Lies #3

By: Simon Furman, Guido Guidi
Released: Sep 2, 2020

With Megatron, Shockwave, and the Decepticon brass gone, the power vacuum on Cybertron leads many Decepticon commanders to stake their claims on the world. And with the Decepticons divided, which Autobots will step up to take command? Meanwhile, on Earth, Grimlock wanders into the strangest battle yet!

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Gizmo reviewed Stillwater #1 Sep 19, 2020
8.0

Well, the main character seems like a douche, but the setup is interesting.

Stillwater #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Ramon K. Perez
Released: Sep 16, 2020

SERIES PREMIERE! Nobody dies. In the town of Stillwater, that's not just a promise. It's a threat. Join superstar writer CHIP ZDARSKY (THE WHITE TREES, Daredevil) and Eisner Award-winning artist RAM N K PÉREZ (Jim Henson's Tale of Sand, Jane) as they dive into a world of horror and intrigue in this new ongoing Skybound series.

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Gizmo reviewed Usagi Yojimbo #12 Sep 7, 2020
9.0

As soon as Usagi acts out of character, I as the reader know that he's hiding something, yet the reveal is no less exciting.

Usagi Yojimbo #12

By: Stan Sakai
Released: Aug 26, 2020

"The Return" Part 2 of 4. Usagi's home village has been taken over by assassins intent on killing the shogun's emissary to disgrace Lord Hikiji. With the emissary's death will come retributions resulting in the death of the entire village. Usagi has to save the emissary but, in doing so, may have to save the reputation of the lord responsible for t...

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Gizmo reviewed Usagi Yojimbo #11 Sep 7, 2020
8.0

Usagi and Mariko are as adorable as ever, especially their cute child selves in the flashback

Usagi Yojimbo #11

By: Stan Sakai
Released: Aug 5, 2020

"The Return" Part 1 of 43. Usagi is back in his home province for a pilgrimage to his late lord's gravesite, however wearing the Mifune clan crest in Lord Hikiji's territory has made him an enemy.  Now beaten and almost near death, he has made his way to the one place he had been avoiding-the village in which he grew up.  Bitter...

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8.0

The world and premise are introduced nicely; it's essentially a futurized fishing economy getting choked out by corporatization. It's a pretty quick read though, so there isn't enough time to feel invested in the characters. A double-length first issue might have helped.

We Only Find Them When They're Dead #1

By: Al Ewing, Simone Di Meo
Released: Sep 2, 2020

* For fans of Decorum and Something is Killing the Children comes a new sci-fi epic from Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and Simone Di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) on the edge of space where humanity is harvesting the corpses of giant alien gods to survive.
* No one has ever seen a living god, but Captain Malik is obsessed with being the first....

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Gizmo reviewed The Resistance #2 Sep 5, 2020
8.0

We continue with a broad focus of the larger societal implications of the pandemic and, worse, Trevor Lane's fascist agenda. It's bleak, but the resistance gives me hope.

The Resistance #2

By: J. Michael Straczynski, Mike Deodato
Released: Jun 17, 2020

J. Michael Straczynski - creator of Babylon 5, co-creator of Sense8, and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman: Earth One - returns to comics, teaming with Mike Deodato Jr. - the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for a new universe of her...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman #94 Sep 5, 2020
6.5

It's not bad, Batman's relationship with Catwoman is the most compelling part. The convoluted plot, not so much

Batman #94

By: James Tynion IV, Rafael Albuquerque
Released: Jul 8, 2020

The Designer’s machinations have left Batman’s life in tatters! Gotham City’s ambitious rebuilding has skittered to a halt as  new powers are rising to shape its destiny-and Batman is powerless to stop them! With no Alfred or Bat-Family to lean on, the Dark Knight stands alone against the ascendance of his greatest adversary! 

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Gizmo reviewed Billionaire Island #4 Sep 5, 2020
9.0

Yes, the billionaires' propensity to cut corners at every turn will be their downfall!

The backup dog story is fantastic and weird. I always knew it was the dog with the shifty eyes!

Billionaire Island #4

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Aug 12, 2020

Plots and plans abound in this month's Billionaire Island, from the co-creator of Second Coming! With Trent's fate in the, uh, paws of Business Dog, his future plans become flea-bitten. Elsewhere, Shelly and Falco plot a daring escape. Every AHOY comic also features extra prose stories and illustrations.

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Gizmo reviewed Billionaire Island #3 Sep 5, 2020
8.5

The dog makes all the important decision for the billionaires. What makes this funny is that it might as well be reality because it wouldn't be much of a difference from the way the world works right now.

I didn't care much for the abstract backup material this time around. What's the deal with the recipes?

Billionaire Island #3

By: Mark Russell, Steve Pugh
Released: Jul 22, 2020

The stakes rise in this timely satire by Mark Russell (Second Coming) and Steve Pugh! A daring escape from the super-rich Billionaire Island leads quickly to a cowardly return. Meanwhile, Trent's fate rests in the hands of Business Dog!

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7.0

Simon Furman is working the Dinobots into the OG Transformers lore so they're a bit more meaningful, but the laser focus on continuity leaves much to be desired from the narrative and characters.

Transformers '84: Secrets & Lies #2

By: Simon Furman, Guido Guidi
Released: Aug 19, 2020

The time has come for the Autobots' Ark to launch-their goal: to save Cybertron from an imminent asteroid belt and the maniacal mayhem of Megatron. The Decepticon warship, the Nemesis, falls into the Autobot trap, following the heroes into the void. But... when the Ark crashed to Earth, the Nemesis did not. What skeleton crew remained and what was ...

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Gizmo reviewed Nailbiter Returns #4 Sep 5, 2020
7.0

The plot's alright but nothing special.

Nailbiter Returns #4

By: Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson
Released: Aug 26, 2020

UNDER ATTACK! Agent Finch and Alice are trapped inside the Nailbiter's safe house! Under siege by the resurrected Buckaroo Butchers, our heroes begin to understand the horrific game they have been forced into.

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Gizmo reviewed Blade Runner: 2019 #8 Sep 5, 2020
7.5

A decent wrap to this arc. The series could end here, but looks like it isn't finished.

Blade Runner: 2019 #8

By: Michael Green, Andres Guinaldo
Released: Jul 29, 2020

The second arc of the bestselling comic reaches its climactic conclusion as former Blade Runner ASH's mission takes her where no other Blade Runner would dare to go the never-before-seen Off-World colonies!
From the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Blade Runner 2049, Michael Green, and co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Supergirl).

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Gizmo reviewed Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #4 Sep 5, 2020
9.0

The action gets turned up to eleven for this final issue in an attempt to step up the already insane action, but it's worth it. The story wraps in a sombre place and leaves room to be revisited. I don't know what else to say, unless Three Jokers surpasses this, it will easily be the best thing coming out from pandemic era DC.

Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #4

By: Daniel Warren Johnson
Released: Aug 19, 2020

As the biggest and deadliest Haedra converge on the final fortress of humankind, Wonder Woman prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice to save humanity from the fury of Themyscira. Don’t miss the conclusion to this critically acclaimed DC Black Label series! 

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: Three Jokers #1 Aug 29, 2020
9.0

The DNA/dental record thing and the breaking or the treadmill are ridiculous, but the plot is interesting and well paced, taking full advantage of the comic book medium.

Batman: Three Jokers #1

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Aug 26, 2020

Thirty years after Batman: The Killing Joke changed comics forever, Three Jokers reexamines the myth of who, or what, The Joker is and what is at the heart of his eternal battle with Batman. New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, the writer/artist team that waged the “Darkseid War” in the pages of Justice League, reunite...

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9.5

Barbara takes center-stage. Her drastic change in character is entirely justified and I feel for her.

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #4

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Oct 23, 2019

After a shocking tragedy strikes the Bat-Family and Montoya takes the reins, Babs defies the GTO and goes rogue in the hunt for Azrael. When her new methods prove almost too effective, Batman intervenes-leaving Harley to her own devices in the wake of her own emergency.

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8.5

Very intense issue.

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #3

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Sep 25, 2019

Batman salvages a groundbreaking clue from the wreckage of Wayne Manor and recruits Harley Quinn to confront The Joker for answers about the mystery of Gotham City's foundations! Their investigation takes a dire turn in the darkest corners of Arkham, and Gordon's life is in peril after a new commissioner is named.

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Gizmo reviewed Mirka Andolfo's Mercy #4 Aug 25, 2020
9.0

Wow, Mirka Andolfo almost makes me root for the horrible monsters, which is kind of amazing. Each issue gets better and better, I'm glad I stuck around.

Mirka Andolfo's Mercy #4

By: Mirka Andolfo
Released: Jul 29, 2020

Just when Goodwill needs her most, Lady Hellaine is on the verge of collapse! Will unexpected help from an unlikely ally be enough to turn the tide? Place your bets: it's time to unveil the identity of the infamous Woodsburgh Devil, and if you thought the end of the previous issue was shocking, well-think again! You're in for a hell of a ride, fell...

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Gizmo reviewed Mirka Andolfo's Mercy #3 Aug 25, 2020
8.5

What a fantastically gross issue.

Mirka Andolfo's Mercy #3

By: Mirka Andolfo
Released: Jun 24, 2020

END OF STORY ARC

The first story arc of MIRKA ANDOLFO's Gothic tale comes to an end. Lady Hellaine finds a love interest...or is this just a part of her machinations? Who are the ruthless "hunters," and what are they tracking? And what's their relationship with whatever lies in the abandoned mines?

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8.0

It's as well constructed as the fist White Knight run, but the premise isn't as interesting. Why do we need to have historical analogues for all of these characters, and what reason would Alfred have to keep this secret until now?

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #2

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Aug 28, 2019

The Joker's plan is in full swing-with a single devastating secret and his puppet strings controlling the elites, the Clown Prince and his new recruit, Azrael, are ready to eliminate Batman and obliterate the Wayne family's legacy. With Gotham City's identity and institutions hanging in the balance, Gordon makes a surprising public announcement-but...

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8.5

Another promising run from Sean Murphy.

Batman: Curse of the White Knight #1

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Jul 24, 2019

In this explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT from writer/artist Sean Murphy, The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne family's legacy-and to run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry u...

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4.0

So the Visionaries just permanently exist in the background of Cybertron now? It's funny, this was probably one of the better issue of this series, but it can't save a bad series. I'll be honest, the Transformers universe was better off before this story ever existed and that's probably the most frustrating part.

There is also a revelation that definitely ties into the main Tranformers more

Transformers vs. The Visionaries #5

By: Magdalene Visaggio, Fico Ossio
Released: May 2, 2018

The final fate of Cybertron! Leoric and the drill team, on a mission to stop the destruction of the planet, reach the core-only to be met by Virulina and her Darkling Lords! Now, the two sides are locked in a final battle to determine whether Cybertron sees tomorrow. Everything comes to a head in this thrilling conclusion!

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: White Knight #8 Aug 23, 2020
9.5

Seeing all of the iterations of the batmobiles together pushes my fan-boy buttons, but it's the the satisfying resolution to this truly noteworthy Batman story that seals the deal. Finally, a great series that sticks the landing.

I'd also like to acknowledge just how humanized Bruce is in this series. He's often portrayed as infallible, always knowing the answer to everything and being more

Batman: White Knight #8

By: Sean Murphy
Released: May 9, 2018

In the extra-sized finale of Sean Murphy's top-selling miniseries, Jack Napier's suspicious seduction of Gotham City comes to its twisted conclusion! With the city on the verge of becoming an icy tomb for the GTO, Batgirl makes a crucial assist and Gordon is forced to reevaluate his judgment of Batman to secure the greater good. As the true Joker's...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: White Knight #7 Aug 23, 2020
9.5

We finally learn more about what happened with Jason Todd and it makes a huge difference in grounding this series.

Batman: White Knight #7

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Apr 4, 2018

This issue, it's Jack versus the Joker! Napier's identity crisis spins out of control and compromises his grand plans for Gotham City - but not before he strikes a fateful bargain with Neo Joker. A browbeaten Batman accepts a peace offering from Batgirl, and some unexpected advice from Alfred sets the tone for the GTO's new mission to redeem the ci...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: White Knight #6 Aug 23, 2020
8.5

Another dope issue.

Batman: White Knight #6

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Mar 7, 2018

Gotham City's strongest alliance comes to an end when Gordon's trust in Batman reaches its limit. On the verge of resignation, the commissioner attempts a final act of public service, but an unlikely intervention allows the Dark Knight to fight another day. Meanwhile, Jack's mission takes a hit when his pills lose effect-and under cover of all this...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: White Knight #5 Aug 23, 2020
8.5

First, let me get two grievances out of the way:

One, the Jack's not going to be able to match Batman in hand-to-hand combat, even with years of training, don't even go there.

Two, is Bruce Wayne wearing his costume under a skin-suit, under his bath robe? What is happening!? Lol.

That being said, this series is amazing as we watch Batman finally go too far. A dark more

Batman: White Knight #5

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Feb 7, 2018

Jack's mind and body begin to betray him as he prepares for an inevitable showdown with Batman, and Bruce himself struggles to keep his team united. As the game gets tougher, Batman seeks counsel from a shocking source-and after Wayne Manor is infiltrated, a car chase for the ages aims to curb Napier's supercriminal crew once and for all.

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers vs. Terminator #3 Aug 23, 2020
5.0

There is still no reason for Sarah Connor to hang around, she was very clear in the original Terminator film that she wasn't about this life - it was thrust upon her and she couldn't escape.

Transformers vs. Terminator #3

By: David Mariotte, Alex Milne
Released: Aug 19, 2020

The T-800's mission is simple: Exterminate the Cybertronians and ensure the future belongs to SKYNET. When Optimus Prime offers his aid, suggesting they go after Megatron together, the T-800 faces his toughest decision yet. Is the enemy of his enemy his friend, or just another threat to the mission?

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