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Gizmo reviewed Rocko's Modern Afterlife #1 Apr 14, 2019
8.0

Mr. Bighead is an undeservedly pompous Boomer that that gets his just reward while Heffer is a PewDiePie-style YouTuber making his living streaming video game play and thus avoiding all interaction with a zombie outbreak happening right outside his bedroom door. It's weird, but I find this updated reflection of modern life oddly therapeutic.

Rocko's Modern Afterlife #1

By: Anthony Burch, Mattia Di Meo
Released: Apr 3, 2019

Rocko returns in this new limited series from writer Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2) and Mattia Di Meo (Ben 10: For Science!) for a spooky look at everyone's favorite wallaby!
Something is turning the good people of O-Town into mindless zombies and Rocko wants nothing to do with it. He barricades himself and Spunky in their home and is determined...

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Gizmo reviewed Wonder Twins #3 Apr 14, 2019
8.5

It's like Batman '66 if they had a pet monkey with PTSD! It doesn't hit the heights of issue #2, but it's a barrel of laughs with some of the best lines so far: "Oh no, a plastic bag! My one weakness!"

Wonder Twins #3

By: Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne
Released: Apr 10, 2019

Exiled from their homeworld and still trying to adjust to life on Earth as normal teenage high school students and interns for the Justice League, Zan and Jayna find themselves attacked in their own home by the League of Annoyance. Now separated and unable to use their amazing powers of transformation, the twins find themselves forced to rely on Za...

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Gizmo reviewed Thor #1 Apr 14, 2019
8.0

Stoked to see that Thori is still kicking around and I'm excited for an old man Thor adventure. That last page is priceless.

Thor #1

By: Jason Aaron, Michael Del Mundo
Released: Jun 13, 2018

JASON AARON & MIKE DEL MUNDO TAKE THE PRINCE OF ASGARD IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION!
Thor Odinson has regained his mantle - and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of ...

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7.5

This issue functions to check in with Grampa Thor's Goddesses of Thunder then to make sure any new readers are filled as to what's happened to Jane Foster and what's going on in the other realms as war escalates. This is not required reading for the ongoing series, but it may be helpful to readers looking to jump onto the next Thor title. Otherwise, it is entertaining on its own merits, though the more

The Mighty Thor: At The Gates Of Valhalla #1

By: Jason Aaron, Ramon K. Perez
Released: May 16, 2018

THE LAST GOODBYE!
"The Death of the Mighty Thor" has come and gone. But Jane Foster's power to inspire lives on - even in the far future! Don't miss the tribute to Jason Aaron's epic tale of Thor and the mighty hammer Mjolnir, drawn by rising star Jen Bartel!
And with or without a Thor, the War of Realms continues. As Malekith's power grows...

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Gizmo reviewed Wonder Twins #2 Apr 13, 2019
9.5

Okay, I have a new favorite DC title. Unsurprisingly, it's written by my man Mark Russell. I don't think this is intended to be canon, I wouldn't overthink it, just enjoy the ride. In true Russell fashion, the plot is tragic and hilarious at the same time, calling out the neoslavery rampant in America's for-profit prisons owned by, who else, Lex Luthor. The Wonder Twins try their hands at operatin more

Wonder Twins #2

By: Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne
Released: Mar 13, 2019

After being exiled from their homeworld, alien, shape-shifting brother/sister duo Jayna and Zan take on the traditional Earth custom of a high school field trip...to a local LexCorp prison? If they're being honest, their after-school assignment from the Justice League is what they're really looking forward to: taking on vampiric menace Drunkula, a ...

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Big Brother reviewed Wonder Twins #2 Mar 13, 2019
9.0

Fans of Russell's Flintstones and Prez will enjoy this.

Wonder Twins #2

By: Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne
Released: Mar 13, 2019

After being exiled from their homeworld, alien, shape-shifting brother/sister duo Jayna and Zan take on the traditional Earth custom of a high school field trip...to a local LexCorp prison? If they're being honest, their after-school assignment from the Justice League is what they're really looking forward to: taking on vampiric menace Drunkula, a ...

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8.5

it is stories like THIS that make me happy that i’ve been reading IDW’s TMNT since the very beginning!

this is everything i enjoy about IDW’s TMNT. their past lives from Feudal Japan the relationship between Oroku Saki and Hamato Yoshi, Brothers of the same Ninja Clan.

Mateus Santolouco is a phenomenal artist. this series shows this in spades.
he is also a very gi more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #1

By: Mateus Santolouco
Released: Jan 16, 2019

Abandon all hope...The Shredder returns in this brand-new mini-series! Oroku Saki's death is just the beginning, and his journey through the depths of the underworld proves to be anything but a divine comedy. How much of Shredder's soul will remain after he's faced the horrors of hell?

Fan-favorite artist Mateus Santolouco returns to the w...

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Garbage Tier Media Reviews - Jan 20, 2019

Great review, I think this one works even if you don't follow the series. Some of the scenes would be jarring without context but its still a lot better than most of the books on the shelves. I didn't even know Mateus could write. The IDW bench is long lol

myconius - Jan 20, 2019

thank you very much! i really enjoyed the points you brought up in your review about Takeshi Tatsuo. it’s good to see the series bringing back the reincarnation to the forefront of the story. the issues that dealt heavily around their past lives are among some of my favorites. - yeah it really was a nice surprise to find out Mateus was taking on the writing duties for this mini. his art is amazing. definitely among some of the best in the entire series.

Gizmo liked this:
8.0

there is a lot of awesome in this comic.
this is a terrific follow up to Secret History of the Foot Clan

-fantastic art
-amazing action
-great callbacks to previous events/characters
-ninjas vs zombies vs demons
-nightmarish landscape

this will be a bit difficult for newcomers not familiar with the last 8 or so years worth of IDW Tmnt continuity. i'm more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder in Hell #2

By: Mateus Santolouco
Released: Mar 13, 2019

Oroku Saki's hellish journey continues. As his twisted path leads him deeper through the underworld, will he be able to survive an onslaught of demonic forces? Or, more importantly-the truth revealed about his own soul?! Fan-favorite artist Mateus Santolouco returns to the world of TMNT! The most infamous villain in the TMNT universe gets his own m...

Gizmo reviewed Age of Conan: Belit #1 Apr 11, 2019
7.5

As a character, Belit is actually more interesting than Conan.

Age of Conan: Belit #1

By: Tini Howard, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Mar 13, 2019

THE SHE-DEVIL OF THE SEA WHO WOULD BE QUEEN!
BÊLIT. The name alone conjures fear up and down the coasts of the Hyborian Age. And the sight of her ship, the Tigress, is an omen of despair for any town in the pirate queen's path!
The AGE OF CONAN kicks off with one of Conan's most formidable - and memorable - female compatriots, in an al...

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1930 Apr 10, 2019
8.5

-- JUDGE DREDD // BREAKING BUD: I'm loving this, Wagner always writes good Dredd, even when the focus is on a character we've never heard of. -- TERROR TALES // PHASE SHIFT: Weird, but not bad for such a short story -- SLÁINE // PRIMORDIAL: This one is just Slaine hacking up dudes... So it is one of the better installments. -- GREY AREA // LOCKED IN: Another great entry, nice character developmen more

2000AD #1930

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Released: May 13, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed The Mighty Thor #706 Apr 10, 2019
9.5

It's tempting to accuse Aaron of copping out... But this is too damn good for that. We are still left with major ramifications and big events on the horizon.

The Mighty Thor #706

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Apr 25, 2018

  AT THE GATES OF VALHALLA!
THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR finale
•  The battle against the Mangog is finished. And the losses have been profound.
•  So what - if anything - remains of the story of Jane Foster, Goddess of Thunder?
•  And where do the other gods possibly go from here?
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed The Mighty Thor #705 Apr 7, 2019
10

I think this is the 4th perfect 10 that I've ever given on ComicBookRoundup. It is a truly spectacular issue; beautiful, action-packed, tragic, and moving on all fronts: from plot to art, to colour, even lettering. It's a goosebump generator, everything that I wanted it to be and more. Aaron, Dauterman, Wilson and everyone involved have really outdone themselves.

The Mighty Thor #705

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Mar 21, 2018

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 6
The epic showdown years in the making finally explodes across the heavens. Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rendin...

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Gizmo reviewed The Mighty Thor #704 Apr 6, 2019
9.5

It's a depressing issue in a lot of respected and yet I still find myself cheering at the end.

The Mighty Thor #704

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Feb 21, 2018

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 5
•  Jane's cancer has taken a turn for the worse. But while she faces the enemy of her body...
•  The Mangog ravages Asgardia!
•  Odin and his son unite to take on the Ultimate Judgment. But without their mightiest warrior, the time of gods may come to an end.
•  The Death of the M...

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Gizmo reviewed The Mighty Thor #703 Apr 6, 2019
9.5

Man, just brutal. Juxtaposing Mangog's alongside Dr. Foster's battle against cancer is brilliant.

The Mighty Thor #703

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Jan 17, 2018

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR  Part 4
•  The Mangog has come to Asgardia. But as every god assembles to meet him, there is one noticeable absence.
•  Where is Thor? Where is Jane Foster?
•  Without their mightiest hero, who among the Asgardians can face the wrath of a billion murdered beings--and survive?
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed The Mighty Thor #702 Apr 4, 2019
8.5

Excellent artwork and a brief step into diplomacy as a short break from all of the brutal conflict after the previous issue.

The Mighty Thor #702

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Dec 20, 2017

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 3
As the War of the Realms continues to spread, Jane Foster has finally had enough. Will she rally the Asgardians in time to save their home? Or has Odin's arrogance doomed them all?  And as if total war wasn't enough, there's also the impending arrival of the unstoppable Mangog. Can even a guest appearance b...

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Gizmo reviewed The Mighty Thor #701 Apr 3, 2019
9.5

Violent and heartbreaking, don't miss it.

The Mighty Thor #701

By: Jason Aaron, James Harren
Released: Nov 15, 2017

DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 2
•  The Mangog comes to Asgard!
•  But is one Thor enough to take down the Ultimate Judgment?
•  Guest artist James Harren brings his talents to the Mighty Thor!
•  It all leads to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Meet The Skrulls #2 Apr 2, 2019
9.0

I feel like this came out of nowhere and now it's suddenly a must read. Somehow, I adore and despise these characters at the same time.

Meet The Skrulls #2

By: Robbie Thompson, Niko Henrichon
Released: Mar 20, 2019

Madison Warner's latest mission brings her to the most dangerous place imaginable - a slumber party. If she can get the intel she needs and get out undetected, she betters the Skrulls' invasion chances and dooms humanity. Win-win. All through this, her dad Carl faces Iron Man himself at his job at Stark Industries. So, a normal week for the Warners...

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Gizmo reviewed Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #3 Apr 2, 2019
9.0

This is getting to be some next level shit.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #3

By: Kieron Gillen, Caspar Wijngaard
Released: Mar 27, 2019

A thousand dimensions from ours. All Earths' best hopes, resting on our heroes' fight. They've got everything... except a chance.

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Gizmo reviewed Dark Red #1 Mar 31, 2019
7.0

A redneck vampire is kind of interesting, but in true Seeley fashion, it is the scantily clad chick that is the most intriguing.

Dark Red #1

By: Tim Seeley, Corin Howell
Released: Mar 20, 2019

Charles "Chip" Ipswich isn't one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are...
No, Chip is one of the "forgotten men." He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories send jobs t...

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #3 Mar 31, 2019
7.0

High in action, low in plot development.

Daredevil #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 27, 2019

Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #2 Mar 31, 2019
7.5

Dammit Matt, you should know never to return to the scene of the crime.

Daredevil #2

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 27, 2019

CLASSIFIED
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers #2 Mar 31, 2019
7.5

We're got our first murder mystery underway.

Transformers #2

By: Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez
Released: Mar 27, 2019

"Your life is yours to shape." These words form the backbone of the Transformers' society. But Cybertronian police officers Chromia and Prowl learn there's a dark underside as they investigate the murder that's caught Bumblebee in a web of lies and secrets.



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Gizmo reviewed Transformers #1 Mar 31, 2019
8.5

In the first issue, we already have some hints at a couple consequential changes to the Transformers universe, the most obvious that Megatron's faction currently goes by the identity of Ascenticons rather than Decepticons and that Tarn is some kind of place (real or mythical) which I previously only knew as the name of the head of the DJD.

The biggest change is that apparently alt modes more

Transformers #1

By: Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez
Released: Mar 13, 2019

A NEW ERA DAWNS! In the infinite universe, there exists a planet like no other: Cybertron! Home to the Transformers, and a thriving hub for inter-stellar commerce, it is a world brimming with organic and constructed diversity. Immense structures line its landscape. Mechanical giants roam across its surface. Starship-sized titans orbit its skies, ke...

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Gizmo added Transformers (2019) to their pull list Mar 31, 2019

Transformers (2019)

A NEW ERA DAWNS! In the infinite universe, there exists a planet like no other: Cybertron! Home to the Transformers, and a thriving hub for inter-stellar commerce, it is a world brimming with organic and constructed diversity. Immense structures line its landscape. Mechanical giants roam across its surface. Starship-sized titans orbit its skies, ke...

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1929 Mar 31, 2019
7.5

-- JUDGE DREDD // BREAKING BUD: So good, this new main character is a total victim of Megacity One's unrestrained capitalism -- ORLOK, AGENT OF EAST-MEG ONE // THE RASPUTIN CAPER: Final installment, thank goodness. -- SLÁINE // PRIMORDIAL: Finally, something cool. -- GREY AREA // LOCKED IN: Dope, this is really good. Who else can related to those in power ignoring obvious signs of catastrophe? -- more

2000AD #1929

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Released: May 6, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity: Evolution #2 Mar 28, 2019
9.0

I love the mice, their personalities are well developed so that you care when things go south. Feels like we're going very 'Animal Farm.'

Animosity: Evolution #2

By: Marguerite Bennett, Eric Gapstur
Released: Nov 22, 2017

NEW SERIES! Violence breaks out in the City by the Sea as the Animals struggle to fend off predators from both outside the city... and inside! From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by SHIPWRECK's Eric Gapstur-ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION is an exciting new series that expands upon this ...

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Gizmo reviewed Red Sonja #1 Mar 28, 2019
7.5

Red Sonja is an odd fit for Mark Russell, but he's long demonstrated a knack for writing unexpectedly good things. There is some pretty great dialogue from the douchebag tyrant, though I'm still not a big Red Sonja fan or anything.

Red Sonja #1

By: Mark Russell, Mirko Colak
Released: Feb 6, 2019

No man knows the place of her birth, nor where she learned to wield a sword to shame many a male. They know only that she is called The She-Devil of The Hyrkanian Steppes. That, and RED SONJA. MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan) bring a savage tale of metal and blood. A world conqueror possesses a massive army and a fatal prophec...

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity: Evolution #10 Mar 28, 2019
7.5

Um... It'a weird... But I like it. Would have liked a little bit more closure at the end though.

Animosity: Evolution #10

By: Marguerite Bennett, Eric Gapstur
Released: Jan 30, 2019

The killer climax of the War of the Species! Madness, mayhem, terror, and technology seize the City by the Sea as the borders between us crumble at last. All will be equal. All will be one.

From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) with artwork by Eric Gapstur (SHIPWRECK).

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Gizmo reviewed Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2 Mar 28, 2019
8.5

Weird and self-aware. I may have to reread this series when it is over.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2

By: Kieron Gillen, Caspar Wijngaard
Released: Feb 27, 2019

Humanity is at a crossroads, between life and annihilation. The threat comes not from space, but from a place absolutely inconceivable to anyone other than Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. Only he can take Earth's remaining heroes to confront that which threatens us all...but when he knows so much more than they do, should he? Also: strike a light, how h...

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9.0

Lex as a predatory capitalist and Porky as hid patsy. The sandwich stealing is brilliant. Didn't need the backup story.

DC/Looney Tunes: Lex Luthor/Porky Pig #1

By: Mark Russell, Brad Walker
Released: Aug 29, 2018

Facing financial and personal ruin, a desperate Porky Pig applies for and gets and entry-level position with LexCorp. Grateful to his new benefactor, Porky becomes Luthor's most loyal employee and defender. But when a major scandal breaks in the news and Lex is called before a Congressional Committee, guess who is about to be offered up as the sacr...

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