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Gizmo reviewed Devil's Reign: Superior Four #3 Jun 26, 2022
8.0

Just ridiculous in the best possible way.

Devil's Reign: Superior Four #3

By: Zac Thompson, Davide Tinto
Released: Mar 9, 2022

Look for more information on this title in future issues of Marvel Previews.

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Gizmo reviewed Devil's Reign: Superior Four #2 Jun 26, 2022
7.5

Doc Ock just can't admit he's not the best.

Devil's Reign: Superior Four #2

By: Zac Thompson, Davide Tinto
Released: Feb 16, 2022

THE FANTASTIC ARE NO MORE. LONG LIVE...THE SUPERIOR FOUR
Otto Octavius just irrevocably altered the multiverse. Now he must do everything he can to undo a paradox of his own creation before it undoes him. As Otto's relentless assault on reality continues, the other Ottos grow weary of their reckless leader. Can the SUPERIOR FOUR set aside their...

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Gizmo reviewed Devil's Reign #4 Jun 26, 2022
9.0

No other event book of the past few years can touch this. Devil's Reign is genuinely good and shows what you can do with a Marvel product when you put extra effort into the writing and build to a payoff.

Devil's Reign #4

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 9, 2022

NEW YORK UNDER SEIGE!
Wilson Fisk, duly elected Mayor of New York, has broken. Whatever shred of decency that may have been left of him is gone entirely and now, with an army of super villains at his command, THE KINGPIN has set his gaze upon everyone the heroes of the Marvel Universe hold dear - but even the Kingpin is unaware of the magnitude...

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Gizmo reviewed Devil's Reign #3 Jun 26, 2022
9.0

Damn, a twist followed by an intense cliffhanger makes for a hard two-punch combo.

Devil's Reign #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Jan 26, 2022

New York City stands at the brink of disaster as MAYOR WILSON FISK has at last reached a breaking point, with an army of super villains at his back, and a deputized crew of super villainous THUNDERBOLTS on the streets and in every police station. Worse still, he's put the Marvel Universe's most powerful tools into (all six) hands of one of its most...

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Gizmo reviewed She-Hulk #1 Jun 26, 2022
7.5

There is a unique feminine flavor here that I think certain readers will really dig.

She-Hulk #1

By: Rainbow Rowell, Roge Antonia
Released: Jan 19, 2022

The best character ever is back in her own series and about to glam up the whole Marvel Universe! Jennifer Walters, A.K.A. the Sensational She-Hulk, is no longer savage and needs to put her life back together. She's got a career to rebuild, friends to reconnect with (and maybe represent in a court of law) and enemies to... well, she may not want to...

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #3 Jun 26, 2022
6.0

Pretty forgettable, to be honest.

Daredevil: Woman Without Fear #3

By: Chip Zdarsky, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Mar 2, 2022

Look for more information on this title in future issues of Marvel Previews.

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Gizmo reviewed Thor #26 Jun 26, 2022
8.0

I guess this means Odin can change who is allowed to lift the hammer now?

Thor #26

By: Donny Cates, Martin Coccolo
Released: Jun 8, 2022

"BANNER OF WAR" PART 4
Thor and Hulk's epic rivalry continues in the fourth installment of the characters' 60th Anniversary crossover celebration! Thanks to Odin, Thor now realizes the gravity of Banner's situation - and its connection to that mysterious, violent incident in El Paso. But when Iron Man's interference causes more harm than good, ...

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Gizmo reviewed Bunny Mask: The Hollow Inside #2 Jun 26, 2022
8.0

Don't even think about denying Bunny Mask, Tyler! Trust in the bunny mask.

Bunny Mask: The Hollow Inside #2

By: Paul Tobin, Andrea Mutti
Released: Jun 15, 2022

The Hollow is back on his never-failing hunt to eradicate his victims not only from their lives, but existence itself. Now his sights are turning to Bee and Tyler, even as they struggle to decide who they are to each other. Bee comes face to face with her greatest inspiration and direct threat, Bunny Mask.

Each issue of BUNNY MASK: THE HOL...

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7.5

A low-key, plot-building issue.

Something is Killing the Children #24

By: James Tynion IV, Werther Dell'edera
Released: Jun 22, 2022

While Cutter's machinations continue to unfold at the House of Slaughter, Erica has tracked a terrifying new enemy within a small town in New Mexico.

With her past quickly catching up with her, Erica must don the mask once again and head into the heart of the danger if she wants any hope of stopping this monstrous entity.

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers: Beast Wars #17 Jun 25, 2022
7.5

It's the final issue. Despite ending prematurely, the plot is wrapped up decently enough to keep me happy with it.

Transformers: Beast Wars #17

By: Erik Burnham, Josh Burcham
Released: Jun 22, 2022

Finale! How will Optimus and Megatron defeat their strongest foe to date? The Vok. Will their rivalry get in the way or will they put everything aside to save them and their fellow Cybertronians!

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Gizmo reviewed Do A Powerbomb #1 Jun 20, 2022
9.5

DWJ delivers another heartfelt story, as has become the trademark for his Image releases.

Do A Powerbomb #1

By: Daniel Warren Johnson
Released: Jun 15, 2022

The creator of MURDER FALCON and Wonder Woman: Dead Earth is launching a brand-new limited series!

Lona Steelrose wants to be a pro wrestler, but she's living under the shadow of her mother, the best to ever do it. Everything changes when a wrestling-obsessed necromancer asks her to join the grandest pro wrestling tournament of all time, ...

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Gizmo reviewed Bone Orchard: The Passageway Jun 20, 2022
7.0

It delivers on creepy, sure, but the entire story is a big questions with no answers. Maybe more will be revealed as the Bone Orchard Mythos progresses, but this installment left me wanting.

Bone Orchard: The Passageway

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jun 15, 2022

From the creative team of GIDEON FALLS and PRIMORDIAL comes the first book in a bold and ambitious new shared horror universe! When a geologist is sent to a remote lighthouse to investigate strange phenomenon he finds a seemingly endless pit in the rocks. But what lurks within and how will he escape its pull?

THE PASSAGEWAY is the first of...

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Gizmo reviewed Blade Runner: Origins #12 Jun 18, 2022
6.0

I'm still not really grasping the long-term strategy here, or at least, I'm not grasping how the strategy makes sense. It feel like the writer just ran with this idea because it offered the opportunity for a twist. Maybe it just needs to be explained better.

Blade Runner: Origins #12

By: K. Perkins, Fernando Dagnino
Released: Jun 8, 2022

DET. CAL MOREAUX TEAMS WITH A FUGITIVE REPLICANT WHO HAS THE IMPLANTED MEMORIES OF A MURDERED TYRELL CORP. SCIENTIST.

FEATURES AN ALL-STAR CREATIVE TEAM WITH K.PERKINS (SUPERGIRL) & MELLOW BROWN (AMERICAN GODS), FERNANDO DAGNINO AND MARCO LESKO.

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8.5

A lot of the captions were not arranged intuitively, I hope to see this tightened up because this issue was otherwise very good. The character keep me guessing who to trust.

Transformers: Last Bot Standing #2

By: Nick Roche, E. J. Su
Released: Jun 8, 2022

After ages of isolation, the Last Bot meets with the Visitors, the last straggling survivors of a dying race and the greatest threat Donnokt's ever seen. But how will the locals react to not only mysterious Visitors from the stars but also a robot in disguise in their midst?

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Gizmo reviewed Aquaman: Andromeda #1 Jun 16, 2022
5.5

The captions are too many and too self-indulgent, they bog the narrative down with gibberish intended to conduct mood.

Aquaman: Andromeda #1

By: Ram V, Christian Ward
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Deep in the Pacific Ocean, at the farthest possible distance from any land, sits Point Nemo: the spaceship graveyard. Since the dawn of the space race, the nations of the world have sent their crafts there on splashdown, to sink beneath the silent seas. But there is something...else at Point Nemo. A structure never made by human hands. And that str...

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pizzamain reviewed Aquaman: Andromeda #1 Jun 12, 2022
6.0

"i am an older woman, much closer to the end than you are. perhaps i have the wisdom to help" - written by someone who has never talked to someone older than 40.

Aquaman: Andromeda #1

By: Ram V, Christian Ward
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Deep in the Pacific Ocean, at the farthest possible distance from any land, sits Point Nemo: the spaceship graveyard. Since the dawn of the space race, the nations of the world have sent their crafts there on splashdown, to sink beneath the silent seas. But there is something...else at Point Nemo. A structure never made by human hands. And that str...

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8.0

Now Natsu is turning into a beloved character. TMNT makes character development look so effortless, it's kind of amazing.

That giant badger things is dope too.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #14

By: Erik Burnham, Sophie Campbell
Released: Sep 13, 2017

"Karai's Path," part 3 of 4. In order to obtain an ancient artifact of great power, Karai must come face to face with a new creature unlike any seen before. Will it be her savior or her doom?

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8.0

I love Sophie Campbell's art but I think the noses are hitting critical bulbousness, and need to be dialed back a bit.

Koya is turning into the Raphael of the group and stealing the show with her vulnerability. Bludgeon is pretty cool too, he's basically turning into Daredevil, which TMNT was largely inspired by.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #13

By: Erik Burnham, Sophie Campbell
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"Karai's Path," part 2 of 4. As Karai becomes embroiled in the Tokyo underworld, an ancient sword may show her the true path forward... if she can overcome the obstacles guarding it!

Bullet points:
*    A vision from the past will reveal the future of the Foot Clan!

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Gizmo reviewed TMNT: Dimension X #5 Jun 12, 2022
7.5

A classic ugly duckling-style tale, sort of.

TMNT: Dimension X #5

By: Devin Grayson, Craig Rousseau
Released: Aug 30, 2017

The Turtles' travel to the strangest planet of them all... one where all organisms function in perfect harmony... except for a group of new mutants who could destabilize the ecosystem of the whole planet. Mutants who aren't the TMNT!

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Gizmo reviewed TMNT: Dimension X #4 Jun 12, 2022
8.0

The art looks great, and the new character is quite charming.

TMNT: Dimension X #4

By: Ryan Ferrier, Chris Johnson
Released: Aug 23, 2017

The TMNT land on a planet of criminals and lowlifes. In these surroundings one heroic pilot is on the lamb from the most powerful crime boss on the planet. A pilot named Ace Duck!

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Gizmo reviewed TMNT: Dimension X #3 Jun 12, 2022
7.5

The plot is funny and got a couple chuckles out of me. The colour use fell short, particularly in the first panel we she Raphael's outfit. Show it in normal colours the first time you show it, otherwise the gag relating to how it looks falls flat.

TMNT: Dimension X #3

By: Aubrey Sitterson, Khary Randolph
Released: Aug 16, 2017

Journey to Stump Asteroid where the biggest no-hold barred brawls in Dimension X can be found! The newest warriors to enter the ring? The TMNT!

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Gizmo reviewed We Have Demons #3 Jun 12, 2022
5.0

There is a twist that needs to be over-explained to make any sense, and that's not a sign of elegant writing. There is zero chance that I will ever read the script pages included as back-matter to justify the $4.99 price tag. Capullo's renditions of demons are pretty much the only highlight to this series.

We Have Demons #3

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 19, 2022

Faith is put to the ultimate test as Lam and Gus face the demons of their past. The angelic and demonic forces of the world collide in this showstopping first arc’s finale!

The best-selling creator duo of the last 25 years, writer SCOTT SNYDER and artist GREG CAPULLO, present a new blockbuster series--WE HAVE DEMONS! Years in the m...

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Gizmo reviewed Strange #3 Jun 9, 2022
7.5

So far so good. Clea is a cool character, and the Blasphemy Cartel make for a good comic book nemesis.

Strange #3

By: Jed MacKay, Marcelo Ferreira
Released: Jun 1, 2022

• Someone is preying on the misery and suffering of New York's citizens.
•  Clea Strange is all too familiar with the demons and monsters that stalk humans.
•  But what happens when it's the humans who are hunting the monsters?
RATED T+

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Gizmo reviewed Alien #12 Jun 9, 2022
7.0

The comic is going pretty well until the adult aliens show up looking like posed plastic toys. How is this still the case 12 issues deep? There is actyally an interesting plot revelation in this issue that I should be gushing over, but the things that steal the spotlight are the glaringly stiff, floating xenomorphs.

Alien #12

By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jun 1, 2022

THE END OF PARADISE!
•  Jane and her people have been imprisoned with a group of facehuggers!
•  Jane has one last chance to escape, but will her disease be her doom?
PARENTAL ADVISORY

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Gizmo reviewed The Closet #1 Jun 5, 2022
7.0

Okay, so the parents aren't likeable at all, which I assume is on purpose and will pay off in some way down the road. The creepy factor is there, but I'm not getting a strong hook to keep me invested since I don't care about any of the characters.

The Closet #1

By: James Tynion IV, Gavin Fullerton
Released: Jun 1, 2022

A tale of existential familial horror by JAMES TYNION IV (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, RAZORBLADES) and GAVIN FULLERTON (BOG BODIES, Bags). Thom is moving cross-country with his family and dragging the past along with them. His son, Jamie, is seeing monsters in the bedroom closet and will not let them go.

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Gizmo reviewed TMNT: Dimension X #2 Jun 5, 2022
6.5

Looks like each issue will focus on introducing a new character, and a new world in doing so. One thing TMNT has always been good at is characters, and Anemon is no exception.

TMNT: Dimension X #2

By: Ulises Farinas, Michael Dialynas
Released: Aug 9, 2017

In a world of giant flying fish monsters only one creature is strong enough to survive-Anemon! Will the Turtles be able to defeat him and bring him to testify at the Trial of Krang?

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers: War's End #4 Jun 5, 2022
7.0

The uneasy truce bears fruit, but will it be enough?

Transformers: War's End #4

By: Brian Ruckley, Jack Lawrence
Released: May 25, 2022

End of the line! Exarchon makes his final push to claim all Cybertron as his own. Can a ragtag group of Autobots and Decepticons working in parallel defeat one of Cybertron's all-time greatest threats? And what happens if they fail and Exarchon gets his hands on the sparks he needs to be unbeatable? An extra-long final issue leading to next month's...

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers: War's End #3 Jun 5, 2022
7.0

The plot is getting more focused, thankfully. I absolutely love seeing Exarchon's confidence get the best of him in the funniest way.

Transformers: War's End #3

By: Brian Ruckley, Jack Lawrence
Released: Apr 27, 2022

The origin of Exarchon revealed! Find out the secret history behind one of Cybertron's greatest threats, the Threefold Spark. As Exarchon looks for a third body to make himself complete once more, he also receives backup that could prove devastating to all who oppose him.

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Gizmo reviewed Kang the Conqueror #2 Jun 5, 2022
6.5

You gotta stop falling in love Kang, this is your fault.

Kang the Conqueror #2

By: Collin Kelly, Carlos Magno
Released: Sep 15, 2021

A young, rebellious and idealistic Kang finds himself in Ancient Egypt, where an older version of himself is ruling with an iron fist as the pharaoh Rama-Tut. When the Moon Knight draws young Kang into a battle against his future self, tragedy strikes. But will it knock Nathaniel off the course of his destiny or lock him into one path forever?
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7.5

I like the dynamic between Bruce and Harley's family.

Batman: Beyond the White Knight #3

By: Sean Murphy
Released: May 25, 2022

The future of Gotham is coming to destroy its past! Batman...murderer? After discovering Bruce Wayne facilitated the murder of his father, Terry goes on the hunt, ready to unleash as Batman Beyond. The clock is ticking for Bruce in more ways than one after Harley Quinn's daughter goes missing. And if she takes after her father, the fate of the city...

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