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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #24 Oct 11, 2017
7.5

A clever, enjoyable wrap up.

Doctor Strange #24

By: Dennis Hopeless, Niko Henrichon
Released: Aug 23, 2017

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  Doctor Strange and his strange crew of allies make their final push on Baron Mordo, and it doesn't look good for them.
•  But even if they win, are they ready for the Hydra-occupied America waiting outside of the dark-domed Manhattan?
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1 Oct 8, 2017
5.0

Nothing interesting to report here, Batman the Dawnbreaker, while cool looking, is very two dimensional and uninspired.

Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1

By: Sam Humphries, Ethan Van Sciver
Released: Oct 4, 2017

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World's Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther #17 Oct 8, 2017
7.5

We finally get an issue that delivers on action well, something the series has been falling flat with quite a lot. I enjoy Storm's evolving understanding of her power and responsibility, portraying her god-like position as a privilege rather than a curse is a compelling new attitude.

Black Panther #17

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chris Sprouse
Released: Aug 30, 2017

FOREVER MY LADY!
•  T'Challa's got royalty in his DNA, but does he have the loyalty of a goddess in his corner?
•  Ororo Munroe, also known as Storm of the X-Men and former queen of Wakanda, is back in T'Challa's life. But is it for good this time? Or will country come between a man and his queen again?
Rated T

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RaisingBlack reviewed Black Panther #17 Sep 7, 2017
9.0

Another Solid issue from Coates and he is getting into the groove of comics. My greatest joy of Coates bringing T'Challa and Storm back together is that it is a black writer helping a white company understand an audience. One thing we have not seen much of at Marvel over the years are strong black power couples. Ewing brought Blue Marvel and Spectrum together and Coates brought Storm and T'Challa more

Black Panther #17

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chris Sprouse
Released: Aug 30, 2017

FOREVER MY LADY!
•  T'Challa's got royalty in his DNA, but does he have the loyalty of a goddess in his corner?
•  Ororo Munroe, also known as Storm of the X-Men and former queen of Wakanda, is back in T'Challa's life. But is it for good this time? Or will country come between a man and his queen again?
Rated T

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther #16 Oct 8, 2017
7.5

We're witnessing Wakanda's first attempts to convert to a constitutional monarchy, which is interesting. Nice job developing Thunderball into a relatable character out of the blue.

Black Panther #16

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chris Sprouse
Released: Jul 26, 2017

 FULL COVER CHARGE!
•  Club Fenris is the most exclusive nightspot in New York City...even a king has trouble getting in!
•  T'Challa needs to get into VIP no matter what Piledriver and Thunderball say about the guest list...
•  Still, without the Wakandan gods looking over his shoulder,...

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Gizmo added Batman: White Knight to their pull list Oct 8, 2017

Batman: White Knight

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.
He's been called a maniac, a killer and the "Clown Prince of Crime" but "white knight"? Never. Until now...
Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as "Jack," sets about trying to right his wrongs. First ...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: White Knight #1 Oct 8, 2017
9.0

A great new, self-contained Batman story seemingly out of nowhere. Far more promising than any of the other Batman book out right now. One question: why is Batman locked up in his costume at the beginning? Lol.

Batman: White Knight #1

By: Sean Murphy, Sean Murphy
Released: Oct 4, 2017

In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City.
He's been called a maniac, a killer and the "Clown Prince of Crime" but "white knight"? Never. Until now...
Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as "Jack," sets about trying to right his wrongs. First ...

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Gizmo reviewed Hack/Slash vs Vampirella #1 Oct 8, 2017
7.5

Aldridge captures Cassie and Vlad's voices perfectly. The artwork is very sold aside from Cassie's abdominals looking anorexic, great layouts and use of shadow and colour.

Hack/Slash vs Vampirella #1

By: Shawn Aldridge, Rapha Lobosco
Released: Oct 4, 2017

The Vegas strip heats up as Cassie Hack and her companion Vlad are on the trail of a deadly slasher and meet the lovely, yet deadly Vampirella. The team-up event you've been waiting for is a high stakes game of chance when they have to take on The Queen of Hearts!

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Gizmo reviewed The Shadow/Batman #1 Oct 8, 2017
7.5

Professor Pyg's goons are too funny, I can't tell if it intended as tongue-in-cheek or not, but I like it. Pyg sure speaks a lot of gibberish though. The artwork is good, it's a shame I'm not more familiar with the Shadow's mythos.

The Shadow/Batman #1

By: Steve Orlando, Giovanni Timpano
Released: Oct 4, 2017

The World's Greatest Mystery. The World's Greatest Detective. They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World's Greatest Evil? What legacy can two of the world's most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect for centuries, attached to its heart. ...

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Gizmo reviewed The Mighty Thor #23 Oct 7, 2017
9.0

Another great issue, Aaron provides just the right balance of action and heart.

The Mighty Thor #23

By: Jason Aaron, Valerio Schiti
Released: Sep 27, 2017

THOR AGAINST THOR!
•  When the Ultimate Thor finally goes too far, in the name of peace and sanity, Jane has no choice but to stop him.
•  Can she quell the rage of the War Thor before he destroys the very realms he once hoped to save?
Rated T+

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SloboSOY reviewed Marvel Legacy #1 Sep 28, 2017
4.5

The wraparound cover is very beautiful. I love it. And that's all. Ok Ribic art is great. But I'm not fond of it. I prefer Del Mundo ^^ The story is really dumb. Once more marvel who didn't know how use a to powerful character turn it as a killer. Dumb idea ... I don't like the new Ghost rider so I hopped he will be killed ^^ The story with the avengers is a little more interesting, but hard more

Marvel Legacy #1

By: Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic
Released: Sep 27, 2017

EVERYTHING STARTS HERE!
It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child's prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up to the dramatic return you've been waiting for - and one you've been dreading!
Jason Aaron (MIGHTY THOR) and Esad Ribic ...

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Gizmo - Oct 7, 2017

I'm wagering that English as a your second language.

Gizmo - Oct 7, 2017

is* your

Gizmo reviewed Marvel Legacy #1 Oct 7, 2017
3.0

The artwork convinced me to pick this up, but with a below average main plot that is repeatedly interrupted by unrelated trivial bullshit, and a six dollar price tag, I'm recommending readers avoid this issue like the plague. Don't reward price grabs like these with your hard earned dollars.

Marvel Legacy #1

By: Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic
Released: Sep 27, 2017

EVERYTHING STARTS HERE!
It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child's prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up to the dramatic return you've been waiting for - and one you've been dreading!
Jason Aaron (MIGHTY THOR) and Esad Ribic ...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: The Murder Machine #1 Oct 7, 2017
7.5

Finally injecting some emotion into this event. The baddie introduced at the end looks freakin' awesome despite being an obvious rip off of Judge Death.

Batman: The Murder Machine #1

By: Frank Tieri, Ricardo Federici
Released: Sep 27, 2017

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World's Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

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8.0

A touching piece of character development tucked between story beats.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #28

By: Robert Venditti, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Sep 13, 2017

"FALL OF THE GODS" part three! Hal Jordan races through the cosmos hunting the speedster of the New Gods, Lightray! Hal must secure Highfather if the Green Lantern Corps' plan to protect him and the universe has a chance of survival! Can the greatest pilot in the universe chase down a god who moves at the speed of light?

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8.5

Well now, that's some creative problem solving.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #27

By: Robert Venditti, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Aug 23, 2017

"FALL OF THE GODS" part two! Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner face off against God Killers as they try to protect an injured Orion from certain death. As the battle turns against the Corps, will they have to sacrifice a New God to save an entire sector of space?

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7.5

The New Gods are entering the Green Lantern mythos again, I'm hoping this arc is better than the last one to include the New Gods was.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #26

By: Robert Venditti, Rafael Sandoval
Released: Aug 9, 2017

"FALL OF THE GODS" part one! Ancient hunters awaken across the cosmos to end Highfather and the New Gods! Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps draw the line between gods, but that won't stop the body count as the most powerful deities in the universe go to war.

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Gizmo reviewed Batman #31 Oct 7, 2017
7.5

Kite Man! Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah, Kite Man! It's a good issue, although I feel like King has lost the point of the Riddler, he's not a strong-arm thug who occasionally rattles off riddles, he's a schemer that incorporates his schemes into riddles, and that character defining aspect of him has been lost in this arc.

Batman #31

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Sep 20, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part five! It's tough to beat the two biggest puzzlemakers in the world at their own game, and Batman's gambits have only pulled him deeper into the moral quagmire where the Riddler and The Joker do their dirty work. All of Gotham City hangs in the balance as Batman faces the ultimate conundrum: are brainteasers bette...

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Gizmo reviewed Defenders #5 Sep 25, 2017
7.5

While I do enjoy the banter, Bendis is getting a little overzealous with it, time to dial it back a notch. I could have used a little more clarity with Diamondback's escape. The art is great, however I do feel like the panels portraying Daredevil's senses could do a lot more interesting things.

Defenders #5

By: Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez
Released: Sep 13, 2017

• The Punisher strikes! With the mean streets of Marvel more dangerous than ever, what could possibly make Frank Castle turn on his fellow vigilantes? Don't they all want the same thing?
•  Another dangerous chapter of the hottest new team in all of comics!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Magnus #4 Sep 24, 2017
8.5

Things are escalating big time. The plot is basically taking the path I figured it would go down, but I'm enjoying the ride. As for Doc Spektor, I'm not following it in the other books, but it seems decent.

Magnus #4

By: Kyle Higgins, Jorge Fornes
Released: Sep 20, 2017

Magnus is closing in on her prey, the killer A.I. Frederick - but her trip to the outskirts of the A.I. world turns up a disturbing discovery that brings back dark memories of her own. Now Magnus must wrestle with her own past and manage to capture the killer - but Frederick still has a few surprises left up his sleeves...

Also: Doc Spekto...

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Gizmo added Magnus to their pull list Sep 24, 2017

Magnus

Do humans dream of owning electric sheep? Artificial intelligences, rather than becoming our overlords, have settled into an uneasy symbiosis with humanity - they work for us as our colleagues and servants, earning vacation-time they spend in a boundless digital universe running on human-maintained server farms. But not all AIs are cool with the de...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: The Red Death #1 Sep 24, 2017
6.0

It looked good when I flipped through this in my LCBS, but when I sat down to read it I didn't find anything of substance. I get why this dark universe Batman wants the speed force, but his transition to crossing over into the Rebirth universe is glossed over and sloppy, thus making his nefarious motivations feel one step too far out of character. This setup also shares a very strong resemblance t more

Batman: The Red Death #1

By: Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Sep 20, 2017

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World's Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

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Gizmo reviewed Angelic #1 Sep 24, 2017
8.0

Spurrier does a good job of giving each species a distinctive dialect and I have to read through the dialogue slowly to make sure I'm interpreting it properly. Halfway through the comic, a dark part of the Lore is revealed and the plot continues to get more intriguing from there.

Angelic #1

By: Simon Spurrier, Caspar Wijngaard
Released: Sep 20, 2017

- WINGED MONKEYS! TECHNO-DOLPHINS! QUANTUM ALLEYCATS!
- Humanity's long gone. Its memory lingers only as misunderstood rituals among mankind's leftovers: the genetically modified animals they used and abused for eons.
- But for one young flying monkey, QORA, the routines are unbearable. All she wants is to explore. Instead she's expected to...

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #30 Sep 24, 2017
6.5

The action has started and boy are there casualties. The wrong characters die in my opinion though, they killed off my favourite one and the most annoying one is still around. Come on Humphries, throw me a bone here.

Green Lanterns #30

By: Sam Humphries, Carlo Barberi
Released: Sep 6, 2017

"OUT OF TIME" part five! Jessica, Simon and the first seven bearers of green rings face Volthoom in the past as he holds the Guardians of the Universe hostage. As Lantern after Lanten falls, is there any chance of stopping the First Lantern from rewriting reality?

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #29 Sep 24, 2017
6.0

The artwork is great, especially the colours, but the plot is a boring training issue that attempts to inspire the characters but we've been getting so much of this sort of thing lately in Green Lanterns, so it rings hollow.

Green Lanterns #29

By: Sam Humphries, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Aug 16, 2017

"OUT OF TIME" part three! The death of one of their own shakes the new Green Lanterns' resolve. Simon and Jess step up to lead the charge that may be their only hope of ever returning home to their own time.

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Gizmo reviewed Batman #29 Sep 24, 2017
8.5

A unique and appropriate use of the comic book medium, this issue could almost be read as a one-shot.

Batman #29

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Aug 16, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part four ! Batman has done his best to keep the peace, but with neither faction backing down, he may have to choose the lesser of two evils if he wants the violence to end. Will Batman embrace the murderous anarchy of The Joker or the bloody fascism of the Riddler? If he wants to win, he'll have to choose a side-and ...

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Gizmo reviewed First Strike #3 Sep 24, 2017
5.0

Uhk, as a twin myself, I find stereotypical twin characters (in this case, Skyburst and Stormclash) completing each other's sentences to be incredibly offensive. I like the guards in the opening pages having their little 15 minutes of fame before all hell breaks loose. The rest of the issue is just an exercise of getting from point A to point B, it's nothing special. The backup story is a little d more

First Strike #3

By: Mairghread Scott, Max Dunbar
Released: Sep 13, 2017

Secrets revealed! G.I. Joe, the Autobots and M.A.S.K. make their way to Cybertron to stop the siege and encounter the COBRA leader, but all is not as it seems! Will their arrival help-or just bring more disaster?

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Gizmo reviewed Batman #30 Sep 21, 2017
8.5

This arc has been a series of hits and misses, but this is one of the hits. Tom King has a knack for writing Kite Man and has made him more interesting to read than Batman in this arc. This issue does end rather abruptly though, I thought I had missed a page or something.

Batman #30

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 6, 2017

"THE BALLAD OF KITE MAN" part two! In our second "War of Jokes and Riddles" interlude, it's the making of a super-villain! He's been pushed by Batman to snitch on The Joker, and cajoled by The Joker to betray Batman-now, the flunky who would be Kite Man finally snaps. He's lost everything, and a life of crime is the only way to go.

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #12 Sep 20, 2017
7.0

This issue felt a bit scattered, at one point it felt like Aphra and Krrsantan teleported to another part of the base because the transition didn't work. I also feel like Aphra could have taken another, less risky and less unyielding path in how she deals with BT-1 and 0-0-0, not to spoil anything, but Aphra's character wouldn't risk her life needlessly.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #12

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Sep 13, 2017

VADER IS BACK!
Rated T

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11 Sep 20, 2017
8.5

Balls to the wall action in this issue, what's not to like?

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #11

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Aug 9, 2017

• Aphra's mission to make quick credits by auctioning off an ancient Jedi artifact is going to plan...
•  That is, until it isn't.
•  Meanwhile, a dark figure from Aphra's past decides to make an appearance...
Rated T

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Gizmo added Star Wars: Doctor Aphra to their pull list Sep 20, 2017

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!
Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 - the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel's first ongoing series starr...

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