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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther #169 Apr 23, 2018
9.0

Coates gives the reigns to Kirk to tell a visual story that makes the best use of the comic book medium in this entire run.

Black Panther #169

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk
Released: Jan 24, 2018

KLAW STANDS SUPREME Part 4
•  The Dora Milaje once lost faith in their nation. Can the threat of Ulysses Klaw and a hostile army reunite the king and his guard?
•  Meanwhile, Klaw and his allies set in motion the next stage of their attack! Can Midnight Angels Ayo and Aneka escape to warn their king--or will the mind-controlling Zen...

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myconius reviewed TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo #1 Nov 26, 2017
8.0

i really like that Stan Sakai still draws the Turtles the same way he did when he drew the Usagi cross-overs with the Mirage Tmnt.

Usagi even mentions the existence of the Mirage Turtles and that these Turtles are different.

this was a fun little easy breezy adventure. it almost felt like it could even be made into a cartoon short.

while i really wish this one-shot could more

TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo #1

By: Stan Sakai
Released: Jul 26, 2017

The TMNT are teleported to a world of talking animals-the world of Usagi Yojimbo! When the samarai rabbit embarks on a quest to save Japan and the deadly Jei blocks his path, a Turtle team-up may be the only chance for survival!

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #8 Apr 23, 2018
9.0

All the character development of the previous issues is paying off. Don't miss out on Dr. Doom!

Runaways #8

By: Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka
Released: Apr 4, 2018

  "BEST FRIENDS FOREVER" STARTS NOW!
•  The Runaways welcome Karolina's girlfriend, JULIE POWER of the POWER PACK!
•  Well, most of them do. Some have mixed feelings...
•   They'll all be glad to have an experienced hero around when one of the Universe's most fearsome super villains invades the hostel!!!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed SuperMansion #1 Apr 22, 2018
6.0

Some gags are more successful than others, I absolutely love the scene where Black Saturn visits Groaner in prison without any pants. The plot in part one is better realized than it is in part two since the latter cops out on the climax. The art is decent, highly kinetic but the characters are often off-model, particularly Cooch.

SuperMansion #1

By: Barry Hutchinson, Jake Elphick
Released: Apr 11, 2018

Based on the Emmy nominated web-based animated show airing on Crackle, now featured on Adult Swim! Starring the vocal talents of Bryan Cranston, Chris Pine, Keegan-Michael Key, Jillian Bell, Yvette Nicole brown and Zeb Wells, produced by Robot Chickens Seth Green!
Comic written by show writer Barry Hutchinson!
Aging superhero Titanium Rex,...

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Gizmo reviewed Domino #1 Apr 21, 2018
6.5

The attempt to flush out and humanize Domino results in an annoying support cast and unusual goofiness considering Domino is a former member of X-Force. I mean, a birthday party, seriously?

Domino #1

By: Gail Simone, David Baldeon
Released: Apr 11, 2018

  BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE Part 1
Impossible curves. Impossible shots. Impossible targets. Marvel's #1 soldier of fortune is back in an explosive new ongoing series! The product of a failed super-soldier program, Neena Thurman always made her own luck as the sharpshooting mercenary known as Domino... but what happens when her own powers betray he...

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Gizmo reviewed Robocop: Citizens Arrest #1 Apr 19, 2018
8.0

Better than I expected considering the minimal role of Murphy. This issue expands on the commentary on American privatization that was presented in the original films while updating television commercials to apps for a modern audience. I think I'll stick around to see where this goes.

Robocop: Citizens Arrest #1

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

Brian Wood, the visionary writer behind DMZ and Briggs Land , and Jorge Coelho ( Venom, Rocket Racoon ) present a provocative vision of a future where justice is crowdsourcedc and lethal. It's been decades since the RoboCop program first began. Corporations have taken over the schools and the government.and law enforcement is the biggest private ...

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Gizmo reviewed Hit-Girl #2 Apr 8, 2018
4.0

I'm already severely disappointed with where the series is at. I love the Kick-Ass franchise, but this is just a showcase for what kind of kooky sci-fi spy weapons Millar can dream up. There's no substance and no character that I can relate to anymore, including Hit-Girl. I also can't help but acknowledge the crocodile on pages 4 and 5, it seems to be bipedal and capable of dancing for some reason more

Hit-Girl #2

By: Mark Millar, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Released: Mar 28, 2018

Hit-Girl's wreaking havoc in Colombia. Armed to the hilt, she kidnaps the country's most notorious killer-for-hire and sets out to slaughter every gang member and criminal lowlife in Palmira. This is the gloriously violent, frenetic return of the world's most bloodthirsty 12-year-old assassin. MARK MILLAR and RICARDO LÓPEZ ORTIZ join forces for th...

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Gizmo - Apr 19, 2018

Good move, lol

myconius - Apr 19, 2018

hahahahaha!!! thanks! ^u^

Gizmo reviewed Calexit #2 Apr 17, 2018
7.5

I wasn't expecting an attempt to empathize with the villain, there may be more to this story than I originally thought.

Calexit #2

By: Matteo Pizzolo, Amancay Nahuelpan
Released: Feb 14, 2018

"The tree of liberty must be refrshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Zora and Jamil are faced with some harsh choices, a few roid raging Neo-Nazis, & not much water...But Disneyland has churro ice cream sandwiches so it's kinda all worth it. California Über Alles.

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther #167 Apr 15, 2018
8.5

Whoa, what a gut punch to Wakanda's proud history! Everyone's got skeletons in their closet, well done Mr. Coates.

Black Panther #167

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk
Released: Nov 22, 2017

KLAW STANDS SUPREME Part 2
•  The Black Panther's greatest enemy springs his trap! And with T'Challa off fighting the former gods of Wakanda, who will come to Ayo and Aneka's aid?
•  And this is only the beginning. A cadre of villains returns as Wakanda comes to its knees!
Rated T

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther #168 Apr 15, 2018
8.0

The series is finally injecting the excitement I've been waiting for, what a great high point to end the issue at.

Black Panther #168

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chris Sprouse
Released: Dec 27, 2017

KLAW STANDS SUPREME Part 3
•  ALL THE DOORS ARE OPEN.
•  And for the Black Panther, that's bad news. As monsters pour through strange gateways, T'Challa must defend his country from within.
•  But with Klaw stealing the lifeblood of Wakanda, the king will have to turn to unlikely allies to staunch the tide!
•  Who ...

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Gizmo reviewed Hack/Slash: Resurrection #6 Apr 15, 2018
6.5

The pace is a bit too rushed to get the plot wrapped up.

Hack/Slash: Resurrection #6

By: Tini Howard, Celor
Released: Mar 28, 2018

The first arc of the acclaimed return of Cassie and Vlad comes to a bloody end!

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Gizmo reviewed Planet of the Apes: Ursus #3 Apr 15, 2018
7.5

Oh wow, this is tying in to the the original film even closer than I anticipated. Good stuff.

Planet of the Apes: Ursus #3

By: David Walker, Chris Mooneyham
Released: Mar 28, 2018

Feeling betrayed by Zaius taking control over the investigation, Ursus rallies his forces to forever put to rest the threat that is man.

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Gizmo reviewed Unbelievable Gwenpool #15 Apr 10, 2018
4.5

There wasn't really any point in making this a crossover other than Ghost Rider providing transportation. The narrative does not flow well, and one page is difficult to decipher with this crate shunting from an unintroduced boat to the dock, seemingly instantly instantly sue to poor layouts. The teaser on the final page is the only reason to keep reading.

Unbelievable Gwenpool #15

By: Christopher Hastings, Myisha Haynes
Released: May 10, 2017

• Part 2 of Gwen's L.A. adventure is here!
•  As it turns out, Gwen & Kate Bishop (the REAL Hawkeye) make a pretty great team!
•  The mission to save Cecil (who is currently trapped in a crystal locked in Ghost Rider's car) continues!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Kick-Ass #2 Apr 10, 2018
8.0

JRJ has some good pages in here, he's got a talent for drawing hired goons. The legs on Kick-Ass on that last page though, what the hell happened? Patience is quite relatable in this issue, a much better character than how Hit-Girl is currently being written in her own title.

Kick-Ass #2

By: Mark Millar, John Romita
Released: Mar 21, 2018

KICK-ASS IS BACK.
Patience returns from combat to find her husband gone and her neighborhood in ruin. By day, she waits tables and goes to college. By night, she pulls on a mask and becomes Kick-Ass-serving justice to local scumbags and taking a cut of their cash. With every bust, her list of enemies gets longer, and the city's worst criminals...

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity #13 Apr 9, 2018
8.5

Damn... F you Kyle!

Animosity #13

By: Marguerite Bennett, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Mar 28, 2018

The sins of the past bite at Sandor's heels, as the rage of the swarm and the wrath of the flood rise to a fever pitch! Jesse races against time and the mob who is hunting her down to return the queen to her hive before war erupts across the valley!From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (Insexts, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Rafael De L...

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Gizmo reviewed Isola #1 Apr 8, 2018
8.0

The artwork is jaw-dropping, especially on the tiger, I'm impressed! The description in the solicitation provides some context, but the reader is otherwise dropped head first into the plot and needs to either sink or swim. Personally, I picked up on enough of what is going on, and would encourage fans of fantasy to check this out and give it a few issues to flesh out additional context.

Isola #1

By: Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl
Released: Apr 4, 2018

Childhood friends BRENDEN FLETCHER (MOTOR CRUSH) and Eisner Award-winning storyteller KARL KERSCHL (Gotham Academy) reunite on the comics page with a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook's ...

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Gizmo reviewed Green Hornet #1 Apr 8, 2018
7.0

I miss Jonathan Lau on the art from the Kevin Smith Green Hornet run that this series is continuing. The plot is alright so far, it's just getting things set up. I'm happy to see that the old characters I love are back.

Green Hornet #1

By: Amy Chu, German Erramouspe
Released: Mar 7, 2018

Britt Reid Jr., the scion of the Daily Sentinel publishing empire, vanishes during a wild party on his friend's yacht. Meanwhile, crime spikes in the streets of Century City with the mysterious criminal/secret vigilante the Green Hornet absent.  It's only a matter of time before SOMEONE puts two and two together, and it's up to Kato, form...

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Gizmo reviewed Green Hornet #2 Apr 8, 2018
6.0

The plot is getting interesting and is paced well. The artwork is what it is. Where this issue really suffers is the lettering: if the letterer and editor have done their job right, I shouldn't even be thinking about the lettering, but in this issue there are word balloons in the wrong order, connecting to the the wrong speaker, and even a page on the ship where Sebastian is responding to things t more

Green Hornet #2

By: Amy Chu, German Erramouspe
Released: Apr 4, 2018

The new Green Hornet embarks on her journey to become a hero and faces a threat unlike any she's ever faced before.

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Gizmo reviewed Breathless #1 Apr 1, 2018
8.0

The plot hasn't quite set up the premise, but it is close, I see where it is going. The art is excellent.

Breathless #1

By: Patrick Shand, Renzo Rodriguez
Released: Mar 28, 2018

It's Buffy the Vampire Slayer if the villains were big pharma. Scout Turner works as a cryptozoologist, examining and cataloguing supernatural creatures for scientific purposes. When she discovers the cure for asthma in the venom of a new breed of monster, she quickly finds herself on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals and the monsters that th...

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Gizmo reviewed Planet of the Apes: Ursus #2 Apr 1, 2018
9.0

This issue reveals a vulnerability to Ursus that I've never seen before, it makes his character very compelling. I also enjoy how Walker is building up Ursus's history with Zaius and how Walker is tying in the economic instability of Ape City.

Planet of the Apes: Ursus #2

By: David Walker, Chris Mooneyham
Released: Feb 14, 2018

Discover how the first meeting of Ursus and Zaius changed their destinies!

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Gizmo added Planet of the Apes: Ursus to their pull list Apr 1, 2018

Planet of the Apes: Ursus

David F. Walker (Luke Cage) returns to the Planet of the Apes with artist Christopher Mooneyham (Five Ghosts) for a limited series about the franchise's most notorious villain!
General Ursus has always hated and feared mankind. Get a glimpse at his rise through the ranks to General and what experiences brought him to the Fo...

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Gizmo reviewed Planet of the Apes: Ursus #1 Apr 1, 2018
9.0

Wow, I wasn't expecting a short series about General Ursus to be this good! It adds complexity to his character and builds on the POTA mythology by tying in with both the first film and the excellent Boom POTA comics from a few years ago. I have to give props to the covers as well, I didn't get a hold of the sweet cover with Ursus's helmet rendered as a human cage, but I got another cover that evo more

Planet of the Apes: Ursus #1

By: David Walker, Chris Mooneyham
Released: Jan 3, 2018

David F. Walker (Luke Cage) returns to the Planet of the Apes with artist Christopher Mooneyham (Five Ghosts) for a limited series about the franchise's most notorious villain!
General Ursus has always hated and feared mankind. Get a glimpse at his rise through the ranks to General and what experiences brought him to the Fo...

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther #166 Apr 1, 2018
7.5

I'm excited for Klaw to come back to Black Panther even if it was most likely prompted by the Black Panther film. This issues centres around flushing Klaw out, which is interesting. I almost missed the backup story, I guess calling it a story is a bit of a stretch, but it is useful as a quick primer for readers unfamiliar with Klaw.

Black Panther #166

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk
Released: Oct 25, 2017

KLAW STANDS SUPREME Part 1
Black Panther's greatest foe has returned - Ulysses Klaw is back and ready for war! Can T'Challa defeat the man who killed his father all while his country struggles to its feet?  And as war looms, Wakanda's gods have disappeared. Enter the Originators! The former gods are back - but what are their intention...

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Gizmo reviewed Infidel #1 Apr 1, 2018
9.0

The story concept sounds weird on paper, but it is executed brilliantly. Check this series out if you enjoy horror comics and/or social commentary. I'm issuing a trigger warning to those like Briton who are insecure with their comics acknowledging that bigotry exists in the world, this will be too SCARY for you!

Infidel #1

By: Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell
Released: Mar 14, 2018

A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multiracial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia.
Bestselling editor PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE (Swamp Thing) makes his comics-writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire AARON CAMPBELL (The Shadow), award-winning c...

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #7 Apr 1, 2018
8.0

Something has me hooked in this series and I think it is the art and characterization. The characters just feel so real.

Runaways #7

By: Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka
Released: Mar 21, 2018

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER STARTS NOW!
•  The Runaways are a family again!
•  But a family needs a guardian, and the only Runaway who's got her life together is in middle school...
•  Which, even for a kid like Molly who likes school, can be fraught with peril...
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Unbelievable Gwenpool #14 Mar 31, 2018
5.5

I didn't care for this issue. The art is below average and there is no real plot. Gwen has become a more interesting character than the new Hawkeye and Ghost Rider, she doesn't need to share the spotlight with them.

Unbelievable Gwenpool #14

By: Christopher Hastings, Myisha Haynes
Released: Apr 12, 2017

• Gwen Poole is L.A.-bound - and boy, is she LOVING it!
•  The mission? Help Cecil regain some of his more human qualities.
•  Guest-starring Kate Bishop (the REAL Hawkeye), Ghost Rider and...dwarves?
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Unbelievable Gwenpool #13 Mar 29, 2018
8.5

Very fun. A book with both Gwenpool and Deadpool can't help but talk about itself.

Unbelievable Gwenpool #13

By: Christopher Hastings, Gurihiru
Released: Mar 8, 2017

• Gwen's been thrown by Arcade into...a world of Fantasy Roleplaying?!?!
•  It's Swords & Sorcery, Gwenpool-style!
•  Watch out, or this LARP is gonna become a DARP!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Void Trip #2 Mar 10, 2018
7.0

The hippie chick is a real dick, but it's funny.

Void Trip #2

By: Ryan O'Sullivan, Plaid Klaus
Released: Dec 27, 2017

With their ship's AI now activated, our space hobos finally have the roadmap to the promised land of Euphoria. But what use is a roadmap to those who believe the point of a story is the journey, not the destination?

"VOID TRIP is Star Wars meets the View Askewniverse; cosmic scoundrels with the swashbuckling of Han Solo and the trippy edge...

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity #11 Mar 10, 2018
8.5

The plot thickens, nothing is black and white.

Animosity #11

By: Marguerite Bennett, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Dec 13, 2017

In this turning point issue, Jesse learns one serious lesson--NEVER anger the Swarm.

"The premise, the characters, and the action have me hooked." - Patrick Hayes of scifipulse.net

From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by the incomparable Rafael De Latorre (SUP...

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity #12 Mar 10, 2018
7.0

Git 'em beez, sting everyone! Shooting one in midair though? Come on.

Animosity #12

By: Marguerite Bennett, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Jan 31, 2018

  The twisting timelines converge as Jesse races to stop a war and Sandor dives into the darkness for the family that he loves.
       "Animosity looks to be Aftershock's first true classic, the book that'll put them on the map." - Tara Giovannini of IGN.com

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