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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #389 Dec 9, 2018
7.5

So you can just lie to Dormammu, why not? There's a hint at Doctor Strange having romantic feelings toward Zelma, which is awkward and hopefully not intentional.

Doctor Strange #389

By: Donny Cates, Niko Henrichon
Released: Apr 25, 2018

DAMNATION TIE-IN!
•  Stephen Strange's first act back as Sorcerer Supreme backfired catastrophically! Maybe the Vishanti were right about him...
•  Will the world trust him to clean up his mess?
•  There's a new magical landscape after DAMNATION, and a long journey back to the Sanctum Sanctor...

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 Dec 8, 2018
7.5

Wong's plan comes to fruition and it's worth it. I appreciate this chance for his character to shine. I don't think the epilogue is necessary, it's certainly not a story that I'll be watching out for.

Doctor Strange: Damnation #4

By: Donny Cates, Rod Reis
Released: Apr 25, 2018

  • It's DAMNATION NATION! Mephisto's on a hot streak that won't stop! Every team that's faced him has fallen, while more of the country falls under his influence.
•  There's just one card left to play: Wong versus Mephisto...ALONE!
•  Who escapes alive, who escapes undead and who doesn't escape at all? DAMNATION is going out i...

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #388 Dec 8, 2018
7.5

Flushes out what is going on internally with Stephen, which is more entertaining than the main Damnation story. The last few pages are a little blurred, either the file resolution was low or something went wrong with the printers.

Doctor Strange #388

By: Donny Cates, Niko Henrichon
Released: Apr 11, 2018

  DAMNATION TIE-IN!
•  Doctor Strange has tried playing it straight and he's tried cheating - is the only way to win Mephisto's game not to play?
•  While he tries to check out of the Hotel Inferno, Wong and the Midnight Sons try to break in!
•  With the souls of the living and the dead on the line, is the Sorcerer Supreme...

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange: Damnation #3 Dec 8, 2018
6.0

Blade was cool. The artwork could use some help. I don't get what the plan of action was for Ghost Rider.

*Update: the plan is revealed in the next issue

Doctor Strange: Damnation #3

By: Donny Cates, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Mar 21, 2018

• Wong's makeshift Midnight Sons (Iron Fist! Blade! Moon Knight! The Scarlet Spider?!) stand against a whole platoon of Ghost Riders!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #386 Dec 8, 2018
7.5

High stakes poker game. Super high stakes.

Doctor Strange #386

By: Donny Cates, Niko Henrichon
Released: Feb 28, 2018

A "DAMNATION" TIE-IN!
•  Doctor Strange bet on his ability to restore Las Vegas and got his prize - with some satanic strings attached!
•  Now he's going double or nothing to set things right.
•  How did he get back to full power? And will it be enough when he's gambling for his life?
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #387 Dec 7, 2018
8.0

This is indeed better than Damnation. Despite knowing what is going to happen to Strange by the end of the issue, Cates still arrives at this point in an interesting and somewhat unexpected manner.

Doctor Strange #387

By: Donny Cates, Niko Henrichon
Released: Mar 14, 2018

DAMNATION TIE-IN!
•  Strange is captive in Mephisto's HOTEL INFERNO!
•  His only chance to get out? Winning on the casino floor.
•  But remember, the house ALWAYS wins.
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 Dec 6, 2018
5.0

Wong assembles a team. Nothing special.

Doctor Strange: Damnation #2

By: Donny Cates, Szymon Kudranski
Released: Mar 7, 2018

• Mephisto has taken up some major real estate in Las Vegas, but he's not going to stop there. He's got the rest of Earth on his "TO GET" list and only Doctor Strange can stop him.
•  The only downside? Strange went into Mephisto's Hotel Inferno to confront him and has not been seen since.
•  Add the fact that the devilish vill...

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #15 Dec 5, 2018
8.5

Nico issue. The best character by far. We learn something new about the staff and witness an interesting development for Nico as a character.

Runaways #15

By: Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka
Released: Nov 7, 2018

• Nico's magic has always been painful - an inheritance from her parents she had to hurt herself to use.
•  At last, she learns the shocking source of the Staff of One's power, and things will never be the same.
•  There's a battle on the horizon. Will the Runaways still have a sorcerer on their side?...

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity #17 Dec 4, 2018
9.0

Damn, this is dark and I love it. Animosity is getting better with each issue.

Animosity #17

By: Marguerite Bennett, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Nov 7, 2018

WAR! As Sandor and the Animals assault the Walled City from without, Jesse begins her campaign of sabotage from within to burn the Walled City to the ground...

From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).

"Animosity looks to be AfterShock's first true clas...

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Gizmo reviewed Dredd: Final Judgement #2 Dec 4, 2018
7.5

Very condensed. I like that all the classic judges make their appearance in forms unique to this iteration. The ending is cool even though I don't totally remember now how the other dimension's city is abolished. This story just needed more pages.

Dredd: Final Judgement #2

By: Arthur Wyatt, Henry Flint
Released: Oct 24, 2018

The final comic-book sequel to the cult movie Dredd, and it's the epic clash that fans have been waiting for - Judge Dredd versus Judge Death! Who will live and who will die in the climactic face-off? Scripted by Arthur Wyatt and Alex De Campi, and illustrated by Henry Flint, this two-issue mini-series features exclusive covers by Jock.

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Gizmo dropped Kick-Ass (2018) from their pull list Dec 2, 2018

Kick-Ass (2018)

KICK-ASS IS BACK-ready to wipe out the city's criminal lowlives, destroy its gangs, and save its communities from decay. But there's a new face beneath the old mask, a new figure wearing that famous green and yellow spandex. Who is this new vigilante superhero? Who can fill Dave Lizewski's shoes? WHO IS THE NEW KICK-ASS? Find out in the first issue...

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Gizmo - Dec 3, 2018

Whoa, nice painting dude!

myconius - Dec 4, 2018

thanks Gizmo. - - i figured you'd like to see the portrait i'd painted of you. :)

Gizmo reviewed Marvel Knights: 20th #2 Dec 2, 2018
7.5

I see that the Punisher is still his stubborn A-hole self. Good. Stop making Matt say that he "sees" Karen though; he can't see her, he's blind...

Marvel Knights: 20th #2

By: Donny Cates, Niko Henrichon
Released: Nov 21, 2018

In celebration of the legendary imprint founded by Marvel's CCO Joe Quesada, a new crop of talent stands poised to tell a groundbreaking story across the Marvel Universe!
In the cemetery, the blind man does not know who he is, or why he has come to this particular grave at this moment.
He doesn't know the burly police officer with the wild ...

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Gizmo reviewed Man-Eaters #3 Dec 2, 2018
7.5

The plot is very bare bones, but it's not lacking in gags. This comic just... Makes me smile.

Man-Eaters #3

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Nov 28, 2018

"A VISIT FROM AUNT FLO," Day Three
Maude suspects that the cat lady downstairs may be part of a cult. The toilet is clogged by a strange blockage in the septic system. And a recent spat of deadly mauling attacks takes its toll on the community. Plus: bonus backmatter featuring art and words by smart, angry teens!

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Nightmare of Solomon reviewed Man-Eaters #3 Nov 28, 2018
5.5

Hello Fuzzy Ones!

I'm beginning to truly love this comic, in a completely ironic way. Anyways, here goes my bulletpoint review/commentary

- Despite the snark, at least the sex ed/puberty talk is better than the one they offer in Texas public schools.
- That's a nice tip to get rid of blood stains in your laundry, might give it a try next time I get a nosebleed.
- He more

Man-Eaters #3

By: Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
Released: Nov 28, 2018

"A VISIT FROM AUNT FLO," Day Three
Maude suspects that the cat lady downstairs may be part of a cult. The toilet is clogged by a strange blockage in the septic system. And a recent spat of deadly mauling attacks takes its toll on the community. Plus: bonus backmatter featuring art and words by smart, angry teens!

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Gizmo added Ricardo Lopez Ortiz to their creator watch list Dec 2, 2018
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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther vs. Deadpool #2 Dec 2, 2018
8.5

This is how I like my Deadpool written, take notes Gerry Duggan. I've also decides that I love this artist, it's so expressive and full of life. The layouts are good too, they really sell the humor, especially the "dramatic music!" part.

Black Panther vs. Deadpool #2

By: Daniel Kibblesmith, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Released: Nov 28, 2018

DEADPOOL ON THE HUNT!
Deadpool's carving a path through the Wakandan wilderness on the hunt for Vibranium! And his missing right arm! The Black Panther proooobably should be watching him. But T'Challa's mind is distracted with the possibility of a revolutionary new technology. One that could change the world...starting with Wakanda. But there m...

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Gizmo added Black Panther vs. Deadpool to their pull list Dec 2, 2018

Black Panther vs. Deadpool

VIBRANIUM BULLETS AND REGROWING LIMBS - EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM A COMIC IS HERE!
Deadpool's teamed up with, taken down or taken a beating from just about every hero in the Marvel Universe. And no way is the Black Panther going to miss out on his turn. From Late Show writer Daniel Kibblesmith comes a hilarious romp through Wakanda as Deadpool g...

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Gizmo reviewed Middlewest #1 Dec 1, 2018
8.0

Young is conservative with providing answers, there are more questions than anything else. The artwork is very nice. I'm intrigued, but I would prefer a little more information about what is going on.

Middlewest #1

By: Skottie Young, Jorge Corona
Released: Nov 21, 2018

The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change, and full of hidden magics. Mistakes have been made, and in this NEW ONGOING SERIES, an unwitting adventurer searches for answers to quell a coming storm that knows his name.

From author SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Feathers, ...

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Gizmo reviewed American Carnage #1 Nov 30, 2018
7.0

Bryan Hill tries his hand at modern political intrigue. It's not bad, but rings a bit hollow and uninspired.

American Carnage #1

By: Bryan Edward Hill, Leandro Fernandez
Released: Nov 21, 2018

A new, thrilling crime saga from the writer of WILDSTORM: MICHAEL CRAY and the artist of The Old Guard! Disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright is offered a chance for redemption when his old mentor sends him undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent.

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lantern #1 Nov 29, 2018
7.0

A decent start, but I must say that I'm not getting the hype: where is the complexity in this plot? I think it's relatively average so far. I'm interested with where we are picking up with Hal, though his line about fighting is more characteristic of Guy Gardner; we're getting a bit of a hybrid between Hal and Guy here. The figure drawing is wonky in a couple panels and the clothing often looks ov more

Green Lantern #1

By: Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp
Released: Nov 7, 2018

Superstar writer Grant Morrison (Batman, All-Star Superman) returns to DC alongside red-hot artist Liam Sharp (The Brave AND the Bold, Wonder Woman) to launch a new, ongoing series: THE GREEN LANTERN!
In this debut issue, when Earth's space cop, Hal Jordan, encounters an alien hiding in plain sight, it sets off a chain of events that rocks the...

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #57 Nov 28, 2018
3.0

Where to start? I hate the deus ex machina Lanterns coming to the rescue. I hate the lack of climax and resolution regarding Cyborg Superman. Eon's escape off screen is total bullshit. The guardians pull a Snowball V/Armin Tamzarian with the planet Oa. All to segue into Morrison's upcoming run and to conclude the Vendetti's run on Green Lantern Corps... which is a different comic! The whole point more

Green Lanterns #57

By: Dan Jurgens, Mike Perkins
Released: Oct 17, 2018

And after that, it's Hal Jordan versus the Cyborg Superman for all the marbles in the heart of Coast City! You might recall that the last time Cyborg Superman visited that town, things did not turn out well...

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #56 Nov 28, 2018
4.0

'The Green' is a thing that has been previously established in Swamp Thing, it has nothing to do with the Green Lanterns. If I know this, the editors at DC certainly should. But that's not the only problem: after Cyborg Superman clearly establishes his control over most of the rings, the Lanterns end up regained full use of them anyways because Cyborg Superman... stops caring? Jurgens also manages more

Green Lanterns #56

By: Dan Jurgens, Marco Santucci
Released: Oct 3, 2018

With the Green Lantern Corps at its weakest, Cyborg Superman and the Ravagers dish out damage across the cosmos! Now John Stewart, the Corps' last hope, can barely crawl out of his hospital bed!

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #55 Nov 27, 2018
5.0

Anyone else find Eon bland and annoying? I don't think the plot would be any different if he were cut out completely since Cyborg Superman seems to be capable of anything and everything at this point.

Green Lanterns #55

By: Dan Jurgens, Mike Perkins
Released: Sep 19, 2018

Then, Hank Henshaw, the Ravagers and Eon battle the Green Lantern Corps on Mogo for the fate of the universe! (In other words, it's Tuesday.) Hal Jordan has had enough of this Man of Steel knockoff, so he's seeking out the former Cyborg Superman with the sole intention of handing him his butt! However, Henshaw's ability to hack the Corps' power rin...

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #54 Nov 27, 2018
4.0

Cyborg Superman goes into a monologue to explain the convoluted and ridiculous series of events that he orchestrated from a galaxy far away... While locked in a vault.... Because... Hacking... Science... I find it insulting to expect me as a reader to swallow this BS. If you hacked the Kryptonian tech, WHY DIDN'T YOU LET YOURSELF OUT OF THE F-ING VAULT!? At least it gives a nod to Baz's character more

Green Lanterns #54

By: Dan Jurgens, Marco Santucci
Released: Sep 5, 2018

The Cyborg Superman, Hank Henshaw, found a way to override the Green Lanterns' Power Rings, and he's using that ability to gaslight Simon Baz in part five of the "Evil's Might" storyline. Communicating with Baz through his ring, Henshaw convinces Simon to trespass in Superman's Fortress of Solitude, where Henshaw will have access to all the cosmic ...

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #53 Nov 27, 2018
7.0

Green Lanterns save the day, while Simon Baz is about to mess everything up.

Green Lanterns #53

By: Dan Jurgens, Mike Perkins
Released: Aug 15, 2018

Did Simon Baz commit murder? As the clues and evidence stack up, Baz takes off to Earth mysteriously, leaving his partner Jessica Cruz and Hal Jordan to wonder if he's gone rogue. "Evil's Might" continues as what's been affecting the Green Lantern rings begins to reveal itself.

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #52 Nov 25, 2018
7.0

I like the concept: an unknown enemy hacking the rings to combat the Lanterns in a way they aren't prepared for.

Green Lanterns #52

By: Dan Jurgens, Mike Perkins
Released: Aug 1, 2018

The Green Lanterns find themselves outgunned, outmatched and in over their heads when the Corps rings begin to malfunction. As the Guardians of the Universe and Hal Jordan begin to search for answers, the Ravagers of Olys continue their relentless assault in "Evil's Might" part three!

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Gizmo reviewed Shuri #2 Nov 25, 2018
6.0

In all honesty, this issue is pretty boring. That last page really throws me for a loop though.

Shuri #2

By: Nnedi Okorafor, Leonardo Romero
Released: Nov 21, 2018

THE SEARCH FOR T'CHALLA BEGINS!
The king of Wakanda has been missing for weeks. Now, his little sister is tired of waiting. It's time for Shuri - with a little help from Storm of the X-Men - to go save her brother for what must be the millionth time. But Wakanda expects the princess to take the throne - and the Panther mantle - once again. Can ...

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Gizmo reviewed Judge Dredd: Toxic #2 Nov 25, 2018
7.5

I'm liking Judge Scammon, he's an uptight judge like too and has good chemistry with Dredd. I love how the old droids step up to do their duty in the face of assured destruction. This feels like authentic 2000AD Dredd, which can't be said about most of IDW's Dredd releases.

Judge Dredd: Toxic #2

By: Paul Jenkins, Marco Castiello
Released: Nov 21, 2018

  Acclaimed British writer Paul Jenkins takes his first shot at Judge Dredd! The death of a genetically modified waste worker has sparked anti-immigration fervor, leading to toxic sludge and widespread panic spilling into the streets of Mega-City One.

Cutting satire and gritty action from writer Paul Jenkins (Hellblazer, The Inhu...

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #51 Nov 24, 2018
7.5

The plot is intriguing, who doesn't like a murder mystery? Tighter art would elevate the issue.

Green Lanterns #51

By: Dan Jurgens, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 18, 2018

A murderer stands within the GLC's ranks as tension rises between Simon and Jessica. Their rings seem to say the other committed the crime...

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #50 Nov 24, 2018
7.0

I'm not sure what is going on with the rings, but I'm intrigued to find out. The artwork in this issue needs serious help.

Green Lanterns #50

By: Dan Jurgens, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 4, 2018

"Something is amiss." That's what the Guardians believe. But even they cannot see the darkness growing inside the Central Power Battery...an infection. One that will have enormous repercussions within the entire Green Lantern Corps. Making matters worse, in light of recent events, Jessica Cruz questions her place within the Green Lantern Corps, con...

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