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Gizmo reviewed Gwenpool Strikes Back #1 Aug 22, 2019
7.5

I dig Gwenpool's 4th wall breaking abilities, so I'm glad to this that back in the front-and-center.

Gwenpool Strikes Back #1

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Aug 14, 2019

POOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!
That's right - everyone's favorite comics-fan-turned-comics character is back, and this time, she's playing for keeps! Gwen Poole is desperate not to disappear into comic book limbo, so she's going to make an impact on the Marvel Universe! First up: Unmask Spider-Man! And heck, maybe see if she can get some real super-pow...

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Gizmo reviewed Usagi Yojimbo #3 Aug 20, 2019
8.5

Stan Sakai weaves a creepy climax while maintaining the family-friendly nature of the title. Excellent conclusion to the first arc.

Usagi Yojimbo #3

By: Stan Sakai
Released: Aug 14, 2019

"Bunraku", Part 3. A sinister force grows in strength, and Usagi must team up with the supernaturally powered Sasuke to defeat it. The heroic duo is in for the fight of their life as the danger becomes even more bizarre than they could imagine!

Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to Stan Sakai's first Usagi Yojimbo story at IDW Publishing...

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Gizmo added Usagi Yojimbo (2019) to their pull list Aug 20, 2019

Usagi Yojimbo (2019)

Follow the adventures of rabbit r?nin Miyamoto Usagi as he wanders Edo period Japan on his warrior's journey. In the start of this three-part story, Usagi becomes embroiled in a puppet drama where the players are not quite what they seem! Written, drawn, and lettered by comics legend Stan Sakai! Colors by Tom Luth (Groo the Wanderer)!

The...

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8.5

Five one-shots, five successes. Congratulations to Hopeless and the whole team.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #5

By: Dennis Hopeless, Geraldo Borges
Released: Jun 12, 2019

NIGHTMARE ON THE OUTER RIM!
•  A backwater jungle planet teeming with poisonous plants.
•  The search for a device that can track the REBELS.
•  A psychedelic nightmare triggered by the local flora - with a terror known as DARTH VADER!
Rated T

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8.0

The previous two issues were so good as to overshadow this one, but this is still a nicely written done-in-one.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #4

By: Dennis Hopeless, Stephen Mooney
Released: May 29, 2019

NEVER MESS WITH THE BEST!
•  We all know DARTH VADER as THE EMPEROR'S iron fist, but as any rebel can tell you, he's also a terror in a TIE Fighter.
•  What does it feel like in that X-WING cockpit when you're nose-to-nose with the EMPIRE'S deadliest pilot?
•  Will you even live to tell the tale, hotshot?
Rated T

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9.5

Ah, to be young and in love, only to realize that you're in love with an idealized delusion. A cautionary tale regarding that school yard crush... They were probably a psychotic mass murderer, you actually dodged a bullet!

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #3

By: Dennis Hopeless, David Lopez
Released: Apr 24, 2019

THE STAR-CROSSED LOVER!
•  DARTH VADER, a name that strikes fear in the hearts of countless across the galaxy...but there is one lonely heart that beats just for him.
•  What is it like to be in love with LORD VADER?
•  And what fate will befall one who is infatuated with the tall, dark mystery behind the mask?
Rated T

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8.5

Very interesting issue that shows just how terrified the Imperials were of Darth Vader. Some Imperials would do basically anything in order to keep themselves alive.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #2

By: Dennis Hopeless, Brian Level
Released: Mar 27, 2019

THE COST OF FAILURE.
•  To command an IMPERIAL DESTROYER is a coveted position.  
•  But with such great responsibility comes grave consequences if you fail your mission.
•  How far will one officer go to spare himself from the judgment of DARTH VADER?
Rated T

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9.0

This series hits it out of the park. This issue in particular highlights something not looked into by many other stories: the dread that Imperial officers hold over failing. That the Empire, joy is to serve and officers will work to constantly advance themselves. But the looming specter of Vader and commanding officers looms upon everyone.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #2

By: Dennis Hopeless, Brian Level
Released: Mar 27, 2019

THE COST OF FAILURE.
•  To command an IMPERIAL DESTROYER is a coveted position.  
•  But with such great responsibility comes grave consequences if you fail your mission.
•  How far will one officer go to spare himself from the judgment of DARTH VADER?
Rated T

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9.5

You see, this is why it's so important to respect your employees. The tyrannically Vader style of upper management is just not conducive to an efficient empire in the long run. I'd like to see this comic distributed in next week's corporate seminar as mandatory reading.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #2

By: Dennis Hopeless, Brian Level
Released: Mar 27, 2019

THE COST OF FAILURE.
•  To command an IMPERIAL DESTROYER is a coveted position.  
•  But with such great responsibility comes grave consequences if you fail your mission.
•  How far will one officer go to spare himself from the judgment of DARTH VADER?
Rated T

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8.0

Vader vs a kaiju and being an all around badass. 'Nuff said.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Mar 6, 2019

WHO IS DARTH VADER?
He has been many things: a SITH warrior, a commander, a destroyer. DARTH VADER is to many throughout the GALACTIC EMPIRE a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the DARK LORD in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be ...

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Gizmo reviewed Conan the Barbarian #7 Aug 15, 2019
8.0

Sexy time with Conan!

Conan the Barbarian #7

By: Jason Aaron, Mahmud A. Asrar
Released: Jun 26, 2019

THE MANY LOVES OF CONAN!
•  There have been many loves of Conan's life beyond ale and battle.
•  But nothing is sacred as the CRIMSON WITCH twists what is truly best in life!
•  PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella "BLACK STARLIGHT"!
Parental Advisory

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egon244 reviewed Lois Lane #1 Jul 6, 2019
8.0

"Him is a he"

I miss Greg Rucka on Wonder Woman, that title was soaring with him at the helm. But now, he decided to shine some spotlight on another awesome DC gal, in a surprisingly political comic book.

What do we get in this issue? Let's see.
We get some shots fired at, what I think is, the current administration of "The Greatest Nation in the World", we get to see ho more

Lois Lane #1

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 3, 2019

On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkin...

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Br'er Lapin reviewed Lois Lane #1 Jul 8, 2019
9.0

This was the best Question appearance since he was first teased to be returning in Batman (although on second glance that is a female Question. The Lois Lane stuff was good too, ofc I suspect a certain crowd will be upset.

Lois Lane #1

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 3, 2019

On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkin...

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Grifter reviewed Lois Lane #1 Jul 5, 2019
9.5

It was much better than I’d expected and I’d been expecting a good comic book.

Lois Lane #1

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 3, 2019

On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkin...

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DancerX reviewed Lois Lane #1 Jul 5, 2019
10

This series is off to a great start. It's been years since I've seen a characterization of Lois this good. I'm also very excited about a certain guest appearance.

Lois Lane #1

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 3, 2019

On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkin...

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Knight Side reviewed Lois Lane #1 Jul 3, 2019
10

Strong, great start. Looking forward to issue #2.

Lois Lane #1

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 3, 2019

On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkin...

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ComicNerd96 reviewed Lois Lane #1 Jul 3, 2019
9.0

Rucka continues to prove how talented he is.

Lois Lane #1

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 3, 2019

On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkin...

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allenquanobi reviewed Lois Lane #1 Jul 3, 2019
8.5

Good start for the series. Super excited because Rucka has always has a knack for writing good grounded characters

Lois Lane #1

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 3, 2019

On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkin...

Gizmo reviewed Lois Lane #1 Aug 15, 2019
8.0

I never thought I'd buy a Lois Lane book, but with Rucka writing it, featuring his version of the Question, and a refusal to allow modern atrocities to escape commentary in popular culture, how can I resist?

Lois Lane #1

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins
Released: Jul 3, 2019

On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkin...

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Gizmo added Lois Lane (2019) to their pull list Aug 15, 2019

Lois Lane (2019)

On the road and out of Metropolis-and carrying a secret that could disrupt Superman's life-Lois Lane embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover a threat to her husband and a plot that reaches the highest levels of international power brokers and world leaders. Critically acclaimed and best-selling author Greg Rucka and master storyteller Mike Perkin...

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Gizmo reviewed Drawing Blood Spilled Ink #3 Aug 15, 2019
7.0

Bookman just can't catch a break.

Drawing Blood Spilled Ink #3

By: Kevin Eastman, Ben Bishop
Released: Jul 31, 2019

A funeral, an angry widow, a talking statue, a crazed mob, a silent-movie nightmare and a real-life faceoff with murderous Lithuanian gangsters... it's just another tricky day for Shane "Books" Bookman, a comic book creator who rode the roller coaster of fame and fortune and ended up...  in a whole lotta trouble. Will he live to see the n...

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8.0

-- THE GOD WITHOUT FEAR: This is dope, though I admit to being a bit confused as to what magic rules a shattered Bifrost follows -- A ROSE FOR VICTOR: I love this so much; as soon as Doom seems to be a hero he commands his peasants to kneel! Wouldn't want to break character. -- THE FACE OF A WARRIOR: The narrative is okay but goddamn that's some wonky artwork!

War of the Realms: War Scrolls #3

By: Jason Aaron, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Jun 19, 2019

THE MUST-READ COMPANION TO THE WAR OF THE REALMS!
The Kingpin joins the battle for New York! And even with his new cosmic senses, the God Without Fear can't touch the venerated Mayor...can he? Jason Aaron and Andrea Sorrentino's tale comes to a dramatic close! Plus, Halt and Catch Fire co-creator Christopher Cantwell and Nebula Award-winning no...

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7.5

-- THE GOD WITHOUT FEAR: This is insane and I love it -- AGENCY: Good, but easily forgettable. -- MY DRAG BRUNCH WITH LOKI: I don't really know these characters besides Loki

War of the Realms: War Scrolls #2

By: Jason Aaron, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: May 29, 2019

THE MUST-READ COMPANION TO THE WAR OF THE REALMS!
From the Asgardian Bifrost, Daredevil watches Malekith and his forces lay waste to realms. Jason Aaron and Andrea Sorrentino take Daredevil - the God Without Fear - to places he never believed he would see! Then, Devin Grayson spins a tale of magic and its consequences as Doctor Strange casts a ...

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Gizmo reviewed Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1 Aug 14, 2019
8.5

A successful first issue, with excellent artwork and highly reputable writers. Get in on the ground floor now because this series is going to be good.

Valkyrie: Jane Foster #1

By: Jason Aaron, Cafu
Released: Jul 24, 2019

JANE FOSTER STARS IN AN ALL-NEW NEW ONGOING SERIES! A new hero emerges straight from the pages of THE WAR OF THE REALMS! For years, you knew her as Dr. Jane Foster, one of Thor's most steadfast companions. Then you knew her as Thor, the Goddess of Thunder, who took up the mantle when no other hero - god or human - was worthy. Now Jane takes on a ne...

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Gizmo reviewed The Crow: Hack/Slash #2 Aug 14, 2019
8.0

It was a great moment when Cassie mistaken presumed to take advantage of the Crow's healing factor.

The Crow: Hack/Slash #2

By: Tim Seeley
Released: Jul 31, 2019

With Vlad in a coma, Cassie has to side with one of the two Crows to stop the other from getting revenge upon an entire city. But can the legendary killer of undead killers stomach working side by side with the one thing she hates the most? From writer/artist Tim Seeley (Green Lanterns, Nightwing, Shatterstar). Featuring an all-new Crow unlike any ...

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Gizmo is now following ohhaimark Aug 13, 2019

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9.5

Grant Morrison’s Batman is one of the best Batman runs i’ve ever read.
this deluxe sized omnibus finally gives us the Definitive reading order for Grant Morrison’s Batman.
Batman & Robin 1-16, The Return of Bruce 1-6, and Batman 700-702 have been printed in chronological reading order for the first time ever!

the Bonus Content from the original collected editions has al more

Batman Vol. 2: By Grant Morrison Omnibus

By: Grant Morrison, Tony S. Daniel

The Dark Knight has fallen, sacrificing himself in the Final Crisis. Tim Drake has laid down the mantle of Robin to search the world for a sign that his mentor can be brought back from oblivion. Now Dick Grayson has taken up the cape and cowl of his former partner, and Damian Wayne has become a deadly new Robin. Together, they must overcome a pair ...

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ohhaimark - Aug 8, 2019

Arnold Drake's run is a lot of fun, if you don't mind the very Silver-Age feel to it. Other than that, Giffen's brief little run was not bad, but I know he can write better. The Byrne run was atrociously bad and Arcudi's is very mediocre.

drwasheewashee - Aug 9, 2019

Have you read Scott's Snyder's black mirror? I honestly think that's the best dickbats story ever and Snyder's best Batman story.

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ohhaimark reviewed Batman #76 Aug 7, 2019
2.5

I'm tired of this. I'm tired of saying "this issue was better than last issue, at least," because the bar has been set so damn low. I may just stick to rating this series from now on, if that. As for my thoughts on the issue:

Well, it was better than last issue at least.

Batman #76

By: Tom King, Tony Daniel
Released: Aug 7, 2019

"City of Bane" continues! Bane has taken over Gotham City, and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least, not a Batman anyone recognizes. Flashpoint Batman is now patrolling the city, dispensing a violent brand of justice and taking out rogue villains who haven't yet signed on with Bane. It's all building to a rebellion among the bad guys who don't w...

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ohhaimark - Aug 7, 2019

Yeah no, I would even mention this in the same sentence as a big steaming pile of dog poo. I wouldn't want to embarrass the dog poo by being associated with this.

myconius - Aug 8, 2019

hahahaha. even do poo must be held to a higher standard! X"D

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10

Sinestro is one of my favorite villains. This issue illustrates perfectly why. Commentary on religious zealotry that even I a religipus person can appreciate. But in the end Sinestro's true nature proves even more powerful than his philosophy. Well done.

Year of the Villain: Sinestro #1

By: Mark Russell, Brandon Peterson
Released: Aug 7, 2019

As the universe tilts towards doom, great forces awake in an effort to stop Lex Luthor's mad plans. Dispatching Sinestro, Luthor sends the former Green Lantern to bring these old gods under control or destroy them before they reach Earth. Now, wielding the power of the ultraviolet spectrum, Sinestro finds his new foes even more dangerous and perple...

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10

Once you get past the crossover packaging, this is another great, thoughtful one and done story that Mark Russell is known for.

Year of the Villain: Sinestro #1

By: Mark Russell, Brandon Peterson
Released: Aug 7, 2019

As the universe tilts towards doom, great forces awake in an effort to stop Lex Luthor's mad plans. Dispatching Sinestro, Luthor sends the former Green Lantern to bring these old gods under control or destroy them before they reach Earth. Now, wielding the power of the ultraviolet spectrum, Sinestro finds his new foes even more dangerous and perple...

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