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Gizmo reviewed Primordial #1 Sep 20, 2021
7.0

The premise is interesting but there's not a lot to go off of yet to make an assessment as a reader.

Primordial #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino
Released: Sep 15, 2021

Mind-bending sci-fi collides with Cold War thriller in this six-issue miniseries by the bestselling and Eisner-winning creative team behind GIDEON FALLS!
In 1957, the USSR launched the dog, Laika, into Earth's orbit. Two years later, the USA responded with two monkeys, Able and Baker. These animals never returned. But, unbeknownst to everyone, ...

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Gizmo reviewed Vampire: The Masquerade #1 Sep 20, 2021
5.0

The sister with Alzheimers is the most interesting aspect, though not enough to make Cecily a likable character. The factions are interesting; I needs a little bit more info on them to get invested.

Vampire: The Masquerade #1

By: Blake Howard, Nathan Gooden
Released: Aug 5, 2020

"From the internationally bestselling World of Darkness universe, Vault brings readers a brand-new VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE comic series, WINTER’S TEETH!

When Cecily Baine, a courier for the Twin Cities Camarilla, takes a mysterious young vampire under her wing, she’s dragged into an insidious conspiracy. Will she be able to escap...

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Gizmo added Max Sarin to their creator watch list Sep 19, 2021
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8.0

I haven't actually watched the series, but I didn't have any problems following the plot. Harley and Ivy are the most adorable couple but what really shines here is the draftsmanship, it's among the most expressive, life-filled cartooning I've ever seen in a comic

Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour #1

By: Tee Franklin, Max Sarin
Released: Sep 1, 2021

Picking up directly from the cliffhanger ending of Harley Quinn: The Animated Series, Harley and Ivy are on the run after narrowly escaping Ivy's ill-fated wedding to Kite Man. But who is chasing them, and where will this Thelma-and-Louise journey end? It all starts here!

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Gizmo reviewed Not All Robots #2 Sep 12, 2021
10

Mark Russell has surpassed his own high standards with the most hilarious book I've read in years. I don't think my review can do this justice, the satire distills the tensions of 2020 so perfectly. But even beyond that, little things like how the robots wear "user-friendly" t-shirts as a passive-aggressive statement against the most cosmetic solution that could possibly be offered, these flourish more

Not All Robots #2

By: Mark Russell, Mike Deodato
Released: Sep 8, 2021

In the year of 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walkers, a human family whose robot, Razorball,...

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Gizmo reviewed Demon Days: Cursed Web #1 Sep 6, 2021
7.0

I think what is missing is a character to connect with. Mariko is supposed to be that character, but it's not clicking.

Demon Days: Cursed Web #1

By: Peach Momoko
Released: Sep 1, 2021

SPIDERS AND WOLVES AND YOKAI... OH MY!
Mariko Yashida journeys deep into a dark forest to find answers about her past. Instead, she finds a magical wolf with three toes and a strange girl with a pet spider. But there are deadly creatures in these woods too - a mysterious, blue-skinned woman and a giant with super-strength and claws - and they'r...

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Kalaoui - Sep 16, 2021

This is exactly what I came here to say. I'm glad it's just not me.

Gizmo reviewed Demon Days: Mariko #1 Sep 6, 2021
8.0

The artwork is phenomenal and this issue introduces a lot of interesting concepts with the promise of a continuing plot despite being relegated to a series of one-shots.

Demon Days: Mariko #1

By: Peach Momoko
Released: Jun 16, 2021

IN THE SHADOW OF KIRISAKI MOUNTAIN... A SECRET HISTORY COMES TO LIGHT!
The DEMON DAYS saga by STORMBREAKER PEACH MOMOKO continues! Mariko Yashida hears mysterious voices and has strange dreams that feel real. Her redheaded maid who dresses all in black might know more than she lets on. What is the connection between Mariko, the creatures called...

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Gizmo reviewed Dark Ages #1 Sep 5, 2021
6.5

I think this would serve well as an issue #0 or a Free Comic Book Day special. It sets the stage for the event quickly and efficiently without a whole lot of time spent to take in events as they happen. I'm hoping that the pace gains some breathing space now that the stage is set.

Dark Ages #1

By: Tom Taylor, Iban Coello
Released: Sep 1, 2021

This is what the Watcher has been watching for!
•  A danger older than the Earth threatens everything. For once, the heroes who have saved the planet so many times are almost powerless in the face of it.
•  X-Men and Avengers assemble. Spider-People and Fantastic Four come together. Heroes for Hire fight alongside Champions.  
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Gizmo reviewed Transformers: King Grimlock #2 Sep 5, 2021
3.0

There's really no relatable character here, not even Grimlock. On top of that, the artwork does not communicate clearly, so whatever action might have breathed life into the scene is lost.

Transformers: King Grimlock #2

By: Steve Orlando, Agustin Padilla
Released: Sep 1, 2021

King Grimlock rampages on! As Grimlock sets off to find his place in this strange new world of men, beasts, and magic, he finds himself in the maw of a beast big enough to swallow a Dinobot! It's a fight of incredible strength between the Cybertronian T-Rex and the monster--and someone is taking lessons from Grimlock that may spell his doom!

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers: Beast Wars #7 Aug 29, 2021
7.0

The artwork is starting to improve. The characters are finally recognizable; Optimus's head looks a bit large in the first few panels and the backgrounds are sparse, but I prefer this art style by far over the previous one, blocky style. Hopefully, the artwork continues on an upward trend like it did in IDW's ongoing TMNT.

As for the dialogue, we really didn't need Cheetor to assume and more

Transformers: Beast Wars #7

By: Erik Burnham, Winston Chan
Released: Aug 25, 2021

"Pod", part one! After their first explosive battle, both the Maximals and Predacons have allowed a lull to refresh and regroup. But when the first protoform pod comes down and a new entrant to the Beast Wars enters the fray, things are going to change in a major way! But whose side is Blackarachnia on?!

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Gizmo reviewed Aliens: Aftermath #1 Aug 29, 2021
6.0

I can't say I care for the characters but I do like how this builds on the aftermath of the second film.

Aliens: Aftermath #1

By: Ben Percy, Dave Wachter
Released: Jul 14, 2021

FOR ALIENS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY, A RETURN TO HADLEY'S HOPE!
It's been 35 years since the tragedy of the Hadley's Hope colony, but what happened to that ill-fated venture has been shrouded in mystery. A renegade crew of investigative journalists are heading towards the moon that Weyland-Yutani has wiped from all records, and they'll bring back the ...

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers: Shattered Glass #1 Aug 29, 2021
7.5

We've got veteran Transformers artist Guido Guidi drawing some sort of alternate timeline, with quite the bait-and-switch of a first issue.

Transformers: Shattered Glass #1

By: Danny Lore, Guido Guidi
Released: Aug 25, 2021

Shattered Glass isn't your average Transformers tale... "Shards" is the story of the ongoing battle between the power-hungry Autobot autocrats and the freedom-fighting Decepticon laborers. Join author Danny Lore (James Bond, King in Black: Captain America, Champions) in exploring this fractured alternate universe just before it shatters.

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #38 Aug 29, 2021
9.5

What? Who pulled the plug on this series? We still have loose ends to be tied up. Chase never followed up with Van from the Haul Mart. What the hell was Alex Wilder up to? What about Nico and Karolina? What about Chase? WHERE CAN I GO FOR MORE DOOMBOT??

The series was building momentum as is went, ending it now is just... wrong. WRONG I TELL YOU!!!!

Runaways #38

By: Rainbow Rowell, Genolet
Released: Aug 11, 2021

RUNAWAYS reaches the landmark LEGACY #100!
•  The cult classic's cult has grown and Rainbow Rowell and Andrés Genolet usher the Runaways into the Century Club!
•  Ever since #1 and #18, RUNAWAYS has been known for its twists, but the last few issues have revealed some of the biggest twists in the book's history.
•  The bigg...

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Psycamorean reviewed Runaways #37 Jul 11, 2021
8.0

Silent issues are hard to pull off, and this one is solid, but not great.

Runaways #37

By: Rainbow Rowell, Genolet
Released: Jul 7, 2021

ONE ISSUE UNTIL RUNAWAYS #100!
•  The house of cards gets its final hand in place before everything comes crashing to the ground.
•  And at the center of this crash? Gert Yorkes.
Rated T+

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Fracadactyl - Jul 11, 2021

I can see why, it's dependent as a reactionary piece.

Psycamorean - Jul 11, 2021

The emotions did hit somewhat, I just didn't feel them as much as I wanted to. The gold standard of silent issues, for me anyway, is J. Michael Straczynski's issue of Amazing Spider-Man (issue 39 of the second volume, IIRC) where we see Peter, MJ and Aunt May as they react to Spider-Man.

Gizmo reviewed Runaways #37 Aug 29, 2021
9.5

I love well-placed silent issues like this. The artwork communicates impeccably, even without dialogue, and just oozes with emotion.

Runaways #37

By: Rainbow Rowell, Genolet
Released: Jul 7, 2021

ONE ISSUE UNTIL RUNAWAYS #100!
•  The house of cards gets its final hand in place before everything comes crashing to the ground.
•  And at the center of this crash? Gert Yorkes.
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #36 Aug 29, 2021
8.0

Best line: "I thought you didn't CARE if I was a robot assassin!" - "ARE you?"

Spoilers: Chase totally leaves Van from Haul Mart hanging, lol.

Runaways #36

By: Rainbow Rowell, Genolet
Released: May 19, 2021

"Come Away With Me" Part 5!
•  THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN TELL YOU ABOUT THIS ISSUE THAT WOULDN'T SPOIL WHAT IS POSSIBLY THE BEST COMIC OF 2021! WE CAN'T EVEN SHOW YOU THE COVER!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #35 Aug 29, 2021
8.5

Rainbow Rowell & co have turned my into a grown man devouring a romance story.

Runaways #35

By: Rainbow Rowell, Genolet
Released: Apr 7, 2021

"COME AWAY WITH ME" Part 4!
•  Wolverine and Pixie's guest-stint on RUNAWAYS comes to a close, but does this mean Molly Hayes time as a Runaway does too?
•  And Nico made a rough decision that she's going to pay for this issue.

Rated T

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #34 Aug 29, 2021
8.0

This is an organic means to a team crossover.

Runaways #34

By: Rainbow Rowell, Genolet
Released: Mar 3, 2021

• Wolverine and Pixie guest-star in RUNAWAYS and answer what Runaways fans have been asking for months: With the X-Men's opening of Krakoa, the island-nation that welcomes mutants in existence, will Molly go?
•  You may think you know the answer to that or what is going to happen here, but this comic is like its stars: ...

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Gizmo reviewed Echolands #1 Aug 29, 2021
7.5

I was drawn to this because of the artwork. It's very easy for a landscape format to feel like a gimmick but the layouts in this book take full advantage of the panoramic page spread and add a unique immersiveness that brings this fantasy world to life.

The world seems to be a modernized world of magic. Apparently the main character has been a concept of the artist's since childhood. It more

Echolands #1

By: J.H. Williams III
Released: Aug 25, 2021

A MAJOR IMAGE COMICS 2021 EVENT.

The story of Earth's last war starts with Hope's sticky fingers...
  
The multiple award winning BATWOMAN team JH Williams III (Promethea, The Sandman: Overture, Batman) and W. Haden Blackman (Star Wars, Elektra) reunite for an all-new ongoing series! They're joined once again by colorist supreme ...

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Gizmo reviewed Home #5 Aug 22, 2021
7.0

It feels like we go a bit off the rails when ICE is shooting automatic weapons and driving some sort of APC, but I suppose they did come to the scene expected to confront a super-powered individual, so it makes sense they'd come armed to the teeth in this world. The ending suggests that we're likely to see this story continue in the future.

Home #5

By: Julio Anta, Anna Wieszczyk
Released: Aug 18, 2021

MINISERIES FINALE!

Juan's rage comes to a head, and the world will never be the same again.

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6.0

I actually thought the King Shark story was a hoot. I want to see more adventures with Defacer and him, but I don't know if I'd actually pay money for it...

Suicide Squad: Get Joker starts out promising before a discussion between Amanda Waller and Jason Todd drags the whole thing down with WAY too much discussion where nothing is said.

FCBD 2021: Suicide Squad - King Shark #1

By: Brian Azzarello, Scott Kolins
Released: Aug 11, 2021

Get ready for The Suicide Squad written and directed by James Gunn, which releases in theaters and HBO Max on August 6th, with this incredible special edition that features the world's deadliest villains. Discover more about the breakout character from Task Force X in an original SUICIDE SQUAD: KING SHARK story written by Tim Seeley and illustrated...

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Psycamorean reviewed Daredevil #33 Aug 16, 2021
10

This was a really great issue. I hope this leads to something as crazy as is being promised.

Daredevil #33

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Aug 11, 2021

"LOCKDOWN" CONTINUES!
•  Elektra faces her greatest challenge as DAREDEVIL yet, as a serial killer is on the loose in Manhattan and killing innocent people.
•  But even the deadliest assassin in the Marvel Universe is at somewhat of a loss, because this killer can be in more than one place at one time. A team? A mutant? Or somethin...

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #33 Aug 22, 2021
9.0

Elekra gets another hard dose of the Daredevil life while the situation the Matt in the prison has devolved into something much bigger. We're left on the hook wondering what Matt's role this comic-book-style prison uprising is going to be.

Also, reader beware: this issue features another black man acting selfless, so.... Scary stuff guys, what is this world coming to?

Daredevil #33

By: Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto
Released: Aug 11, 2021

"LOCKDOWN" CONTINUES!
•  Elektra faces her greatest challenge as DAREDEVIL yet, as a serial killer is on the loose in Manhattan and killing innocent people.
•  But even the deadliest assassin in the Marvel Universe is at somewhat of a loss, because this killer can be in more than one place at one time. A team? A mutant? Or somethin...

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EthanVanSciverHiresPedos reviewed Daredevil #32 Jul 28, 2021
9.0

I can't imagine the lengths of self-oppression one has to go through to be offended by the slightest hint of political themes.

Daredevil #32

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Jul 28, 2021

"LOCKDOWN" STARTS HERE!
•  The Angel of Death has come to Hell's Kitchen and New York City. A series of grisly murders tests Elektra's mettle and commitment to her role as the new DAREDEVIL, as the city spirals in a state of near panic.
•  Meanwhile, Matt Murdock faces tests and challenges of his own, as the i...

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Psycamorean reviewed Daredevil #32 Aug 2, 2021
10

This was a great issue! Then again, most Zdaredevil issues are. I think it juggled everything very well. I'm not sure how I feel about multiple Bullseyes, but let's see where it goes. Merlyn once again shows how insane he is. He's recognizing patterns and themes on a level the rest of us just can't comprehend. You should see his dissertation on Flat Earth.

Daredevil #32

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Jul 28, 2021

"LOCKDOWN" STARTS HERE!
•  The Angel of Death has come to Hell's Kitchen and New York City. A series of grisly murders tests Elektra's mettle and commitment to her role as the new DAREDEVIL, as the city spirals in a state of near panic.
•  Meanwhile, Matt Murdock faces tests and challenges of his own, as the i...

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #32 Aug 22, 2021
9.0

oh ye of little faith. I hope everyone who said Matt was acting stupid in the previous issue is biting their tongues now. Meanwhile, Bullseye has turned the entire city into an active shooter situation. Another user likens it the the Covid lockdowns and seems really triggered by that for some reason so... Reader beware, I guess? Lol.

Daredevil #32

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Jul 28, 2021

"LOCKDOWN" STARTS HERE!
•  The Angel of Death has come to Hell's Kitchen and New York City. A series of grisly murders tests Elektra's mettle and commitment to her role as the new DAREDEVIL, as the city spirals in a state of near panic.
•  Meanwhile, Matt Murdock faces tests and challenges of his own, as the i...

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #31 Aug 22, 2021
8.5

Bullseye is starting to go crazy even by Bullseye standards, and DD is tracking prison corruption all the way to the top.

Daredevil #31

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Jun 30, 2021

THE DAREDEVIL ISSUE YOU CANNOT MISS!
•  Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto and all their collaborators have redefined the life of the Man Without Fear. IN THIS ISSUE, they do it all over again and, what's more, they go a step further and UP THE ANTE!
•  WILSON FISK's gambit from the past few months risks upending his life and tenure as...

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Psycamorean reviewed Daredevil #31 Jul 11, 2021
10

I am very surprised that Marvel let them get away with that final page. Just felt very real, honestly. But yeah, it's Zdarsky's Daredevil. If you aren't already reading this, you should be. If you are, and you don't like it, you're a fool. Oh, and whenever you hear someone spout the narrative that a writer hates the character they're writing, laugh in their misinformed, barely functioning faces, a more

Daredevil #31

By: Chip Zdarsky, Mike Hawthorne
Released: Jun 30, 2021

THE DAREDEVIL ISSUE YOU CANNOT MISS!
•  Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto and all their collaborators have redefined the life of the Man Without Fear. IN THIS ISSUE, they do it all over again and, what's more, they go a step further and UP THE ANTE!
•  WILSON FISK's gambit from the past few months risks upending his life and tenure as...

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Gizmo reviewed Eat The Rich #1 Aug 22, 2021
6.5

This was fine but not what I was hoping for. I've already seen this movie.

Eat The Rich #1

By: Sarah Gailey, Pius Bak
Released: Aug 18, 2021

What unspeakable horror eats away at the heart of Crestfall Bluffs?

With law school and her whole life ahead of her, Joey plans to summer with her boyfriend Astor in his seemingly perfect hometown of Crestfall Bluffs.

It's a chance to finally meet Astor's family and childhood friends, all while enjoying a vacation with every need ...

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Gizmo reviewed Kang the Conqueror #1 Aug 22, 2021
7.5

Would you like to see Kang bitch-slap his younger self for wanting to save a new love? Look no further.

Kang the Conqueror #1

By: Collin Kelly, Carlos Magno
Released: Aug 18, 2021

THE ORIGIN OF KANG!
The man called Kang the Conqueror has been a pharaoh, a villain, a warlord of the space ways and even, on rare occasions, a hero. Across all timelines, one fact seemed absolute: Time means nothing to Kang the Conqueror.
But the truth is more complex. Kang is caught in an endless cycle of creation and destruction dictate...

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