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Gizmo reviewed Batman: White Knight #2 Nov 26, 2017
9.0

Using the BLM image gets too on-the-nose, but beyond that this is a captivating issue with amazing artwork.

Batman: White Knight #2

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Nov 1, 2017

Public support for Batman dwindles and Gotham City's 99 percent rally around ex-Joker Jack Napier's crusade to expose decades of corruption within the GCPD. A proposition inspires new revelations about Harley and The Joker's past; and as Jack transforms into a hero of the middle class and takes extreme measures to mobilize a revolutionary army of s...

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Gizmo - Jan 5, 2018

Oh well, maybe it's not your thing. It is definitely not the Batman we know, something has made him unhinged. And the universe is set up uncomfortably close to the real world. It's great to see you back on ComicBookRoundup, by the way :)

myconius - Jan 5, 2018

perhaps not in singles, but i definitely plan to get the collected edition. if not just for the wonderful art alone. it's good to be back! i missed coming here. a few months ago my browser kept warning me the site was insecure, so i was afraid to log in. thankfully they added the "https://" back to the address. it's really good chatting with you again! :)

Gizmo reviewed Batman: White Knight #3 Jan 5, 2018
8.0

A minor revelation concerning Jason Todd may be a piece of the puzzle to explain why the Batman of this universe is more unhinged than the Batman we all know. I like the new identity that Harley is taking on, cool design.

Batman: White Knight #3

By: Sean Murphy
Released: Dec 6, 2017

Tragedy strikes, and the Bat-family face the fight of their lives against an army of super-villains and waning public support. A new discovery reinforces Jack's plot to jeopardize the Dark Knight's standing in Gotham City, and Harley's obsession with The Joker reaches a new height-and threatens to change the game for good!
RATED T+

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Gizmo liked this:
5.5

this was kind of an interesting story about the Triceratons.

it’s only mildly interesting, but far from compelling.



aside from very sloppy unfinished looking art, another big distraction keeping me from fully immersing into the story was continuity hiccups between this story and the ‘Utrom Empire’ (a mini-series that released during the Northampton arc issues #2 more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #17

By: Chris Mowry, Giannis Milonogiannis
Released: Dec 20, 2017

"From the Heart, for the Heard" Part 2 of 2. Zog and Zom discover the secret history of the Triceraton race's origin, with deadly ramifications for planet Earth!

•   Ties into the TMNT ongoing's "Invasion of the Triceratons!"
•    Part of IDW's Artist's Edition Cover Month!

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Gizmo reviewed Kinski Vol. 1 Dec 19, 2017
8.5

This salesman has some serious issues that are pulled out by this puppy he finds. The story is cute and nerve-racking at the same time.

Kinski Vol. 1

By: Gabriel Hardman

A salesman’s self-styled mission to save a puppy from its neglectful owners escalates into a righteous crusade in this quirky crime thriller written and drawn by GABRIEL HARDMAN (Hulk, Heathentown, Planet of the Apes). “Hardman…creates a tense atmosphere that makes Kinski the Breaking Bad of dognapping tales.”– A.V. C...

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Gizmo reviewed Hack/Slash: Resurrection #2 Dec 18, 2017
7.5

This captures the look and feel of the original Hack/Slash material effectively. I'd still like to see the artwork be more consistent, as some pages look rushed compared to others. It is not a must-read, but I'm having fun so far watching Cassie's antics, I don't really see a need to bring Vlad back yet.

Hack/Slash: Resurrection #2

By: Tini Howard, Celor
Released: Nov 29, 2017

Cassie has been drafted by Camp Indigo River to teach a whole new generation to battle the undead! But the camp's proximity to a prison and an army of zombies raises new questions...and a surprising figure from the past!

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Gizmo dropped Batman (2016) from their pull list Dec 18, 2017

Batman (2016)

"I AM GOTHAM" chapter one
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?
CAN'T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to Batman alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.

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myconius reviewed Batman #36 Dec 6, 2017
7.0

a nice easy breezy fluff of a story.


i suppose there would definitely be some awkwardness/tension between Batman and Superman of Bruce inviting Clark to meet the future missus. but the dialog of those two droning on and on about whether or not they are truly friends dragged out way too long. it comes off as very out of character for either of them to dismiss the other's friendship.

Batman #36

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

"SUPERFRIENDS" part one! Batman and Superman. For so many years they've fought together for justice. Sometimes, they've even fought each other. Now, from the creators who broke your heart in "The Ballad of Kite Man" comes a look at how the flaws of each frightens the other and how the hope in each inspires the other. Don't miss this two-part event ...

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Gizmo liked this:
8.0

this story was really a nice surprise!

i'm really happy we keep getting more of Grant Morrison & Dan Mora's Klaus.



i love how Grant balances ta fine line between showing a world of cynicism and still manages to inject a warm feeling of heart and hope in to this world.

i must admit there were definitely a moments that made me more than a little misty-eyed.

Klaus: The Crisis in Xmasville #1

By: Grant Morrison, Dan Mora
Released: Dec 6, 2017

Eisner Award-winning creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers) reunite for a brand-new Klaus Special!
An evil Santa from an alternate dimension has founded an evil soda corporation that uses Christmas and Santa as a marketing tactic to build their fortunes.
Only Klaus can...

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Gizmo reviewed Void Trip #1 Dec 12, 2017
8.0

I'm not sure what direction this is going, but it is a fun issue with cool, trippy space visuals.

Void Trip #1

By: Ryan O'Sullivan, Plaid Klaus
Released: Nov 22, 2017

From writer RYAN O'SULLIVAN (Turncoat, The Evil Within, Warhammer 40,000) and illustrator PLAID KLAUS (Turncoat), comes the story of Ana and Gabe, the last two humans left alive in the galaxy. They're low on fuel, they're low on food, and they're low on psychedelic space froot, but they're still determined to make it to the promised land: hippy-par...

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Gizmo reviewed Magnus #5 Nov 5, 2017
8.0

Oh no, is this the last issue? This is the only thing I'm reading out from Dynamite, the idea to make Magnus a woman who not only identifies with robots, but ends up fighting for their freedom, is one of the most complex and interesting approaches to the character that I've seen thus far. I hope this is not the last that we've seen from this Magnus, Dynamite only strikes gold occasionally and it i more

Magnus #5

By: Kyle Higgins, Jorge Fornes
Released: Oct 18, 2017

Magnus tracked down the rogue artificial intelligence Frederick, but his plan to propel the conflict between man and AI into an open war is still a threat - and it's time for her to pick a side! Will Magnus be able to choose between her humanity and her moral code? She'll have to...because it's the only way she can prevent the loss of more lives!

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Superior fan - Nov 29, 2017

The Valiant version identified with the robots. As for gender swapping the character, I;d rather they'd focused more on what made the original Magnus so compelling than worry what was between his legs.

Gizmo - Dec 11, 2017

I haven't read the Valiant version of Magnus, Robot Fighter, but what made this version different from Dynamite's previous run is that the humans are the oppressors as opposed to a grand AI dictator oppressing the humans. It reflects on how true AI could easily become another marginalized demographic in human society. And no, at no point does the story focus on what's in between Magnus's legs. Why would you even fixate on that?

Gizmo liked this:
7.5

very happy to see an issue of the IDW Tmnt that actually has some dang Ninja Turtles in it!!!


the dialog in this issue was really well written, this iteration of Baxter Stockman is by far my favorite over any other! even Baxter from the Mirage comics.


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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #77

By: Tom Waltz, Damian Couceiro
Released: Dec 6, 2017

"Invasion of the Triceratons" Part 2 of 5. The Invasion begins in earnest and an unspeakable alliance forms to counter it!

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Gizmo reviewed Unbelievable Gwenpool #11 Dec 10, 2017
7.5

While Gwenpool doesn't blow me away, it is good clean fun and I feel like I'm missing out if I don't read it. I love how she convinced the guy to leave her alone on the train.

Unbelievable Gwenpool #11

By: Christopher Hastings, Gurihiru
Released: Feb 1, 2017

• First up - Gwen gets hired to save a small town from a VAMPIRE!
•  But all is not what it seems. What else is new?
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #1 Nov 27, 2017
9.0

The art is clunky, especially the opening pages, but the writing is spot on. BKV captures the way teenagers in 2003 spoke, which is rare in media.

Runaways #1

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona

Six couples meet up every year for a party and each year each couple brings their child. This year, the children decide to find out what is so special about this annual party, only to find the parents committing murder!

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther #18 Nov 26, 2017
7.5

Action and intrigue.

Black Panther #18

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

• T'Challa finds himself in an uneasy alliance with Ayo and Aneka, the Midnight Angels, when a new deity rises to claim Wakanda for its own.
•  And making matters worse, an enemy from Black Panther's past has resurfaced with ill intentions.
•  It seems Black Panther has one choice - bend the knee, or watch his country burn.
R...

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Gizmo reviewed Ragman #1 Nov 26, 2017
7.0

Check this out if you think you'd like something like Moon Knight crossed with 90's Image comics.

Ragman #1

By: Ray Fawkes, Inaki Miranda
Released: Oct 11, 2017

After a failed mission to raid a tomb in the Israeli Desert, war veteran Rory Harper is plagued by the death of his partners. As Rory battles his guilt back in Gotham City, he discovers that what was in that tomb has followed him home, and it's about to change his life. But as Rory begins his journey, an evil is invading Gotham City, and it wants w...

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Gizmo reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #3 Nov 26, 2017
6.0

I'll be honest, the D-C message idea is pretty silly. Capullo is killing it on the art as always though.

Dark Nights: Metal #3

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Oct 11, 2017

Superman is pulled into the mystery of the Dark Multiverse while the Justice League follows the trail to a weapon that could keep the forces of the Dark Multiverse at bay!

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7.5

These weird, alternate holiday traditions are hilarious, and offer surprising commentary on modern Christmas traditions and stupid obsessions (War on Christmas anyone)? I enjoyed this issue a lot more than I thought I would.

Gwenpool Holiday Special: Merry Mix Up #1

By: Chynna Clugston Flores
Released: Dec 14, 2016

It's the holidays yet again, and that means it's time to join EVERYONE'S FAVORITE GWEN (take that, Stacy!) and celebrate good times, come on! Only problem is...somehow this year's festive traditions seem to be a little...off...and Gwen's the only one who notices. FEATURING: Gwenpool (duh), Spider-Man, Red Skull, Punisher and even Deadpool! This is ...

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity #10 Nov 26, 2017
8.0

I like the window into the situation with Jesse's mother.

Animosity #10

By: Marguerite Bennett, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Oct 18, 2017

In the first issue of a new arc, Sandor, Jesse, and the survivors, hear rumors of a mysterious Walled City where safety may be waiting...
"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...

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity #9 Nov 26, 2017
7.5

Some nice character development and a chance to check out how bees are making it in this world.

Animosity #9

By: Marguerite Bennett, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Aug 30, 2017

Tensions run high as betrayal stings Jesse in a way she could have never imagined. Can Kyle shed his humanity enough  to aid Jesse in her quest? Can Sandor forsake his bestial nature in order to save that which he loves? The answers lie within!
From Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC's Bombshells, and A-Force) and Rafael De Latorre  (SUPERZERO...

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Gizmo reviewed Brilliant Trash #1 Nov 26, 2017
6.0

I like Tim Seeley, but this just feels like another generic riff on the superhero genre. I also can't stand it when Twitter makes its way into my comics.

Brilliant Trash #1

By: Tim Seeley, Priscilla Petraites
Released: Nov 15, 2017

In the days to come, a super powered teenage girl wipes the heavily disputed Old City of Jerusalem from the face of the globe. Now, in American dystopia after the “Lady Last Word Incident”, a click-bait headline writing “journalist” holds the key to a med-tech conspiracy that could turn people into gods for the price of days off their lives...

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #3 Nov 26, 2017
6.0

The art and character development are good, but it's past time to get some kind plot going besides "We're getting the gang back together because Gert is sad."

Runaways #3

By: Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka
Released: Nov 8, 2017

• The Runaways' recruitment road trip stops at Pomona College, where Karolina Dean is finally happy.
•  Chase, Nico and Gert have nothing to lose: What do they have to offer the Runaway who grew up?
•  And how much do the Avengers know about what Chase is keeping in his backpack?
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: Lost #1 Nov 26, 2017
5.0

I get what this is going for, but I really don't care for comics that jump all over the place, and I don't feel that I gained anything extra pertaining to Dark Nights having read this. This is an overpriced money grab.

Batman: Lost #1

By: Scott Snyder, Doug Mahnke
Released: Nov 8, 2017

Trapped in the Dark Multiverse, Batman must face his greatest fears!
RATED T+

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: Who Laughs #1 Nov 26, 2017
8.5

This is the most compelling and successful of the Dark Nights one-shots, largely due to the central character, but also thanks to good art and writing. I actually wish that it was oversized or broken into two or three issues so we could get the full experience of this unique Batman turning into an agent of chaos. As it gets to the point where it needs to tie into Dark Nights it, ironically, gets l more

Batman: Who Laughs #1

By: James Tynion IV, Riley Rossmo
Released: Nov 15, 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 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!
RATED T+

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Gizmo reviewed Hack/Slash vs Vampirella #2 Nov 26, 2017
7.5

Have to admit, these three make a great team.

Hack/Slash vs Vampirella #2

By: Shawn Aldridge, Rapha Lobosco
Released: Nov 8, 2017

The Blood Red Queen of Hearts continues her quest to win the love of the Mad-god Chaos by sacrificing innocents. Cassie Hack and Vampirella have teamed up to put a stop to it by any means necessary. Including a good, old fashioned baseball bat beating.

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Gizmo reviewed Evolution #1 Nov 25, 2017
7.5

The artwork lends well to the creep factor and a strong collaboration of writers makes this a promising new series.

Evolution #1

By: James Asmus, Joe Infurnari
Released: Nov 15, 2017

Human evolution has taken millions of years to get to this stage. But next week, we become something new. Around the world, humanity is undergoing rapid and unpredictable changes, and only three individuals seem to notice that their world is being reborn. But what can they do about it?
Skybound unites writers JAMES ASMUS, JOSEPH KEATINGE, CHRIS...

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Gizmo reviewed Port of Earth #1 Nov 19, 2017
7.5

The line art good be better, but I love this story concept. It is pretty similar to the Grey Area strip in 2000AD, but I love that series, so I wouln't mind reading something similar.

Port of Earth #1

By: Zack Kaplan, Andrea Mutti
Released: Nov 8, 2017

Imagine if aliens came to Earth not in war or peace, but with a business deal: open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology. But when our alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities, it falls to the newly formed Earth Security Agents to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to ...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman: The Merciless #1 Nov 18, 2017
7.0

The last page sells makes the whole issue work.

Batman: The Merciless #1

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Francis Manapul
Released: Oct 25, 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 Batman: The Devastator #1 Nov 18, 2017
8.0

This one is the the pleasant surprise of the Dark Nights one-shots. What I thought would be silly turned out to be rather harrowing. Although, if Lobo does indeed get thrown into the sun as the panel seems to suggests, that is actually pretty silly.

Batman: The Devastator #1

By: Frank Tieri, Tony Daniel
Released: Nov 1, 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 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!
RATED T+

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Gizmo reviewed Green Lanterns #34 Nov 18, 2017
7.5

The artwork is great and, even though the Hot Wheels thing is cheesy, I like the heroic space rescue and the character development on Earth.

Green Lanterns #34

By: Tim Seeley, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Nov 1, 2017

"WORK RELEASE" part two! Finding new jobs and personal growth take a back seat to a rescue mission when Simon and Jess are assigned to evacuate a planet falling into its sun.

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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #2 Nov 5, 2017
7.0

Gert is a bit of a bitch isn't she? I guess it is a lot to take in.

Runaways #2

By: Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka
Released: Oct 11, 2017

• The RUNAWAYS are back, but are they ever, ever, ever getting back together?
•  Did Chase and Gert's love survive their time apart? Have Karolina and Nico's feelings made their friendship impossible? What emotional land mines lie in wait to DESTROY the Runaways?!
•  And should we be more worried about those, or about the shadowy...

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