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Gizmo added Ann Nocenti to their creator watch list May 16, 2023
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Gizmo reviewed All Eight Eyes #1 May 10, 2023
7.0

This is stretching my credulity when it suggests these giant spiders have been roaming around for decades yet only the homeless have noticed... But let's see where they're going with this.

All Eight Eyes #1

By: Steve Foxe, Piotr Kowalski
Released: Apr 19, 2023

In the forgotten corners of post-9/11 New York City, skittering shapes in the darkness prey on the people society leaves behind. College dropout Vin Spencer floats through life in a drug-and-party-fueled haze, until one terrible night sweeps him into a drifter's reckless war against the giant eight-legged horrors stalking the city.
Jaws meets ...

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7.5

We got a tragic backstory involving a rigged soup contest and some creepy monster action. So, not bad.

Something is Killing the Children #27

By: James Tynion IV, Werther Dell'edera
Released: Dec 21, 2022

Leaving death and tragedy in her wake, a grief-burdened Erica hunts for the terrifying Duplicitype.

With nothing left to lose and seemingly no one in her corner, Erica is faced with a choice to reach out to an unexpected source of help, or find herself dealing with both a monster and her human enemies alone...

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6.0

I dunno, not much happens in this issue.

Something is Killing the Children #26

By: James Tynion IV, Werther Dell'edera
Released: Nov 16, 2022

With the last person in her corner gone and the Order of St. George closing in, Erica finds herself totally alone and without a prayer.

Can she take on the terrifying Doppelganger Duplicitype by herself, or is this the end of her story?

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Gizmo reviewed W0rldtr33 #1 May 9, 2023
6.0

So... people in real life glitch-out at a brief look at a screenshot of the undernet?

W0rldtr33 #1

By: James Tynion IV, Jordie Bellaire
Released: Apr 26, 2023

In 1999, Gabriel and his friends discovered the Undernet, a secret architecture to the Internet. They charted their exploration on a message board called W0RLDTR33.
Then they lost control. Someone broke into W0RLDTR33-someone who welcomed the violent hold the Undernet had on them. At great personal cost, Gabriel and the others thought they seal...

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Gizmo reviewed Briar #4 Apr 25, 2023
8.0

A great action scene overall, but I'd prefer less of a TTRPG feel where the characters are carried over to the infirmary from the edge of death and are totally fine. At least make that clearly a result of healing magic.

Briar #4

By: Christopher Cantwell, German Garcia
Released: Apr 12, 2023

Grendrid, the only surviving remnant of the sleeping beauty's past, seeks Briar's blood!

Even the seemingly impenetrable city of Windcross and its king Rodion can't protect our hero and her companions Spider and Roop.

The relentless Deadcrawl and his nine assassins hunt at Grendrid's behest, and it will take everything Briar and h...

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Gizmo reviewed Second Coming: Trinity #1 Apr 25, 2023
7.0

Oh wow, Sunstar is a total asshole. Now I'm rooting for Cranius to destroy this world.

Second Coming: Trinity #1

By: Mark Russell, Leonard Kirk
Released: Apr 5, 2023

Back again: The book that turned the comics industry upside-down with "quite a bit of humor...[and] a lot of heart" (The New York Times). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, tackles his biggest challenge in 2000 years: babysitting a child with super powers! Meanwhile, his roommate-the superhero called Sunstar-faces his greatest enemy, and his own ...

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Gizmo reviewed Planet of the Apes #1 Apr 18, 2023
5.5

Awe crap, it's the reboot version of POTA... and a total snoozefest.

Planet of the Apes #1

By: David F. Walker, Dave Wachter
Released: Apr 5, 2023

DAVID F. WALKER & DAVE WACHTER BRING PLANET OF THE APES BACK TO MARVEL COMICS IN SPECTACULAR STYLE!
A new era of apes kicks off with part 1 of "Devolution"! The ALZ-113 virus has rampaged across planet Earth, and humanity is crumbling. While well-meaning researchers hunt for a cure, a fanatical group of humans has their own solution: Kill all a...

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Gizmo reviewed X-O Manowar: Unconquered #1 Mar 29, 2023
6.0

Liam Sharp has a wonderful painterly style. The plot is fairly simple and forgettable.

X-O Manowar: Unconquered #1

By: Becky Cloonan, Liam Sharp
Released: Mar 22, 2023

Past, present, and future collide as X-O MANOWAR returns for its 30th anniversary in an unforgettable new series by superstar creators Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Liam Sharp that promises to put the king back on his throne and chart a new course for Valiant's flagship series.

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #1 Mar 29, 2023
6.5

The main plot is interesting, but I have no interest in the many little minor plots scattered throughout, seemingly to hit an arbitrary page count or to promote other Marvel titles. There doesn't seem to be any reason to check in on Daredevil or on Luke Cage's mayorship, so why dedicate pages to it?

Doctor Strange #1

By: Jed MacKay, Pasqual Ferry
Released: Mar 22, 2023

Stephen Strange is back! Reunited with Clea and Wong, it's back to business as usual for the Sorcerer Supreme. Have your children fallen into a deep nightmarish slumber? Are demonic refugees invading your home? Is your husband possessed by a satanic entity? Then call Doctor Strange! Join Jed MacKay (MOON KNIGHT, BLACK CAT) and Pasqual Ferry (NAMOR:...

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Gizmo reviewed Blade Runner: Black Lotus #4 Mar 26, 2023
6.5

Not a bad ending, but I don't see much reason for Black Lotus to return, as the last page promises.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus #4

By: Nancy A. Collins, Enid Balam
Released: Nov 2, 2022

SET AFTER THE EVENTS OF THE BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS
ANIME SERIES!

Elle, aka BLACK LOTUS, hoped she could leave behind her violent past and find a new life. but is that possible in a world where replicants are still hunted and feared.

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Gizmo reviewed Blade Runner: Black Lotus #3 Mar 26, 2023
7.0

Action-packed issue.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus #3

By: Nancy A. Collins, Enid Balam
Released: Oct 5, 2022

Set after the events of the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime series!
Elle, aka Black Lotus, hoped she could leave behind her violent past and find a new life. But is that possible in a world where replicants are still hunted and feared?

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Gizmo reviewed Dark Ride #4 Mar 26, 2023
9.0

Holy shit, those last ages make my skin crawl!

Dark Ride #4

By: Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan
Released: Jan 11, 2023

END OF STORY ARC
  
"WILLIAMSON and BRESSAN have crafted some truly horrifying attractions, and you're going to want to get a seat right up front." -JAMES TYNION IV (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, Something is Killing The Children)
  
The secret of Arthur Dante's deal with the devil is revealed.
  
Now, ...

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Gizmo reviewed Dark Ride #3 Mar 26, 2023
8.5

So delightfully devious.

Dark Ride #3

By: Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan
Released: Dec 14, 2022

Halloween's come early, and she's here to SLAY.
Daddy's favorite girl threatens her brother Sam Dante and his plans for the family legacy, even as someone uncovers the terrifying disappearances at Devil Land.

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7.5

this next arc starts by reintroducing the themes of corruption that the previous arcs had.

Maniac of New York: Don't Call It A Comeback #1

By: Elliott Kalan, Andrea Mutti
Released: Jan 18, 2023

Maniac Harry, the seemingly unstoppable killer, has finally been stopped. The city celebrates, the Mayor takes the credit, and Maniac Task Force Director Gina Greene - last seen slicing the Maniac's head open - has disappeared to parts unknown. Now NYPD Detective Zelda Pettibone must pick up the pieces of a life that's suddenly so empty she almost ...

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7.5

The opening bit in the present is very sweet. The main plot, in the past, feel fairly redundant though.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin: The Lost Years #2

By: Kevin Eastman, Ben Bishop
Released: Mar 15, 2023

In the past, Michelangelo has mastered his first fighting form and has overcome his first gladiatorial challenge in Japan. With Master Splinter's journal in his hands-and a burning desire for vengeance in his heart-Michelangelo resumes his westward trek across Asia and Europe in order to test his skills against his next deadly opponent. If he's to ...

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Gizmo added Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham to their pull list Mar 26, 2023

Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham

• Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham's Age of Miracles begins!
• Two years have passed since the decimation of London. Miracleman presides over mankind's Golden Age from atop Olympus. Pilgrims climb its miles-high peak to petition their new god. Each carries hopes that are pure. The motives they conceal, however...
• Miracleman exp...

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7.0

Slow issue.

Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham: The Silver Age #4

By: Neil Gaiman, Mark Buckingham
Released: Feb 8, 2023

What are the Black Warpsmiths? Young Miracleman's journey continues, and he finds companions on his quest to learn more about the world and about himself. They may not be the companions that Miracleman would have chosen, but will they be who Young Miracleman needs? Gaiman and Buckingham continue to reinvent not only this world, but all of comics wh...

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Gizmo reviewed Roachmill #1 Mar 24, 2023
7.5

Roachmill is kind of cool. Full of over-the-top comic book action.

Roachmill #1

By: Rich Hedden
Released: Mar 1, 2023

IT'S ALIVE! presents the return of this fondly regarded series from the 1980s by Rich Hedden & Tom McWeeney about a mutated exterminator in 30th century New York. Need an exterminator to handle those rats? Pesky roaches ruining your sleep? Maybe Grandma's getting on your nerves? Call Roachmill Pest Control and we'll get the job done! The year is 29...

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Gizmo reviewed Phantom Road #1 Mar 24, 2023
7.5

Kind of interesting, maybe a bit too close to the zombie genre.

Phantom Road #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Released: Mar 1, 2023

Dom is a long-haul truck driver attempting to stay ahead of his tragic past. When he stops one night to assist Birdie, who has been in a massive car crash, they pull an artifact from the wreckage that throws their lives into fifth gear. Suddenly, a typical midnight run has become a frantic journey through a surreal world where Dom and Birdie find t...

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Gizmo reviewed Plush #4 Mar 19, 2023
8.5

I have to wonder if Devin would be hitting it off with this cannibalistic furries as much as he is if everyone else in his life wasn't so toxic.

Plush #4

By: Doug Wagner, Daniel Hillyard
Released: Feb 22, 2023

Love is in the air as Devin finds himself a "guest" at a mansion filled with cannibalistic furry horrors. It's got all the essentials-a furry-head trophy room, an apocalyptic weapons workshop, and, of course, carnival rides. Wait! Did we just say carnival rides?

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Gizmo reviewed The Forged #1 Mar 19, 2023
5.5

There is a lot of technical text to wade through and the character dialogue is not much better. I usually like Rucka's writing, but this isn't connecting for me.

The Forged #1

By: Greg Rucka, Mike Henderson
Released: Mar 15, 2023

In the 11th Millennium of the rule of the Eternal Empress, a squad of planet-smashing super soldiers find their routine mission to be anything but. These are the Forged. They take no prisoners.

Written by GREG RUCKA & ERIC TRAUTMANN and brought to the page by MIKE HENDERSON, embark upon an over-the-top pulp adventure of sex, violence, and...

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Gizmo reviewed Rick and Morty #100 Mar 12, 2023
8.0

This issue leans hard on the meta analysis front, so if you like that, then at least there is that. Wooo.

Rick and Morty #100

By: Ryan Ferrier, Constanza Oroza
Released: Oct 26, 2022

"They said it couldn't be done, but we did it anyway! Celebrating 100 issues of Rick and Morty, this special edition features highlights from Rick and Morty stories, plus a special bonus feature.

100 Issues! Rick and Morty!"

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Gizmo reviewed Shirtless Bear Fighter: 2 #4 Mar 12, 2023
7.5

PANTSLESS Shirtless Bear-Fighter!

Shirtless Bear Fighter: 2 #4

By: Jody LeHeup, Nil Vendrell
Released: Nov 16, 2022

Framed for grizzly murder, Shirtless languishes in Subear Max Prison at the mercy of the very villains he put there! On the outside, Shirtless's evil clone  innocent bears as Silva races to stop him.

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Gizmo reviewed Gargoyles #3 Mar 11, 2023
5.5

A lackluster climax.

Gargoyles #3

By: Greg Weisman, George Kambadais
Released: Feb 22, 2023

Tensions are rising within the Manhattan Clan! Some Gargoyles believe that Xanatos is responsible for the recent kidnappings, while others consider him an ally. But all that will have to wait, because someone has initiated the Great Minds Protocol! Written by Gargoyles mastermind Greg Weisman with spectacular art by George Kambadais!

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Gizmo reviewed Shirtless Bear Fighter: 2 #3 Mar 11, 2023
6.5

The only part I laughed at was the nunchacku bear and the way they trick Shirtless into getting a shirt on him.

Shirtless Bear Fighter: 2 #3

By: Jody LeHeup, Nil Vendrell
Released: Oct 19, 2022

Shirtless's quest to find his birth parents leads to Ursa Major himself as the bear god stands revealed! Meanwhile, Silva goes on the hunt to find out who's killing innocent bears. Has Shirtless finally succumbed to his anger?

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7.0

Plot-wise, this is the best issue so far. Character-wise, Casey Jones is way off base: his character is not one that plays 3D chess or concocts intricate plans; he has always been emotionally driven and reliant on others to hold him back and come up with a plan.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: II #3

By: Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora
Released: Feb 22, 2023

It's SHREDDER vs. RANGER X as the battle goes underway and Rita's armies are a powerful match for our de-powered heroes!

Unlikely alliances and unlikely sanctuaries abound as the Rangers and Turtles, specifically Billy and Donatello, put their heads together and create a secret weapon.

But the problem is... it might change them in...

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Gizmo reviewed My Bad: Vol. 2 #4 Mar 7, 2023
8.0

To be honest, I forgot about the giant lizards.

My Bad: Vol. 2 #4

By: Mark Russell, Peter Krause
Released: Feb 22, 2023

Emperor King returns from prison to a house full of uninvited villains! At a gathering of heroes, the Chandelier has a confession to make-one that threatens to ungather the gathered heroes! Plus: Rush Hour experiences a weird bathroom! It's all happening in The Important New Superhero Universe! Get in on the ground floor now, or repent at yo...

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Gizmo reviewed My Bad: Vol. 2 #3 Mar 7, 2023
9.0

#SavePizzaDelivery

My Bad: Vol. 2 #3

By: Mark Russell, Peter Krause
Released: Jan 25, 2023

The superhero Steel Integrity-secretly the super-villain Emperor King-penetrates a high-security prison for costumed bad guys! Meanwhile, The Chandelier's crusade to capture a pizza-delivering serial killer comes to a discouraging end! Put your trunks on over your tights, because you're still not too late to get in on the ground floor of the...

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Gizmo reviewed Local Man #1 Mar 4, 2023
6.0

This is a love letter to cheesy 90's comics. Looks like Tim Seeley is holding back in revealing what Crossjack did that was so bad, but without knowing that I don't like I have enough interest invested from the first issue to bring me back...

Local Man #1

By: Tim Seeley
Released: Feb 22, 2023

SERIES PREMIERE

STRAY DOGS creator TONY FLEECS teams with REVIVAL's TIM SEELEY for a series that combines rural crime noir and superhero action.

Once the star recruit of the media sensation super-team THIRD GEN, JACK XAVER had it all. But when controversy sends CROSSJACK crawling back to his mom and dad's basement in the Midwest, ...

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