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Br'er Lapin reviewed Wonder Twins #5 Jun 16, 2019
8.5

This has political beliefs I believe are a bit outdated (at least I assume so with the father not being hired for his skin colour, but I am also not American) and ones that feel pretty forward-thinking, but overall the message at the end is one I agree with. I also liked the roasting of Fox News with the straw man and Punditron 5000.

Wonder Twins #5

By: Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne
Released: Jun 12, 2019

The much-talked-about and always-topical take on the Wonder Twins continues from irreverent and witty writer Mark Russell and artist Stephen Byrne, who captures both the humor and the heart of the siblings, exiled to Earth and interning for the Justice League. A battle royal between minor-league heroes and villains ends in tragedy and a horrifying ...

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Ken b reviewed Wonder Twins #5 Jun 16, 2019
9.0

This comic is well deserving of the 6 issue increase and honestly, I hope it never stops!

Wonder Twins #5

By: Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne
Released: Jun 12, 2019

The much-talked-about and always-topical take on the Wonder Twins continues from irreverent and witty writer Mark Russell and artist Stephen Byrne, who captures both the humor and the heart of the siblings, exiled to Earth and interning for the Justice League. A battle royal between minor-league heroes and villains ends in tragedy and a horrifying ...

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Big Brother reviewed Wonder Twins #5 Jun 12, 2019
10

Great issue. WARNING: Those of you afraid of the "SJW" boogeyman should steer clear of this.

Wonder Twins #5

By: Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne
Released: Jun 12, 2019

The much-talked-about and always-topical take on the Wonder Twins continues from irreverent and witty writer Mark Russell and artist Stephen Byrne, who captures both the humor and the heart of the siblings, exiled to Earth and interning for the Justice League. A battle royal between minor-league heroes and villains ends in tragedy and a horrifying ...

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Gizmo added Wonder Twins (2019) to their pull list Jun 22, 2019

Wonder Twins (2019)

Exiled from their home planet, alien heroes Zan and Jayna must navigate life as teens on Earth at South Metropolis High School, where they're even bigger outsiders than the typical awkward young adults. Under the watchful eye of Superman, the brother and sister pull monitor duty at the Hall of Justice as interns, while also trying to overcome the p...

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Gizmo reviewed Wonder Twins #5 Jun 22, 2019
8.0

Haha, Red Flag is such a douche: "Jayna won't return any of my texts. And I sent her like fifty of them! So Rude!" Straw Man and Angry Lady Who Was A Judge Like Thirty Years Ago are awesome, can they be in every issue? "Wake up! What would you do if you saw a man you didn't know entering some random building somewhere?"

Wonder Twins #5

By: Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne
Released: Jun 12, 2019

The much-talked-about and always-topical take on the Wonder Twins continues from irreverent and witty writer Mark Russell and artist Stephen Byrne, who captures both the humor and the heart of the siblings, exiled to Earth and interning for the Justice League. A battle royal between minor-league heroes and villains ends in tragedy and a horrifying ...

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #21 Jun 22, 2019
7.5

It's the same art team but I don't think the artwork is as good as last issue's for some reason. Awe look, Magna Tolven's got a matching tattoo.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #21

By: Simon Spurrier, Kev Walker
Released: Jun 27, 2018

"BROKEN, INSIDE" CONTINUES!
Doctor Aphra may be in Imperial prison, but she's certainly not alone. Rumors have it that these bars are haunted, but this rogue archaeologist knows there's something much more valuable going on. Meanwhile, Aphra's got information--information that the Rebellion wants. But how far are they willing to go--and who are...

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #20 Jun 22, 2019
7.5

I love Kev Walker's art. Man, the Empire commits so many human rights abuses.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #20

By: Si Spurrier, Kev Walker
Released: May 23, 2018

BROKEN, INSIDE BEGINS NOW!
Aphra is behind bars. Again. But this time, she finds herself in Imperial custody, strapped to an explosive transmitter synced to a single hub-droid. Take one step too far? KABLOOEY! Normally, this wouldn't be an issue to sit still for Aphra - but what happens when her Imperial captors send her hub-droid to the middle...

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #19 Jun 22, 2019
9.0

I love it when a plan comes together, though there are apparently too many moving pieces for some to follow, it is a wonder of intricacy.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #19

By: Kieron Gillen, Emilio Laiso
Released: Apr 25, 2018

  "REMASTERED" CONTINUES!
•  Evil droid mastermind Triple-Zero has been blackmailing Doctor Aphra into stealing his old memories...
•  ...which also has included sneaking onto Rebel training grounds run by General Hera Syndulla.
•  Now hunted by both Hera of the Rebellion and Tolvan of the Empire, Aphra's got a lot on her ...

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #18 Jun 19, 2019
8.5

Aphra continues to strike that balance between being likable and being Machiavellian in nature, it is a difficult balancing act but this team pulls it off. I don't get what is happening when the rebel commander drops the blaster, did someone shoot it out of her hand?

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #18

By: Kieron Gillen, Emilio Laiso
Released: Mar 28, 2018

"REMASTERED" CONTINUES!
Doctor Aphra is being blackmailed by Triple-Zero to run missions for his underground crime syndicate - but that doesn't mean she can't cause trouble and have fun along the way! Sometimes that fun means infiltrating Rebellion training grounds...and sometimes that trouble means crossing paths with famed rebel Hera Syndulla...

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #17 Jun 19, 2019
8.5

Dr Aphra is always one step ahead, she's like the Batman of the Star Wars universe. This is shaping up to be the best arc by far. But uh oh, did we trigger the homophobic user reviewers again? Poor babies, won't someone think of the homophobes?

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #17

By: Kieron Gillen, Emilio Laiso
Released: Feb 21, 2018

• Aphra and her new crew are launching a brand-new mission...
•  ...infiltrating a secret Rebellion training center.
•  Little do they know they might be in over their heads.
•  Bonus: A new Rebellion leader? Who's THAT?!
Rated T

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #16 Jun 16, 2019
8.5

It gets a little messy juggling the all of the bounty hunters, but I like that they're each unique and developed. There is one mistake where a word bubble is rendered as if it is meant to be received through a communication device but is instead coming from Aphra in person. That's not what triggered one of our fellow user reviewers here though, is it? I'm absolutely loving the romantic cat and mou more

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #16

By: Si Spurrier, Emilio Laiso
Released: Jan 31, 2018

• Tensions are high in this galaxy far, far away for Doctor Aphra.
•  She's got a new master holding her reins...and he's a Triple-threat.
•  Also - Magna Tolvan. Friend or foe?!
Rated T

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #15 Jun 16, 2019
9.0

Man, I need to start having sexy dreams like Magna Tolvan's. It is quite unexpected how she gets out of her predicament. What a hilarious bureaucracy the Empire is.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #15

By: Si Spurrier, Emilio Laiso
Released: Dec 20, 2017

• Rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra may be in over her head...
•  ...but at least she's not alone!
•  Er...let's hope they're friendly!
Rated T

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #14 Jun 15, 2019
9.5

These detours into more personal character development are what make this series shine. This issue makes you laugh and makes you cry, nicely done.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #14

By: Kieron Gillen, Emilio Laiso
Released: Nov 15, 2017

• Doctor Aphra's antics are causing mayhem once again...
•  But is she really the one calling the shots?
Rated T

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther vs. Deadpool #5 Jun 4, 2019
8.0

I enjoyed this short series a lot more than I expected, it's a bucket of fun, check it out if you don't hate Deadpool.

Black Panther vs. Deadpool #5

By: Daniel Kibblesmith, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Released: Feb 27, 2019

THE DRAMATIC CONCLUSION: EVERYONE DIES!
Or at least one person will come very, very close to dying! Probably! It's hard to tell with these team-up books! But one thing's for sure: This is the end. And there's a reason Wade Wilson is known as DEADpool. Will he obtain the Vibranium he needs to save Willie Lumpkin's life? Will the Black Panther ch...

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther vs. Deadpool #4 May 28, 2019
8.5

Another hilarious issue, Kibblesmith has the character voices on lock.

Black Panther vs. Deadpool #4

By: Daniel Kibblesmith, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Released: Jan 30, 2019

INTRODUCING...PANTHER-POOL! (YES, REALLY!)
A classic Marvel team-up gone terribly wrong! Who could have predicted it?! Luckily, there's an easy solution. All the Black Panther needs to do is give Deadpool a bullet-sized chunk of the world's most precious resource and let him return to New York in one piece. Wait, you say that's a terrible idea...

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Gizmo reviewed Wakanda Forever: Avengers #1 May 27, 2019
7.5

Other than some imperfect figure drawing here and there, the art is an upgrade from the previous installments. The story hits it's stride as well, I like how this ties back to the goop from Black Panther: Long Live the King. Nakia is obviously reminiscent of a crack addict, I'm glad she could find a path to redemption.

Wakanda Forever: Avengers #1

By: Nnedi Okorafor, Oleg Okunev
Released: Aug 22, 2018

THE HUNT FOR MALICE REACHES ITS CLIMAX!
The Black Panther joins the fight against Nakia, A.K.A. the villainous and crazed Malice! Finally, the man of her dreams is within Nakia's grasp. But he's brought a few friends with him, and they're not happy about the world-ending weapon she just unleashed. The seemingly all-powerful Mimic-27 has already...

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Gizmo reviewed Wakanda Forever: X-Men #1 May 27, 2019
7.0

More on track than the first part, but still a bit clunky.

Wakanda Forever: X-Men #1

By: Nnedi Okorafor, Ray-Anthony Height
Released: Jul 25, 2018

Former Dora Milaje member and eternal troublemaker Nakia, A.K.A. Malice, has set a trap to lure the Black Panther into her obsessive clutches! Step One: Take out the Panther's one true love, Storm of the X-Men! But Nakia didn't count on the interference of her former warriors-in-arms, the fierce Dora Milaje - and they're hot on her trail. Can Okoye...

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9.5

Technically, this doesn't add much to the plot that wasn't already covered in the main WotR book, but the writing is so hilarious and character voices are spot on, particularly Spider-Man's. Even the art is excellent, this might be the best WotR book I've read so far, I'll be on the lookout for other Tom Taylor works in the future.

War Of The Realms Strikeforce: The Land of Giants #1

By: Tom Taylor, Jorge Molina
Released: May 22, 2019

THE GOD OF THUNDER IS TRAPPED IN THE LAND OF ICE AND SNOW...
...And it's up to Captain America to rescue him before all is lost! Taking up Thor's ax, Jarnbjorn, Cap and his team-Spider-Man, Wolverine, Luke Cage and Iron Fist-invade the Frost Giant realm in search of their fellow Avenger. But this rescue mission will cost far more than they expe...

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5.5

Gets better as the issue unfolds, including the art and dialogue. The first half is so clunky that it weighs the issue down.

Wakanda Forever: Amazing Spider-Man #1

By: Nnedi Okorafor, Alberto Alburquerque
Released: Jun 27, 2018

PART ONE OF A THREE-PART STORY THAT SEES THE DORA MILAJE TEAM UP WITH THE MARVEL U!
The blockbuster Black Panther film has everyone talking about Wakanda's best warriors, the fierce Dora Milaje! Now witness the Dora outside of Wakanda - and in Spider-Man's world! When the Dora catch wind of a Wakandan threat causing trouble in New York, they'll...

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #14 May 26, 2019
9.0

Holy crap, I was entertaining dropping this series, but this issue has gone to a crazy place with Galactus and I can't wait to see what happens next. I'm glad that I stayed on.

Doctor Strange #14

By: Mark Waid, Barry Kitson
Released: May 22, 2019

• Clea is back!
•  Doctor Strange's ex-wife finds him at one of the most horrifying points of his life, with GALACTUS AT HIS BACK!
•  Can the two find a way to save countless lives?
Rated T+

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Gizmo added Kevin Eastman to their creator watch list May 26, 2019
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Gizmo reviewed Drawing Blood Spilled Ink #1 May 26, 2019
7.5

There is a sense of genuine emotion throughout as Eastman draws form his own life for inspiration. I love the Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls one-shot that acts as a companion to this launch, possibly more than the main book. It doesn't seem to have an entry on ComicBookRoundup as of the moment that I write this.

Drawing Blood Spilled Ink #1

By: Kevin Eastman, Ben Bishop
Released: May 22, 2019

Kevin Eastman (TMNT) returns to independent comics with a new creation: an inside look at the turbulent life and times of a once-successful cartoonist on the skids, Shane "Books" Bookman. Once upon a time, Books co-created The Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls: a gritty, funny indie comic that became a billion dollar global franchis...

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7.5

I'm unfamiliar with the Venomverse story that this draws from, but I'm already fond of this character, Ngozi, based on this brief introduction. Unfortunately, the execution gets extremely sloppy around the time that the action kicks in, this would have been a great issue with some refinement and more pages to flush out the nuances.

Black Panther: Long Live The King #6

By: Nnedi Okorafor, Andr Lima Arajo
Released: Feb 28, 2018

As the Black Panther and an Avenger, T'Challa has had to save the world time and again -- but those duties pale in comparison to his responsibilities as king of Wakanda. As the nation rebuilds in the wake of revolution, T'Challa finds his people besieged by a massive monster tearing through the country, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake!

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4.5

I've never seen an alliance as shot as Baron Macabre and M'Baku. At least Shuri is drawn great.

Black Panther: Long Live The King #4

By: Aaron Covington, Mario Del Pennino
Released: Jan 31, 2018

As the Black Panther and an Avenger, T'Challa has had to save the world time and again -- but those duties pale in comparison to his responsibilities as king of Wakanda. As the nation rebuilds in the wake of revolution, T'Challa finds his people besieged by a massive monster tearing through the country, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake!

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5.0

T'Challa's friend Kantu has shallow motivation at best.

Black Panther: Long Live The King #3

By: Aaron Covington, Mario Del Pennino
Released: Jan 10, 2018

As the Black Panther and an Avenger, T'Challa has had to save the world time and again -- but those duties pale in comparison to his responsibilities as king of Wakanda. As the nation rebuilds in the wake of revolution, T'Challa finds his people besieged by a massive monster tearing through the country, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake!

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6.0

Weird.

Black Panther: Long Live The King #5

By: Nnedi Okorafor, Andr Lima Arajo
Released: Feb 14, 2018

As the Black Panther and an Avenger, T'Challa has had to save the world time and again -- but those duties pale in comparison to his responsibilities as king of Wakanda. As the nation rebuilds in the wake of revolution, T'Challa finds his people besieged by a massive monster tearing through the country, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake!

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7.5

The Hatut Zeraze are hardcore operatives, I'm not saying that they shouldn't be depicted without personality, but they shouldn't act this informal in the presence of their king. What I do like is the expansion of the communities within Wakanda with this Mute Zone that operates with its own sovereignty, it makes for a more rich and diverse kingdom.

Black Panther: Long Live The King #2

By: Nnedi Okorafor, Andr Lima Arajo
Released: Dec 27, 2017

As the Black Panther and an Avenger, T'Challa has had to save the world time and again -- but those duties pale in comparison to his responsibilities as king of Wakanda. As the nation rebuilds in the wake of revolution, T'Challa finds his people besieged by a massive monster tearing through the country, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake!

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7.0

A unique threat for Wakanda, don't underestimate the damage a major blackout can wreak.

Black Panther: Long Live The King #1

By: Nnedi Okorafor, Andr Lima Arajo
Released: Dec 13, 2017

As the Black Panther and an Avenger, T'Challa has had to save the world time and again -- but those duties pale in comparison to his responsibilities as king of Wakanda. As the nation rebuilds in the wake of revolution, T'Challa finds his people besieged by a massive monster tearing through the country, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake! ...

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Gizmo reviewed Rise of the Black Panther #6 May 26, 2019
5.5

Killmonger isn't as complex or well motivated as he is in the film, but maybe he'l finally humble these smug Wakandan elites.

Rise of the Black Panther #6

By: Narcisse, Javier Pina
Released: Jun 6, 2018

THE RISE OF KILLMONGER!
SECRET ORIGIN OF THE BLACK PANTHER Part 6
•  Loyalty. Patriotism. Sacrifice. Bound by love of his country, Killmonger moves to make the world fear the newly revealed nation of Wakanda.
•  T'Challa faces the darkest moment yet of his young kinghood!
•  And in the a...

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Gizmo reviewed Days of Hate #6 May 25, 2019
8.0

The real history between our sexy lesbian/bisexual heroins is revealed, giving the last page that much more impact. The only thing that isn't clicking with me is the weird grammar used in the captions, it's clearly on purpose but I don't get why. Does anyone else know?

Days of Hate #6

By: Ales Kot, Danijel Zezelj
Released: Jun 20, 2018

END OF STORY ARC!

You know nothing.

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