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Gizmo reviewed Geiger #1 Apr 18, 2021
7.5

It's interesting, the art is well done. There's nothing wrong with this but I think the post-apocalyptic well is running dry and even throwing in oddly themed settlements isn't going to be enough anymore.

Geiger #1

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Apr 7, 2021

Industry heavyweights GEOFF JOHNS (Superman, Green Lantern, Batman: Three Jokers) and GARY FRANK (Superman, Supergirl, The Incredible Hulk) of DC's DOOMSDAY CLOCK reteam for what will be one of the most anticipated new series of 2021 in the forthcoming GEIGER. This mind blowing new series will take local comic shops by storm in April from Image Com...

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Gizmo reviewed Night Hunters #2 Apr 18, 2021
7.5

Cool enough to come back for more.

Night Hunters #2

By: Dave Baker, Alexis Ziritt
Released: Feb 17, 2021

How far would you go for your family? Would you enlist in a corrupt police department and slowly sell your body-parts for cyborg replacements so that your aging father can have a roof over his head?

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Gizmo reviewed Thor #13 Apr 18, 2021
8.0

This is a cool arc, excellent villain.

Thor #13

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Mar 17, 2021

"PREY" PART FIVE OF SIX!
A vengeful Donald Blake, Thor's enchanted ax, Jarnbjorn, and the World Tree - not a good combination! With Thor still nowhere to be found, Blake is about to finish what he started: the end of Asgard! Meanwhile, Valkyrie manages to track down the long-absent Odin, but he is not the same All-Father he once was. Can Odin ...

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Gizmo reviewed Thor #12 Apr 18, 2021
7.5

I don't really get why the frog overcomes Dr Blake only to reverse the script, we kind of undercut Blake as a threat.

Thor #12

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Feb 17, 2021

DOCTORS FOSTER & BLAKE, READY YOUR SCALPELS!
Once upon a time, Jane Foster and Donald Blake were more than friends. With Blake at her side, Jane could've shared the very throne of Asgard. Now...they are about to become the bitterest of enemies. And if Valkyrie falls, she'll have lost more than a crown. All of the Ten Realms are at stake - not t...

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Gizmo reviewed Thor #11 Apr 18, 2021
9.0

This is a masterful example of how to set the tone through the layouts.

Thor #11

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Jan 6, 2021

IT'S A SUNNY DAY IN HEL!
But the God of Thunder is about to bring down a bloody rain! Trapped in a suburban horror show, THOR faces down an old foe. But something far worse than the Midgard Serpent is sinking its fangs into Thor's world...for DONALD BLAKE now roams the TEN REALMS with naught but death on the brain!

Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Thor #10 Apr 18, 2021
8.0

Dr Blake seems a little overpowered to be able to take on every Asgardian like this, but it's a cool plot nonetheless.

Thor #10

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Dec 2, 2020

THE DARK PRISON OF DONALD BLAKE!
For years Doctor Donald Blake has wandered a land far from Midgard, the place he once thought home. Now he has returned to the Ten Realms - but it is not the place it was, nor he the man who once shared a body with a god. New terrors await in what is perhaps Donny Cates' darkest story yet!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Blade Runner: 2029 #4 Apr 18, 2021
7.5

Nexus 8's are the new working class and they're getting their due.

Blade Runner: 2029 #4

By: Mike Johnson, Andres Guinaldo
Released: Apr 7, 2021

The first comic to tell original, in-canon stories set in the Blade Runner universe returns!
It is 2029 and Blade Runner Ash continues to hunt the streets of the rain-soaked dystopian world of Los Angeles for renegade Replicants, but this time she's trying to protect as many as she can find.

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Gizmo reviewed The Resistance: Uprising #1 Apr 18, 2021
5.5

While the narrative still has interesting aspects, the are simply no interesting, recognizable character to latch onto.

The Resistance: Uprising #1

By: J. Michael Straczynski, C. P. Smith
Released: Apr 7, 2021

Acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski returns the prescient, ambitious world of The Resistance! In the wake of the assassination of their leader, the Resistance is in disarray, disconnected from each other and hunted by authorities around the world - including an army of "reborns" recruited by the American government. To avert decimation at the h...

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Gizmo reviewed Maniac of New York #3 Apr 18, 2021
6.0

The tone and pace of the first issue hasn't held, the plot now centers around this one train incident, which is starting to drag.

Maniac of New York #3

By: Elliott Kalan, Andrea Mutti
Released: Apr 14, 2021

The mindless murderer Maniac Harry has massacred all but three riders on New York's automated subway train. Can hapless straphanger Gabriella keep one step ahead of Harry, while still protecting the newly orphaned twins she's taken under her wing? Can our heroes Gi-na Greene and Detective Zelda Pettibone jump onboard the runaway train and find the ...

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3.0

I don't know if this is more clear when you read King In Black (which I am not), but I'm finding this incredibly convoluted and difficult to follow. If subplot upon subplot within a story that is already a subplot to an event isn't enough, we're dealing with characters jumping locations and golden lassos popping into frame left and right.

King In Black: Return Of The Valkyries #3

By: Jason Aaron, Nina Vakueva
Released: Feb 24, 2021

THE NEW VALKYRIE FINDS HER WEAPON - WILL IT BE ENOUGH?
Plus, a spotlight on Dani Moonstar as the X-Man fights to save both human and mutantkind! Jane Foster is going to need all the friends and power she can muster, but Knull and his symbiote army are slaughtering at a rate that even a hundred Valkyries couldn't match...and now Knull has some o...

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers vs. Terminator #4 Apr 4, 2021
7.0

Not bad, but not great either.

Transformers vs. Terminator #4

By: David Mariotte, Alex Milne
Released: Sep 30, 2020

Up against an army of Decepticons, the T-800 must rely on his Autobot allies to even the odds. And, with luck, both sides will thin each other out for his last gambit to eliminate all Cybertronians. The fate of the future will be determined in this final battle, but will the ultimate victors be robotic... or human?

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers: Galaxies #12 Apr 4, 2021
6.0

Final issue of a mediocre arc but at least we're on our way back to Cybertron.

Transformers: Galaxies #12

By: Brandon M. Easton, Andrew Griffith
Released: Dec 30, 2020

"Storm Horizon", Part Three! Outfitted with heavy-duty battle armor and nearly alone, Ultra Magnus must go head-to-head with a fleet of enemy ships and a black hole if he ever wants to save the rest of his crew and Alpha Trion! It's wall-to-wall action as he finally faces the mastermind behind his recent troubles in the thrilling final issue of Tra...

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1956 Apr 4, 2021
7.0

-- JUDGE DREDD // SLEEPING DUTY: This is simply hilarious!

-- DEFOE // THE LONDON HANGED: Another instance where I think it would make a difference if I were more familiar with the lore.

-- BRASS SUN // MOTOR HEAD: A quieter installment.

-- SINISTER DEXTER // THE TAKING OF THE MICHAEL: It's over, YAY!

-- BAD COMPANY // FIRST CASUALTIES: Uh oh, I think Ba more

2000AD #1956

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Released: Nov 11, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1955 Apr 4, 2021
6.5

-- JUDGE DREDD // ISLANDS: Fantastic one-off from Michael Carroll, these little spotlight-type stories make Mega-City One feel real and lived-in.

-- DEFOE // THE LONDON HANGED: largely forgettable.

-- BRASS SUN // MOTOR HEAD: Weird!

-- SINISTER DEXTER // THE TAKING OF THE MICHAEL: Pew pew!

-- BAD COMPANY // FIRST CASUALTIES: The plot is getting in danger more

2000AD #1955

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Released: Nov 4, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed X-Ray Robot #1 Apr 4, 2021
7.5

Interesting, but not my thing right now.

X-Ray Robot #1

By: Mike Allred
Released: Mar 25, 2020

Max is a family man seeking a more interesting life. While conducting a new experiment at work, the fabric of his reality is torn before his eyes, and a robotic figure appears, claiming to be his 277-year-old self. The robot is able to "X-Ray" multiple dimensions and battles a nihilistic entity from another dimension who wants to take all life to i...

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Gizmo reviewed Rick and Morty: Go To Hell #5 Apr 4, 2021
8.0

I'm liking this ending, it somewhat redeems the slow pace of the story overall.

Rick and Morty: Go To Hell #5

By: Ryan Ferrier, Constanza Oroza
Released: Oct 21, 2020

Rick and Morty are finally face to face with ol' Lucifer himself, but the hordes of Hell want to cut in line. Can Rick and Morty successfully appeal their case, or are they doomed to suffer for all eternity? The shocking conclusion to Rick and Morty Go To Hell!

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Gizmo reviewed Rick and Morty: Go To Hell #4 Apr 4, 2021
6.5

Morty finally grows some balls.

Rick and Morty: Go To Hell #4

By: Ryan Ferrier, Constanza Oroza
Released: Sep 23, 2020

Nearing the end of their journey through Hell, Rick and Morty must face their greatest challenge yet, one that will reveal the true nature of their souls. Can our titular heroes overcome the Devil's task before Hell collapses under civil war?

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Gizmo reviewed Rick and Morty: Go To Hell #3 Apr 4, 2021
6.5

There's some funny stuff, but it's starting to drag

Rick and Morty: Go To Hell #3

By: Ryan Ferrier, Constanza Oroza
Released: Aug 19, 2020

Rick and Morty must face horrors of their past within the digestive tract of an unfathomable beast. Meanwhile, a mutiny in Hell begins a brewin' and it's all Rick's fault, because, of course.

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Gizmo reviewed Sea of Sorrows #4 Apr 4, 2021
8.0

This is really good, but the art is still unclear at times and it really messes up the plot's impact. I don't want to point fingers, but I think a more thoughtful approach to the coloring could go a long way.

The last few pages are amazing: weirdly hot followed by genuinely horrifying, like something out of Species.

Sea of Sorrows #4

By: Rich Douek, Alex Cormack
Released: Mar 31, 2021

An incoming storm forces the crew to step up work on the wreck - but the divers discover a horrible truth about the Bremen's wreck, and the promise of sunken treasure. On deck, tensions explode, as Jim escapes the brig and wreaks havoc. And through it all, the siren continues to prey on the crew's minds, and their very flesh.

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Gizmo reviewed Beta Ray Bill #1 Apr 4, 2021
8.5

Crazy action mixed with genuine moments of character development like only Daniel Warren Johnson can deliver.

Beta Ray Bill #1

By: Daniel Warren Johnson
Released: Mar 31, 2021

FROM THE PAGES OF DONNY CATES' THOR AND SPINNING OUT OF THE EVENTS OF KING IN BLACK!
The second-most famous wielder of Mjolnir. The right-hand man to the god of Thunder. And now, a warrior without his best weapon. Beta Ray Bill is tired of playing second fiddle to Thor - and with Bill's famous hammer, Stormbreaker, recently destroyed at the new...

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #2054 Apr 3, 2021
6.5

-- JUDGE DREDD // GHOST TOWN: At least the last installation of this arc was interesting.

-- DEFOE // THE LONDON HANGED: So we don't get to see the car thing do anything?

-- BRASS SUN // MOTOR HEAD: Things heat up, this is fucking cool!

-- SINISTER DEXTER // THE TAKING OF THE MICHAEL: Just hurry up and kill knock-off Kingpin.

-- BAD COMPANY // FIRST CASU more

2000AD #2054

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Released: Oct 18, 2017

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1954 Apr 3, 2021
6.0

-- JUDGE DREDD // GHOST TOWN: I think the misspellings in the letters are on purpose and are indicative of clues, but I'm not invested enough in this to try to decode them.

-- DEFOE // THE LONDON HANGED: That's a cool looking vehicle, are we going to get to see it do anything?

-- BRASS SUN // MOTOR HEAD: Fight the power, woo!

-- SINISTER DEXTER // THE TAKING OF THE more

2000AD #1954

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Released: Oct 28, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1952 Apr 3, 2021
6.5

-- JUDGE DREDD // GHOST TOWN: Still not into this.

-- DEFOE // THE LONDON HANGED: This might be better if I were more familiar with this title.

-- BRASS SUN // MOTOR HEAD: When it rains it pours, goddamn!

-- SINISTER DEXTER // THE TAKING OF THE MICHAEL: Awe fuck, not these guys again.

-- BAD COMPANY // FIRST CASUALTIES: Get your truth and justice boyz! < more

2000AD #1952

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Released: Oct 14, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1951 Apr 3, 2021
7.5

-- JUDGE DREDD // GHOST TOWN: I think others might like the intrigue here, but I'm actually kind of bored by it.

-- DEFOE // THE LONDON HANGED: I actually really like this art.

-- BRASS SUN // MOTOR HEAD: This fills in the gap for what happened between the last arc and last week's issue, which jumped ahead in the timeline for dramatic effect.

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2000AD #1951

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Released: Oct 7, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1950 Apr 3, 2021
8.0

-- JUDGE DREDD // SERIAL SERIAL: John Wagner is back for a murder mystery.

-- DEFOE // THE LONDON HANGED: I'm not really familiar with this strip, but it's kinda cool so far, I'm just a bit tapped out on zombies.

-- BRASS SUN // MOTOR HEAD: Dear god, this is horrifying, in a good way.

-- BAD COMPANY // FIRST CASUALTIES: This looks like a cool concept.

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2000AD #1950

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Released: Sep 30, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1949 Apr 3, 2021
7.5

-- JUDGE DREDD // GHOST TOWN: Not as good as part one, but still good.

-- FUTURE SHOCK // RE-INCARN-8: This is a weird

-- DREAMS OF DEADWORLD // DEATH: This is probably the weakest of this series, but it's still cool.

-- THE ALIENIST // THE HAUNTING OF HEX HOUSE: Despite how cool the art is, I'm glad this is over.

-- OVERALL: I'm going to miss the Dreams more

2000AD #1949

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Released: Sep 23, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1948 Apr 3, 2021
8.0

-- JUDGE DREDD // GHOST TOWN: An extra length entry where Dredd is more villain to the people than a hero. I always like these.

-- THE ALIENIST // THE HAUNTING OF HEX HOUSE: Starting to get cool.

-- GREY AREA // DEADLINE: Lots of explosions.

-- DREAMS OF DEADWORLD // FEAR: Another triumph!

-- OVERALL: I think this issue demonstrates that 2000 AD would be more

2000AD #1948

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Released: Sep 16, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1947 Apr 3, 2021
6.0

-- JUDGE DREDD // ENCELADUS: OLD LIFE: Cool ending.

-- THE ALIENIST // THE HAUNTING OF HEX HOUSE: The artwork is cool and creepy.

-- THARG'S 3RILLERS // APOCALYPSE ANONYMOUS: It's over, yay.

-- GREY AREA // FEEDING FRENZY: We're getting somewhere, but I don't really get what these things are they're shooting and how this is a path to victory; seems more like an exc more

2000AD #1947

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Released: Sep 9, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1946 Apr 3, 2021
6.5

-- JUDGE DREDD // ENCELADUS: OLD LIFE: Things are starting to look pretty hopeless.

-- THE ALIENIST // THE HAUNTING OF HEX HOUSE: It's okay.

-- THARG'S 3RILLERS // APOCALYPSE ANONYMOUS: This doesn't really work when you don't give a crap about the characters.

-- GREY AREA // CONTACT: Okay, cool. Let's get on with it.

-- DREAMS OF DEADWORLD // FIRE: Holy more

2000AD #1946

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Released: Sep 2, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed Hedra #1 Apr 3, 2021
9.0

I'm always impressed with comics that communicate so clearly without any text.

Hedra #1

By: Jesse Lonergan
Released: Jul 29, 2020

    In a glorious exploration of the comics medium with echoes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Flash Gordon, Chris Ware, and Moebius, a lone astronaut leaves a world ravaged by nuclear war in search of life. What she finds is beyond all explanation.

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