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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #24 Feb 10, 2019
5.0

This one wasn't all that great. The art has gone downhill and the plot is starting to drag. It's also ridiculous that Foggy does a 180 just because of a half-assed apology, especially considering Matt attracts trouble seconds after reconnecting with Foggy. Why would he take him back?

Daredevil #24

By: Charles Soule, Alec Morgan
Released: Jul 19, 2017

KINGPIN TRIES TO CRUSH MURDOCK'S "SUPREME" MOVE!
•  It's the fight of  MATT MURDOCK'S life!
•  KINGPIN and LEGAL on one side, the jury on the other, and DAREDEVIL caught between it all!
•  And if the Daredevil survives the letter of the law, he'll still have to deal with...TOMBSTONE...

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #23 Feb 10, 2019
6.0

I love the idea of a super villain lawyer, complete with his own moniker. The plot doesn't advance far though.

Daredevil #23

By: Charles Soule, Alec Morgan
Released: Jul 5, 2017

JEN WALTERS ENTERS THE SCENE AS "SUPREME" CONTINUES!
•  MATT MURDOCK'S risky move is garnering attention...
•  ...and not everyone sees it in a positive light...
•  It's a battle on two fronts as Matt defends his new legislation and DAREDEVIL comes under attack!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #22 Feb 10, 2019
7.5

Charles Soule is flexing his lawyer muscles, I've been hoping he'd do a story like this. The court room fight is a bit corny, but I can dig it.

Daredevil #22

By: Charles Soule, Goran Sudzuka
Released: Jun 21, 2017

"SUPREME" CONTINUES!
•  It's the biggest case of MATT MURDOCK's career. But in order to win it...
•  ...DAREDEVIL will have to take the witness stand!
•  Be here for the turning point that will kick off the next big phase of the Man Without Fear's career!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #21 Feb 10, 2019
6.5

The stunt with Echo is pretty stupid, but I guess it is an excuse to write her in. I like the concept of setting a court precedent, let's see how it goes.

Daredevil #21

By: Charles Soule, Goran Sudzuka
Released: Jun 7, 2017

NEW STORY ARC "SUPREME" BEGINS!
•  MATT MURDOCK has a bold new plan to eradicate crime in New York City using the massive power of the LEGAL SYSTEM!
•  But does this mean he'll have to give up being DAREDEVIL?
•  GUEST-STARRING Luke Cage and Echo!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Neon Future #1 Feb 10, 2019
5.0

The premise sounds interesting, but the first issue doesn't do much to introduce the world or endear the characters to the reader. I find the plot particularly difficult to follow after we seem to transition to a later date and everyone is acting counter to their expressed motivations. It's just messy.

Neon Future #1

By: Jim Krueger, Jheremy Raapack
Released: Mar 27, 2019

The world is in the grips of an economic crisis. Due to mass unemployment, advanced technology has been outlawed. The world is now divided between those with implanted technology and those without. When the world's most famous anti-tech crusader dies and is resurrected using the illegal technology he has sworn to eliminate, he must decide who to fi...

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #13 Feb 9, 2019
7.5

Some fun moments. There is one page regarding Black Krrsantan that might justify reading the first Annual issue before this one.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #13

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Oct 11, 2017

• Doctor Aphra's had a plan to auction off an artificial Jedi intelligence in order to make some major credits.
•  Unfortunately, things haven't exactly gone according to plan...
•  Darth Vader is back, and our rogue archaeologist is less dead than he thought he had left her.
Rated T

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6.0

The journalists are poorly introduced, I get the sense that I'm supposed to know who they are already? We get to read Black Krrsantan's back story, but it is brief and uninspired.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Marc Laming
Released: Aug 23, 2017

• Doctor Aphra has a troubled past full of parental drama and war.
•  But what about her Wookiee shadow, Black Krrsantan?
•  Find out just how this Wookiee warrior is as frightening as they say...
•  ...and then some!
Rated T

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Gizmo reviewed Man Without Fear #5 Feb 9, 2019
7.0

I like the mantra, "What is pain for? It keeps us going." It's been cool to have a series about Matt and not so much Daredevil, but I think it is going to be forgotten in the long run.

Man Without Fear #5

By: Jed MacKay, Danilo Beyrouth
Released: Jan 30, 2019

Daredevil is gone, but Hell's Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains.  Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil.  And without a Darede...

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Gizmo reviewed Marvel Knights: 20th #6 Feb 9, 2019
8.0

The reveal is really cool, but I think maybe it would have had more power behind it if we had more understanding of this supposed doomsday approaching? With no indication that it can be stopped, part of me is wondering if the characters made the wrong decision. Also, the Hulk would have gone after the Punisher in this circumstance, not Sentry. I'll just pretend that Sentry intercepted in order to more

Marvel Knights: 20th #6

By: Donny Cates, Kim Jacinto
Released: Jan 30, 2019

• The truth comes out! The secret is revealed!
•  A secret that may shatter the very foundations of the Marvel Universe!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed The Cape: The Fallen #3 Feb 9, 2019
7.0

Jeez, this this just keeps getting more disturbing.

The Cape: The Fallen #3

By: Joe Hill, Zach Howard
Released: Dec 19, 2018

Original creators Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, and Nelson Daniel return to tell the latest, darkest tale of The Cape!

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9.5

A small dive into character analysis of Rick and a bit of time to shine for Morty and Summer. It's a lot to pack into one issue, but it's great writing.

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #4

By: Patrick Rothfuss, Troy Little
Released: Jan 30, 2019

Dungeons & Morty & Destruction & Death & Rick & Swords & Sassery & Hashtag & Ampersand & It all ends here, people & oh, yeah-Dragons.

Patrick Rothfuss, the multiple award-winning, bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicles series, joins Dungeons & Dragons fan-favorite author Jim Zub (Avengers, Wayward) on a tri-dimensional fantasy adv...

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Strange #10 Feb 3, 2019
8.5

Great issue, particularly the main story. Strange is finally learning about the real consequences to his magic use and it leads to a hell of a cliffhanger. Even the backup stories are good for the most part.

Doctor Strange #10

By: Mark Waid, Jesus Saiz
Released: Jan 30, 2019

DOCTOR STRANGE HITS HIS MILESTONE 400TH ISSUE!
Creative team Mark Waid and Jesus Saiz are joined by some of the best DOCTOR STRANGE artists of all time to tell a monumentally strange tale! Someone has been working in the background since the first issue, chipping away at Doctor Strange and other magicians, undercutting and depleting their magic...

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Gizmo reviewed Batman #5 Feb 2, 2019
10

It's been a while since a read this but it blew my mind at the time. The disorienting nature of the artwork just goes the extra mile in communicating Batman's mental state and anguish. This is an superb example of what the comic book medium can bring to the table as an artistic outlet.

Batman #5

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 18, 2012

Deep beneath Gotham City lies the Court of Owls' deadliest trap and Batman has fallen right into it! Can he escape, or will he perish in a maze of nightmare? Enter the labyrinth, Batman if you dare!

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myconius reviewed Heroes In Crisis #5 Jan 30, 2019
4.0

the biggest shame of this comic....

is that such beautiful art is wasted on the garbage writing, as Tom King mocks the mentally ill.

Heroes In Crisis #5

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Jan 30, 2019

The secrets of the DC Universe are hacked! Sanctuary wasn't supposed to keep records, but now that the A.I. is compromised, superhero secrets are leaking all over the 'Net. Booster and Harley set aside their differences to focus on who they believe is the real killer (assuming one of them isn't lying, that is). Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash conti...

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Darkseid24 - Feb 3, 2019

Heroes, but abuse, bullying, disfigurement, loneliness, rejection is often just linked to villains. Did we ever have a hero, who was disfigured like Two Face& overcame it? I don’t think so. That’s why I personally don’t feel offended by it. I try to see the good pertain both villains& heroes. You can even find good characteristics in a villain like Darkseid.

Darkseid24 - Feb 3, 2019

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Gizmo reviewed Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1 Feb 2, 2019
7.5

The issue feels short as Gillen squeezes exposition into the dialog alongside a number of splash pages. The concept is very interesting as we explore the aftermath of a Watchmen-esque scenario. I'm not totally sold yet, but I'd like to at least see where this goes next now that the setup is out of the way.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1

By: Kieron Gillen, Caspar Wijngaard
Released: Jan 30, 2019

His level of genius is matched only by his heroics, and in humanity's darkest hour, he's the hero they need the most-alas, poor humanity.  Peter Cannon-the man known as Thunderbolt-is only too happy to leave civilization to face its end.  Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + the Divine) teams up with powerhouse artist Caspar Wijngaard (Doctor Aphra) as ...

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Gizmo reviewed Murder Falcon #3 Feb 2, 2019
9.5

DWJ never fails to break your heart every time you learn something new about a character.

Murder Falcon #3

By: Daniel Warren Johnson
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Jake. Murder Falcon. Johann. Who's next to join the band? If they're going to defeat the Veldar, they're going to need someone to lay down a heavy beat.

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Gizmo added Daniel Warren Johnson to their creator watch list Feb 2, 2019
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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #17 Jan 31, 2019
8.5

Do or die time, love it.

Runaways #17

By: Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka
Released: Jan 2, 2019

• ALEX WILDER: No one led the Runaways better. No one hurt them more.
•  Will he help them overcome the worst threat they've faced since their reunion, or is another betrayal, and the end of the world, on the horizon?
•  It's time for the biggest battle you've seen in seventeen issues, and the family will never be the same!
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Gizmo reviewed Runaways #16 Jan 31, 2019
7.5

I want Doombot to come to my family Christmas!

Runaways #16

By: Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka
Released: Dec 19, 2018

• Christmas comes to the hostel!
•  Even when trapped in their HQ, the Runaways are going to find a way to have a great December.
•  But a returned Runaway (well, and the certain destruction of Earth) could ruin everything.
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Black Panther vs. Deadpool #3 Jan 30, 2019
7.5

Nice twist at the end.

Black Panther vs. Deadpool #3

By: Daniel Kibblesmith, Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
Released: Dec 19, 2018

OFF WITH HIS HEAD!
But WHOSE head? Deadpool's? T'Challa's? ...JACK O'LANTERN'S? (And which Lantern?) Well SOMEbody better keep his head, because Deadpool and the Black Panther now have a MUTUAL THREAT on their hands-and if they don't act soon, there'll be no Wakanda left to fight for!
Parental Advisory

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity #18 Jan 29, 2019
8.0

The end of the previous issue suggested that there was more to the forced breeding, but I fail to see anything new revealed that I didn't already gather...

Animosity #18

By: Marguerite Bennett, Rafael de Latorre
Released: Jan 2, 2019

What has been seen cannot be unseen. What has been known cannot be unknown. The survivors gaze upon a changed world of grief, rage, love, and remorse-a world where, win or lose, they will forfeit the blissful ignorance they once held dear.
From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) with artwork by Rafael D...

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Gizmo reviewed Animosity: Evolution #9 Jan 29, 2019
7.5

Soooo, did Wintermute have a grand plan or not?

Animosity: Evolution #9

By: Marguerite Bennett, Eric Gapstur
Released: Dec 12, 2018

coverThe chaos and paranoia in the City by the Sea rises to a fever pitch as conspiracy and assassination open the gates to civil war. Desperate to save what little order remains, Adam races to prevent genocide as the Animals and humans alike walk into a trap that could destroy all they have worked for and all they have saved.
From the brillian...

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Gizmo reviewed Star Trek vs. Transformers #4 Jan 28, 2019
7.0

At one point Optimus seems to be restrained by Megatron's laser ball & chain, then on the next page he's a couple hundred feet away. Otherwise great.

Star Trek vs. Transformers #4

By: John Barber, Philip Murphy
Released: Jan 16, 2019

With the Enterprise disabled by the Klingon-Decepticon alliance, things look dire for Spck, Optimus Prime, and the landing team to save the day. But with the Autobots' help, can Captain Kirk come up with a solution to save the day from a massive Cybertronian threat?

The Transformers '80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series ...

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Gizmo reviewed Star Trek vs. Transformers #3 Jan 28, 2019
7.5

My inner child is thrilled.

Star Trek vs. Transformers #3

By: John Barber, Philip Murphy
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Klingons and Decepticons lay siege to a remote Federation dilithium mine-and the only thing holding them back is the shaky alliance of Captain Kirk and Optimus Prime. But what dark secret is buried beneath the ground... and can this uneasy partnership withstand the revelations?

The Transformers '80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Anim...

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Gizmo reviewed Lone Ranger #3 Jan 28, 2019
7.5

This issue has a lot of action and a few good laughs. The only thing that could have been communicated more clearly was the branding logo of each ranch because it wasn't clear to me at first when the combined logo was revealed.

Lone Ranger #3

By: Mark Russell, Bob Q
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Through trickery and guile, Tonto and The Lone Ranger foil the evil ranchers' land grab, forcing them to turn to the deadliest bounty hunter in the west- a fop, a dandy, and a cannibal named Connor.

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Gizmo reviewed Man Without Fear #4 Jan 27, 2019
8.5

An unusual but riveting showdown between Fisk and Murdock.

Man Without Fear #4

By: Jed MacKay, Danilo Beyrouth
Released: Jan 23, 2019

Daredevil is gone, but Hell's Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains.  Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil.  And without a Darede...

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Gizmo reviewed Marvel Knights: 20th #5 Jan 27, 2019
9.0

A big moment between Fisk and Doom, plus quite the reveal on the last page. This series gets better with each issue.

Marvel Knights: 20th #5

By: Donny Cates, Niko Henrichon
Released: Jan 2, 2019

• The Knights have gathered at the Tower.
•  The evil King and his Pawn have toppled.
•  And the Army of the Forgotten has been vanquished.
•  But there is yet a Dragon to be faced before the truth can be revealed!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1928 Jan 27, 2019
6.0

-- JUDGE DREDD // ENCELADUS: NEW LIFE: I'm loving this! I don't want to say too much, but a ship representing the Sov Empire has showed up and things... escalate rather quickly. -- ORLOK, AGENT OF EAST-MEG ONE // THE RASPUTIN CAPER: I really don't care about these characters. By all means, kill them off, all of them. -- SLÁINE // PRIMORDIAL: The greatest weakness of this series boils down to how more

2000AD #1928

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Released: Apr 29, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed Marvel Knights: 20th #4 Jan 27, 2019
8.0

Dope Black Panther issue, T'Challa is the protector that he is whether he remembers his identity or not, it's rather inspiring. T'Challa doesn't have biological claws though, so where did he get the gloves that he uses to climb the wall near the end of the issue?

Marvel Knights: 20th #4

By: Vita Ayala, Joshua Cassara
Released: Dec 19, 2018

• What has changed the world around them?
•  Who has taken their memories of who they were, and why?
•  And why are they all haunted by the same ghost?
•  Only one man can find the answers. A man who once ruled a nation!
•  But even with no homeland, no fortune an...

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Gizmo reviewed Lone Ranger #2 Jan 26, 2019
6.0

The action scene starts to fall apart around pages 9-10. This issue would be vastly improved with better transitions between scenes.

Lone Ranger #2

By: Mark Russell, Bob Q
Released: Nov 14, 2018

The adventure continues from multiple Eisner Award nominee MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and BOB Q (James Bond Origin)!

Tonto and the Lone Ranger go to Austin to foil a plan to cover the Texas panhandle in barbed wire. They are discovered and have to fight their way out of the city. Tonto devises a new strategy based on trick plays he lea...

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