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Gizmo reviewed Quantum and Woody #8 Feb 18, 2020
7.0

Things keep getting weirder, not sure what to make of the skinless person.

Quantum and Woody #8

By: Eliot Rahal, Joe Eisma
Released: Jul 18, 2018

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! "SEPARATION ANXIETY" - PART ONE! Quantum and Woody just barely escaped from a surreal atomic realm...and, unfortunately, they've brought some pieces of it back with them! As dangerous new threats plunge their city even deeper into chaos, they'll soon realize that they have bigger problems and bigger grudges th...

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Gizmo reviewed Quantum and Woody #7 Feb 16, 2020
7.5

Weird issue, but it's interesting to see that Q&W aren't happy when they live in their own ideal world without the other sibling.

Quantum and Woody #7

By: Eliot Rahal, Francis Portela
Released: Jun 27, 2018

"WHAT THE KLANG?" Hey, who the heck invited these guys to HARBINGER WARS 2?

With HARBINGER WARS 2 seizing America, Livewire has rendered the nation's power grid useless in a last-ditch attempt to shield her psiot allies. The people of Washington D.C. need someone to save them - and so do Quantum and Woody! Now that the high-tech wristbands...

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Gizmo reviewed Quantum and Woody #6 Feb 15, 2020
8.0

This ties in to Harbinger Wars II, but I didn't read that and you don't have to either to enjoy this issue. It's essentially a done-in-one story to show us Q&W without powers. Turns out it doesn't make much different.

Quantum and Woody #6

By: Eliot Rahal, Francis Portela
Released: May 30, 2018

AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A TIE-IN TO HARBINGER WARS 2...?
"KLANG, KLANG...KLUNK?" In the ultimate display of power, Livewire has plunged the United States into darkness. From coast to coast, once-vital technology has now been rendered worthless... No cars... No phones... No quantum bands?!? Without the high-tech gauntlets that bind them tog...

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1939 Feb 15, 2020
7.5

-- JUDGE DREDD // BLOOD OF EMERALOS: I don't know, I probably need to reread this to totally get it. -- ABSALOM // UNDER A FALSE FLAG: Getting better as things are revealed. -- HELIUM // PART SIX: Another great issue where we get to see the airplanes in this world and the main character makes a difficult decision. -- OUTLIER // DARK SYMMETRIES: The action picks up. -- JAEGIR // TARTARUS: Boobies! more

2000AD #1939

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Released: Jul 15, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed Usagi Yojimbo #8 Feb 15, 2020
7.5

Stan Sakai teaches the reader a little Japanese history in each issue. In this case, we learn about tatami mats.

Usagi Yojimbo #8

By: Stan Sakai
Released: Feb 5, 2020

"Tatami," Part 1 of 2. Usagi returns to his home province only to find intrigue and betrayal! An important tea ceremony is about to take place, but what sinister plan does Lord Hikiji have for it and how are the Neko ninja clan involved?

A new storyline that acts as a great jumping on point!

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7.0

The action isn't communicated very well at times, but I like where the plot is going.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3

By: Ryan Parrott, Simone Di Meo
Released: Feb 5, 2020

Rita Repulsa faces off against Shredder for control of the weapon that will change the Power Rangers forever! No matter who wins, the world will never be the same! As the two villains battle, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers must find a way to storm the Foot Clan base to save Tommy, as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles step up to help their new alli...

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Gizmo added Ant-Man (2020) to their pull list Feb 15, 2020

Ant-Man (2020)

Scott Lang is back and doing better than ever! Er, at least according to him, but his daughter, Stinger, and the anthill he's living in say otherwise. Desperate to raise his daughter's opinion of him, Scott takes a job from local beekeepers only to uncover a global conspiracy that could topple the world order! No time to call the Avengers, this sou...

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Gizmo reviewed Ant-Man #1 Feb 14, 2020
7.5

Shaping up to be a fun ride.

Ant-Man #1

By: Zeb Wells, Dylan Burnett
Released: Feb 5, 2020

Scott Lang is back and doing better than ever! Er, at least according to him, but his daughter, Stinger, and the anthill he's living in say otherwise. Desperate to raise his daughter's opinion of him, Scott takes a job from local beekeepers only to uncover a global conspiracy that could topple the world order! No time to call the Avengers, this sou...

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Gizmo reviewed Doctor Doom #5 Feb 13, 2020
6.0

All was going well until action breaks out in the last few pages and things fall apart. It feels like there is a page missing. What hurls Victorious? Then the ninja, she just appears out of nowhere. I mean, I know she's a ninja, but you still need to establish her presence to the reader.

Doctor Doom #5

By: Christopher Cantwell, Salvador Larroca
Released: Feb 5, 2020

As Victorious and Silver Sable hunt for Doctor Doom in New York, he grows more obsessed with a vision of saving the entire world. He'll track down the woman he's seen as his future wife, but struggle to rectify the man he is with the man he thinks he'll become. At an emotional peak, Doom is ambushed by the Blue Marvel, just as Victorious and Sable ...

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Gizmo reviewed Conan the Barbarian #12 Feb 2, 2020
9.0

A suitably action-packed issue to round out a great run.

Conan the Barbarian #12

By: Jason Aaron, Mahmud A. Asrar
Released: Jan 29, 2020

THE EPIC CONCLUSION OF "THE LIFE & DEATH OF CONAN"!
•  RAZAZEL has risen!
•  CONAN has fallen!
•  CROM may not care, but you CANNOT miss this issue!
•  Plus: The final chapter of the all-new novella "BLACK STARLIGHT"!
Parental Advisory

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Gizmo reviewed Dr. Strange #2 Feb 2, 2020
7.5

The art is excellent. The plot is okay as an entry to a larger story arc, but I hope that inventing a magic weapon isn't an ongoing solution to every problem because it's rather lazy.

Dr. Strange #2

By: Mark Waid, Kev Walker
Released: Jan 29, 2020

Enter: The Wrecker...of reality!
•  After being beaten, broken and at the end of his rope, how will Strange keep the Wrecker from tearing apart reality?
•  Plus, a familiar face from Strange's past makes a surprise return!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Thor #2 Feb 1, 2020
8.0

I'd prefer the pace to be ratcheted down a bit, but this is pretty dope overall.

Thor #2

By: Donny Cates, Nic Klein
Released: Jan 29, 2020

THE BLACK WINTER AND THE DEVOURER KING!
Before him lies the Black Winter; behind, a trail of death wrought by his own hand. The God of Thunder hurtles through the cosmos, searching for the power to save Asgard and all existence. But no power in the heavens can save a god - a king - from his bloody duty.
Rated T+

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8.0

Dark, exciting and spooky. Some of the action is not clearly communicated in the art at times though.

Something is Killing the Children #5

By: James Tynion IV, Werther Dell'edera
Released: Jan 29, 2020

The time for investigation is over. The hunt begins, as Erica Slaughter brings her namesake to the monsters of Archer's Peak.

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Gizmo added Something is Killing the Children to their pull list Feb 1, 2020

Something is Killing the Children

* GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell'Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back.
* When the children of Archer's Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but...

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Gizmo reviewed Quantum and Woody #5 Jan 31, 2020
7.0

Fun and goofy, as I'd expect from any Q&W issue, but I'm not really buying Negative One's motivation. I'm still in love with the layouts and line art.

Quantum and Woody #5

By: Daniel Kibblesmith, Kano
Released: Apr 18, 2018

Three's company! After three decades and 10,000 miles, the moment of truth has finally arrived: Our heroes are about to come face-to-face with Woody's long-lost father! In Australia! Will Woody abandon his adoptive brother and trusted partner-in-crime-fighting to embrace a hard-partying scoundrel with no sense of decency? Or...is the world's worst ...

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Gizmo reviewed Quantum and Woody #4 Jan 29, 2020
7.5

The villain is a total tool and Woody's father is highly suspect. As for the Australian taxi driver, that dude steals the show with nothing more than a couple offhand remarks.

Quantum and Woody #4

By: Daniel Kibblesmith, Kano
Released: Mar 21, 2018

There are bad dads. And then there's Rutherford Van Chelton...

They went looking for Woody's birth father...and they're about to wish they didn't! Woody's pop has left a long trail of broken promises and broken bottles behind him across the decades. Now, Quantum and Woody - the world's worst superhero team, currently estranged - are thousa...

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Gizmo reviewed Quantum and Woody #3 Jan 29, 2020
7.5

A brief detour from the plot to retcon the goat, why not do this after the first arc is finished? It has no business being the third issue. Execution-wise it was touching, but it bounced around way too much. If you find yourself changing locations on every page, just stop it; that's too much bouncing.

Quantum and Woody #3

By: Daniel Kibblesmith, Francis Portela
Released: Feb 21, 2018

Because you demanded it! The Goat returns!
If you add them all up, this would be Quantum and Woody's 50th issue! What better time to answer the eternal question: "Whatever happened to the Goat, anyway?" At last, the whole saga of Dr. Derek Henderson's transformation from brilliant physicist and beloved father into a barnyard animal of unimagina...

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Gizmo reviewed 2000AD #1938 Jan 27, 2020
7.0

-- JUDGE DREDD // BLOOD OF EMERALOS: Another bar fight, I guess this is what you get when you go to future-Ireland -- ABSALOM // UNDER A FALSE FLAG: Some double dealing with a cyborg-devil is always interesting -- HELIUM // PART FIVE: More explanation for the backstory. This strip is still the best. -- OUTLIER // DARK SYMMETRIES: There's some pretty cool action that plays with the light from gunsh more

2000AD #1938

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Released: Jul 8, 2015

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #10 Jan 27, 2020
9.0

I'm enjoying this more graphic art style. The lettering is great too. This issue feels very Daredevil: capturing exciting moments contrasted with quiet, contemplative ones. Well done.

Daredevil #10

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jorge Fornes
Released: Aug 21, 2019

"NO DEVILS, ONLY GOD" CONCLUDES!
•  Matt Murdock comes face-to-face with the choices he's made.
•  Hell's Kitchen rises up to fill the void!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #9 Jan 25, 2020
7.5

Looks like Matt is reinventing himself in a way that's not terribly different than he was before... including still being a playa!

Daredevil #9

By: Chip Zdarsky, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Released: Aug 7, 2019

• There's a new DAREDEVIL in town, and Matt Murdock has no idea who it is!
•  Neither does Cole North, the tough-as-nails detective who's been hot on the Guardian Devil's trail for weeks.
•  Can Matt Murdock truly live a life without Daredevil? Can Cole?
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #8 Jan 25, 2020
7.5

Come on Matt, you're a lawyer and you're getting owned by a crime boss in a socioeconomic debate.

Daredevil #8

By: Chip Zdarsky, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Released: Jul 17, 2019

With Daredevil still missing, his shadow looms large over Hell's Kitchen...and ordinary citizens are starting to feel his absence. Detective Cole North may think he's stopped Daredevil, but there are bigger problems coming his way!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #7 Jan 24, 2020
7.0

Seriously, is it too much to ask to spend one extra minute to correct the googly eyes?

The Chicago cop's arc doesn't interest me, I wouldn't mind dropping him entirely. Fist is making interesting moves though, and I like the last couple pages. Matt needs to use some burner phones if he's going to do that though, 911 Emergency can tell if the same number keeps calling them.

Daredevil #7

By: Chip Zdarsky, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Released: Jun 19, 2019

• In the aftermath of Chip Zdarsky's explosive first arc of DAREDEVIL, the ground of Hell's Kitchen has shifted and Matthew Murdock has emerged a changed man...but for better or worse?
•  Don't miss the second installment of this new arc: "No Devils, Only God"!
Rated T+

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Gizmo reviewed Old Guard: Force Multiplied #1 Jan 24, 2020
5.5

Make sure to read the first volume of the Old Guard if you haven't already because this issue does not take time to reestablish the setup for new readers. In all honesty, two thirds of this issue didn't feel necessary. I suppose elements of backstory contained in the first part are good to set context and tone, but this random heist in the middle of the issue did absolutely nothing for me because more

Old Guard: Force Multiplied #1

By: Greg Rucka, Leandro Fernandez
Released: Dec 18, 2019

NEW STORY ARC

Soon to be a major motion picture starring CHARLIZE THERON!

Andromache of Scythia and her band of soldiers are back in this second story chronicling the battles and burdens of their dubious immortality. Nile's addition to the team has given them new purpose and new direction, but when you've got 6,000 years of histo...

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Gizmo reviewed Transformers #15 Jan 22, 2020
6.5

It's not really explained who/what Exarchon is, but I did enjoy seeing Megatron get all roided out.

Transformers #15

By: Brian Ruckley, Anna Malkova
Released: Jan 1, 2020

A conspiracy unravels. The Autobots race to restore order. Megatron reaches his breaking point and Shockwave finds himself broken. There are no more Ascenticons. There is no more Rise. There are only... The Decepticons.

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Gizmo is now following The 20-issue Ceiling Jan 21, 2020

The 20-issue Ceiling

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Gizmo reviewed Harleen #3 Jan 21, 2020
9.5

This is moving and disturbing that the same time, quite the feat and yet a couldn't imagine the Joker and Harley as anything less than a supremely unhealthy relationship that I can't pull my eyes away from. The one variable that isn't clicking for me is Harvey Dent, he feels contrived to drive the plot forward more than he feels like an organic character.

Harleen #3

By: Stejpan Sejic
Released: Dec 18, 2019

DC BLACK LABEL - PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT - APPROX. 8.5" x 10.875"
In which our doomed doctor makes a choice she can never take back-one that seals her dark fate and gives rise to one of the most legendary villains of all time!

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Gizmo reviewed Second Coming #6 Jan 21, 2020
7.5

I wasn't sure about this ending, but it grows on me the more that I reflect on it.

Second Coming #6

By: Mark Russell, Richard Pace
Released: Jan 15, 2020

Extra-sized first season finale, featuring 30 pages of story! Sunstar and Shiela leave Jesus in charge as they go off on their honeymoon. Satan tempts Jesus one last time. Plus! Illustrated prose fiction, humor, and/or poems, and an exclusive preview of writer/creator Mark Russell's brand new Ahoy title, debuting soon!

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5.0

There were only a couple funny parts, this actually turned into just a bunch of noise. The end hints at a third crossover, I hope something better is planned if that's the case.

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons II #4

By: Jim Zub, Troy Little
Released: Jan 8, 2020

The final battle between demons, gods, and the most min-maxed Rick imaginable.

It all ends here, people. Roll for initiative and kiss your ass good-bye!

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1 Jan 20, 2020
6.0

-- STAR WARS // AN ECHO OF VICTORY: I think I remember Shara and Kes from Star Wars: Shattered Empire, glad to see they're still fighting the good fight in the comics lore. This was easily the strongest story in this anthology. I'm not sure how central these characters will be to the next Star Wars run, but I hope they stick around. -- DARTH VADER // IN SERVICE TO THE EMPIRE: I don't think Greg Pa more

Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1

By: Greg Pak, Roland Boschi
Released: Dec 18, 2019

DESTINED FOR HOTH!
•  Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa and smuggler Han Solo have have struck blow after winning blow against the Empire. The Rebels are digging in their defenses on the remote ice world of Hoth but how long will they truly be safe from their many enemies?
•  Darth Vader will stop at nothing to crush the rebels ...

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Gizmo reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #40 Jan 20, 2020
8.5

You'll have to suspend your disbelief for a couple parts, but it's worth it to wrap up the run with a showdown with Vader. I'm grateful that a character like Aphra, who doesn't exist in the films, could get a 40 issue run of this quality. Even with a change of writers midway, it is still head and shoulders above almost any other character spin-off book except maybe the Darth Vader series in which more

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #40

By: Si Spurrier, Caspar Wijngaard
Released: Dec 11, 2019

A ROGUE'S END, Part 4
•  All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, so must all evil things. And probably also all things somewhere-in-the-middle-it's-complicated.
•  Renegade archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA has been outrunning fate far longer than anyone dared hope. But her time is finally up. DARTH VADER ...

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