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Location: Detroit , MI Joined: Oct 19, 2018 About Me: I'm a Black Nerd, Introvert and conservative. I created my blog because I wanted to be an honest voice. A lot of the reviews I've been seeing have been inflated scores to get the attention of comic pros even though they are pretty rough. Many good books get left behind or canceled because more

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Justice League #10 Jun 24, 2019
7.5

How sad is it that I'm still reviewing comics from 2018. I know its weird but I truly feel that It's worth my time because comics are in a rough spot in 2019, and maybe you've missed this issue or any other on this blog. Maybe it inspires you to visit your local comic shop and pick up the issue or trade. 

Drowned earth is a pretty obvious Aquaman centric story. This issue was release more

Justice League #10

By: Scott Snyder, Francis Manapul
Released: Oct 17, 2018

THE ROAD TO "DROWNED EARTH"! When Wonder Woman learns that Cheetah gained new powers and killed the Greek sea god, Poseidon, that sets Aquaman off on a search for answers, bringing him into conflict with an entity known as the Flood, a herald for long-dead ocean gods with an ancient grudge against Poseidon, Atlantis and, well, everyone else on Eart...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Damage #12 Jun 23, 2019
8.5

Now I can't prove it and DC Comics will never admit it but I totally believe DC editorial messed up the sequence of covers for Damage #11 and #12. 

Damage #11 Features the character going up against the Justice League. This issue features the fight with Superman promised last month. One of my complaints on that issue was that the cover was misleading. If the covers got mixed up, it mak more

Damage #12

By: Robert Venditti, Aaron Lopresti
Released: Dec 19, 2018

Will Damage earn his spot as the world's strongest hero-or will he be branded a villain forever? It's Damage versus the Justice League, and it'll take more than brute strength to win the day. Even with an unstoppable alter ego, Ethan's gotta use both brains and brawn to have a hope against the League, because they've got a knock-'em-dead trick up t...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed The Walking Dead #190 Jun 23, 2019
9.5

Walking Dead #190 brings something to the table that has been missing for a long time with this series, Momentum.

There has been a drastic improvement in the comic in the last few issues and it involves Robert Kirkman finally getting to the point with the CommonWealth. 

Mercer has staged his coup and seems to be forcibly dragging Rick to his side. 

While this is more

The Walking Dead #190

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
Released: Apr 3, 2019

When the dust settles, what will be left of the Commonwealth? And if a community as large and as organized as the Commonwealth can fail, what does this mean for the world? Dark times ahead.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Transformers #2 Jun 22, 2019
8.5

Being that I've never been the biggest Transformers fan or followed the lore too closely I can say that this series is easily my favorite take on these characters to date. 

The issue ironically feels a lot like my previous review, Justice League Odyssey #3 just executed better. The story picks up immediately following the prior issue's cliffhanger. Brainstorm is dead and nothing will e more

Transformers #2

By: Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez
Released: Mar 27, 2019

"Your life is yours to shape." These words form the backbone of the Transformers' society. But Cybertronian police officers Chromia and Prowl learn there's a dark underside as they investigate the murder that's caught Bumblebee in a web of lies and secrets.



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7.0

One of the hardest parts of being a comic reviewer is encountering a string of mediocre comics. Good comics you're typically excited to get your feelings out there. Bad comics tend to be easy to poke holes into and format into a review. With books that fall into the meh category, it's hard to find motivation at all. 

I actually forgot I owned this comic, it got mixed up in a long box more

Justice League: Odyssey #3

By: Joshua Williamson, Stjepan Sejic
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Space may very well be the final frontier for the Odyssey team! It's bad enough when the very environment of space wants to kill you, but when Vril Dox shows up and attacks with an army of Brainiac robots, what chance does the Odyssey team have? Of course, Vril's just doing this to save the Coluan refugees aboard the ship, right? He wouldn't have s...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Dick Tracy Forever #1 Jun 15, 2019
8.5

Dick Tracy Forever #1 is the follow-up to IDW's Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive that wrapped up a few months back. 

The biggest selling point I've seen for the series is that it's being written and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming of Powers fame. Comparing each series, this Dick Tracy feels similar to the previous series but slightly tilted and less over the top than the tough guy antics of Dead more

Dick Tracy Forever #1

By: Michael Avon Oeming
Released: Apr 24, 2019

Dick Tracy is Sisyphus, pushing the law boulder up the hill as he struggles for reason and order in a world with none. His attempts at law and order are met with crime and chaos, in the form of unpredictable and absurd villains. But Dick Tracy will never give up trying, no matter the era or incarnation. Join Eisner Award-winning creator Michael Avo...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Ignited #1 Jun 14, 2019
6.5

The last video I made was about Ignited the first offering by indie publisher H1. Ignited is written by Mark Waid in collaboration with Kwanza Osajyefo.

I wasn't too keen on the idea of a comic that uses school shootings as the launchpad for a superhero comic. Being objective though most of the clickbaity articles and videos online made the idea seem a lot worse than the book actually more

Ignited #1

By: Mark Waid, Philippe Briones
Released: Jun 5, 2019

Welcome to the H1 Universe and Ignited, Humanoids' first ever ongoing super-powered series-brought to you by an explosive team: writers Mark Waid (Kingdom Come) and Kwanza Osajyefo (Black AF), and artist Phil Briones (Aquaman), with covers by John Cassaday and Yanick Paquette! It's the first day back at Phoenix Academy H...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Excellence #1 Jun 8, 2019
10

I had no idea who Brandon Thomas was before reading Excellence but now he has my full attention. I'm generally not a fan of stories involving magic or sorcery but this is probably one of the coolest takes on the genre I've ever run across. The fact that all of the named characters are Black is also special to me because I don't usually see "My Folks" in fantasy settings. 

This story more

Excellence #1

By: Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph
Released: May 8, 2019

Spencer Dales was born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others-those with greater potential-but never themselves.
Now it's time for Spencer to follow in his father's footsteps, but all he sees is a broken system in need of someone w...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Unnatural #9 Jun 5, 2019
9.0

With Issue #9 Unnatural begins the last arc of the 12 issue series. It's been a wild ride and if nothing else this series is the model of consistency. 

This issue picks up immediately following the cliffhanger of the proceeding issue with Leslie's personality merging with "The Albino" and Khal and Saya left trying to figure out a way to deal with the developing situation. 
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Unnatural #9

By: Mirka Andolfo
Released: May 8, 2019

Newspapers call her a killer, her allies are dead or beaten to a pulp, and her enemies are closing in on her. Oh, and she still has a major "inner demons" problem to face. So let's agree that Leslie's not in a good spot right now and just leave it there, all right? As we enter the third and final act of MIRKA ANDOLFO's epic, things get pretty serio...

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8.5

"Beyond the Grid" has been an uneven arc for me. Primarily because I'm disconnected from most of the characters involved. 

The story isn't bad, but I think fans will get more from the arc if they are invested in the characters and lore. The issue picks up immediately following the conclusion of the previous issue. Our heroes are discovered by the Praetor and the situation seems grim.  more

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #34

By: Marguerite Bennett, Simone Di Meo
Released: Dec 19, 2018

As dark forces coalesce around this new team of Power Rangers, they're confronted by the sinister enemy who's been secretly plotting their downfall...and that of the entire universe.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Wonder Twins #2 Jun 3, 2019
9.0

I had a great time with Wonder Twins #1. It was a fun and humorous take on the classic and often forgotten 70's characters. This issue is fun but there is a really dark and serious undercurrent just beneath the surface.

Although the comic is billed as a Young Adult comedy, the series underlying themes are very strong especially if you take the time to soak them in.

Wonder Tw more

Wonder Twins #2

By: Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne
Released: Mar 13, 2019

After being exiled from their homeworld, alien, shape-shifting brother/sister duo Jayna and Zan take on the traditional Earth custom of a high school field trip...to a local LexCorp prison? If they're being honest, their after-school assignment from the Justice League is what they're really looking forward to: taking on vampiric menace Drunkula, a ...

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8.5

I've never been the biggest Black Panther fan but I have enjoyed specific runs with the character. I have a few of the Jungle Action issues. The Christopher Priest run was amazing and I've always been partial to, Reginald Hudlin's take on the character. 

The problem I have with Marvel's recent Black Panther series is that they boil the character and Wakanda down to their most pretenti more

Marvel Action: Black Panther #1

By: Kyle Baker
Released: Apr 3, 2019

Readers of all ages can get lost in the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda as they follow the adventures of its monarch, the Black Panther! King T'Challa is responsible for defending his people-and the world-from any threats. And he gets plenty of help-and sass-from his genius sister Shuri. A Marvelous new era begins here! &nbs...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Heroes In Crisis #9 Jun 1, 2019
6.0

Heroes in Crisis is finally over an what are we left with? What was the point of it all?

I've reviewed all 9 issues of the series and my enthusiasm for the event and conclusion had all but waned. Likewise, my reverence for Tom King and his writing has been replaced with open skepticism. 

Tom King was in the news a lot this week. First, he was dropped as lead writer of Batman more

Heroes In Crisis #9

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: May 29, 2019

The most-talked-about miniseries of the year reaches its stunning finale! The mystery behind the murders at Sanctuary is solved, but the mind behind it is one the heroes never expected. With their deepest secrets exposed, the Trinity has to consider how to carry on. Should the tragedy cause them to redouble their efforts to help their hurting comra...

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10

I've come to the conclusion after reading this issue that following Slashes death in issue #87 that the Micro-Series should have probably been folded into the main series or the main title should have have been placed on hiatus until the mini series had been completed. 

My chief complaint about the series in the recent month is that it has been running in place and all forward momentu more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #93

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Apr 24, 2019

"City at War, Part 1." The battle for control of New York City begins! As the city splinters into different human, mutant, and ninja factions, the TMNT find themselves in the middle of the chaos! Eight years of storytelling have led to this! Including the first of eight special "legacy" incentive covers: an IDW TMNT year one homage by Dan Duncan! T...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Rainbow Brite #5 May 25, 2019
3.0

I had high hopes for Rainbow Brite, I wasn't around during the series heyday in the 80s but I did remember the character and her abilities. I figured it would be pretty cool to reimagine the character in a modern setting or just pick up from where the 80's cartoon left off. 

The biggest selling point for me was the covers but we've already gonna over my love for the Paulina Ganucheau c more

Rainbow Brite #5

By: Jeremy Whitley, Brittney Williams
Released: Mar 20, 2019

Wisp's adventure has taken her far from home and those that she loves the most, all in the name of helping her new friends and saving Rainbow Land. Find out if she is the magical Rainbow Brite they have been waiting for and if she can restore the color to this magical world, all while protecting hers!

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Ninja-K #8 May 24, 2019
9.0

Some of my earliest and fondest memories as a comic reader involve massive superhero and villain battles during tabletop sessions of the Marvel TSR role-playing game. 

X-Men Vs Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Avengers Vs. Masters of Evil, I always looked forward to seeing massive brawls and the interplay between the characters involved. 

NinjaK #8 features one of those battle more

Ninja-K #8

By: Christos Gage, Juan Jose Ryp
Released: Jun 20, 2018

Colin King has recruited a highly skilled team of black ops specialists - including Livewire, Dr. Mirage, Punk Mambo, and the robotic alien colossus called GIN-GR - for the ultimate search-and-destroy mission! The Jonin, the mysterious mentor behind the program that trained MI6's elite ninja assassins, has resurfaced in Mexico City at the head of a...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed The Walking Dead #189 May 18, 2019
8.5

The Walking Dead seems to have really turned it around in the past few months. Hopefully, it keeps the momentum going because this issue is pretty intense. 

The comic follows the cliffhanger of the last issue with Eugene and _ attempting to escape a zombie horde. I haven't followed the Walking Dead comic as much as the AMC series but it's amazing to see Eugene's evolution from a coward more

The Walking Dead #189

By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard
Released: Mar 6, 2019

"LINES ARE DRAWN": Chaos has come to The Commonwealth.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Detective Comics #994 May 18, 2019
10

It's been a long time since I thoroughly enjoyed reading a Batman comic. The last one that really stood out to me was Batman Damned: Book Two and that was in 2018. 

The last Detective Comics arc was dog shit. The Batman who laughs has been meh and Tom King's Batman run has been uneven, to say the least. The run is consistent King doesn't have the most exciting take on the character.  more

Detective Comics #994

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke
Released: Dec 12, 2018

Batman's strangest case begins as the new creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Doug Mahnke take over DETECTIVE COMICS!
Commissioner Gordon calls in the Dark Knight Detective when there's a murder at the Gotham City Aquarium-staged to look exactly like Thomas and Martha Wayne's crime scene, right down to the Playbill and pearls. H...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Batman #59 May 11, 2019
8.5

Batman #59  picks up immediately following the cliffhanger from the last issue. Penguin reveals that Bane has effectively taken over Arkham and Gotham from his cell. 

The comic details the meeting with Penguin but also cuts to the present day as Batman visits Bane in Arkham and actively intimidates the Arkham guard into submission and proceeds to beat the hell out of Bane for 20 pages more

Batman #59

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Nov 21, 2018

Caught between Batman and his unseen enemy, the Penguin has to think on his feet to avoid being taken down by either side. If he chooses one way, he goes to jail; if he chooses the other, he ends up dead. Then again, the choice seems obvious. Is Batman ready for a new kind of avian sidekick?

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Deathstroke #38 May 4, 2019
8.0

It's been a minute since I revisited the Deathstroke Series and I don't really have an explanation for why. It's on my pull and it's never a bad reading experience I'm just never blown away by anything happening in the series. Furthermore, its really underwhelming that we're looking at yet another series with an extended story arc featuring Harvey Dent, Two-Face. 

Harvey has his moment more

Deathstroke #38

By: Christopher Priest, Fernando Pasarin
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Deathstroke finally meets his match: Arkham Asylum?! Now an inmate, Slade Wilson must prove his sanity so he can stop an alien invasion (what?). Before he can even attempt a breakout, he's got to face off against angry Arkham inmates out to get him. And what's Two-Face's role in all this mayhem? He keeps showing up in two places at once! Meanwhile,...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Mr Crypt #1 May 4, 2019
9.0

I'm not sure I was reading AlternaComics when Mr. Crypt was introduced so it was nice to get some insight into the character as he frequently pops up frequently across the entire line. 

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) is a 99 Cent reprint series aimed at younger readers. The cover price is great and the paper quality is in line with the rest of the Alterna Comic line. 

This i more

Mr Crypt #1

By: Troy Vevasis, Aleksandar Jovic
Released: Aug 24, 2016

Say hello to Mr. Crypt! Nobody's favorite suit-wearing mustachioed living skeleton. Down on his luck and feared for no reason at all, can Mr. Crypt and his friendly pet rat make the best of a bad situation?

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6.5

I wasn't a fan of this issue. It's not a terrible comic but it's woefully inadequate. Scott Lobdell has a great voice for Daffy Duck and this version fits with the version that you probably remember in your head.  The main problem with the comic is the art style. Brett Booth's rendition of Joker is really off and it totally breaks the immersion within the story. After a few pages it goes from more

DC/Looney Tunes: The Joker/Daffy Duck #1

By: Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth
Released: Aug 29, 2018

When Daffy Duck pays a call to the Acme corporate headquarters in Gotham City, he finds the company long gone and their abandoned building now occupied by The Joker. With a hit in progress, Daffy tries to sneak away, only to find himself in the clutches of the Clown Prince of Crime. But Joker decides that there's some potential in this manic bird a...

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8.0

The DC/Looney Tunes Crossovers have been better than they have any right to be to this point and this issue continues the trend. Catman - Tweety & Sylvester is a charming affair that manages to truly capture the spirit of a couple of characters that I've always enjoyed, but haven't spent much time with lately. 

A group of witches decide to wager the fate of the world on a battle betwe more

DC/Looney Tunes: Catwoman/Tweety and Sylvester #1

By: Gail Simone, Inaki Miranda
Released: Aug 29, 2018

In his relentless pursuit of Tweety, Sylvester suddenly finds himself with a new, human ally-Catwoman. Tweety then realizes that he's going to need some help too, and recruits a super-hero of his own. It isn't long before the scale of the conflict begins to get out of control and suddenly theres's a full scale war between cats and birds that threat...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Heroes In Crisis #8 Apr 26, 2019
9.0

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We've arrived at the point in the month when I read Tom King's Heroes in Crisis and Tom Scioli's Go-Bot's. Unfortunately, Go-Bots has ended and we're left with is Heroes in Crisis. 

I visited my Local Comic Shop late this week and by the time I got there, the ending had already been spoiled. Actually, I'm not sure more

Heroes In Crisis #8

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Apr 24, 2019

You've seen all the clues. You've heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it's time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman a...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Justice League #9 Apr 23, 2019
7.0

Just like Justice League Dark #5, this comic is a transitional issue between story arcs. It sets the table for our characters but beyond that, it's not a memorable comic book at all. I read it twice last week and glanced at it again as prior to writing this review. There is really nothing special to this issue.

That's not to say that the art or writing is shoddy but it's a really une more

Justice League #9

By: Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Oct 3, 2018

THE ROAD TO "DROWNED EARTH"! Superman and Batman can't agree on how to put back the moon-you know, the one that went missing in issue #1. On the other hand, Wonder Woman and Aquaman have faith in each other, working together on a new addition to the Hall of Justice. Martian Manhunter takes Hawkgirl under his wing to test out the limits of her recen...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Justice League Dark #5 Apr 23, 2019
7.5

With my review of "The Witching Over" storyline finally ending, the series gets back to normal, whatever is normal for Justice League Dark.

The comic shines the spotlight on Detective Chimp as he mourns the death of his friend and mentor, Nightmaster. After Nightmaster dies Detective Chimp is left with the bar, The Sword of Night and given responsibility to protect the Realm of Myrr more

Justice League Dark #5

By: James Tynion IV, Daniel Sampere
Released: Nov 21, 2018

Wonder Woman's magic act...banned! The DCU's magical community collectively freaks out and forbids Wonder Woman and the JL Dark team from meddling in magic anymore after the disastrous events of the "Witching Hour" storyline. The team seeks refuge in the only place they can think of: Detective Chimp's inherited, magical realm of Myrra-but not every...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Kick-Ass #9 Apr 15, 2019
7.5

After a long layover, I'm back reviewing Kickass.

This series is one of those along with The Silencer that I've been down on and found myself writing the same review over and over again. They also have similar issues in concept and even share the same creator in John Romita Jr. 

The main difference between the two characters is The Silencer has superpowers. 

Both more

Kick-Ass #9

By: Steve Niles, Marcelo Frusin
Released: Nov 7, 2018

Hector Santos has enlisted a cold-blooded killer to hunt down and murder Kick-Ass before she destroys all his criminal operations. As Patience's power grows, so does her list of enemies-and her most feared enemy is lurking in the shadows, lying in wait to seek his vengeance.

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Rainbow Brite #4 Apr 15, 2019
7.0

After a string of really positive reviews, I knew the streak would end but I didn't expect it to end with Rainbow Brite. 

There are a few glaring problems I had with this comic at the outset that factored into my overall issues with the book. 
First, the artist has changed from Brittany Williams to Xenia Pamfil. She's made Wisp noticeably older in this comic and the contrast bet more

Rainbow Brite #4

By: Jeremy Whitley, Xenia Pamfil
Released: Feb 20, 2019

Wisp's exploration of Rainbow Land continues! Even in the face of danger, she makes new friends and allies. Get ready for the first meeting of Rainbow Brite and the greatest horse in the galaxy...Starlite!

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Naomi #2 Apr 15, 2019
9.0

Naomi #2 may be the first great comic I've reviewed that I had to mark own because It pissed me off. The first issue ended on the cliffhanger of the local mechanic, Dee revealing that the last superhero incident in town the day that Naomi was adopted. 

Dee forcibly removes her from his garage and leaves abruptly. Naomi is deeply distressed by this revelation and rightly wonders what's more

Naomi #2

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Jamal Campbell
Released: Feb 20, 2019

The most startling and intriguing mystery in the DC Universe continues as Naomi searches to uncover the secrets of her own origin. What do her small town's oversized mechanic and the last time a super-powered person appeared in her hometown have to do with the day she was adopted? Big emotions, new characters and a last page cliffhanger that can't ...

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GTMedia Reviews reviewed Transformers #1 Apr 12, 2019
9.0

I'm not the biggest fan of the Transformers franchise. I'm an older guy but I was slightly younger than the target demographic when Transformers ruled the world in the '80s. The most notable thing I remember loving about the cartoon was the giant Megatron transforming into a handgun, it was the height of absurdity. 

I recently finished Tom Scioli's Go-Bots Mini-Series, which was legit more

Transformers #1

By: Brian Ruckley, Angel Hernandez
Released: Mar 13, 2019

A NEW ERA DAWNS! In the infinite universe, there exists a planet like no other: Cybertron! Home to the Transformers, and a thriving hub for inter-stellar commerce, it is a world brimming with organic and constructed diversity. Immense structures line its landscape. Mechanical giants roam across its surface. Starship-sized titans orbit its skies, ke...

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