Gizmo

Gizmo

Name: Anthony Straus

Bio: I've always loved comics but didn't start buying consistently until 2008. I'm a Canadian stop-motion animator with experience on ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Robot Chicken Season 6 and the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. My closest stint with comics professionally was when I posed the Robot Chicken puppets for the RC variant cover of Aquaman #12.


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    Another landmark Transformers story. This title seriously needs more love. The story is consistently good and continues to develop with…

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    Looks like I’m the only one still picking this up. Overall, I like the series. The first five issues are…

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    Uber stood out this week among the other titles. Gillen has clearly done extensive research on the subject matter to…

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    Gizmo's Recent Comments
    June 15, 2016 1:53 pm Howard the Duck is amazing and under-appreciated. In fact, it is my favourite comic coming out from Marvel right now. Keep reviewing it, to hell with the duck-hating speciesists!
    May 17, 2016 5:27 pm Sooo, am I the only one bothered that Batman's origin now features him lugging around a stupid text-book-sized notebook around to all his worldly ninja training? He literally jumps out of a plain with no parachute, but he made sure to bring he shitty notebook just in case he forgets what step #52 is?
    October 31, 2013 2:08 pm Okay, I'm going to give an example of exactly of what I'm talking about: http://graphicpolicy.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/satellite-sam-vol-01.jpg Take a few life drawing classes, and then come back and tell me that my eyes are broken.
    October 29, 2013 10:23 pm Seriously? Howard Chaykin is precisely the reason I did NOT pick up Satellite Sam. Maybe he was good at one point, but now his characters are all the same double-chinned face, including his women. The idea of him drawing 'sexy women' is a good reason to steer clear.
    July 29, 2013 4:00 pm I've been liking this series, but I wasn't digging this issue, the art actually got confusing sometimes. Also, when you consider the wait between issues, it calls to attention what a small piece we get of the story in each issue: so when I see a wide shot of the Portland Waterfront followed by a huge splash page of the same thing, it makes me question why we really need both views when you could fit just a little more story in there
    July 24, 2013 3:58 pm Just as I was starting to lose interest, Fialkov breaths new life into this title!
    July 24, 2013 3:41 pm Agreed, the first issue of Masks was amazing, and then every issue after just got worse and worse.
    July 24, 2013 1:35 pm Glorious subscription cover... But after I opened it up, I remembered that 2000 AD is a magazine format and, therefore, does not fit properly in a conventional comic book format. As a result, IDW basically gives you big white bars at the top and bottom of the page interiors. Its like watching a widescreen blockbuster film on your old-ass 17" tube tv. Not for me, especially considered I could find this reprinted in a TPB elsewhere; maybe not in colour, but if that's how it was originally printed then that's how the artist anticipated the line work to look anyways. Maybe if the series is modestly priced? No, IDW never prices anything under $3.99...ever. Its sad because I love IDW, but give me a break, I don't want to pay extra for the nice paper. I put this one back
    July 7, 2013 1:11 pm Hey, Waspinator is in this :D