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Do A Powerbomb! #1 (of 7)

79
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

The creator of MURDER FALCON and Wonder Woman: Dead Earth is launching a brand-new limited series!

Lona Steelrose wants to be a pro wrestler, but she’s living under the shadow of her mother, the best to ever do it. Everything changes when a wrestling-obsessed necromancer asks her to join the grandest pro wrestling tournament of all time, which is also the most dangerous! It’s The Wrestler meets Dragonball Z in a tale where the competitors get more than they ever bargained for!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
30 pages
Language
English
Price
$3.99
Amazon ASIN
B0B1RPYSLR

Colorist
Variant Cover Artist
Letterer

17%
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    ComicBook.com

    When I say that no wrestling fan should miss Do A Powerbomb, that isn't hyperbole, though I would also say those who aren't as familiar with the wrestling world will find plenty to enjoy through its strong characters and compelling storytelling, and perhaps you'll find yourself intrigued by professional wrestling when all is said and done. Do A Powerbomb's only flaw is that issue #2 isn't here yet, so if it wasn't apparent already, I really couldn't recommend this series more.
  • 100

    Comics Bookcase

    Do a Powerbomb #1 is a passion project in every sense. Johnson’s affinity for bombastic visuals paired with character driven story finds a most comfortable home in the world of super powered wrestling. As a reader, you feel like a fly on the wall of determined imagination, joining in a unique, self-assured extravaganza. This was not a book I expected to love, but the final result is irresistible to anyone who enjoys a solid story and dynamite art. I cannot wait for the next issue.
  • 100

    First Comics News

  • 98

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    Do A Powerbomb #1 is an absolute marvel of a comic book. A perfect blend of massive thrills and genuine emotional weight, Daniel Warren Johnson crafts a beautiful and powerful love letter to comics and wrestling. With help from Mike Spicer’s colors, this is easily one of the most powerful, creative, and wildly kickass debut issues of the year.
  • 95

    AIPT

    Do a Powerbomb #1 is a delight thanks to the riveting art and exceptional sports narrative. Do a Powerbomb has a ton of heart and the firepower action audiences crave.
  • 90

    COMICON

    Do A Powerbomb is an excellent example of why I love creator-owned comics. Johnson has taken passions and perspectives that are personal to him and made them accessible to everyone within the colorful world of action comics. This is the kind of energy and creativity that keeps me reading comics– other storytellers should take notes.
  • 90

    Big Comic Page

    I love wrestling, and I love wrestling comics that clearly share that love, embracing the spectacle and the sacrifice without feeling the need to poke fun or roll eyes at its more eccentric qualities. More than just a series of flashy spots though, this series also shows some much-needed psychology, adding a generous dose of that vital personal drama to the mix. Simply put, if you're a wrestling fan, or just love kick-ass artwork, this is an absolutely essential purchase.
  • 85

    Graphic Policy

    Do a Powerbomb! #1 is a hell of a lot of fun. That's amazing to say considering the sadness within but it's a fantastic start that mixes the over the top visuals and characters of wrestling with drama. It has the highs and lows of it all captured in a single issue. It's a fantastic ride that has me pumped to see where it goes from here.
  • 84

    You Don't Read Comics

    Johnson clearly has his heart in the right place with an epic heroic adventure for the mat, but there are so many ways that a story like this could fall into inadvertent comedy if he’s not careful. The supernatural might feel perfectly at home in the wrestling ring. Still, it could just as quickly become very, very silly as is apparent by some of the tone that seems to overcome art and script when the whole reality of the premise begins to sink in.
  • 83

    Comic Watch

    It’s very hard to put into words just what I was expecting from this book, but what I got was totally unexpected. Genuine concern for the characters, their situations, and their challengers. You can definitely tell that Johnson is a wrestling fan, but you can also tell that he’s an A-list comic creator. Do me a favor, give a copy of this to any wrestling fan in your life, it’s a great gateway into the world of comics that doesn’t talk down to its audience and will get them as addicted as I am!
  • 73

    Multiversity Comics

    Going forward I want Johnson to continue with the story without looking back. If you are a massive fan of Daniel Warren Johnson the art alone is worth the price of entry for the series. Johnson’s storytelling is ambitious and matches up with the unique art. The fight sequences in “Do a Powerbomb” #1 contain all the moments in wrestling that fans could ever ask for. The relationship between writing and art in “Do a Powerbomb” #1 is so strong that the issue is able to take bold creative risks. If Johnson smoothed out the tone “Do a Powerbomb” #1 could be one of the best comics on the shelves. “Do a Powerbomb” #1 is a gorgeous but rushed opening issue.
  • 73

    Major Spoilers

    73% 73% THE PERILS OF KAYFABE An enjoyable issue with enthusiasm about big time puroresu action and action-oriented art, even if it can't quite seem to decide whether its subject is "real" or not.

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