WWE: Then. Now. Forever #1

WWE: Then. Now. Forever #1

Writer: Dennis Hopeless, Ross Thibodeaux, Rob Schamberger, Derek Fridolfs Artist: Daniel Bayliss, Rob Guillory, Rob Schamberger, Derek Fridolfs Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 9, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Building off the buzz from the partnership announcement prior to San Diego Comic-Con 2016, WWE: Then. Now. Forever. #1 delivers authentic Sports Entertainment featuring WWE Superstars to comic readers!
This oversized issue contains the WWE SDCC 2016 one-page comics along with a wealth of new content, celebrating the versatility and diversity of WWE throughout its various eras.
Includes the 20-page story "The Breaking of the Shield," where Seth Rollins chose to betray his brothers Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns at the behest of Triple H and the Authority.

  • 10
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Nov 8, 2016

    If you have any interest in WWE, don't miss this comic. It's funny, it's badass, and it's off-the-wall insane, which means it captures the essence of pro wrestling perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Nov 8, 2016

    No screwjob jokes here: Then. Now. Forever. embraces the characters fans love and the world WWE has created and gives them a new depth, proving their partnership with BOOM! was absolutely the right call to make. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 9, 2016

    WWE: Then. Now. Forever.#1 lived up to the hype without a doubt by indeed capturing that versatility and diversity of WWE throughout its various eras. Overall best step to take in order for readers to want to anticipate that release of WWE #1 in January with no fear of BOOM! Studios doing this franchise justice. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 10, 2016

    While the pace of the issue is faster than a surprise Money in the Bank cash-in and the art styles clash a bit, especially the lovably wacky New Day jaunt through time, WWE: Then. Now. Forever. #1 is a well-produced treat for wrestling fans and non-wrestling fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Erik Koehn Nov 14, 2016

    This is a perfect WWE comic and a perfect wrestling comic. I would go so far as to recommend this to people beyond wrestling fandom as it is a solid comic in its own right. I truly hope we get more of this and while an ongoing storyline is intriguing I would also like to see more anthology type stories pulled from the history of the WWE. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 9, 2016

    If this one-shot is any indication, comic-reading WWE fans have a lot to look forward to in 2017. Then. Now. Forever. #1 manages to deliver plenty of fun and zany action, but it also enriches some of the major players and generally celebrates the magic and pageantry of professional wrestling. It's a love letter to wrestling as only comics could provide. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 7, 2016

    Overall then, while the undercard is a little inconsistent at times, Hopeless and Moras main event delivers in spades, providing an intriguing and impressively illustrated look at one of the most shocking moments in recent WWE history. And, while the prospect of a WWE comic book may have even diehard wrestling fans rolling their eyes and looking elsewhere, the clear affection that the creators have for the subject matter and the impressively earnest execution, in the main story at least make this a truly worthwhile purchase. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Nov 8, 2016

    It's weird as hell and pretty goofy in places, but it's probably the best possible translation of WWE to comics we could ask for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Nov 8, 2016

    Illustrated by: Dan Mora, Rob Schamberger, Rob Guillory, Daniel Bayliss, Derek Fridolfs Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - RobF Nov 17, 2016

    After years and years of dreadful attempts they finally got it right. BOOM! Studios has taken the beloved characters of the WWE and firmly established them in their own universe. Is it sustainable? I don't know, but they are off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Nov 11, 2016

    WWE Then. Now. Forever. #1 is a decent beginning to the huge wrestling conglomerate that is the WWE but mainly for its backup stories. The following issues will need to kick it up a notch and seriously update their main story in order to compete with the other comic book titles coming out these days and not to become another failed McMahon attempt at branching out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - The Random Dude Josh Einfalt Nov 9, 2016

    At the end of the day, if you're new to the world of professional wres… uh I mean sports entertainment, then this will help you understand the way it is both in and out of the ring with how the characters are. But for the devout fans who have lived through the 90s, the attitude era and the monday night wars to the current PG era, this may or may not hold your attention long enough to get to further issues later on. Either way it's gonna be a slobberknocker of a series whether that's a good thing or bad. Read Full Review

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