WWE: Summer Slam 2017 #1

7.7Critic Rating
N/AUser Rating

Get ready for another round of slobberknocker short stories set throughout WWE history, tying into the fan-favorite annual pay-per-view event SummerSlam!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Aug 11, 2017

    SummerSlam 2017 is a fun mix of emotional tales and light-hearted romps, including Derek Fridolfs and Fred Stresing's goofy short featuring The Bushwhackers and the Natural Disasters, and the variety of the stories collected is a great read for WWE fans looking to get in the SummerSlam spirit. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Aug 9, 2017

    Jim Campbell does the lettering for the entire issue and he's able to do a lot of different things for lots of different wrestlers and really puts the finishing touches on how these characters sound. The thing I've noticed with this and the Wrestlemania special earlier in the year is that this is the opportunity for BOOM! to let creators explore the past more. It's the good kind of nostalgia and I look forward to more of these specials in years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard Aug 9, 2017

    I suspect this one is going to wind up in bargain bins pretty soon and that's a shame. It's a decent collection of wrestling themed stories. But that price tag is going to put quite a few fans off of getting it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 9, 2017

    Ultimately then, while its a little hit-or-miss at times, theres no way I can give anything featuring an awesome strip like "In The Mandible of Madness" anything less than four stars, so that's what I'm going for. And, based on this, Ferrier, McCormack and Cunniffe clearly deserve an opportunity to dip into the WWE Universe on a more regular basis. But until then, their brilliant Mankind-based strip is pretty much worth the cover price on its own. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Liam Hoofe Aug 18, 2017

    The main event of the comic is Giving the Demon His Due,a surprisingly small piece about the build-up to last year's inaugural Universal Title match between Finn Balor and Seth Rollins. Writer Aaron Gillespie decides here to focus on Seth's preparation for the match as the overly confident heel. Seth is being plagued with visions of Balor in his sleep and in the locker room before the bout and struggles to focus on how he is going to walk away the Universal Champion. Unfortunately, the strip decides to just focus on this and gives us no real in-ring action, which kind of leaves the whole thing feeling a little anti-climactic. The build up stuff is good and works as a nice addition to Balor's character (especially considering how wasted he is on TV right now) but the payoff feels pretty weak. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Brendan Allen Aug 10, 2017

    All of the writers did excellent jobs expanding the original WWE storylines, with accurate representations and natural outcomes of the original kayfabe plot points. The artists for each vignette took great care with performer likenesses and bringing the scripts to life in ways that fit the WWE era they were assigned. If any of these writers or artists was looking for a little side action, they could easily get jobs at WWE creative. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Aug 9, 2017

    There's plenty to like in the WWE SummerSlam special, just keep in mind that you might not like everything. Read Full Review

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