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Do A Powerbomb #1

Writer: Daniel Warren Johnson Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 15, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 14
8.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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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!

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Harrison Stewart Jun 1, 2022

    Lovingly written and masterfully drawn, Do a Powerbomb #1 is the rare wrestling comic that is so good it will appeal to fans and critics alike. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jun 15, 2022

    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. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jun 4, 2022

    Daniel Warren Johnson is back again with a pro-wrestling comic full of heart, emotion, and absolute ass-kickery of the highest quality. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 14, 2022

    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. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 26, 2022

    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. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tito W. James May 25, 2022

    A personal passion writ large as a universal myth. Do A Powerbomb is the kind of unrestrained indie gem that makes me a comic fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 15, 2022

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 15, 2022

    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 hes 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. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jun 16, 2022

    I really believe this book is gonna be the next breakout hit from Image. Don't miss your chance to get in on the ground floor and oh yeah, IT'S AWESOME!!! Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 14, 2022

    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. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jun 16, 2022

    "Do a Powerbomb" #1 is a gorgeous but rushed opening issue. Read Full Review

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