A Do A Powerbomb! #6 Micro-Review – Shooting Star Press!

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Do A Powerbomb 6, cover, 2022, Daniel Warren JohnsonTITLE: Do A Powerbomb #6 (of 7)
AUTHOR: Daniel Warren Johnson
ARTISTS:
Johnson, Mike Spicer (Colorist), Rus Wooton (Letterer)

RELEASED: November 9, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Do A Powerbomb! may be in the process of jumping the shark. Things were going just fine. Then we got to the end, and our heroes are met by a new challenger that’s….shall we say…unexpected? I’m really hoping they stick the landing on this one. Because up to this point, this has been one of the finest pro wrestling comics I’ve read.

On the upside: This issue sees Cobrasun do a Shooting Star Press off a balcony, which Johnson draws beautifully.

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A Do A Powerbomb! #5 Micro-Review – “No DQ, Barb Wire, Ladder, Falls Count Anywhere…”

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Do A Powerbomb! 5, cover, 2022, Daniel Warren JohnsonTITLE: Do A Powerbomb! #5 (of 7)
AUTHOR: Daniel Warren Johnson
ARTISTS:
Johnson, Mike Spicer (Colorist), Rus Wooton (Letterer)

RELEASED: October 12, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Most of this issue consists of a “no disqualification, barb wire, ladder, falls count anywhere deathmatch.” In other words, a giant, bloody, violent fight. And yet the interesting thing? Most of what we see here has actually been done by real wrestlers. I’m not sure what that says about the wrestling industry.

Either way, Do A Powerbomb! remains chock full of fun. Especially for wrestling fans. What’s more, the drama takes an unexpected turn near the end. It’s a shame this story is only seven issues. It feels like it has a lot more juice left in it than that.

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A Do A Powerbomb! #4 Micro-Review – “Taste My Lariat of Steel!”

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Do A Powerbomb! 4, cover, 2022, Daniel Warren JohnsonTITLE: Do A Powerbomb #4 (of 7)
AUTHOR: Daniel Warren Johnson
ARTISTS:
Johnson, Mike Spicer (Colorist), Rus Wooton (Letterer)

RELEASED: September 14, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

The big guy in the helmet on the cover does a move in this issue called the “Lariat of Steel.” That name needs to be used in WWE or AEW. Or somewhere. It’s too good to sit on the shelf.

On the other hand, there’s a tandem move called the “Coin Pouch of Judas.” Is that a reference to what I think it is? It must be.

The issue closes on a pretty bad-ass shot of Cobrasun, as he prepares to go hardcore next issue.

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A Do A Powerbomb! #3 Micro-Review – Orangabang!

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Do A Powerbomb! 3, cover, 2022, Daniel Warren JohnsonTITLE: Do A Powerbomb! #3 (of 7)
AUTHOR: Daniel Warren Johnson
ARTISTS:
Johnson, Mike Spicer (Colorist), Rus Wooton (Letterer)
RELEASED:
August 17, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

In you want to endear your heroes to your audience, have them save a puppy. Tom Taylor did it in Nightwing. Daniel Warren Johnson does it here. Works every time.

Said heroes wrestle a team of orangutans in this issue. They’re collectively named “Orangabang.” That is simply awesome. What’s more, they’re sympathetic characters! Now that’s writing, right there!

There’s a video game quality to the wrestling we see here. I’ll allow it…considering this book has things like giant orangutans in it.

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A Do A Powerbomb! #2 Micro-Review – Feeling It (and Hearing It)

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Do A Powerbomb 2, cover, 2022, Daniel Warren JohnsonTITLE: Do A Powerbomb #2 (of 7)
AUTHOR: Daniel Warren Johnson
ARTISTS:
Johnson, Mike Spicer (Colorist), Rus Wooton (Letterer)

RELEASE DATE: July 20, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

It’s fun to read Do A Powerbomb as a wrestling fan, because it’s obvious when reading it that Daniel Warren Johnson is one too. Cast in point, he incorporates actual weapons used in death match wrestling into this issue. Barbed wire, a fork, fluorescent light tubes, etc.

The “choreography” of the wrestling matches is also very well done. There are a couple of panels in this issue where one wrestler hits another with a chop to the chest, and the impact is depicted very well. You can almost feel (and hear) it.

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A Do A Powerbomb! #1 Micro-Review – A Straight Up Victory

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Do A Powerbomb #1, cover, 2022, Daniel Warren JohnsonTITLE: Do A Powerbomb! #1
AUTHOR: Daniel Warren Johnson
ARTISTS:
Johnson, Mike Spicer (Colorist), Rus Wooton (Letterer)

RELEASED: June 15, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

One issue in, and Do A Powerbomb! is already one of the better pro wrestling comics I’ve ever read. Granted, that’s not necessarily a high bar to reach. But all the more reason that it stands out.

The art has a nice, gritty texture to it. The action in the ring is fairly easy to follow, which is something I’ve found a lot of wrestling comics struggle with. Our protagonist is sympathetic and relatable. The otherworldly elements, suggested by the skeletons we see on the cover, are introduced in an intriguing way. I’ll be back for issue #2.

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