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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An Above Snakes #4 Micro-Review – Diving into the Core

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Above Snakes 4, cover, 2022, Hayden ShermanTITLE: Above Snakes #4 (of 5)
AUTHOR: Sean Lewis
ARTISTS:
Hayden Sherman, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Letterer)

RELEASED: October 19, 2022

Above Snakes continues to display its rugged and bloody charm, along with its delightfully vulgar sense of humor. But things take more of an emotional turn this issue, as we dive into the core of the story.

Above Snakes is, as much as anything else, a story of a man seeking justice and vengeance…though not necessarily in that order. This issue sees our main character, Dirt, look his goal straight in the face. But of course, it’s never as simple as just pulling the trigger, is it?

I’ll be sad to see this one end next month.

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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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Epic Covers: The Walking Dead Deluxe #48 by Julian Totino Tedesco

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

There’s a page in The Walking Dead #148 (of which The Walking Dead Deluxe #48 is a full color reprint) where…well, I won’t spoil it. But something very bad happens to Lori Grimes and the Grimes family. Like, very, very bad.

For this new variant cover, Julian Totino Tedesco gives us his partial take on that horrible moment. For those of us who’ve read the issue, it brings us back to that haunting page. New readers, on the other hand, are given a vivid preview of what’s to come…

The Walking Dead Deluxe 48, Julian Totino Tedesco

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A Golden Rage #3 Micro-Review – Particularly Stabby

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Golden Rage 3, cover, 2022, Lauren KnightTITLE: Golden Rage #3
AUTHOR: Chrissy Williams
ARTISTS:
Lauren Knight, Sofie Dodgson (Colorist), Becca Carey (Letterer)

RELEASED: October 5, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

This issue imparts a universal truth upon us: “You can’t pick your mum. But you can overcome her in hand-to-hand combat.”

A fitting truth, as this issue of Golden Rage is particularly stabby.

Our narrator for this issue is a Hispanic character that speaks, to an extent, broken English. I liked that, as it’s something you don’t see often. It gives that character a unique voice.

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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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Above Snakes #3 Micro-Review – “Ugly Sticks”

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Above Snakes 3, cover, 2022, Hayden ShermanTITLE: Above Snakes #3 (of 5)
AUTHOR: Sean Lewis
ARTISTS:
Hayden Sherman, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Letterer)

RELEASED: September 14, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

Sean Lewis has a way with words that suits this book very well. For instance, we open this issue with our main character Dirt trying to “wash the ugly off me.” But it doesn’t work…

“Ugly sticks,” he says.

I like that. Poetic and true.

What is it about talking animal sidekicks? Dirt and his imaginary talking bird friend Speck have some funny interplay in this book. The bird is trying to get laid. Go figure.

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A Golden Rage #2 Micro-Review – Fair Game For Fiction

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Golden Rage 2, cover, 2022, Lauren KnightTITLE: Golden Rage #2
AUTHOR: Chrissy Williams
ARTISTS:
Lauren Knight, Sofie Dodgson (Colorist), Becca Carey (Letterer)
RELEASED:
September 7, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

There’s a page in this issue where a character’s narration boxes are purposefully placed over another character’s dialogue balloons. Said narrator then loses her train of thought. That’s an interesting way to portray the mind wandering, and makes me wonder if the character in question is about to struggle with dementia. Not exactly a cheery subject. But of course, it happens in the real world. So I say it’s fair game in this fictional one.

Golden Rage expands to include a sort of tribe of the dead in this issue. Pretty cool.

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A Public Domain #3 Micro-Review – Expectations and Overachievement

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Public Domain 3, cover, 2022, Chip ZdarskyTITLE: Public Domain #3
AUTHOR/ARTIST: Chip Zdarsky
RELEASED:
August 24, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

That cover doesn’t make much sense, until you get into the issue. Then you realize the whole “vampire pose” thing is spot on.

The M.O. with Public Domain seems to be understated drama. The fate of the world isn’t on the line. But there are dramatic stakes. And in this issue, we feel the weight of those stakes. I’m not sure I expected to feel that way at the outset of this book. In that sense, you might call Public Domain an overachiever.

In this issue a debt collector teams with a heavy named Biscuits. I love that.

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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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