DO A POWERBOMB!
By Daniel Warren Johnson
- Collects Issues #1 – 7
- Publisher : Image
- Release : 3/7/2023
- Softcover : 168 pages
- Dimensions : 6.7″ x 10.2″
- Reading Age : 13+ years
- MSRP : $24.99
"It's gonna be a slobber knocker!"
Death, loss, perseverance, necromancy, and wrestling?!? Loved everything about this book. A fun, quirky, crazy, heart-wrenching original story. Worth every penny.
The series came to a close with issue #7 in December 2022. The collected trade paperback was just released earlier this month (March 2023). Its too early in the year for the award season but the series has received great reviews from both critics and readers (4.7 on Amazon, 4.6 on Goodreads, and a 9.3 Critic Meta-Rating on ComicBook Round Up). The trade paperback carries a hefty $24.99 price-point but I appreciate the gloss accents that really “pop” on the matte cover. The book also has a variant cover gallery in the back.
I discovered Daniel Warren Johnson last year when he was nominated for three Eisner awards. His five issue mini-series Beta Ray Bill: Argent Star was nominated for “Best Limited Series”. His masterful 8-page “Generations” story in Superman: Red & Blue #5 was nominated for “Best Short Story”. Lastly, he was also nominated for “Best Writer/Artist”. Johnson has a distinctive art style combining bold linework and expressive character designs. In Do a Powerbomb!, Johnson utilizes dynamic action sequences to capture the energy and excitement of professional wrestling. The book is filled with vivid, over-the-top characters and larger-than-life moments that will appeal to fans of the genre.
Overall, Do A Powerbomb! is a compelling and thoroughly entertaining read. Regardless of if you are a fan of the sport, Do a Powerbomb! is a fun and engaging read definitely worth your money. 10/10