Review: Do a Powerbomb #2
Amazing. That’s the only way I can describe Do a Powerbomb #2. The issue is fantastic, eclipsing the debut as we learn more about what’s to come… and that ending!
Written by Daniel Warren Johnson, Do a Powerbomb #2 lays things out as far as what’s going on. Lona is teased by Necroton that if she wins his wrestling tournament, he’ll raise her mother from the dead. It’s a tag-team tournament and the one person who will team up with Lona is the man who killed her mother, Cobrasun.
Johnson has created an amazing issue. It teases the dangers to come. It builds tension. It creates drama. And, it makes it clear, this isn’t scripted like television. Johnson focuses on Necroton as he explains why he likes wrestling and also makes it clear he doesn’t understand exactly what’s going on. He thinks it’s real which makes the series all the more interesting.
But, it’s that ending that made this a series I was excited to read into a must read as soon as I get it. Holy crap, what an ending that ups the drama to massive levels and opens up so many questions. It’s a twist I didn’t expect and didn’t see coming at all.
Johnson also provides the art with color by Mike Spicer and lettering by Rus Wooton. It looks great with a dirty and worn look to it all the fits not just Necro’s demonic world but Lona and Cobrasun’s life. There’s a grittiness about it all that emphasizes the broken down nature of their experiences and the bruises and pain they’ve experienced. A cleaner art style just wouldn’t have the same impact. Wooton’s lettering too emphasizes things perfectly, especially in the wrong. The announcers words echo off the page.
Do a Powerbomb #2 is an amazing second issue. I said “holy shit” out loud when I got to the ending and immediately wanted to read more. If your a fan of wrestling, action, or good drama, this is a must. One of the best second issues of the year.
Story: Daniel Warren Johnson Art: Daniel Warren Johnson
Color: Mike Spicer Letterer: Rus Wooton
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review