RICH REVIEWS: WWE: The Phenomenal One
Title: WWE: The Phenomenal One (GN)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Written by: Dennis Hopeless
Illustrated by: Serg Acuna, Kendall Goode
Colored by: Doug Garbark
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Marco D’Alfonso
Price: $ 19.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: Chapter One
AJ is shown as a hard-working wrestler. AJ is shown putting in the hours to become as good as he is. He loves wrestling which is made very clear in how he is written and his words.
It is nice the way we get to see AJ not only in the ring but living his normal life with his family.
AJ is so headstrong he knows what he wants and goes for it. AJ may be smaller than a lot of other wrestlers but his heart is bigger than most. That is brought out in this issue. He worked his way up to the top knowing he would become the best in his field.
This comic is for anyone who loves wrestling.
AJ is shown getting jealous. The art is done well with the wrestlers looking just how you expect them to. AJ goes after Cena and with his boys backing him up he does put a beat down on him. Both AJ and Cena shin here, these are two top professionals and it takes AJ a little time to realize that. When he does he becomes the Phenomenal One in action, not just name.
The interaction between Styles and John Cena is entertaining. These two against each other will always provide great entertainment. AJ steps up here and proves he is the man.
AJ confronts the ‘Modern Day Maharaja’, Jinder Mahal. These two hate each other and in the ring, they show it in an awesome match. AJ faces the bigger man and comes out fighting.
Aj and Brock are up next. Here we see Brock is not all that bad. He treats AJ with respect but does come across as one hundred percent sure of who will win their match. Both are well-drawn and do bring across the characters wonderfully. These two are like David and Goliath. It is wonderful to see AJ’s never give up attitude.
This story gives you an insight into what makes AJ tick. It also will improve your outlook on Brock.
AJ and Shinsuke do get to talking. These two are shown having mutual respect. They both want a match and for AJ’s belt. Shinsuke is drawn thinking.
Shinsuke and AJ Styles do have a wonderfully illustrated match at Wrestlemania. The in-ring action is illustrated to deliver excitement. The wrestlers look just like the real-life wrestlers they represent.
This comic book delivers action in the ring and drama outside it. Shinsuke is shown getting under AJ’s skin. These two opponents do have many great battles in the ring. They are both fairly evenly matched.
The thinking of Shinsuke actually does make sense in its own way. AJ and Shinsuke are revels and yes friends too.
Samoa Joe and AJ Styles are featured here. Joe is playing psychological games with AJ. we see is not impressed in fact he is shown simmering. It is nice the way the comic includes the family of AJ and they are part of the WWE Universe.
Joe and AJ do have a lot of great matches. AJ we see is pushed but in the ring, he keeps his cool for the most part. He wants it more.
Samoa Joe keeps playing his mind games. He does go too far. It is one thing to go after the man and yet another to go after his family.
Wow, this story ends with the most surprising twist that you will not in a million years see coming. Both Samoa Joe and AJ have a lot to learn about mind games.
This comic delivers all the excitement of WWE and then some.