Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:
Rick and Morty #31
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #24
Kaijumax: Season Three #4
Deadly Class #31
-REIGN ON, BIG DOG
These WWE comics aren’t always the best—the sudden, non-televised fighting with quippy dialogue can be too corny to handle—but the ability to sink into a character’s brain and see the machinations behind the stuff we see on TV is so pure and fantastic that it makes up for it. Now if we’re in the mind of Dean Ambrose and his whole deal is “wacky things without thinking,” it’s a waste of time. But Seth Rollins was great, and Roman Reigns has been as well.
Roman Reigns is a strong, stoic type who has difficulty expressing himself beyond simple catchphrases, and the comic doesn’t expand beyond that; it reenforces it. We get to go into the mind of a driven young man who will not accept losing, and can’t handle not being the best. It humanizes him in a way that Roman himself can never do in real life, without sacrificing the truths of the character.