#GiveDivasAChance was a trending Twitter topic of early 2015, and it definitely garnered the attention of those in charge at the WWE. Now, Dennis Hopeless is showing some love to the women with a new storyline beginning with BOOM! Studios WWE #14.
We get to meet Bayley as a fresh-faced newbie to the WWE Performance Center. Her story begins as a bit of a whirlwind, but that’s true to how swiftly the Women’s Revolution has taken place. The fast-paced story emanates how overwhelmed Bayley is at first, but she quickly solidifies her place in NXT with her Four Horsewomen sisters Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks.
We feel sorry for Bayley as she gets left behind in NXT as her friends make their move to the WWE main roster, but we’re left with an optimistic impression that she won’t be far behind.
Serg Acuna’s artwork is fantastic, as usual. However, his visuals of Charlotte and Sasha seem a bit off; they just don’t look as much like their human counterparts as much as the other girls do. With making Bayley’s eye wide and almost anime-like, it makes us believe that she truly is a deer in the headlights. She’s child-like and innocent, and we definitely feel that throughout the comic.
Doug Garbark uses a lot of pink throughout the issue, which gives the story a feminine tone. Yes, there’s still action within the story, but the pastel accents keep the rest of the tale lighthearted and optimistic.
We couldn’t talk about the Women’s Revolution without mentioning the one woman that no one is ready for, Asuka. Tini Howard’s short at the end of the comic introduces us to “The Empress of Tomorrow” subtly. Hyeonjin Kim hides the pink-haired goddess in the panels, mingling silently with her NXT colleagues. This definitely mimics Asuka’s arrival in the WWE, and this story captures that flawlessly.
Seeing the women of the WWE take center stage on television has been refreshing and satisfying. Seeing them take the forefront in this comic series is groundbreaking, and I’m excited to see where this storyline takes us.