A rebellious take on the monster genre, Punk Mambo #1 (Valiant Entertainment) is infused with so much defiant personality and visceral leather style. Equal parts in horror, music, and comedy, the first installment of Punk Mambo is filled with hard-rocking fun.
Punk Mambo is a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, then relocated to Louisiana’s Bayou Country. Now, she’s a mystical mercenary for hire.In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans gutter punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti.
5) The Soundtrack!
As a character, Punk Mambo captures the iconic ‘80s look, tough attitude, and hard rocker style. For a really great time, I highly recommend listening to the Dead Kennedys while reading. While I was reading the opening pages, their song, “Nazi Punks F**k Off,” played perfectly to the horror slaying action.
4) The Writing!
In the opening pages, writer Cullen Bunn does something interesting by introducing Punk Mambo through intense action. Notice how Punk Mambo says very little but her fighting skills demonstrate so much as she slaughters monsters. The lettering captures Mambo’s tough-talking attitude, even as she’s having fun taking down the bad guys.
3) The Art!
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I really love the character design conceived by artist Adam Gorham. Mambo has the mohawk haircut and some funky eye shadow on the left side of her face. Even the stylish leather jacket and ripped shorts have all the right fashion elements.
2) The Colors!
The impressive color palette adds to the wetland landscape of New Orleans. The faded green tones add to the murky waters and muddy exterior. The pink and black colors add tremendous detail to the punkish look.
1) A Punk Read!
Full of garage grit, Punk Mambo #1 delivers an unforgettable lead protagonist with a dynamic personality! I can’t wait to read what happens next in the second issue!
Punk Mambo #1 hits stores April 24th, 2019.