Punk Mambo #2, Valiant Entertinment

With a rebellious hard rocker spirit, Punk Mambo #2 (Valiant Entertainment) continues with its tough attitude and visceral artistic style. Equal parts in horror, music, and comedy, the second installment of Punk Mambo is a really fun read from start to finish.

A totally disgusting demon named Uncle Gunnysack is abducting powerful spirits called loas. Can Punk Mambo stop the drooling, sharp-toothed fiend before it strikes again?

5) What Happened Before!

Meet Punk Mambo, a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, then relocated to Louisiana’s Bayou Country. She’s a mystical mercenary for hire. Punk Mambo was investigating a series of abductions in the New Orleans gutter punk scene, when she uncovered a bigger mystery in Haiti. 

4) The Writing!

In the opening confrontation, writer Cullen Bunn shows off Punk Mambo’s witty personality and throws in tons of sarcastic remarks. Punk Mambo isn’t trying to be defiant; she’s actually disinterested against the big bad, The LOA. Dave Sharpe’s lettering does a fantastic job capturing the different texts and voices from the various members of LOA.. 

3) The Art!

You can tell artist Adam Gorham loves illustrating giant snakes, slashers, and shrunken heads. Mambo has a major action sequence midway through that is simply riveting. Mambo looks amazing as she does her roundhouse kicks and throws a mystical harpoon. 

2) The Colors!

Blue is a major theme in José Villarrubia’s vivid color palette, especially in the backgrrounds. Mambo’s eyes turn bright blue when she starts using her supernatural magic. The pink and black tones add tremendous detail to the punkish look.

1) A Punk Read!

Full of action and grit, Punk Mambo #2 has an unforgettable lead protagonist with a tough personality! I can’t wait to read what happens next in the third issue!

Punk Mambo #2 hits stores May 29th, 2019.

By Jorge Solis

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