Punk Mambo #5, Valiant

An action-packed conclusion, Punk Mambo #5 (Valiant Entertainment) delivers the necessary attitude and fighting spirit from its hard-rocking anti-heroine. Equal parts in horror and music, the Punk Mambo series delivers the fun and thrills in its satisfying finale.

Punk Mambo’s final boss battle pits her against an enemy who has stolen phenomenal powers—there’s no way she can win! Can Punk Mambo make the ultimate sacrifice to repay her debt?

Here are 5 reasons why you should get Punk Mambo #5:

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!

After suffering from a major beatdown, writer Cullen Bunn steers Punk Mambo towards to gaining her self-confidence back. Punk Mambo is going to need more than a few tricks and spells during her final boss battle. Dave Sharpe’s lettering reveals Punk Mambo’s inner thoughts as she narrates the final fight through captions.  

3) The Art!

In a fantastic two-pager, artist Adam Gorham does a great job capturing the final boss battle in the astral plane. There’s a debris flying in the air and a screaming skull looking directly at the reader. In the illustration, Punk Mambo looks like she is floating, almost flying, in mid-air. 

2) The Colors!

José Villarrubia’s color palette uses blue and white tones used to portray the spirits in the astral plane. Then there’s a zigzag of yellow lightning striking at Punk Mambo’s back. There’a also the back smoke monster diving straight into he chest.  

1) A Fun Read!

Full of nonstop action, Punk Mambo #5 delivers an epic conclusion! Make sure to get all 5 must-have issues in your collection.

Punk Mambo #5 hits stores August 13th 2019. 

By Jorge Solis

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