Comic Review: Homies #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

Homies issue 1 begins with the reader being welcomed to Barrio Quein Sabe (a ‘hood’ in Los Angeles) where the Homies are cruising and the Hynas are looking firme! We […]

Homies issue 1 begins with the reader being welcomed to Barrio Quein Sabe (a ‘hood’ in Los Angeles) where the Homies are cruising and the Hynas are looking firme!

We arrive just in time for the wedding of a lifetime, the original Homie Hollywood is marrying Gata. Everyone is going to be there to finally see Hollywood give up his bachelor ways and settle down.

Not everything is going smoothly however with Gata already having to sort out the caterer who needed more staff, the reception venue after the original venue is being fumigated and the DJ who isn’t happy with his set up while Hollywood worries about how his bachelor party went as he can’t remember any of it but is assured no one took any photos and to just focus on his future.

Outside as everyone gathers low riders show off their hydraulics and an argument breaks out between the parents of Mijo (who is going to be the ring boy at the wedding) they are going to be late which won’t matter as while they are arguing Mijo takes the rings to a pawn shop he has spotted to hock them for an iPad.

Back at the wedding and things are underway and going smoothly until while the minister is speaking everyone’s phones start to vibrate with messages spreading like wildfire around the church trying to upset the wedding leading to Gato to scream at them and declare her love for Hollywood no matter what!! Straight after we discover the police have arrested the caterer and as all seems lost Hollywood puts a call out and fixes it. With everything now calmer the priest tries to continue but of course wee Mijo hocked the rings which is all too much for Gato who locks herself into the changing room. Hollywood tells her that the only thing that matters is them and as they embrace each other Loco turns up with the Rings and the gang Road trip to Las Vegas to get married by Elvis -what more do you need-

I really liked this issue, the colour and artwork really bring the characters and their Hood to life with the lowriders bounce past with their music blaring in the summer heat. Gato and Hollywood are the perfect flamboyant Latino couple and I look forward to meeting the rest of the gang in more detail

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement