Comic Review: Punk Mambo #5 (Valiant Comics)

Punk Mambo should have been on your pull list. If you like Zombies, Supernatural, offbeat, Voodoo, Magic, Pink Hair, and punk rock. This Valiant title has what it takes; strong […]

Punk Mambo should have been on your pull list. If you like Zombies, Supernatural, offbeat, Voodoo, Magic, Pink Hair, and punk rock.

This Valiant title has what it takes; strong characters, loads of edgy action, physical altercations, and more.

Here’s the bare bones of the setting: A voodoo priestess from the London punk scene, Punk Mambo is an outcast. Now, she’s up against an enemy who has absorbed phenomenal powers… how will she survive when this power attacks?

Written by Cullen Bunn, and illustrated by Adam Gorham, with colours by José Villarrubia, this is the final story in the miniseries. The dialogue is deep and crisp and even, and the artwork is mind twistingly fantastic. The colours fit the scene in this story of the ultimate supernatural battle; they’re vibrant, they’re blink-inducing. Together this creative team is totally solid.

Do we want Punk Mambo to return? Oh yeah!!

Valiant, Punk Mambo #5 (of 5), $3.99 for 20 pages of content. Assume Teen + rating

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!