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Valiant Reveals the Punk Mambo #1 Flocked Punk Variant Cover

Valiant Entertainment has revealed the first look at the Punk Mambo #1 Punk Variant, which features a striking cover image by incredible artist Dan Brereton and a textured flocked treatment that will offer a unique, tactile experience rarely seen—or felt—in comics!

From celebrated writer Cullen Bunn and badass artist Adam Gorham comes the hilariously horrifying Punk Mambo, about a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, relocates to the Bayou, and becomes 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.

Punk Mambo #1 debuts in comic shops on Wednesday, April 24th. Along with the flocked Punk Variant cover, Punk Mambo #1 features a main cover by Brereton and additional shelf covers by Zu Orzu and Cris Delara. A Pre-order Edition cover by Gorham and a blank cover are also available.

Retailers can obtain one copy of the Punk Mambo #1 Punk Variant for every qualifying order of 100 copies of Punk Mambo #1. There is no limit per store—100 copies ordered will net one Punk Variant, 200 will net two Punk Variants, and so forth. Final orders are due to Diamond Comics by Monday, April 1st.

Valiant Entertainment and A Sound of Thunder Unveil Punk Mambo #1 Exclusive Covers

Comics publisher Valiant Entertainment and metal band A Sound of Thunder are teaming up to offer collectible comics paying homage to classic Iron Maiden cover art.

The special editions of the debut issue of Valiant’s upcoming title Punk Mambo comic feature exclusive cover artwork by Trav Hart that pays homage to the classic album cover of Maiden’s 1980 single, “Sanctuary,” by artist Derek Riggs.

The Punk Mambo #1 Iron Maiden Homage Variants will be available in two limited editions:

  • Full-Color Variant (Limited to 300 copies)
  • Black-and-White Variant (Limited to 100 copies)

Both versions are available exclusively through A Sound of Thunder’s current Kickstarter campaign.

From celebrated writer Cullen Bunn and badass artist Adam Gorham comes the hilariously horrifying Punk Mambo, about a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, relocates to the Bayou, and becomes a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo comic book 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.

Punk Mambo #1 debuts in comic shops from Valiant Entertainment on Wednesday, April 24th with covers by Dan BreretonZu OrzuCris Delara, and interior artist Gorham.

In addition, fans who pre-order all five issues of the Punk Mambo series at their local comic shop by April 1st will receive a special code to download a digital file of A Sound of Thunder’s “Punk Mambo” track for free. The code will appear in the Pre-order Edition of Punk Mambo #1.

Punk Mambo A Sound of Thunder Variant
Punk Mambo A Sound of Thunder B&W Variant

Early Preview: Punk Mambo #1 (of 5)

PUNK MAMBO #1 (of 5)

Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Colors by JOSE VILLARRUBIA
Letters by DAVE SHARPE
Cover A by DAN BRERETON
Cover B by ZU ORZU
Cover C by CRIS DELARA
Punk Variant by DAN BRERETON
Blank Cover Also Available
On sale
 April 24, 2019

New characters, new digs, same Punk attitude! 

From writer Cullen Bunn (Venom) and artist Adam Gorham (New Mutants: Dead Souls) comes this hilariously horrifying tale. 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.

PUNK MAMBO #1 (of 5)

Early Review: Punk Mambo #1

Punk Mambo #1

New characters, new digs, same Punk attitude! 

From writer Cullen Bunn and artist Adam Gorham comes this hilariously horrifying tale. 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.

It would be easy to look at Punk Mambo as a riff on John Constantine, but aside from both characters being English (and likely both from London), and both are dabbers in the mystical and magical arts. While there are certainly similarities between the two, and comparisons are going to be made, Punk Mambo is far more than a Constantine knock off.

With Punk Mambo #1, Cullen Bunn gives the reader unfamiliar with the character all they need to know about the character through the course of the issue as he sets up story’s driving factor very early in the book. By doing this, the comic never quite gives you time to breath as you’re left reeling from one story beat to the next. But despite the amount of story condensed into a single issue, you never feel overwhelmed – and most importantly, new readers should feel very welcome.

You remember the comics you read as a kid where you always knew what was going on, even after missing a few issues (or starting a series at #124)? That’s the feeling you’ll get with Punk Mambo #1. You know the character has relationships and a backstory, that she’s got a rich history waiting to be revealed, but you don’t need to know everything before starting this series. It’s a first issue, and Cullen Bunn has made sure anybody can read it.

Adam Gorham‘s art feels perfectly suited to the character; there’s a rough edge or two, and at times the action in the panels can threaten to overwhelm the eyes (though it never does), which couldn’t make me happier. Even Mambo’s loa, a formerly Stay Puft Marshmallow like creature has taken on a more dangerous and edge visage. The scenes where Mambo is unleashing her abilities upon her enemies is gloriously chaotic, and almost too brief.

And yet there are moments of peace within the chaos. Moments where the beauty of the art stands unfettered and unencumbered by the character’s anger and bravado. The effect is disarming.

To borrow from the character’s name, like any great punk song the comic grabs you by the scruff of your neck and screams at you. It takes you on a journey through viscous cannibals, spirits and possession within the first third of the comic. It’s fast, it’s dirty and it’s fucking awesome.

Punk Mambo #1 rocks its way to shelves April 24, 2019.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Adam Gorham
Story: 8.9 Art: 8.7 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review