In April 2019, Valiant Entertainment will become the latest comic book publisher to mine the long-dead subculture of punk rock for the five-issue limited series, Punk Mambo, by the hardcore punk creative team of… *checks notes* Cullen Bunn and Adam Gorham. Today, Valiant unveiled the first look at Gorham’s uncolored line art for the book via a very punk rock CBR EX-X-XCLUSIVE. @#$% it, they should just publish it like that with no colors or letters. That would be the punk rock thing to do.
“Punk Mambo is the kind of woman who haunts the dark corners of the Valiant Universe,” said Bunn in CBR’s press release. “She walks a tightrope through the deepest of shadows – shadows that will devour you if they get half the chance. She looks into the abyss…and if the abyss dares to stare back, she spits in its eye.”
“Oi! Oi! Oi!” Bunn continued before huffing some glue, presumably.
“My favorite page to draw so far has been pages 2-3 in this first issue,” added Gorham, smashing a bottle over his own head. “I saw the chance to take an action beat and spread it across two pages. It was a lot of fun and gave me the chance to bring it and step up my game for this series.”
Check out the preview below, and look for Punk Mambo in your local comic shop in April, provided your local comic shop is punk rock enough to carry it.