Gasolina #1

Writer: Sean Mackiewicz Artist: Niko Walter, Mat Lopes Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 20, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 8
7.8Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

NEW SERIES! Fugitives. Rebels. Newlyweds. In their journey south from El Norte, Amalia and Randy have played many roles in order to survive. Now, they must become unlikely leaders in the fight against a new cartel who uses inhuman tactics to ignite the most monstrous war Mexico - and the world - has ever seen. Everything burns in this new series from SEAN MACKIEWICZ and NIKO WALTER, where love and devotion can only be measured in fire and blood.

  • 9.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Aug 30, 2017

    A perfect hybrid of horror and crime, 'Gasolina' creates an intriguing story you want to keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren Sep 20, 2017

    Gasolina hits all the big points you want to see: sex, drugs, violence, family connections . . . and in a way, this helps to humanize the characters, as did the artwork. It matches the style of the comic perfectly, and the color choices went far to illustrate the gritty existence the characters are living in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 20, 2017

    In the back-matter to the book, Mackiewicz describes his book as an “attempt to process real world horror, centuries of it, magnify it through genre, and learn from it.” In this sense, we have something akin to Scalped but with a more genre-specific edge to it, one that is yet to reveal the full depth of its twists and turns. A terrific new debut that feels all at once highly topical and timeless. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Amie Macias Sep 24, 2017

    This tumultuous story is fast paced and written splendidly. It has everything! Waiting on the edge of my seat for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Hildebrand Sep 19, 2017

    Overall, Gasolina was a pleasant surprise for me. I did read this first issue twice because there is an incredible amount to take in. The first read through, I was thinking, there is entirely too damn much going on here. The second read through, I was able to see Mackiewicz's vision clearer and I welcome what is coming next. I did mention there were aliens, right? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Sep 20, 2017

    There is good and evil in the world, but what we notice are the things in between. Gasolina shows what it is like to struggle to live between worlds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Kris Kolish Sep 20, 2017

    Depending on the direction Mackiewicz chooses to go with Los Queridos and their unorthodox methods, Gasolina has the makings of a unique and thrilling genre mashup. While Mackiewicz may be much better known for his work as an editor, he has done a fantastic job in this first issue ofestablishing a compelling story hook that should bring readers back for more. Unless a blend of cartel crime and body horror generally sounds like an unappealing combo to you, Gasolina #1definitely packs enough intrigue to warrant your attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Sep 20, 2017

    I picked up Gasolina #1 with absolutely no idea what I was in for. And though this debut issue occasionally has a little too much going on, being stuffed with cool and intriguing elements just begging for more detail and space is a pretty awesome problem to have. It may be a bit dense, but Gasolina #1 is a creepily effective mixture of gritty crime thriller and gory body horror. It's a distinct story, that's for sure, and that unique quality, combined with the skill on display, overcomes a slightly overstuffed opening chapter. If you're looking for a gritty and dark tale with a lot of promise, pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 29, 2017

    It's a hard premise to describe, but lets just say if you like the sound of a book that is a mixture of Narcos, Breaking Bad, and the Walking Dead with a little bit of Alien on the side then you've come to the right place.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Sep 26, 2017

    Call me a sucker for resolution, but I would have like to see the final scene play out over more than one page. Aside from a final page that felt like it somehow interrupted itself, Gasolina is compelling cartel story that will likely continue to become even more gripping, somehow. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Sep 25, 2017

    A fine debut that fans of both Breaking Bad and Supernatural will appreciate in equal measure. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Frantz Jerome Sep 21, 2017

    FJ: Gasolina mixes the local politics of Scalped with the simmering horror of Evil Dead. Image presents a very well thought out, grounded, supernatural crime action drama that takes heavy subject matter and makes it palatable, without watering it down. At all. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard Sep 21, 2017

    Gasolina is a series that is going somewhere. But in this first issue, it's going too fast to really make the story enjoyable. It's like a movie that flops in the theatres but becomes a smash on Pay-Per-View and DVD. I think Gasolina just wasn't meant for this medium. But as a graphic novel collection, it's going to be a phenomenal thriller. Just wait until 2018. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Sep 21, 2017

    Ill end this thusly then: If my plot summary up above sounds intriguing, give Gasolina a shot. Theres a lot of promise here. Im hoping this is just an issue of setup blues and with our characters and world established, things can get monsterish and interesting. If not, well, it'll still be better than Batman Metal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Vlasaty Sep 6, 2017

    Like I said before, I think it's coming off like I'm being too hard on this book and that this is a bad review. It's not. Not really. I did like the book. I just think it could have been great instead of just good. First issues are tricky bitches though. Creators have to do a lot in them. They have to tell a good and compelling story so that readers will come back again for the next issues, but they also have to set up enough of the story so that the thing actually has momentum. I am hooked, though. The last few pages sealed it for me. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Manolo Sep 20, 2017

    Fans of suspense comics such as The Black Monday Murders and Kill or Be Killed may see this as an off-week filler series with potential for expansion into a full-blown international crime drama centered around drug cartels, black magic, and murder. But as of now, the creative team has some work to do if they wish to garner the same critical acclaim of their contemporaries. Read Full Review

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