Punk Mambo #5
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Punk Mambo #5

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Adam Gorham Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 14, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Punk Mambo's final boss battle pits her against an enemy who has stolen phenomenal powers-there's no way she can win! In this spellbinding series finale, can Punk Mambo make the ultimate sacrifice to repay her debt? Find out the final fate of this fan-favorite character.

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Aug 14, 2019

    If anything, it gives me hope that we'll get more of the character sooner than later. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Aug 14, 2019

    While some may argue the fight with Azaire coulda been a bit longer, I think it played out beautifully. Everything about the writing/pacing of this story and the almost crude yet beautiful art is just a lethal one-two combo. Punk Mambo never had a solo book before this and now everyone is gonna be left wondering "what took so long to fix that?" Simple answer, Bunn and Gorham had to bring together that A-game fire to make sure her first outing was every bit as solid as it needed to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Aug 13, 2019

    This miniseries has been an absolute delight. At nearly every step of the way, Punk Mambo has been as darkly sarcastic and occasionally disgusting as its title character and has succeeded in taking recognizable tropes of urban fantasy and turning them on their heads, bringing forth new horrors and fun character beats. I hope this isn't the last time Punk Mambo headlines her own book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Aug 14, 2019

    Punk Mambo #5 brings our first solo for this fan-favorite character to a close. This was worth the wait for everything that this creative team made possible for us getting to know Punk Mambo. We knew her by her personality and reputation up to this point, but this was the time to genuinely pull back the layers for us to get to know her in a new way. Not to mention it was the time for us to really see her as the badass we know her to be in her element. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Aug 24, 2019

    Punk Mambo is an excellent series that everyone should be reading and issue #5 is one of the strongest. Much like the rest it, its full of remarkable characters, excellent writing, and incredible artwork. It is the end of the series, so I couldnt recommend this issue alone if you havent read the rest, but if you have, you will love it! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Aug 17, 2019

    Overall, this was a really fun to read series. Charismatic characters, exciting mystical action and a pinch of actual terror here and there. Punk Mambo ends with a tease for a sequel, however, in case it doesn't get one, this was a great series on it's own. It presents a quirky combination of ideology and mysticism while maintaining an interesting plot with a marvelous artwork all the way through the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Aug 13, 2019

    Punk Mambo's first arc concludes with a satisfying and action filled boss battle followed by a teaser scene with a promise of more nuanced adventures to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Aug 19, 2019

    Overall, readers will still find themselves asking questions about who Punk Mambo is and her place within the Valiant Universe by the story’s end, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Bunn introduces readers to the VU’s understanding of voodoo and its pantheon of demigods, all of which are wickedly brought to life by Gorham and Villarubia, and this issue certainly delivers on the promise of a paranormal punk adventure. Read Full Review

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