Amigo Comics 2015
Written by El Torres
Penciled by Nacho Tenorio
Inked by Sergio Mora
Coloured by Veronica R. Lopez
Lettered by Malaka Studio
A BABY, the rightful son of the Gerator was abandoned on the front porch of the rogues BRAM and WEASEL. The lecherous (and evil) favorite MALIKITA, finally captured the baby using the mage DITKOTOMOUS and his magic cards. Our heroes were left beaten and hurt in the streets of Gerada.
I don’t care i’m so in love with this book and what Torres does with it. I mean seriously this issue is chock full of cute subtle and not so subtle homages to some of the best fantasy novels and comics in the realm. After losing the baby to the Vampires Three last issue Bram and Weasel go home where they collapse and take a respite. All the while talking about how the baby is nothing but trouble and not rewarding enough for them to still be involved with the usual we’re gonna try to talk ourselves out of this then weapon up and get him back. The dialogue is superbly done and the characterization is one of the main reasons this transcends any kind of genre regardless of the setting.
Meanwhile Malikita has her men enslaved on the bed, one looking happy and please the other shameful and it’s too bad we don’t see enough of them, yes I mean that front or back. Though I do have to admit that finally seeing a hairy man in comics like this is fun. I mean c’mon Malikita is running around stark naked talking to everyone and yeah boobs I get it but seriously this is 2015 folks stop being afraid to show gender equality. Though I loved how the Chief Magistrate dealt with her. God i’m telling you the writing here cannot be beat it’s really some of the most you’ll have.
So while Bram and Weasel scour the city for mages who might know something about the baby that’s where the homages come in heavily. Last time out I told you how Dikotomous was dressed well here we get a bevy of different characters not named but ya know close enough. Oh yeah there’s one moment that shines above all others as well and if you read this you’ll see it and for then on out you will devour reading this series oh and it’s not about the Tower of Fisting!
I love the absurdity of Weasel taking on Dikotomous in a duel. Thank you Yu Gi Oh for the inspiration because it lends itself beyond perfectly here! You’ll have to see how the duel goes to really appreciate it and seeing Diko at the end of it. Though I really wish in that position we’d have found out he’d been violated as well.
That these two honest outlaws continually find themselves in situations that they should never survive let alone thrive in and remain as broke and well not notorious as they could be is fantastically done. You’d think by now they have this reputation that would be more akin to what they’ve been through instead of the down on their luck nothing worth troubling about. I guess that’s what makes them so likable though.
This is the kind of stuff that makes you smile as you read it. You just enjoy it so fully and it’s a constant reminder why you love comics!