Lunita #1 (Amigo)


Rating: 3.5/5 – Magic & Mystery from California to Barcelona.

As writer Xavier Morell points out on the text page in this issue:

In Spain there is a long rooted tradition to publish comics produced in the United States…
I simply cannot count how many hours of entertainment those comics provided me…
So, I believe it’s time to pay the debt and bring some of the finest comics produced by writers, here, in Spain, to you.

Amigo Comics has been doing just that, quietly putting out some really good comics, imported to the US from Spain for months now.  Well, ‘quietly’ is probably not part of their plan, it’s the somewhat impenetrable nature of US comic shops overrun with mainstream super-hero books that is more responsible for the lack of more awareness of their books.

Our story starts out in California with the murder of the US Ambassador to Spain and it’s linked to a new drug on the streets.   This leads DEA Agent Summer Fillion to make a trip to Barcelona to investigate.  We get magic, mystery, and mermaids(!) as the investigation progresses and Agent Fillion hooks up with GEI (Group of Enhanced Interventions) Agent Lunita, who has magical powers of her own, and the game is afoot!  Danger, corporate malfeasance, and international intrigue are only a few of the things we’ll encounter as we join Fillion & Lunita on their investigation.

The art by Sergi San Julian has a nice look.  It definitely feels different than a comic produced in the US which is part of what I liked about it.  This first issue was heavy on setup and a bit light on action and even intermediate resolution points so I graded it a bit lower, but I am looking forward to upcoming issues as the story kicks into gear.

Reviewed by: Bob Bretall – Covering the full spectrum of comics culture

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