Gasolina Is a Gritty and Gruesome Tale Youll Be Hooked On

first_img Adobe’s New AI Tool Can Identify Photoshopped FacesNASA Invites You to #PictureEarth For Earth Day Stay on target “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.”Gasolina #1 carries a mystery that will undoubtedly arouse your curiosity. It will also leave you confused and bewildered until the very last panel. But, that only serves up to discover what’s going to happen next.GASOLINA #1(W): Sean Mackiewicz (A): Mat Lopes & Niko Waltervia Image Comics / SkyboundGasolina #1, a brand new series from Image Comics & Skybound from writer Sean Mackiewicz and artists Mat Lopes & Niko Walter reads like an untamed, but mysterious story in its debut issue. I didn’t know what to think of the story at first. However, after reading it once more, the comic effectively scatters it’s puzzle pieces to make way for the future.Gasolina #1 holds back on the important details and backstories to allow you to lean in more get interested. Sean Mackiewicz creates a moody and gory story that leaves you worried for the main characters and newlyweds Amalia and Randy. They are the part of the scattered pieces that’s so brilliant about the comic. You want to know WHO these two are. How did they get here? However, there’s something so marvelous about building up the secret pasts to discover who they are.Within the moody mystery, there is a gory side as well. Mackiewicz not only leaves you mystified by the characters backstories but also with the crime story. It’s the definition of a mystery within a mystery! Everything about the first issue feels like you’re just watching the pilot of a first episode crime show and you’re on the edge of your seat screaming “one more episode!”via Image Comics / SkyboundMat Lopes & Niko Walter take this Mackiewicz script to make these panel gritty, gruesome and downright brooding. The art is grim, but that’s not a bad thing. Lopes and Walter’s art plays with the darks to the lights in such a way that makes you feel claustrophobic, hidden and unsafe within this world. They keep that mysterious vibe going. Lopes and Walter’s keep this world in rustic and warm colors, but where they excel the most is with their inks. They lay out the heavy details of shadow and light playing on each of the characters faces, making you wonder if you can trust them or not.Gasolina #1 will leave you wondering where the story will go next. It’s a story filled with morbid fascination, and in this world, anything can happen. If you weren’t sure about the comic picking it up, give it another read. The last few pages will leave you hungry for more. Gasolina #1 is available September 20th on Comixology digitally and in print from LCS.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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