Amigo Comics has been putting out some really nice books lately. Rogues is a very funny Dungeons and Dragons for perverts and Westwood Witches is a peek into the world of the Real Housewives if they worshiped Satan. Xavier Morell’s Lunita would seem like a good fit. It’s got a little bit of witchcraft mixed with doses of modern geopolitics, secret government agencies and good-looking lesbians. That’s enough to get me to pull a book off the shelf. Crack it open and readers are treated to Sergi San Julian’s inspired artwork. His characters are rendered with an urban flair reminiscent of graffiti portraits and his backgrounds and landscapes are richly detailed.
This book is as wonderful to look at as it is terrible to read. The back piece ‘The Curse of G.E.I’ says it all. Every time some version of this story has been published it has led to the demise of the publisher. I tend to think that Amigo can handle the gut punch (thankfully), but this story is a dud. By the time Lunita was introduced, I’d already punched out. Truthfully, I was out when Miss Fillion made a desperate sexual advance to a female Spanish equivalent of a TSA agent on page four. The terrible “I’m tailing her, and she’s a piece of tail” double entendre that followed only served to seal the deal.
Hopefully this weak story serves as a platform for American publishers to get a whiff of the good stuff that Sergi San Julian can serve. Somebody throw him a line and give him a well written book to work on.
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