Funky and Sultry: A Review of Assassinistas #2
Publisher: IDW Comics
Art: Gilbert Hernandez
Writing: Tini Howard
Proving to be a chameleon in the comics industry, IDW struts its stuff with the very funky and sultry Assassinistas. At only issue #2, Assassinistas wastes absolutely no time letting the readers know just how cool this comic is. The cover art alone screams read me! Speaking of art when you can put one of the Legendary Hernandez brothers (Gilbert) in the credits you’re definitely on the right track. Centering on a retired crew of femme fatale assassins that started out in a cult (yes you read that correctly) have to come out of retirement to save a crew members son. Definitely put this in the Awesome file.
Fans of such mega-noteworthy comics like Love and Rockets, Luba, and New Love should feel right at home with Assassinistas. Mr. Hernandez proves that somethings just to get better with age, he hasn’t skipped a beat at all. All of the usual Hernandez brother trademarks are there in all its artistic glory. I can’t ever get over how his art is so simple yet so authentic at the same time. It’s mind boggling how sexy the women in his comics are yet his comics have graced coffee tables for decades now. His name Alone is worth the price of admission.
Not to be outdone in the slightest bit Tini Howard put together a rather outlandish story that works amazingly well somehow. Such an abnormal plot twist at the very beginning of the tale shows that Howard is not afraid to go big early. She’s also got a lot more in store for us. Howard hits all the bullet points for crafting a great story; memorable characters, engaging backstory, and great dialogue. Great job all around.
IDW comics never ceases to amaze. Just when I think the company is all about reviving throwback heroes from the 80s, they throw me for a loop and enlists the talent a modern day legend in the process. Assassinistas has all the right ingredients to be another Hernandez work that we will rant and rave about for years to come. Grab Assassinistas today and be ahead of the curve!