Valiant Comics has a fresh seres hitting stands for the mystical hero Punk Mambo. And the first issue is starting with a very interesting variant cover.
Well, I think this might be a first. Has there been any other comic book ever that had a flocked cover? I can’t think of one anyway.
If you don’t know what that means by the way, it’s not as technical as it probably sounds. “Flocking” is a method that adds a fuzziness to paper (or action figures, or whatever). So you’ll not only be able to see that pink mohawk on the cover, you’ll be able to feel it too.
“We were brainstorming ideas for a variant on PUNK MAMBO #1, and the idea for the flocked cover hit me like a bolt of pink lightning,” explained Valiant Senior Editorial Director Robert Meyers. “We’d been tossing around ideas like a leather jacket cover, or a having Flexi-disc bound in, and it came to me: SHE NEEDS FUZZY HAIR.Valiant Comics press release
“Flocked paper has a velvety, fuzzy texture,” continued Meyers. “As a paper nerd, I’m super excited about this one. It’s not every day you get to do something new in comics.”
“Valiant loves having fun and the flocked cover is just another in a never-ending series of surprises from us,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce.
Yes, that’s kinda weird for a comic book. But it just might be a first so it’s also kinda neat.
As for when you can expect to see this issue, Punk Mambo #1 lands on racks on April 24th. And of course, it will have the standard and variants hitting on the same day.
Here’s the rundown on the book itself:
From celebrated writer Cullen Bunn (Venom) and badass artist Adam Gorham (Black Panther) comes the hilariously horrifying PUNK MAMBO, about a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, relocates to the Bayou, and becomes a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans Gutter Punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti.Valiant Comics press release