Sunday, August 13, 2017
author: David Gonzales
average rating: 3.78
book published: 2017
read at: 2017/08/13
date added: 2017/08/13
'Homies' by David Gonzales, Elliott Serrano and Andrew Huerta is a graphic novel with 4 separate issues and four separate stories featuring a lot of the same characters.
I remember the Homies toys in vending machines in grocery stores. I didn't realize that there were some original comics based on them, but the stories in this collection are all new. The stories take place in Barrio Quién Sabé. In the first story, Hollywood and Gata are getting married. It's probably my favorite of the four stories. The second involves a lucador wrestling against a local homie. The final two are about a ghost and a true illegal alien.
I liked the flavor and culture of the stories. They were fun and showed how much like family this community is. I wasn't as crazy about the art. It's busy and things have skewed lines all over them. The coloring is also on the dark side and feels heavy.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Dynamite Entertainment, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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