Yeah, I thought that was a hell of a title too when I first read it. But you know, I have no problem with eccentric comic book characters who have multiple important characteristics.
Created by Sam Johnson, Cabra Cini is a recovered crackhead who used voodoo as her new addiction and escape from darkness. She’s become a hitwoman, and a damn fine one at that apparently, evidenced by her skill with various forms of murder (you’ll see for yourself).
The story’s brief (it’s just an intro after all), but there is a ton of promise here for a dark and rich storyline.
On top of getting to know the hero of the day, you’re introduced to a menagerie of things/themes/people (crack, boobs, pimps, Limbo, demon-types) as several characters get their chance to make a quick impression in the few precious pages they have.
There are a variety of mischievous fiends, all apparent mortal enemies of Cabra. She generally has a chip on her shoulder, and intends to make those who have wronged her or other women (probably men too) pay dearly.
Artists Bruno Letizia and Rodrigo Diaz present us with fantastic amounts of blood and boobs, 2 things which we give major thumbs-up to.
Overall, this is a great intro that leaves me wondering what’s next. I look forward to seeing if the future appearances of Cabra can live up to expectations! The most intriguing thing for me would be to learn more about her past, how she actually became a hitwoman (her first kill, etc.).
If you wanna read for yourself, you can do so online for free.
Cabra Cini is one of three strips featured in Digital Visions #4 (along with Deity and Gangland Avalon, also good reads), a compilation series published by Visionary Comics.
Go here, click “Read Online”, and you’re all set (no account or login required! Cabra Cini is the first story). DO IT.