El Narco, The Comic Book

Dark and funny, with gorgeous art work from Mexican comics phenomenon Pescador, this series is an adaption to comics of the cult hit Luis Estrada film, El Infierno. It tells the story of Benjamin Garcia, a young peasant who leaves his hometown in rural Mexico, to follow his American Dream. Through the series, we watch the transformation of Garcia, once a humble man and a hard-working striver, induced by the deteriorating political situation (dominated by the narco-trafficking industry in Northern Mexico) to take up a life of increasing criminality. These choices have consequences, and they affect those around him that he loves: his sister-in-law and her son, Garcia's teenage nephew-- who faces a similar future path and choices in life.