Independent comic book creator and graphic designer, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, who works out of Brooklyn on his superhero creation, La Borinqueña, has joined forces with DC Comics to produce a charity comic book that teams up his Puerto Rican heroine with some of DC’s bravest and boldest. It’s going to be an anthology book and has some pretty big name creators attached to the project, not just superstar superheroes.
Just get a load of the names attached taken from Miranda-Rodriguez website (where you can read more about it):
Writers and artists from the comic book industry like Frank Miller,Gail Simone, Greg Pak, Reginald Hudlin, Denys Cowan, Tony Daniel, Ken Lashley, Bill Sienkiewicz, Yanick Paquette, Gabby Rivera, Will Rosado, Jorge Jimenez, Mike Allred, Chris Sotomayor, to Puerto Rican and Latinx celebrities like Rosario Dawson, Rubén Blades, Javier Muñoz, Sonia Manzano and over 100 more.
With all the proceeds going to the continuing relief efforts on the island as they attempt to rebuild their lives.
And, do check out his site for more on this fascinating superhero, described by Miranda-Rodriguez as follows:
La Borinqueña is an original character and patriotic symbol presented in a classic superhero story created and written by graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. Her powers are drawn from history and and mysticism found on the island of Puerto Rico. The fictional character, Marisol Rios De La Luz, is a Columbia University Earth and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate student living with her parents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She takes a semester of study abroad in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico. There she explores the caves of Puerto Rico and finds five similar sized crystals. Atabex, the Taino mother goddess, appears before Marisol once the crystals are united and summons her sons Yúcahu, spirt of the seas and mountains and Juracan, spirit of the hurricanes. They give Marisol superhuman strength, the power of flight, and control of the storms.
You can pre-order the book on Amazon, or via Diamond if you’re a retailer. It’s out May 29th, so do consider stocking this book to support a worthy, ongoing rebuilding efforts.
So, what are you waiting for? It looks like a great read for a great cause. Win-win!