Immigration Comes Under The Spotlight In New Image Comics’ Series ‘Home’

by Olly MacNamee

Debut creators Julio Anta and Anna Wieszczyk will reales their new comic book, Home, this April. Home will explore the real-world implications of a migrant with extraordinary powers. You don’t need to be a genius to guess what recent and divisive political acts by the last US administration helped influence the creates to tell this tory in graphic form, as Anta explained to The Hollywood Reporter:

As the son and grandson of Cuban and Colombian immigrants, and now a parent myself, the news of the governments family separation policy both broke my heart, and filled me with anger. Home is an attempt to channel those complicated feelings about what it means to be an American into a story about empowered Latinx characters dealing with the cruelty of our modern immigration laws.”

So, a very personal story indeed.

Check out the synopsis and preview of the debut issue below:

“Home follows a young boy who is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, just as something begins to change in him. He doesn’t know it yet, but it’s the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever.” 

Home #1 will be out on Wednesday, April 14 from Image Comics

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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