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With the rise of superheroes throughout the years in movies and comics, fair representation has been a long-discussed topic. Luckily, Phoenix Studios has answered back by introducing a team of Latina superheroes called A La Brava. In this superhero universe, Latinas of different heritages fight against female injustices. Each book tells their origin story and social cause. In the end, the Latina superheroes form a team called A La Brava.
Being a 3rd generation Chicana from East Los Angeles, Kayden Phoenix wanted to create Latina superheroes as multifaceted, atypical, and diverse as the people she’s always found in the real world. “A big part of my life’s purpose is to give voice to stories as multifaceted, atypical, and diverse as the people we find in the real world.”
Combine Phoenix’s passion with a fresh-eyed Latina artist team like acclaimed Eisnernominated illustrator, Eva Cabrera (SANTA, LOQUITA) and newcomer Amanda JulinaGonzalez (JALISCO, RUCA), an uprooted New Mexican who recently graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design in Animation, and you get beautiful and inspiring crafted pieces of art. JALISCO, a blade-wielding folklorico dancer that uses her culture as her weapon.
SANTA, a brawler that takes down the ICE detention centers. LOQUITA, a teen detective in the supernatural world. RUCA, a vigilante taking justice. BANDITA, the gunslinger in modern day New York.