THE FIRST LATINA SUPERHERO TEAM IN HISTORY LANDS AT NYCC!
As covid restrictions end in New York, the illustrious New York Comic Con shines its light welcoming eager comic and toy enthusiasts to run amuck on the convention floor.
With their open doors, comes the first Latina superhero team in comic book history, A La Brava.
This is creator/writer Kayden Phoenix’s first time stepping inside New York Comic Con, but she’s no stranger to comic cons (at least on the west coast); having been a long-time full pass attendee herself. She’s proud to see herself on the other side of the table with her publishing company, Phoenix Studios.
Always inspired by comic con’s freedom and acceptance, Kayden Phoenix wanted to create Latina superheroes that empower and invigorate. “I want to create a superhero mindset for all marginalized individuals, particularly Latine.” Support from national news channels like Disney/ABC Eyewitness News 7, Spectrum News 1, and international Spanish stations, Univision and Telemundo, have broadcasted Phoenix’s comics echoing the importance of diverse representation.
Combine Phoenix’s vision with a fresh-eyed Latina artist team like acclaimed GLAAD and Eisner-nominated illustrator, Eva Cabrera (SANTA, LOQUITA) and newcomer Amanda Julina Gonzalez (JALISCO, RUCA), an uprooted New Mexican who recently graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design in Animation, and you get history- making, invigorating art for modern audiences.
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 supernatural teen detective. RUCA, a chola serving justice. BANDITA, the gunslinger in modern day
New York. A LA BRAVA, the 1st Latina superhero team in history.Fairly new in the comicbook industry, Phoenix is debuting her 6th and final graphic novel of Volume 1, A LA BRAVA, Latina Superhero Team. Phase II is already in progress with
THE MAJESTICS, Native and Latina Princesses, debuting in Winter.
“Comic book superheroes give kids something to look up to and it helps if those heroes look something like the kids.” – ABC Eyewitness News 7
“Everyone needs a superhero, but if you’re a woman or a person of color, chances are you won’t find yourself reflected on the big screen, much less a comic book.” – Spectrum News 1
“But we’ve seen those stories. We’ve never seen the female story. We’ve never seen the Latina story. We haven’t seen our version of it.” – L.A. Times
You can see Kayden Phoenix debut A LA BRAVA, the Latina Superhero team graphic noveland all her individual origin story books at her table in Artist Alley,