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SAN DIEGO COMIC CON DEBUTS THE FIRST LATINA SUPERHERO TEAM IN HISTORY

As covid restrictions end in Southern California, the illustrious San Diego 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.


Creator/Writer Kayden Phoenix, having been a long-time full pass attendee herself, is proud to see herself on the other side of the table with her publishing company, Phoenix Studios.

Always inspired by SDCC’s brilliance, 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 new 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 Princeses, debuting in Winter. Phoenix will be in a few SDCC panels this year, including the highly anticipated “Industry of Latina Superheroes” with panelists Moises Zamora (Creator of Netflix’s Selena series), Maritza Cabrera (manager/producer at Zero Gravity Management), and other industry insiders.


“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 novel at her table in SDCC Artist Alley.

Site: LatinaSuperheroes.com IG @LatinaSuperheroes

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