First off: This is your reminder that Puerto Rico is still in need of aid after that deadly hurricane that left over 1,000 dead and plenty others without power. Ok, now that we’ve gotten that out the way, the island has been slowly rebuilding. Through numerous donations, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. A small one, but a light none the less. Speaking of building, comics creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is building with DC Comics to bring his hero, La Borinqueña, together with members of the Justice League in Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico.
After the success of Love Is Love, I’m glad to see DC Comics continue this tradition of doing anthologies dedicated to causes. This is the type of stuff that we read comics for, to see our heroes that we read about every day in real world situations. This anthology will feature stories from comics giants like Gail Simone, Greg Pak, and Reggie Hudlin along with newcomers like Gabby Rivera and actors like Rosario Dawson and Rubén Blades. My only issue with this is that DC doesn’t have any big-name Puerto Rican heroes to help promote this, but either way it’s still for a good cause, with the profits going to organizations like El Puente, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit group that will provide solar-powered lamps, clothing, food and other supplies to Puerto Rico.
After this and Lion Forge’s Puerto Rico Strong, I’m hoping more comic companies will join in to assist Puerto Rico. Especially Marvel, with two of their most popular characters(Miles Morales and White Tiger) being of Puerto Rican nationality. It’s time we come together as a community to help those in need. Especially since the president won-*signal lost*
The cover price for the 192-page book will be $19.99. Preorders for Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico are open today and the book hits comics stores nationwide on May 23.
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