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LA BORINQUENA #2 (10 Jun 2018) Somos Arte LLC

cover:  George Perez
Date: 10 Jun 2018
Cover Price: $19.99

To be published 10 Jun 2018

Delayed due to Hurricane

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    LA BORINQUENA #2 (2018)
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    C2E2: George Perez and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

    posted Mar 24, 2019, 12:31 PM by Vu Nguyen

    Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez writes:

    LA BORINQUENA #2 (Aug 2017)
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    So proud to work with George Perez, an amazing gentleman and legend. Pick up La Borinqueña №2 signed by him today at C2E2 until 3PM!

    C2E2: George Perez signs La Borinqueña

    posted Mar 24, 2019, 9:59 AM by Vu Nguyen

    @MrEdgardoNYC writes:

    LA BORINQUENA #2 (Aug 2017)
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    Today exclusively at @C2E2 pick up copies of #LaBorinqueña №2 signed by legendary artist #GeorgePerez until 3PM! After over 40 years in comics he's retiring and our book is one of his final covers!

    Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez on PIX11 News

    posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:31 AM by Vu Nguyen

    From Vu

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    New York's PIX11 spotlighted Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. You can see anchorwoman Tamsen Fadal admiring George Perez's cover to La Borinqueña #2... Watch the video on

    Arte de La Borinqueña/Fundraiser for Puerto Rico

    posted Oct 4, 2017, 7:51 PM by Vu Nguyen

    From Vu

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    According to this article, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is fundraising money to send to Puerto Rico.  From my understanding, you can purchase George Perez's La Borinquena prints at the Arte de La Borinqueña/Fundraiser for Puerto Rico event tonight.  It is also noted La Borinqueña #2 is delayed because his colorist is in Puerto Rico and there's no communication with the island.

    Tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Casita Maria for Arts and Education in the Bronx, Miranda-Rodriguez will lead a fundraiser selling original La Borinqueña artwork, with all proceeds going to La Corporación Piñones Se Integra. The event, “Arte de La Borinqueña/Fundraiser for Puerto Rico,” is a collaboration with the London-based gallery, Art You Grew Up With, which donated all the printings of the 35 La Borinqueña images being sold. Various artists in the comic book industry also donated art. Many are Puerto Rican, including comic book legend George Perez.

    “I was concerned about my family in Luquillo, Fajardo and Ceiba, Puerto Rico,” Miranda-Rodriguez told The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs. “I didn’t just want to worry nor post on social media that they were missing. I felt compelled to do something.”

    Arte de La Borinqueña Exhibit (Hurricane Irma Relief Effort for Puerto Rico)

    posted Sep 10, 2017, 8:10 PM by Vu Nguyen


    LA BORINQUENA #2 (Aug 2017)
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    Hurricane Irma Relief Effort for Puerto Rico.

    Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education is proud to present Arte de La Borinqueña by writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel La Borinqueña Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez on view October 4, 2017 to January 6, 2018, which is Three Kings Day. Come meet the graphic novelist at the opening reception on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6-8pm at Casita Maria Gallery with DJ Smoke L.E.S. Wednesdays are auspicious days for collectors as they serve as a release date for new comic books and this particular day is the eve of pop culture convention the New York Comic Con. For his solo show, Miranda Rodriguez will be exhibiting over 30 giclée La Borinqueña limited prints, each created by a different professional comic book and animation artist. Prints will be signed and numbered with printing generously donated by London-based gallery: Art You Grew Up With International.

    We invite avid collectors and newcomers to the scene to pre-game for Comic Con and to purchase affordable prints at $200 a piece (shipping and handling not included). Purchases are tax-deductible and all proceeds the Hurrican Irma Relief Effort. In addition to the fundraiser, Miranda Rodriguez will be exhibiting original artwork from La Borinqueña comic book, work from his recent exhibition at the Smithsonian plus videos from previous work with Casita Maria will be screened. Community engagement activities include presenting his work to 380 Casita Maria Youth in a series of short talks during after school program hours on Friday, October 27, 2017 and an artist talk for the public
    will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 6pm.

    Miranda Rodriguez’s work is about inspiring Puerto Ricans from throughout the Diaspora to Puerto Rico. With 184 public schools having closed due to the debt crisis in Puerto Rico and the South Bronx being the poorest Congressional District in New York, proceeds will be used to purchase art supplies and materials so that the young people at both locations can create art to inspire each other and remind themselves that they are heroes, with or without capes.

    Quote- Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez

    “We look up to heroes. Our parents, our teachers, our leaders. Not all of our heroes wear capes. We’re living under difficult times here in the United States and on the island of Puerto Rico. With a debt of close to $120 billion, Puerto Rico is facing dire humanitarian issues. Children are suffering. Throughout the Puerto Rican diaspora, Puerto Ricans are also living under difficult conditions. In the South Bronx one out of two residents lives in poverty and has some of the highest rates of asthma in the United States. I thought to myself, we need inspiration. Something, someone that can remind us all of our innate super power. The power to lift one another and give our communities a hero. La Borinqueña is a comic book that is inspired by the Puerto Rican people who historically have never given up under all adversity we have and continue to face. Via this art exhibition we will celebrate Puerto Rican heritage and the power of our people.”

    For more information: contact Luis Pagan, Marketing & Media Manager at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education or visit Casita Maria’s website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages: @CasitaMariaBX #LaBorinqueña #NYCC

    Casita Maria Gallery, 928 Simpson St, 6 fl
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 10AM- 6PM / 718-589-2230

    About the Artist

    Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel La Borinqueña which he self-published under his own studio, Somos Arte. Edgardo's debut as a writer for Marvel has been received with critical acclaim similar to his initial work with Marvel as curator of two exhibitions Santerians: The Art of Joe Quesada and Marvelous Color. Via Somos Arte, he has a client roster that includes Marvel, Atlantic Records, Columbia University, and various Latino non-profits like ASPIRA of New York, El Puente and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Edgardo was the Artistic Director of Pa'lante Siempre Pa'lante, part of the acclaimed PBS POV Documentary Series which received the Silver Apple Award from the National Media Alliance. He is also co-founder of the graphic novel publishing company Darryl Makes Comics with his business partner, Darryl DMC McDaniels.

    CASITA MARIA CENTER FOR ARTS & EDUCATION is the oldest Latino charity in NYC, founded in 1934. The South Bronx-based community arts and educational organization presents diverse, contemporary visual and performing arts and education programming for all ages.

    Complex Live: La Borinqueña
    posted Jul 18, 2017, 8:02 AM by Vu Nguyen [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 8:03 AM ]

    From, thanks to Ilke

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    Interview with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez:

    My older brother  Axel first introduced me to the Amazing Spider-Man, he was a conduit to introduce a lot of new characters to me, like the White Tiger, which was Marvel's first Puerto Rican super-hero character created by fellow Puerto Rican, George Perez.


    It led me to meet and work with George Perez, my favorite artist of all time.  He's just an amazing storyteller. From creating close to 60 plus characters for DC and Marvel. He was fascinated by the character, fascinated by the costume design, the fact that it was asymmetrical. Jokingly telling me that he always drew Wonder Woman as a Puerto Rican when he was drawing her.

    La Borinqueña mural homage to George Perez's La Borinqueña #2
    posted Jun 21, 2017, 8:24 AM by Vu Nguyen

    From Vu

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    Thanks to Ilke for mentioning that the La Borinqueña mural by TATS CRU in the Bronx is an homage to George Perez's cover art to La Borinqueña #2.

    Addition photos by George Carmona 3rd at

    La Borinqueña mural is created in the Bronx
    posted Jun 9, 2017, 10:32 PM by Vu Nguyen


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    On the scene: A La Borinqueña mural is created in the Bronx
    06/09/2017 4:30 pm  by George Carmona 3rd

    La Borinqueña is more than just the story of a young Puerto Rican student who gains mystical powers to help defend her island, it’s also the story of her creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. Originally from the South Bronx, Miranda-Rodriguez grew up with a love for comics, creating his own as a kid to sell to friends to help buy more comics. He’s since curated an art show and written for Marvel Comics, as well as worked with Hip-Hop Icon Darryl ”DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC on their book DMC.


    Using elements from the comic art as reference, Bronx-based professional graffiti artists and muralists, the TATS CRU blessed the walls of Casita Maria with an amazing work of art that blends the two artistic worlds together. Perfectionist to the end, they were still doing touch ups before the crowd formed.

    Cómix Latinx Interview: Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez on La Borinqueña

    posted Jun 8, 2017, 8:00 PM by Vu Nguyen


    LA BORINQUENA #2 (Aug 2017)
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    COMIC FEST: AGUADA CON 2016 (17-18 Dec 2016)
    Aguada, Puerto Rico
    CC: What was it like working with the legendary George Perez for the cover of issue #2?

    EM: I was invited last year to my first comic con, the Aguada Comic Fest. They asked if I could help them invite George Perez, which I gladly did. Days before I attended their event in December of last year, I had copies of my debut comic book.

    At the hotel I was staying with my family, I had the chance of giving George Perez a copy of my book. He shared with me that in his entire professional career he had never once visited Puerto Rico. He thanked me for helping to make his first trip. He took my copy of La Borinqueña, and went on about how much he loved her costume design.

    He then asked if I would consider accepting a cover that he would draw for my second book. I was humbled and honored. We would talk over the months after the show in December as she shared that his eyesight was deteriorating and how soon he’d have to undergo surgery for a second time for his glaucoma. He finally delivered the artwork for the cover, apologizing for its delay. I immediately fell in love with his piece. It felt like I was holding a classic cover from the 1980s.

    To know that I was lucky enough to have him do a piece for me is awe-inspiring.  This is why elements of this cover will be incorporated into a mural that will be painted in the South Bronx where he and I both grew up, to further inspire other young people to pursue their dreams to create art and tell stories.

    Find out more about La Borinqueña at her website:

    La Borinqueña #2 cover by George Perez
    posted Jun 7, 2017, 6:46 PM by Vu Nguyen [ updated Jun 7, 2017, 7:01 PM ]

    From, thanks to Ilke

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    What does 
    it mean to you to have George Perez (Wonder Woman) do this next cover for the comic?
    I grew up reading The Avengers and The New Teen Titans. When I learned that George Perez was Puerto Rican and that he also grew up in the South Bronx, like me, I knew that I could accomplish my dreams one day of being a storyteller. In 2016 I was booked for my first appearance as a guest at a comic con for Puerto Rico’s Aguada Comic Fest. The organizers asked if I could help them book George as well. I had been introduced to him by my good friend Phil Jimenez (New X-Men, The Invisibles) many years ago and he and I had stayed connected via social media. So I approached George with the invitation from Puerto Rico and he gladly accepted it. When we were both in Puerto Rico, I gave him a copy of La Borinqueña. He shared with me that this event was his first trip ever to Puerto Rico as a professional comic book artist. He was so proud and happy. One day after breakfast at the hotel we were staying at, he told me how much he loved La Borinqueña’s costume design. He loved that it wasn’t asymmetrical. He then asked if I would consider accepting a cover from him for my second issue. He wouldn’t accept a fee for the cover either. I was beyond honored. We kept in touch over the next few months after our trip to Puerto Rico. He apologized for the delay on the cover artwork and shared that his eyesight was worsening and that he’d be going in for another surgery to care for his glaucoma. He finally sent to me the artwork and I teared up when I saw it. He created a cover for my book that gave it a classic feel. I felt like I finally made it! When I followed up with George to show him the final cover colored by Juan Fernandez, I learned that his health took a turn for the worst, he had just had a heart attack. Given the direction his health has taken, he has publicly said that he will most likely not be drawing for some time. This cover, therefore, may be one of the last published pieces that he created, which makes it all the more important for me.

    La Borinqueña #2 is currently available for preorder here.

    Sneak peek of La Borinqueña #2

    posted May 24, 2017, 8:12 AM by Vu Nguyen

    @MrEdgardoNYC writes:
    6:59 AM - 24 May 2017 

    LA BORINQUENA #2 (Aug 2017)
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    #LaBorinqueña №2 pre-order June 7! Here's a sneak peek of one of the covers featuring art by @PerezArtist and @Juan7Fernandez!


    George Perez has drawn the cover to La Borinqueña #2
    posted Apr 23, 2017, 7:04 PM by Vu Nguyen [ updated Apr 23, 2017, 7:04 PM ]

    laborinquenacomics writes:

    LA BORINQUENA #2 (Aug 2017)
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    Legendary artist #GeorgePerez has illustrated the cover to the #LaBorinqueña №2 and it looks beautiful! We'll reveal the final art in June along with preorders!