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LA BORINQUENA #2 (2018) Somos Arte LLC

cover:  George Perez
Date: 2018
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    • Photo of George Perez at SmashCon 9 Pookie Gall‎ writes: SMASHCON 9 (18 Nov 2017) Sanford, Florida As most of you know today was local comic shop day (November 18, 2017) and it was also the 9th anniversary of Smash Comics and Games in Sanford Florida.  SmashCon 9 as it's actually known. Among the events and festivities that happened was an appearance by newly inducted Hall of Famer George Perez.  Earlier this year, George had a heart attack and, for now, has had to stop doing conventions until his doctor has cleared him... but he was able to make an appearance today and signed autographs and posed for pictures. He has lost some weight and joked about having to buy some new clothes because nothing fits ...
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    LA BORINQUENA #2 (2018)
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    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

    LA BORINQUENA #2 (Aug 2017)
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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

    LA BORINQUENA #2 (Aug 2017)
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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


    LA BORINQUENA #2 (Aug 2017)
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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

    LA BORINQUENA #2 (Aug 2017)
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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!