Primos by Al Madrigal
In a dual-language comic series, Primos will debut next year on February 2 from the renowned comedian and actor Al Madrigal and artist Carlo Barberi from AWA (Artists, Writers, & Artisans).
The gist of the series is about three distant cousins, bound by their ancient spacefaring Mayan lineage to the historical King Janaab, with a profoundly special purpose: to save the world as we know it. Well, they are the “Primos,” and they are our only hope.
“Al and I have been wanting to work on a project together for some time where we could share our Mexican heritage with a broad audience and create the ultimate Latinx heroes for the 21st Century. Primos is the Latinx Guardians of the Galaxy, they squabble with each other, they assemble as a team, and ultimately save the universe,” said Axel Alonso, AWA’s chief creative officer in a statement.
Here is the official synopsis:
The ultimate Latinx heroes for the 21st Century are here! Centuries ago, two Mayan brothers constructed a spacecraft that sent them hurtling into outer space. Returned to Earth only to find their culture and civilization destroyed, one of the brothers vows revenge and seeks to decimate the planet with intergalactic technology gathered on his travels. To prevent this, his sibling creates a contingency plan that activates the world’s protectors—three descendants of their own family who have been granted great power. Now, the fate of the universe lies in the hands of three cousins scattered throughout Central and North America who have never even met.
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“The lack of Mexican representation in the superhero genre is surprising, to say the least. Everyone, including Latinos, should be able to see heroic but flawed, badass versions of themselves represented in media,” said Madrigal. “I couldn’t be happier to work on Primos with three formidable Mexicans: Carlo Barberi, an incredible artist, along with my friends Felipe Flores and Axel Alonso.”
Primos issue #1 will be available in both Spanish and English versions at comic shops and online comic retailers. The pre-order deadline is January 10 with the official release date on February 2.