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Two independent comic labels of SCOUT Comics and Mucho Mas Media announced a collaboration launch of Latinx brand Chispa Comics.
The new alliance is to be helmed by veteran comics creators David Bowles (Clockwork Curandera), Hector Rodriguez III (El Peso Hero), Javier Chapa (Blue Miracle, and creative director Phillip Bruan.
Chispa Comics sets to explore the Latinx community and communities of color for diverse creators and curate stories in its culture.
Their first release will be Attack at Acapulco: A Black Demon Tale. The story revolves that something is amidst in coastal Mexico during its busiest time of tourist season. It centers on the Mexican myth of the Black Demon, an ancient megalodon that lurks the seas, guarding nature at the behest of Tlaloc, the supreme Aztec god of rain, earthly fertility, and the water.
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Also, under the Chispa Comics label, they announced the upcoming release of The Fantastic Flame, a new comic series written by Alex Segura (Star Wars—Poe Dameron: Free Fall) and Chantel Acevedo (The Distant Marvels), and illustrated by Richard Ortiz (DC Bombshells, Southside Serpents).
Other titles in the works include Thanks! – Romina by Guilie Speziani; limited series Dial “F” for Foodie by Aaron Duran, Mashbone & Grifty by Oscar Garza and Rolando Esquivel, and the horror anthology Catrina’s Caravan, edited by David Bowles and Hector Rodriguez III.
“We’re so grateful to be working with SCOUT and have always been huge fans of their mission, and are eager to help create and publish more comics that support and celebrate the voices and stories of the Latinx community,” stated Javier Chapa, the imprint’s CEO, in a statement.
SCOUT’s president James Haick added, “We here at SCOUT couldn’t be more excited about partnering with the amazing team at Mucho Mas Media. We can’t wait to share the exciting plans and titles we have coming out for Chispa. This is the beginning of something very special.”
Source: Chispa Comics