As a Latino I am a huge advocate for Latin superheroes. My hope is that one day we will have our time to shine the same way Black Panther did for the African community. Sadly, I am not holding my breath as the number of prominent Latino heroes that would fit that feature film mold are few. But that does not mean that things could change in the future. It all begins with the source material, comic books.
With that let’s talk about the highly anticipated new Marvel Comics solo series featuring America Chavez. The breakout star from Kieron Gillen’s Young Avengers has returned in America Chavez: Made in the USA, she will be bringing her amazing backstory, her incredible strength, and her star portals.
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As it had been announced before, this will be a five-issue limited series. It promises to reveal more about America’s origin and powers. All with some shocking ramifications for both herself and the Marvel Universe. It will be written by Kalinda Vazquez. She is a television writer and producer. She previously worked as co-executive producer on Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu and ABC’s Once Upon a Time. The artwork will be handled by Carlos Gomez.
“From the moment America Chavez was introduced into the Marvel Universe I was a fan. It’s such an honor to have the opportunity to tell an America story, and I couldn’t be more excited to have been invited onto this project,” Vazquez told ComicBook.com back when the series was first announced. “I can’t wait for the world to see the incredible artwork that Carlos Gómez has created for this book! In this series, America is going to be tested as she’s never been tested before. The challenges that she’ll have to face will only force her to pull from even deeper from that well of strength and ferocity that we know lies within her…”
I am excited to see check out this series as I am very curious to see the work of this creative team. America Chavez’s stock is definitely on the rise. It has been rumored that she may be appearing in the MCU very soon.
Be sure to check out Marvel Comics’ America Chavez: Made in the USA this coming March!