Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuiliding Puerto Rico is an anthology featuring contributions from writers and artists from the comic book industry like Gail Simone, Greg Pak, Reginald Hudlin, Denys Cowan, Tony Daniel, Ken Lashley, Bill Sienkiewicz, Yanick Paquette, Gabby Rivera, Will Rosado, Jorge Jimenez, Mike Allred, Chris Sotomayor, to Puerto Rican and Latinx celebrities like Rosario Dawson, Rubén Blades, Javier Muñoz, Sonia Manzano and over 100 more. Produced and also featuring stories written by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, this anthology teams up his original character LA BORINQUEÑA with some of the most iconic comic book heroes of all time from DC COMICS: Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Aquaman, The Flash and many others. Original stories also take us to the past to explore the beautiful history of PUERTO RICO as well as tales that envision a stronger and rebuilt island. 100% of the proceeds from this anthology will go to the continued work to help over 3 million Americans living in Puerto Rico, providing solar-powered lamps, food, clothing and so much more. These short stories remind us all that the true power of being a hero is inside each of us. When we come together as a united people, we will never be defeated! ¡El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido!
The comic book community is teaming up again to raise money for Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico with the release of the anthology “Ricanstruction: Reminiscing and Rebuilding Puerto Rico” on May 23. It is being produced by the graphic designer Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. “I wanted to inspire people, to share stories about the island and to help rebuild,” he said. All profits from the book will benefit relief efforts.
One of the highlights for Mr. Miranda-Rodriguez is that La Borinqueña, the Puerto Rican heroine he created in 2016, will be fighting alongside Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other DC Comics characters for the betterment of Puerto Rico. DC Comics allowed the use of their heroes because profits from the comic will benefit organizations like El Puente, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit group that will provide solar-powered lamps, clothing, food and other supplies to Puerto Rico.
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