Wednesday August 3rd from 4:00pm - 7:00pm
In advance of C2E2, comics creator Kayden Phoenix is signing her comic, A La Brava! at Third Coast Comics
A La Brava is the first Latina Superteam in history!
Kayden Phoenix wanted to create Latina superheroes that empower and invigorate.
“I want to create a superhero mindset for all marginalized individuals, particularly Latina.
”Support from national news channels like Disney/ABC Eyewitness News 7, Spectrum News 1, and international
Spanish stations, Univision and Telemundo, have broadcasted Phoenix’s comics echoing the importance of diverse representation.
Combine Phoenix’s vision with a Latina creative team like acclaimed GLAAD
and Eisner-nominated illustrator, Eva Cabrera (SANTA, LOQUITA) and newcomer
Amanda Julina Gonzalez (JALISCO, RUCA), an uprooted New Mexican who recently
graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design in Animation, and you get history-
making, invigorating art for modern audiences.
JALISCO, a blade-wielding folklorico dancer that uses her culture as her weapon.
SANTA, a brawler that takes down the ICE detention centers. LOQUITA, a supernatural
teen detective. RUCA, a chola serving justice. BANDITA, the gunslinger in modern day
New York. A LA BRAVA, the 1st Latina superhero team in history.
“Comic book superheroes give kids something to look up to and it helps if those heroes
look something like the kids.” – ABC Eyewitness News 7
“Everyone needs a superhero, but if you’re a woman or a person of color, chances are
you won’t find yourself reflected on the big screen, much less a comic book.” – Spectrum
“But we’ve seen those stories. We’ve never seen the female story. We’ve never seen the
Latina story. We haven’t seen our version of it.” – L.A. Times
You can see Kayden Phoenix debut A LA BRAVA, the Latina Superhero team graphic novel
and all her individual origin story books at her table in Artist Alley.
Site: LatinaSuperheroes.com IG @LatinaSuperheroes