Top Cow to publish J. Gonzo’s LatinX Lucha Libre Comic
Top Cow Productions and Image Comics will be publishing the collected edition of the indie, Lucha Libre comic La Mano del Destino this May. This comic has been a passion project of J. Gonzo’s for nearly a decade. Gonzo sought out a strong Tag Team partner to bring his creation to the direct market and, given their rich history of diverse projects and creators, found one in Top Cow.
La Mano del Destino tells the tale of a once-champion Luchador – who, after being betrayed by his friends and unmasked in the ring, agrees to a Faustian bargain with a mysterious promoter. He gains a new power and the identity of La Mano del Destino in order to exact revenge upon his betrayers. But, like all good Comicbook bargains, La Mano del Destino quickly finds that there are complications to his bargain. Set in a swanky, 1960s Mexico where Lucha Libre is intrinsically woven into all aspects of society and the most important events that happen within this world. This story winds its way through the machinations and motivations of all types who inhabit this unique setting. Can La Mano del Destino get his revenge while remaining the champion he knows himself to be? – Find out in this trade paperback.
Mesoamerican myth, Silver-Age storytelling, and high-flying Lucha Libre action converge to tell this epic story of vengeance and destiny!
La Mano del Destino is a 240+ page trade paperback created, written, and drawn by J. Gonzo. This edition recollects the original six-issues contains a foreword by Evan Dorkin and has over 40 pages of bonus and “making-of” materials. La Mano del Destino is available to order now through Previews (MAR210103) and will be at local comic shops on May 19th and May 25th, 2021 release date for bookstores.