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Preview: Season of the Bruja Vol. 1

Season of the Bruja Vol. 1

(W) Aaron Durán, (I) Sara Soler

Season of the Bruja follows a young woman as she comes into her magical abilities and faces reemergent threats from the past.

From a young age, Althalia knew she would someday be the last of her kind—a bruja, tasked with keeping the power and stories of the ancient ways from fading fully into history. Never alone, Althalia works in a paranormal museum with her friends, a real-life Chupacabra, and a were-coyote, while living with and caring for her beloved abuela. Through these powerful connections, her skills and knowledge grow.

But the prejudice her people have always faced continues, and after a seemingly random encounter with a priest, Althalia feels the weight of hundreds of years of religious oppression coming down upon her and her abuela. She must realize her destiny and grow into it quickly if she is to prevent the church from achieving its ultimate goal—destroying the last bruja.

Season of the Bruja Vol. 1

Preview: Season of the Bruja #5 (of 5)

Season of the Bruja #5 (of 5)

(W) Aaron Durán (A/CA) Sara Soler, Jaime Martinez

Althalia Cabrera is desperately trying to do the right thing, but exactly what the right thing is has never been murkier to the young bruja. She can either accept the help of her indigenous religion’s ancient death gods and save the life of her beloved abuela, or face the loneliness of being the last of her kind. Shattered by grief and surging with her growing power, Althalia is about to show the underworld what can happen when you threaten the wrong witch’s sweet little abuela.

Season of the Bruja #5 (of 5)

Preview: Season of the Bruja #5 (of 5)

Season of the Bruja #5 (of 5)

(W) Aaron Durán (A/CA) Sara Soler, Jaime Martinez

Althalia Cabrera is desperately trying to do the right thing, but exactly what the right thing is has never been murkier to the young bruja. She can either accept the help of her indigenous religion’s ancient death gods and save the life of her beloved abuela, or face the loneliness of being the last of her kind. Shattered by grief and surging with her growing power, Althalia is about to show the underworld what can happen when you threaten the wrong witch’s sweet little abuela.

Season of the Bruja #5 (of 5)

Preview: Season of the Bruja #3

Season of the Bruja #3

(W) Aaron Durán (A) Sara Soler, Jaime Martinez

Althalia Cabrera has spent her entire life learning her family’s magic, but she is not yet ready to wield it as her own. Ready or not, that’s exactly what she has to do now that her beloved abuela has died after a bizarre encounter with a priest. Truly alone for the first time in her life, and devastated by grief, Althalia is tempted by darker forces to boost her powers in an attempt to pull Isadora back from the afterlife.

Season of the Bruja #3

Preview: Season of the Bruja #2

Season of the Bruja #2

(W) Aaron Durán (A) Sara Soler, Jaime Martinez

After a disturbing confrontation with an aggressive priest, Althalia Cabrera’s abuela Isadora has collapsed, and Althalia is arrested while trying to protect her. Now the young bruja—for the first time without Isadora’s guidance—must attempt to summon both her innate strength and her years of training in the craft to try to save her family’s beloved matriarch. But it may already be too late to take down the dark forces that seek to strip both of the Cabrera brujas of their power.

Season of the Bruja #2

Preview: Season of the Bruja #1

Season of the Bruja #1

(W) Aaron Durán (A) Sara Soler, AndWorld Design

Althalia Cabrera might seem like any other witchy Portland hipster whiling away her days behind the counter of a freaky occult museum, but there’s more to her whole deal than a trendy pursuit of the craft. Althalia is a bruja by blood—the youngest in a long line of powerful magic users from a long-ago culture indigenous to Mexico. In her twenty years, Althalia has studied with her loving abuela by her side, supporting and mentoring her use of the family magic, and protecting her from the darkest parts of their practice’s history. But just as Althalia’s inner light and power begins to shine, the darkness of the past finds its way into her world and strikes a tragic blow, testing Althalia in ways she might not be prepared enough to survive.

Season of the Bruja #1

Lantinx Series Season of the Bruja Explores Heritage, Culture, and Magic in 2022

Oni Press has announce the forthcoming Latinx single-issue series, Season of the Bruja, written by Aaron Durán, illustrated and colored by up-and-coming artist Sara Soler, and with lettering by AndWorld Design’s Jaime Martinez, coming Spring 2022. Season of the Bruja is Durán’s debut project in which he adapted much of the lore for the series from his own family’s traditions. 

Althalia Cabrera might seem like any other witchy Portland hipster whiling away her days behind the counter of a freaky occult museum, but there’s more to her whole deal than a trendy pursuit of the craft. Althalia is a bruja by blood—the youngest in a long line of powerful magic users from a long-ago culture indigenous to Mexico. In her twenty years, Althalia has studied with her loving abuela by her side, supporting and mentoring her use of the family magic, and protecting her from the darkest parts of their practice’s history. But just as Althalia’s inner light and power begin to shine, the darkness of the past finds its way into her world and strikes a tragic blow, testing Althalia in ways she might not be prepared to survive.

Inspired by Aaron Durán’s lifelong love for his Mexican family’s cultural traditions and his devoted fandom of horror stories, comics, and Buffy the Vampire SlayerSeason of the Bruja is a five-part series and will be available where comics are sold March 16, 2022.

Season of the Bruja

NYCC 2021: Scout Comics and Mucho Mas Media Launch a Latinx Imprint

As New York Comic Con is about to start, Scout Comics has announced a new Latinx imrpint. The publisher will be partnering with Los Angeles production company Much Mas Media for the venture. The imprint, Chispa Comics, will launch its first title Attack at Acapulco: A Black Demon Tale at New York Comic Con.

David Bowles, Hector Rodriguez III, Javier Chapa, and and creative director Phillip Braun will oversee the imprint.

Attack at Acapulco takes its concept from the Mexican myth of the Black Demon, an ancient megalodon that guards nature for Tlaloc. Tlaloc is the Aztec god of rain, earthly fertility, and water. Sebastian Martinez-Kadlecik wrote the comic which features art by Bruno Oliveira.

Chispa Comics titles announced so far include:

  • The Fantastic Flame – written by Alex Segura and Chantel Acevedo with art from Richard Ortiz
  • Thanks! – Romina – by Giulie Speziani
  • Dial “F” for Foodie – by Aaron Duran
  • Mashbone & Grifty – by Oscar Garza and Rolando Esquivel
  • Catrina’s Caravan – a horror anthology edited by David Bowles and Hector Rodriguez III
Attack at Acapulco: A Black Demon Tale

All-New Lazarus Miniseries Launches this July

Eisner-winning series writer Greg Rucka is joined by series designer/writer Eric Trautmann, plus writers Aaron Duran and Neal Bailey, and six different artists for the six-issue miniseries Lazarus: X+66, which sets the stage for Lazarus’s sixth story arc, this July.

In Lazarus: X+66 #1, superstar artist Steve Lieber lends his talents to the trials and tribulations of Casey Solomon as she fights to survive Dagger training. Ever since she caught the eye of the Lazarus, Casey has learned that gaining the Family’s attention can be as much of a curse as a blessing. Will Dagger Selection destroy Casey, or will survival mean something worse?

Subsequent issues will feature art by Mack Chater, Justin Greenwood, Alitha Martinez, Bilquis Evely, and Tristan Jones. Each issue will boast a cover by series artist Michael Lark.

Lazarus: X+66 #1 (Diamond code: MAY170628) hits comic book stores Wednesday, July 19th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, June 26th.