Coquí #1 is a comic we’ve been anticipating since its announcement in November 2020. Published by Chido Comics, Coquí is a brand-new mini-series and it’s available for pre-order starting today.
After falling down a cliff in the mystical mountains of El Yunque, a young man is reborn, walking away with more than just his life. An extraordinary gift was bestowed upon him to protect his island in it’s darkest hour. The series is inspired by superhero films mixed with a throwback to classic superhero action-adventure stories.
Written by Ivan Plaza with art by Matteo Illuminati and lettering by Carlos M. Mangual, the comic has a main cover and two variants. Illuminati and Loris Ravina handle the main Cover A with Cover B by Roberto Rivera Padró and Cover C by Monika Maccagni and AC Osorio.
Coquí is an exciting, action-filled superhero story that comic fans will enjoy. When Puerto Rico needs a hero, Axel is asked to rise when it matters most.
We have an exclusive look at some of the comic as well as a debut of its variant covers that you can see below.
You can order the comic now directly from Chido Comics which features signed copies and the variant covers or from Amazon. Retailers interested in carrying Coquí can contact Chido Comics directly. The debut sounds like the start of something big.
SUBSUME Media has launched today focused on speculative fiction, S.T.E.M., and a goal to provide quality stories and trans-media experiences for readers, students, and clients. The company was founded by Dedren Snead and Marco Lopez. Also onboard are Allison Chaney Whitmore, and Robert Jeffrey II.
The publisher will cover everything from comics to virtual reality workshops with a goal to help marginalized voices be heard.
As a part of their launch, SUBSUME Media has teamed with mobile app developer, Sciberus, to create a comic book series, set within the world of their augmented reality educational game, Armadus. A Kickstarter will be launched later this year for pre-orders of the Armadus #0.
Upcoming titles include
Poe– Writer, Creator: Allison Chaney Whitmore, Artist: To be announced – A skeptical young code breaker fights an Edgar-Allan-Poe-themed curse threatening to annihilate her family’s hometown in contemporary Long Island. (Coming Soon)
Monday Morning Blues – Writer, Co-Creator: Marco Lopez, Artist, Co-Creator: Vincent Kukua – Five military brats wake up one Monday morning to find they’re the only ones left on the base, while Lovecraftian creatures roam the streets. (Winter 2020)
Sorghum & Spear: The Series – Co-writer: Sarah Macklin, Co-writer: Dedren Snead, Artist: To be announced – An African fantasy saga of young girls called to serve their people in a time of war during their ages of innocence. (Coming soon)
Sorghum & Spear: The Antillean Islands – Writer: Marco Lopez, Artist: Sean Damien Hill – Anacaona is a princess who dreams of being a warrior. Loiza is a warrior who dreams of any other life but the one she was born into. Soon their worlds will collide when they fight back against generations of tradition. (Coming soon)
Soul Nebula: The Consulars – Writer: Robert Jeffrey II, Artist: Matteo Illuminati, Colorist & Letterer: Loris Ravina – In a universe ravaged by war, the crew of the Baiser-Espace seeks to right the hateful and racist wrongs of Earth’s past within the current fractured cosmic landscape. (Winter 2020)
Villians and Vinyl – Writer, Co-creator: Greg Burnham, Writer, Co-creator: Dedren Snead, Artist: To be announced – This futuristic, Sci Fi, Hip Hop Saga is a “coming of age” tale that follows Elaine and her crew of misfits as they navigate the streets of Atlanta (2040’s AD) while in search for the perfect sound, they end up finding something way more valuable, something that could change the world as they know it!! (Coming soon)
Mine To Avenge: Book Of Layla #1, a new Kickstarter which kicked off on the 14th of November, is a futuristic cyberpunk filled with action and a dash of the supernatural. As spoiler free as possible, the first issue is a solid starting point for readers with its fast-moving plot that pulls you in with tight dialogue and snappy banter. Mine To Avenge is a mystery that starts in pre-Civil War New Orleans, then time jumps to Russia in the 22nd century, where we find our main characters rescuing a damsel in distress followed by the return of a dark nemesis.
Written and created by Robert Jeffrey II, keep an eye out for him as a recent participant of the DC Comics Writers Workshop program, you can see the refinement of his writing skills in this creator-owned project. Supporting him is an Italian artist Matteo Illuminati, whose work is new to me, but another one to look out for as he does characters and action amazingly well. Also helping with the visuals of the book is colorist and letterer Loris Ravina, whose color pallet helps to enhance and set the mood of the story.
And for proof of development, here are the first six pages of the book.