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Exclusive Preview: Solar & Super Astro, the latest Luchaverse Comic from Chido Comics

The Masked Republic Luchaverse: Solar & Super Astro – Los Cadetes del Espacio #1

(W) Marco Lopez, Ivan Plaza
(A) Alessandro Micelli, Bryan Magnaye
(CA) Alessandro Micelli, Leo Colapietro
Price: $3.99

At the triumph of a centuries old galactic war, all that was left of the warriors were Solar and Super Astro. They headed off into space to never to be heard from again…or so they thought. After a millennia of intergalactic travels, their ship crashed on Earth. Their powers had vanished and they settled into their new mortal lives. Now, years later, a message from the deepest corner of the universe has interrupted their ordinary lives. A recent accident has released an immense destructive power back into the world, a power that they thought was lost forever. What epic adventure awaits them? Who’s attempting to contact them and how can they save not just our planet, but the universe itself?

The Masked Republic Luchaverse: Solar & Super Astro - Los Cadetes del Espacio #1

Exclusive Preview: Masked Republic Luchaverse: Tinieblas Jr #1 One-Shot

Masked Republic Luchaverse: Tinieblas Jr #1 One-Shot

Story & Script: Marco Lopez, Ivan Plaza
Art: Diego Simone
Letterer: Micah Myers
Cover: Diego Simone
Variant Cover: Sergio Ríos, Dan Olvera
Executive Producers: Kevin Kleinrock, Ruben Zamora
Editor: Ivan Plaza
October 15, 2018

Tinieblas Jr is the proud inheritor of a legacy that dates to the early 1970’s, when his father Tinieblas started his lucha libre career. However, unknown to anyone but a small select few, Tinieblas Jr is also the protector of both human and monster realms. A monster hunter, taking on the legions of the damned and all manner of creatures that go bump in the night! Today, out of his secret lair with his assistant Ramona, they decide to help a close friend solve an ages old mystery. A mystery so old, it will change both the human and monster worlds forever!

Comics Review: Rey Mysterio #1

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 saw the launch of the Luchaverse with Rey Mysterio #1. Published by Chido Comics and Masked Republic, the Luchaverse brings together such greats like Rey Mysterio, Blue Demon Jr, Konan, Los Cadetes del Espacio, and the Lucha Brothers in a shared comic universe.

Rey Mysterio #1 is a one-shot kicking off the universe as a dormant and mysterious power has been released.

The comic story and script is by Marco Lopez and Ivan Plaza with pencils and inks by Ben Harvey, colors by Bryan Magnaye, cover by Ben Harvey, and lettering by Micah Myers.

You can order your copy now!

The Luchaverse Brings the World of Lucha Libre to Comics with Rey Mysterio, Blue Demon, Jr., Konnan, Los Cadetes Del Espacio, and the Lucha Brothers

The production team behind the Lucha Underground Comics and Joey Ryan: Big in Japan have joined forces with Masked Republic, whose core businesses is the representation across all media of some of the biggest lucha libre (Mexican professional wrestling) icons, legends and superstars worldwide; to bring them together for first time ever in a shared comic book Luchaverse.  Legends Rey Mysterio, Blue Demon Jr, Konnan, and Los Cadetes del Espacio (Solar and Super Astro) will be joined by the two hottest luchadores of the modern era the Lucha Brothers Penta Zero M and Rey Fenix as the Luchaverse kicks off.

Writer Marco Lopez and Chido Comics Founder and Publisher Ivan Plaza will be co-writing the Masked Republic Luchaverse one-shots which puts in the lucha libre stars right in the middle of an earth shattering event.

A dormant and mysterious power that long ago held the fate of our planet Earth has now been released. Our legends will be put to the test, as Chido Comics and Masked Republic bring back the glory and tradition of real-life lucha libre stars in comic books taking on epic and unprecedented events based in our real world mixed with adventure, fantasy and science fiction!

In addition to writers Lopez and Plaza, thus far, the amazing creative team announced to be working on the special one-shots includes artists Ben Harvey and Bryan Magnaye (Rey Mysterio), Diego Simone (Blue Demon Jr), Javier Martin Caba (Lucha Brothers) and lettering all five books Micah Myers! All Luchaverse titles will be Executive Produced by Masked Republic’s Kevin Kleinrock and Ruben Zamora and edited by Chido Comic’s Ivan Plaza. The Rey MysterioBlue Demon Jr and Lucha Brothers One-Shot Specials will be available this year; with The Masked Republic Luchaverse: Rey Mysterio One-Shot debuting at this year’s San Diego Comic Con along with an appearance by the legendary luchador himself on Friday, July 20th! The Konnan and Los Cadetes del Espacio One-Shots will be released late 2018/early 2019.

Discussing Puerto Rico Strong, The Comic Anthology to Benefit Puerto Rico. Listen on Demand

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher ¦ BlogTalkRadio ¦ Listed on podcastdirectory.com

Puerto Rico Strong is a comics anthology that explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and the diversity that exists within that concept, from today’s most exciting Puerto Rican comics creators. All profits will go to towards Disaster Relief and Recovery Programs to Support Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Strong is available in comic shops: March 14, 2018 and bookstores March 27th. Pre-orders are still open via Amazon, and the anthology will be available digitally as well as in the UK.

Joining us on Graphic Policy Radio to discuss this exciting comic anthology is two of the individuals behind it, Marco Lopez and Desiree Rodriguez.

Marco Lopez is the creator of the webcomics Massively Effective A Shot of Whiskey and Orion’s Belt. Which lead to his working with Lion Forge Comics and Zenescope Entertainment. He recently returned (briefly) to Lion Forge bringing them Puerto Rico Strong and in the coming months, he will be working with a couple of indie comic publishers on a variety of projects.

Desiree Rodriguez is a pop culture critic who has written for Women Write About Comics, The Nerds of Color, and has covered various topics on race, Latinx identity, and sexuality. In her spare time she is one of the co-hosts for the DC TV Classics podcast. Desiree currently works for Lion Forge Comics as an Editorial Assistant.

Discussing Puerto Rico Strong, The Comic Anthology to Benefit Puerto Rico. Listen on Demand

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher ¦ BlogTalkRadio ¦ Listed on podcastdirectory.com

Puerto Rico Strong is a comics anthology that explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and the diversity that exists within that concept, from today’s most exciting Puerto Rican comics creators. All profits will go to towards Disaster Relief and Recovery Programs to Support Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Strong is available in comic shops: March 14, 2018 and bookstores March 27th. Pre-orders are still open via Amazon, and the anthology will be available digitally as well as in the UK.

Joining us on Graphic Policy Radio to discuss this exciting comic anthology is two of the individuals behind it, Marco Lopez and Desiree Rodriguez.

Marco Lopez is the creator of the webcomics Massively Effective A Shot of Whiskey and Orion’s Belt. Which lead to his working with Lion Forge Comics and Zenescope Entertainment. He recently returned (briefly) to Lion Forge bringing them Puerto Rico Strong and in the coming months, he will be working with a couple of indie comic publishers on a variety of projects.

Desiree Rodriguez is a pop culture critic who has written for Women Write About Comics, The Nerds of Color, and has covered various topics on race, Latinx identity, and sexuality. In her spare time she is one of the co-hosts for the DC TV Classics podcast. Desiree currently works for Lion Forge Comics as an Editorial Assistant.

Discussing Puerto Rico Strong, The Comic Anthology to Benefit Puerto Rico. Listen LIVE this Monday

Puerto Rico Strong is a comics anthology that explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and the diversity that exists within that concept, from today’s most exciting Puerto Rican comics creators. All profits will go to towards Disaster Relief and Recovery Programs to Support Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Strong is available in comic shops:,March 14, 2018 and bookstores March 27th. Pre-orders are still open via Amazon, and the anthology will be available digitally as well as in the UK.

Joining us on Graphic Policy Radio to discuss this exciting comic anthology is two of the individuals behind it, Marco Lopez and Desiree Rodriguez.

Marco Lopez is the creator of the webcomics Massively Effective A Shot of Whiskey and Orion’s Belt. Which lead to his working with Lion Forge Comics and Zenescope Entertainment. He recently returned (briefly) to Lion Forge bringing them Puerto Rico Strong and in the coming months, he will be working with a couple of indie comic publishers on a variety of projects.

Desiree Rodriguez is a pop culture critic who has written for Women Write About Comics, The Nerds of Color, and has covered various topics on race, Latinx identity, and sexuality. In her spare time she is one of the co-hosts for the DC TV Classics podcast. Desiree currently works for Lion Forge Comics as an Editorial Assistant.

Puerto Rico Strong to Benefit Hurricane Maria Victims

In September we reported about a comic anthology to raise money for those impacted by Hurricane Maria. Just over two months since the hurricane plowed through Puerto Rico with a destructive force that left island residents desperate for survival or forced to flee to the U.S. mainland, the island is still struggling to rebound. Yesterday, more details were announced as Lion Forge Comics has announced their commitment to relief efforts by publishing Puerto Rico Strong!

Puerto Rico Strong is a comics anthology that explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and the diversity that exists within that concept, from today’s most exciting Puerto Rican comics creators. All profits will go to towards Disaster Relief and Recovery Programs to Support Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Strong is co-edited by Lion Forge’s own Desiree Rodriguez, alongside Marco Lopez, Neil Schwartz, and Derek Ruiz.

Puerto Rico Strong features art and writing by Rosa Colón, Vita Ayala, Naomi Franquiz, Javier Cruz Winnick, Sabrina Cintron, Tristan Tarwater, Fabian Nicieza, Joamette Gil, and many more!

Puerto Rico Strong will be released at finer comic shops and bookstores everywhere in March 2018.

Comic Creators Coming Together to Help Puerto Rico

As our nation mostly sits on its hands to help our fellow American citizens in Puerto Rico devastated by hurricanes, a group of creators are coming together to create a charitable anthology “highlighting the beauty, culture, and history” of Puerto Rico.

Its been a week since Hurricane Maria’s devastation and the island is still waiting for aid. Millions await the basics of fuel, food, and water with 97% of the US commonwealth’s 3.4 million residents still in the dark as of this Wednesday. All of this has led to rationing as there’s not enough food to go around and individuals are being forced to drink rainwater. Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have seen fewer personnel since Hurricane Marian hit than Texas and Florida during their recent hurricanes. Lack of supplies are leading to tragic and tough choices everywhere. Hospitals don’t have enough energy to properly care for individuals who rely on ventilators to survive as an example.

Marco Lopez, one of the individuals spearheading the anthology, wrote on Facebook:

Puerto Rico is an island of 3.5 million American citizens with a rich history that goes back hundreds of years. To those Boricua that live on the island and across the U.S. it is not only their home or home away from home it is an essential part of their very being of what makes them and their families who they are. Puerto Rico doesn’t just hold a special place in the hearts of Puerto Ricans, the island, people, and culture hold a very special place in the hearts to other people in the Latinx community and those of non Latinx origin.

When news of Hurricane Maria made airwaves, so soon after Hurricane Irma many of us saw the writing on the wall. Puerto Rico, for all its beauty, life and culture, also has a history of colonization and oppression. Currently suffering in massive debt and due to the Jones Act unable to receive aid from other countries, it is up to us, the public, to offer aid and support.

There are many ways to donate and support the islanders who are currently without water, food, electricity, and supplies. The four of us, Marco Lopez, Derek Ruiz, Desiree Rodriguez, and Neil M Schwartz, have decided to use our collective creativity to organize a charitable anthology that highlights the beauty, culture and history of Puerto Rico told by the voices of Puerto Rican creators along with other Latinx and non-Latinx allies.

All proceeds for this anthology will go directly to aiding the people of Puerto Rican who desperately need all the help they can get. More information will be released in the following weeks. We hope you will support this endeavor and more importantly, support the people of Puerto Rico.

https://www.youcaring.com/peopleaffectedbyhurricanemariainp…

https://hispanicfederation.org/donate

http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/

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We’ll have more details when they’re released and of course you can always donate to those organizations to help out now.