Tag Archives: sara soler

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

Exclusive: Us, Sara Soler’s graphic novel about love and identity comes to Dark Horse

We have the exclusive reveal that Dark Horse Books is working with creator Sara Soler to release Us, a graphic memoir exploring the struggle between love and uncovering your true self. Us is written, drawn, and colored by Soler, with translation from its original Spanish by Silvia Perea Labayen and letters by Joamette Gil.

What happens when the life you thought you had takes a 180º turn? Everything, and yet…nothing. 

Us is Sara and Diana’s love story, as well as the story of Diana’s gender transition. Full of humor, heartache, and the everyday triumphs and struggles of identity, this graphic memoir speaks to changing conceptions of the world as well as of the self, at the same time revealing that some things don’t really have to change. 

Us will be released for the first time in English as a trade paperback, available in comic shops on May 31, 2023 and bookstores on June 13, 2023. It is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore for $25.99.

Us

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 #4

Season of the Bruja #4

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

After the sudden loss of her beloved abuela Isadora, young bruja Althalia Cabrera is desperate—if she can act quickly enough, she may be able to pull Isadora back from a cruel eternity she doesn’t deserve. Going against both everything she was taught and the warnings of her family, Althalia opens a forbidden door to the ancient past and enlists the help of the Aztec death deities Mictēcacihuātl and Mictlantecuhtli. The connection supercharges Althalia’s powers but threatens the balance she must maintain if she has any chance of saving Isadora without losing everything else she believes in.

Season of the Bruja #4

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

SDCC 2018: Dr. Horrible Gets a New One-Shot

Announced by writer/director/producer Joss Whedon himself during today’s Hall H Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog 10th Anniversary Panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse is thrilled to reveal art from the upcoming Dr. Horrible one-shot written by Joss Whedon! The horribly fantastic comic will feature art by José Maria Beroy and Sara Soler with colors by Dan Jackson, cover art by Fábio Moon and a variant cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Upon its release in 2008, the Emmy and Hugo Award-winning Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog became a pop culture sensation. Created by Joss Whedon and written by Whedon, his brothers Zack and Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, this made-for-web movie musical tells the story of Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris), an aspiring supervillain; Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), his nemesis; and Penny (Felicia Day), a charity worker and their shared love interest.

In Dr. Horrible: Best Friends Forever, the time temptress herself, HOURGLASS, is in dire trouble and turns to that team of famous best friends, Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer, who are best friends, yes they’ve always been best friends why are you giving me that look?

Dr. Horrible: Best Friends Forever goes on sale November 14, 2018.