‘La Borinqueña’ … 🇵🇷 … I need to get my copies!!
A report by Nivea Serrano for Entertainment.
Puerto Rico has a new superhero — and she’s about to return for her next adventure.
Marisol Rios De La Luz is La Borinqueña, the original superhero starring in a comic book of the same name, created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (Guardians of the Galaxy). The series, which starts accepting preorders for its second issue on Wednesday, tells the story of the Brooklyn-based Columbia University student coming into her powers, and her journey to become a hero during her semester abroad in Puerto Rico.
“Her origin story taps into mythology from the Tainos, the indigenous people of the island,” explains Miranda-Rodriguez of the Marisol, who is AfroLatinx, an often underrepresented sector of the larger ethnic group. “As a hero, her name is derived from what the Tainos called their home, Borikén, also the name of the current national anthem ‘La Borinqueña,’ which…
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