Though Puerto Rico might no longer dominate the headlines the way it did in the days and weeks after last year's hurricane season left at least 1000 people dead, there are countless more people on the island who are still fighting to piece their lives back together. In the spirit of rebuilding, comics creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is partnering with DC Comics to bring his hero, La Borinqueña, together with members of the Justice League in Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico.
Wonder Woman and La Borinqueña on Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico. Illustration: Somos Arte L.L.C.
The comics anthology will feature stories from comics giants such as Gail Simone, Greg Pak and Reggie Hudlin, along with newcomers such as Gabby Rivera and actors such as Rosario Dawson and Rubén Blades.
The heroines of Ricanstruction. Illustration: Somos Arte L.L.C.
Each of the over 100 stories contained within Ricanstruction will highlight a different aspect of Puerto Rican culture and history, and 100 per cent of the proceeds from sales of the anthology are being donated to outreach groups working to provide basic necessities such as food and clothing to those still on the island.
Preorders for Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico are open today and the book hits comics stores on May 23.