DC Comics Contributes To Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts With Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico

DC Comics Contributes To Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts With Ricanstruction: Reminiscing and Rebuilding Puerto Rico.

The New York Times reports:

      The comic book community is teaming up again to raise money for Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico with the release of the anthology “Ricanstruction: Reminiscing and Rebuilding Puerto Rico” on May 23. It is being produced by the graphic designer Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. “I wanted to inspire people, to share stories about the island and to help rebuild,” he said. All profits from the book will benefit relief efforts.

      The contributors to the anthology, published by Somos Arte, include industry stars like Denys Cowan, Gail Simone and Yanick Paquette. It will also include stories written by Rosario Dawson, Rubén Blades and Sonia Manzano. The novelist Esmeralda Santiago also contributed a story, illustrated by Jon Woodard, about her grandfather, who lived through a hurricane that hit the island in 1928.

      One of the highlights for Mr. Miranda-Rodriguez is that La Borinqueña, the Puerto Rican heroine he created in 2016, will be fighting alongside Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other DC Comics characters for the betterment of Puerto Rico. DC Comics allowed the use of their heroes because profits from the comic will benefit organizations like El Puente, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit group that will provide solar-powered lamps, clothing, food and other supplies to Puerto Rico.

A nice effort for a struggling Puerto Rico.

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