Author: Desiree Rodriguez

Review: La Borinqueña Short Story for CTRL+ALT Pop-Up Exhibition

La Borinqueña Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (Writer), Matthew Barbot (Editor), Sabrina Cintron (Penciler), Eric Jimnez (Inks), Juan Fernandez (Colorist), William Rosado and Gustavo Vazquez (Breakdowns), Emilo Lopez (Cover Artist), Sabrina Cintron (Pin-up Artist) Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center November 12, 2016 Previously I spoke with Miranda-Rodriguez about his upcoming comic La Borinqueña set for release December 22nd of this year and available for sale on his website. The following is a review of a short story commissioned by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s CTRL+ALT pop-up exhibition happening in New York City November 12th and 13th. This short story, featuring Marisol Rios De...

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Say Hello to the new Afro-Latina Superhero on the Block: La Borinqueña

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is a writer, art director, and owner of Somos Arte a production studio located in Brooklyn New York. Miranda-Rodriguez is known as a Nuyorican (Native Puerto Rican New Yorker) within the Latinx community, and his Latino identity has served to influence much of his own work within the comic industry. In Guardians of Infinity #3, starring Groot and Ben Grimm and co-written by Darryl DMC McDaniels, Miranda-Rodriguez helped infuse the popular character with Afro-Puerto Rican mythology that connected back to the Ceiba tree, introduced an Afro-Boricua grandmother, and introduced a Spanish speaking Groot. Later, Miranda-Rodriguez would introduce fans to LAK6 under...

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The Killing Joke Is a Bad Joke that Just Won’t R.I.P

The animated adaptation of the comic The Killing Joke was officially released on July 25th. So far, only a few WWAC contributors have seen it and all declined to review it. Instead we got together to discuss adaptation’s controversial addition of a sexual relationship between Barbara Gordon and Bruce Wayne, and our thoughts on the story’s continued popularity and place in the comics canon. So…Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl has sex with Batman in the already controversial The Killing Joke. What do you think? Claire Napier: Well, I’m laughing. But it’s an “at, not with” situation. Tragic piece of nerdery. Amber...

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Beauty and the Geek: Tim Drake the Red Robin

For this addition to Beauty and the Geek, I wanted to do something a bit bolder than usual that also honored one of my all time favorite comic characters: Tim Drake as Red Robin. I recently had my first tattoo done, and it was of, you guessed it, the Robin symbol. Fresh and fully healed! My first tattoo done by my friend @majorthings! 😄😄 #robintattoo #robinsymbol #timdrake #firsttattoo A post shared by Desiree Rodriguez (@desiree0rodriguez) on Jun 3, 2016 at 2:35pm PDT When experimenting with bolder makeup or costume styled makeup I’ve recently begun doing a trial run. The...

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Two Takes on M3 Volume One: Beginnings

M3 Volume 1: Beginnings Erica Shultz (writer), Vincente Alcazar (artist) Vices Press, Digital Release September 24, 2014 Disclaimer: This review contains some spoilers. WWAC reviewed M3: Volume 1 with a review copy from Vices Press. Last summer was busy with WWACs Swords of Sorrow event coverage, but when Desiree and I were given an opportunity to review M3 Volume 1: Beginnings by creator Erica Shultz, we couldn’t help but add it to our to review list. Shultz has steadily entertained us with her contributions to Swords of Sorrow, so we had no doubt M3 would be an enjoyable read. Synopsis from the M2comic.com:...

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