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La Borinqueña is an original character and patriotic symbol presented in a classic superhero story created and written by graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. Her powers are drawn from history and and mysticism found on the island of Puerto Rico. The fictional character, Marisol Rios De La Luz, is a Columbia University Earth and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate student living with her parents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She takes a semester of study abroad in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico. There she explores the caves of Puerto Rico and finds five similar sized crystals. Atabex, the Taino mother goddess, appears before Marisol once the crystals are united and summons her sons Yúcahu, spirt of the seas and mountains and Juracan, spirit of the hurricanes. They give Marisol superhuman strength, the power of flight, and control of the storms.

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel La Borinqueña which he self-published under his own studio, Somos Arte. Edgardo's debut as a writer for Marvel's anthology Guardians of the Galaxy: Tales of the Cosmos has been received with critical acclaim similar to his initial work with Marvel as curator of two exhibitions Santerians: The Art of Joe Quesada and Marvelous Color. This fall he debuted the comic book series Freak, a collaboration with the award winning actor and writer John Leguizamo. He is also co-founder of the publishing company Darryl Makes Comics with his business partner, Darryl DMC McDaniels and this fall released their third graphic novel DMC #3. Via his studio Somos Arte, he has a client roster that includes MarvelColumbia Universityand Atlantic Records for which he designed the cover for The Hamilton Mixtape and Lin-Manuel Miranda's benefit single for Puerto Rico Almost Like Praying.

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LA BORINQUEÑA #1 December 2016, Copyright ©2016 Somos Arte, LLC All rights reserved. Published by Somos Arte, LLC. All characters featured in this issue, the distinctive names and likenesses thereof, and all related elements are trademarks of Somos Arte, LLC. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons, and/or institutions in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. Somos Arte, LLC does not read or accept unsolicited submissions of ideas, stories or artwork. Printed at Big City Graphics, Long Island City, NY. For Appearances, Media Inquiries, Advertising, and Custom Publishing contact info @


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