DC's Heroes Are Teaming Up With La Borinqueña to Benefit Puerto Rico

Wonder Woman and La Borinqueña on Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico.
Wonder Woman and La Borinqueña on Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico.
Illustration: Somos Arte L.L.C.

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 1,000 people dead, there are still 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.

The comics anthology will feature stories from comics giants like Gail Simone, Greg Pak, and Reggie Hudlin along with newcomers like Gabby Rivera and actors like Rosario Dawson and Rubén Blades.

The heroines of Ricanstruction.
The heroines of Ricanstruction.
Illustration: Somos Arte L.L.C.

Each of the more the 100 stories contained within Ricanstruction will highlight a different aspect of Puerto Rican culture and history and 100 percent of the proceeds from sales from the anthology are being donated to outreach groups working to provide basic necessities like food and closing to those still on the island.

Preorders for Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico are open today and the book hits comics stores nationwide on May 23.

io9 Culture Critic and Staff Writer. Cyclops was right.

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Angrier Geek

This looks like a job for...Captain Puerto Rico! Seriously, how did they miss that’s the Puerto Rican flag!?!

And it’s good they’re doing a comic about Puerto Rico rather than the disaster itself, because you simply cannot in a world filled near-omnipotent beings. Superman would have fixed it all by himself in about an hour. 5 minutes if the Justice League helps.

And given Marvel has more than a few actual Puerto Rican superheroes it seems like they should have one too. Especially when it would include this guy: