La Borinqueña is back! The Puerto Rican superhero created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is returning to fight for her native homeland along with some very special friends. To commemorate the six months since Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Miranda-Rodriguez has released a new comic book with 100% of the proceeds going straight to hurricane relief.
Ricanstruction: Reminiscing and Rebuilding Puerto Rico is a 200 page anthology — scheduled to be released on May 23 — retailing at $19.99. For this special edition comic book, La Borinqueña will be joined by DC Comics including Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Flash, and many more.
6 months ago Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Today, over 130 comic artists, writers, Puerto Rican & Latinx celebrities join me and #LaBorinqueña for the #Ricanstruction. With permission from @DCComics #WonderWoman #Superman #Batman & more join to help! https://t.co/5lISvgQQ9S pic.twitter.com/K5pw2fGBtg
— Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez 🇵🇷 La Borinqueña (@MrEdgardoNYC) March 20, 2018
The anthology will also feature stories written by Rosario Dawson, artist and actor Rubén Blades, Javier Muñoz (“Hamilton: An American Musical”), Sonia Manzano (“Sesame Street”) and over 100 more.
“I wanted to inspire people, to share stories about the island and to help rebuild,” Miranda-Rodriguez told The New York Times.
Miranda-Rodriguez — who’s been actively raising money and awareness for Puerto Rico since the hurricane — says he will be returning to the island to continue his activism work on behalf of Puerto Ricans.
Yesterday, on the six-month anniversary, people protested FEMA in New York City for their lack of aid. Puerto Rico activists say people on the island continue to be without resources and electricity, with many people still living in shelters.