"Batman saves Gotham, Superman saves Metropolis, but no one ever wants to save a girl. Unless it's the girlfriend, right? Unless you're Mary Jane or Lois Lane. Otherwise, who saves girls? And the answer is nobody - not in media and not in real life, which is unfortunate. And so my characters, they're different in that aspect," explained Phoenix.
As Comic-Con International hits San Diego for the first time since the pandemic began, one artist is working to bring diversity to the convention.
Kayden Phoenix is the author who created the first Latina superhero universe in comic book history. She created these superheroes from her experiences as a Chicana woman.
Kayden Phoenix grew up wanting to see herself on the big screen as a superhero. But, since that wasn’t happening, she took matters into her own hands and created not one Latina superhero, but five that now compose the first Latina superhero team in comic book history. Phoenix talks about her motivations behind the comic book series as well as the excitement of attending her first San Diego Comic Con.
"Quería hacer historias de las que estemos orgullosos", dice Kayden Phoenix. Sus personajes batallan contra la violencia doméstica, las enfermedades mentales, feminicidios y abusos a los inmigrantes, conflictos propios de la comunidad latina en EE.UU.
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