With the rise of superheroes throughout the years in movies and comics, fair
representation has been a longdiscussed topic. Luckily, Phoenix Studios has answered
back by introducing a team of Latina superheroes called A La Brava. In this superhero
universe, Latinas of different heritages fight against female injustices. Each book tells
their origin story and social cause. In the end, the Latina superheroes form a team called
A La Brava.

Being a 3rd generation Chicana from East Los Angeles, Kayden Phoenix wanted to create
Latina superheroes as multifaceted, atypical, and diverse as the people she’s always
found in the real world. “A big part of my life’s purpose is to give voice to stories as
multifaceted, atypical, and diverse as the people we find in the real world.”

Combine Phoenix’s passion with a fresheyed Latina artist team like acclaimed Eisner
nominated illustrator, Eva Cabrera (SANTA, LOQUITA) and newcomer Amanda Julina
Gonzalez (JALISCO, RUCA), an uprooted New Mexican who recently graduated from
Laguna College of Art and Design in Animation, and you get beautiful and inspiring
crafted pieces of art.

JALISCO, a bladewielding folklorico dancer that uses her culture as her weapon.
SANTA, a brawler that takes down the ICE detention centers. LOQUITA, a teen detective
in the supernatural world. RUCA, a vigilante taking justice. BANDITA, the gunslinger in
modern day New York.

Though a relatively new Universe, only the first three Latina superhero books are out,
WonderCon found and invited the A La Brava to be apart of the show. Kayden Phoenix
and Amanda Julina Gonzalez are completely grateful to be in ‘
Rise of the Latina
panel (Fri March 26th at 1pm PST) as well as have a virtual booth there next
weekend March 26th and 27th.

“Phoenix Studios is bringing awareness to real world problems, and gives a voice to
those who may have felt silent throughout the years.” Elite Collectors Network

“There’s nothing quite like seeing a superhero character that mirrors your experience of
the world. For filmmaker and storyteller Kayden Phoenix, that had led to the work she’s
doing. The Fantasy Network

“We love that right off the bat we know Jalisco is of Mexican descent and that she’s a
dancer that has a passion for her culture. Jalisco is also facing the kind of violence that
your typical male superhero doesn’t encounter. She’s fighting the violence that plagues
women in Mexico at epidemic rates.” Mitu

You can see more of Kayden Phoenix and her expanding universe of Latina superheroes
at WonderCon, book signings, school lectures, and at
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