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NYCC '21: Scout Comics and Mucho Mas Media partner for Latinx imprint Chispa
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NYCC ’21: Scout Comics and Mucho Mas Media partner for Latinx imprint Chispa

The first Chispa Comics series is called ‘Attack At Acapulco: A Black Demon Tale.’

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Scout Comics has announced they’re partnering with production company Mucho Mas Media to launch a LatinX brand called Chispa Comics. The new imprint will be run by David Bowles, Hector Rodriguez III, and Javier Chapa with a focus on exploring within the global LatinX community and “color to find diverse creators and curate stories that are culturally relevant across various mediums of entertainment.”

“We’re so grateful to be working with SCOUT and have always been huge fans of their mission, and are eager to help create and publish more comics that support and celebrate the voices and stories of the LatinX community,” said Javier Chapa, the imprint’s CEO. Scout’s President, James Haick III, said of the partnership,“We here at Scout couldn’t be more excited about partnering with the amazing team at Mucho Mas Media. We can’t wait to share the exciting plans and titles we have coming out for Chispa. This is the beginning of something very special.”

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The first series to be released under the imprint will be Attack At Acapulco: A Black Demon Tale by Sebastian Martinez-Kadlecik and Bruno Oliveira.

So what’s Attack At Acapulco about?

ATTACK AT ACAPULCO is rooted in the Mexican myth of the Black Demon, an ancient megalodon that lurks the seas, guarding nature at the behest of Tlaloc, the supreme Aztec god of rain, earthly fertility, and water.

NYCC '21: Scout Comics and Mucho Mas Media partner for Latinx imprint Chispa

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

SCOUT Comics, one of the fastest growing independent comic labels in the US, is partnering with the Los Angeles-based independent production company Mucho Mas Media to launch LatinX brand Chispa Comics.  Their new imprint, helmed by veteran comics creators David Bowles (Clockwork Curandera), Hector Rodriguez III (El Peso Hero), and Javier Chapa (Blue Miracle), was created to explore within the global LatinX community and communities of color to find diverse creators and curate stories that are culturally relevant across various mediums of entertainment.

“We’re so grateful to be working with SCOUT and have always been huge fans of their mission, and are eager to help create and publish more comics that support and celebrate the voices and stories of the LatinX community,” said Javier Chapa, the imprint’s CEO. Scout’s President, James Haick III, said of the partnership,“We here at Scout couldn’t be more excited about partnering with the amazing team at Mucho Mas Media. We can’t wait to share the exciting plans and titles we have coming out for Chispa. This is the beginning of something very special.”

Their first release, ATTACK AT ACAPULCO: A BLACK DEMON TALE, puts readers in the middle of the busiest week of the season when things on the Pacific coast of Mexico are not as they seem. Written by Sebastian Martinez-Kadlecik (Eisner-nominated Quince) and illustrated by Bruno Oliveira (Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool), ATTACK AT ACAPULCO is rooted in the Mexican myth of the Black Demon, an ancient megalodon that lurks the seas, guarding nature at the behest of Tlaloc, the supreme Aztec god of rain, earthly fertility, and water.

Along with ATTACK AT ACAPULCO, Chispa will be releasing The Fantastic Flame, a new comic series written by Alex Segura (Star Wars—Poe Dameron: Free Fall) and Chantel Acevedo (The Distant Marvels) and illustrated by Richard Ortiz (DC Bombshells, Southside Serpents). Other titles include Thanks! -Romina by Giulie Speziani, limited series Dial “F” for Foodie by Aaron Duran, Mashbone & Grifty by Oscar Garza and Pablo Esquivel, and Chispa’s own horror anthology, Catrina’s Caravan, edited by David Bowles and Hector Rodriguez III.

Chispa is led by Co-Publishers David Bowles and Hector Rodriguez III, CEO Javier Chapa, and Creative Director Phillip Braun.

Scout Comics is CEO Brendan Deneen, Co-Publishers David Byrne and Charlie Stickney, Chief Strategy Officer Tennessee Williams, Chief Media Officer Don Handfield, and President James Haick III.

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