“The first time I read a comic with America Chavez, it was Young Avengers and it changed my entire view of comics. I had never seen a character that was so much like me and such a badass. The first time I read a comic with America Chavez written by former Autostraddle writer Gabby Rivera, it changed everything all over again.”
Whether you’re Mexican, Puerto Rican, Costa Rican, Cuban, Panamanian or Argentinian, there were great examples of queer Latinidad for you.
“I’m a queer brown weirdo and I love every short inch of myself. I’m bringing all that round, brown, goodness to this story. All the things that make me laugh and make me feel strong, they’re going to be in America’s world.”
Over the past several months, I have watched my surroundings transform into some sort of fictional dystopia. Despite this, seeing illustrations of America Chavez have filled me with hope.
America Chavez’s solo title is coming in March, straight from the brilliant pen and boundless heart of Gabby Rivera.