In an interview with Telemundo, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, creator of Puerto Rican superheroin La Borinqueña opened up about his inspiration behind the character, and what pushed him to finally write the comic.
"Growing up in New York City, Puerto Rico was something my mother constantly reminded me of," Miranda-Rodriguez said. "And it was kind of what I realized, when I got older, is what made me unique and made me powerful — my own culture."
Miranda-Rodriguez teamed up with people on the National Puerto Rican Day Parade committee in New York City to create a unifying, symbolic force all Puerto Ricans could relate to.
The comic book will be written in English with splashes of Spanish and make its debut in October during Café con Comics, a Latino comic conference at the City University of New York.