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Marvel Comics' Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez Discusses 'La Borinqueña'

Ahead of the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 12, Marvel Comics' Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez discusses why he created La Borinqueña.

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.

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"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.

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