October 29, 2020

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez has loved comics for most of his life, collecting recycled bottles as a kid for change in order to satiate his pulp fiction addiction. His favorite pastime even earned him a side hustle as he would produce his own homemade comics and sell them to his classmates in school. His penchant for comics eventually led the Brooklyn, N.Y. native of Puerto Rican descent to meeting Hip-Hop luminary Darryl “DMC” McDaniels—of the legendary Hip-Hop group, Run DMC—who asked Miranda-Rodriguez to help run DMC Comics as its Editor-in-Chief. Miranda-Rodriguez would later meet Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso who commissioned Miranda-Rodriguez and McDaniels to work on a short story, which appeared in Guardians of Infinity #3 and featured a Spanish-speaking version of Groot and Thing (from Fantastic Four) stylized like DMC with a black fedora and all. Most recently, Miranda-Rodriguez was approached by the organizers of New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade who were looking to collaborate with the comics creator. This relationship birthed the comic book character, La Borinqueña, who is a badass Boricua who wears a costume resembling a Puerto Rican flag. La Borinqueña will officially debut this summer during the Puerto Rican Day Parade, with a full comic book issue release in the fall featuring the new heroine.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez signs copies Of "DMC #2" & "Guardians Of Infinity #3" at Forbidden Planet on March 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage) Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage

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About The Author

Born to Dominican parents in NYC and raised in Passaic, NJ, in nearly a decade as an entertainment writer, Emmanuel Ureña has written for numerous publications, including VIBE, Latina.com, BET.com, LLERO, Urban Ink, Inked, and many others. When he’s not typing away on his MacBook, Ureña is reading fictional novels and comic books while enjoying ice-cold Blue Moon beers. You might also find him at a local tattoo shop getting some fresh ink!

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