‘El Coqui Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom’ examines Latino identity
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El Coqui Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom’ examines Latino identity

The comic book play looks at the societal expectations of Latino cultural identity through superhero fantasy and lots of comedy. BY Moni­ka Fabi­an | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS For Lati­nos, cul­tur­al iden­ti­ty can be a mine­field. They can gain or lose jobs for being deemed “too Lati­no” or not Lati­no enough. The com­ic book play “El Coquí Espec­tac­u­lar and the Bot­tle of Doom” exam­ines these soci­etal expec­ta­tions and turns them on...

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New PBS Film and Book Survey Superhero Comic Books

By Calvin Reid | Pub­lish­ers Week­ly This fall PBS will offer its own ver­sion of Com­ic-Con when it airs the three-part doc­u­men­tary Super­heroes: The Nev­er End­ing-Bat­tle by film­mak­er Michael Kan­tor. The film will be accom­pa­nied by a com­pan­ion vol­ume, Super­heroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Cre­ation of Com­ic Book Cul­ture, writ­ten by Lau­rence Maslon and Kan­tor, to be released in Octo­ber from Ran­dom House’s Crown...

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