AWA Upshot Announces New Latinx Superhero Series ‘Primos’ From 2022
by Olly MacNamee
AWA Upshot announce a new Latinx superhero series, Primos, from comedian, actor, writer and producer Al Madrigal (The Daily Show, Morbius, Night School) and artist Carlo Barberi (Deadpool, X-Men: Milestones, Avengers No Road Home, Spider-Geddon).
“The ultimate Latinx heroes for the 21st Century are here! Centuries ago, two Mayan brothers constructed a spacecraft that sent them hurtling into outer space. Returned to Earth only to find their culture and civilization destroyed, one of the brothers vows revenge and seeks to decimate the planet with intergalactic technology gathered on his travels. To prevent this, his sibling creates a contingency plan that activates the world’s protectors – three descendants of their own family who have been granted great power. Now, the fate of the universe lies in the hands of three cousins scattered throughout Central and North America who have never even met.”
No preview as yet, but plenty of self-praise for this new venture as well as a little more detail about the characters that’ll make up this new team:
“Al and I have been wanting to work on a project together for some time where we could share our Mexican heritage with a broad audience and create the ultimate Latinx heroes for the 21st Century. PRIMOS is the Latinx Guardians of the Galaxy; they squabble with each other, they assemble as a team, and ultimately save the universe,” – Axel Alonso, AWA’s Chief Creative Officer.
“The lack of Mexican representation in the superhero genre is surprising to say the least. Everyone, including Latinos, should be able to see heroic but flawed, badass versions of themselves represented in media. I couldn’t be happier to work on PRIMOS with three formidable Mexicans: Carlo Barberi, an incredible artist, along with my friends Felipe Flores and Axel Alonso.” – Al Madrigal
Look out for Primos #1 on Wednesday February 2, 2022 from AWA Upshot