AWA Studios Announce ‘Primos’ #1 As Its Free Comic Book Day Offering

by Olly MacNamee
AWA Studios will be reprinting Primos #1 for this year’s Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) on Saturday May 7th. Created by the all-Mexican team of comic legends, Al Madrigal and Carlo Barberi. The release will come in both English and Spanish, marking the first time a publisher has released a dual-language issue on FCBD.
“In PRIMOS, centuries ago, two Mayan brothers constructed a spacecraft that sent them hurtling into outer space. Returning 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 – descendants of their own Pascal family. Now, the fate of the planet lies in the hands of three cousins scattered throughout Central and North America who have never even met.”
To further promote the series for Free Comic Book Day, AWA has partnered with the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC), the nation’s premier multidisciplinary Latino arts service organization. This FCBD issue will include a special advertisement, with a forward note from Al Madrigal for readers to learn more about Primos, the organization, and what it’s doing for Latino creators and artists.
Al Madrigal adds:
“Since the release of PRIMOS, I’ve been hearing stories from comic book store owners about their dedicated Latinx customers. We wanted a relatable hero for this massively underserved audience and took special care when translating the book to Mexican Spanish. Representation matters and language should not be a barrier. We’re doing everything we can to encourage young diverse creators to pursue their artistic dreams, and that’s exactly what NALAC is all about. Hopefully, this is the first of many things we do together.”
But, be warned, Primos #1 FCBD will only be available in America.

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