Scout Comics have announced that they have partnered with the LA production company, Mucho Mas Media, for a new Latinx imprint called Chispa Comics. The first title announced for the imprint is “Attack at Acapulco: A Black Demon Tale,” by writer Sebastian Martinez-Kadlecik and penciler Bruno Oliveira.
Specific plot details for “Attack at Acapulco” have been kept under wraps for now, though it will draw on Mexican myth and focus on the titular Black Demon, a creature speculated to be a Megalodon shark, and believed to be the guardian of nature. In myth the Black Demon is also believed to be under the orders of the supreme Aztec god of rain, Tlaloc. “Attack at Acapulco: A Black Demon Tale” will debut at New York Comic Con this weekend.
Five other titles has been announced so far, though only their names and lead creatives have been revealed: “The Fantastic Flame” by writers Alex Segura and Chantel Acevedo and artist Richard Ortiz; writer Giulie Speziani’s “Thanks! from Romina;” a limited series named “Dial “F” for Foodie” from Aaron Duran; and a horror anthology called “Catrina’s Caravan,” edited by writer David Bowles and writer/artist Hector Rodriguez III. Rounding out the initial slate is Oscar Garza and Pablo Esquivel’s “Mashbone & Grifty,” a series which was previously published by the duo via comiXology Submit under their 5 Meat Comics umbrella.
Chispa Comics will be overseen by David Bowles, Hector Rodriguez III, and Javier Chapa, with Chapa serving as the imprint’s CEO. In a statement, Chapa said, “We’re so grateful to be working with Scout and have always been huge fans of their mission, and are eager to help create and publish more comics that support and celebrate the voices and stories of the LatinX community.” James Haick III, the President of Scout Comics, described the partnership as “the beginning of something very special.”
New York Comic Con 2021 takes place from October 7-10. You can check out the cover for the “Attack at Acapulco: A Black Demon Tale” ashcan here.