Comic Book Artist Draws on His Own Border Life to Share Stories of Migrants, Drug Lords and a Superhero

Sometimes, good clobbers evil. At least in the comic books of Hector Rodriguez III, a fifth-grade teacher hell-bent on creating Latino heroes for Latino children.Take this comic book:“Don’t move!” screams a masked man in his speech balloon.In the next panel, a big gun points inches away from the bug-eyed faces of two migrant children.“You two come with me,” growls the masked man.Then, comes a “WHAM!”A beefy superhero in macho-tight jeans, metal-tipped boots and a white shirt slams the gunman with a fist as the comic strip unreels in panels filled with yellows, greens, blues and browns.   Continue reading...

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