Hector Gonzalez Rodriguez III is the creator of “El Peso Hero,” a comic book with a border hero. The comic is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Celebrating 10 Years Of ‘El Peso Hero’
Comic book artist Hector Gonzalez Rodriguez III wanted his El Peso hero to be relatable. “As a kid, you never saw Batman eating empanadas or… menudo.”
“There’s a lot of themes of belonging… [“El Peso Hero”] is a super humanitarian, put in a challenging situation of helping folks cross [the U.S./Mexico border]. You know, protecting them as well as facing some discrimination.”
Like “the way he looks, just very simple, like a white shirt, blue jeans, belt buckle, boots…I mean…that’s all it takes.”
“One thing that I do, is that I litter the pages with a lot of Easter eggs, either musical lyrics, like ‘Los Tigres del Norte.’ El Peso Hero is a big eater – and so, I think representing that culture is very important – you know, my pozole. It’s just, you know, as a kid, you never saw Batman eating empanadas or, you know, menudo.”
“There’s a hunger to have our stories, to have our heroes represented in the big screen, either on shows or, you know… we’ve gotten a small taste. And so, you know, if we ever make it as big as Superman, Batman, Spiderman, God only knows.”
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