Latino Superheroes at Fantasy

In case any of you haven’t caught it, an expanded version of my post on the top Latino superheroes has been published online by Fantasy magazine, complete with pretty graphics and interesting follow-up conversation in the comments section.

And while you’re there, check out some of the other cool articles and stories there – it’s one of the best online fantasy magazines, IMO.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is Wondrous (though not brief)

Oscar Wao is an overweight nerd in New Jersey who dreams of one day becoming “the Dominican JRR Tolkien.” More than anything, Oscar wants a girlfriend, but the gals are sadly not impressed by his gargantuan vocabulary and mastery of role playing games.  The novel is a contemporary epic that spans two countries and three generations: Oscar’s travails have their roots in a family curse, which got his grandfather imprisoned under the dictatorial Trujillo regime in the DR, and later left his mother for dead in a canefield until she found salvation in a mystical mongoose.   

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