Home: Immigration, Border Patrol and Superpowers in New Image Comic

Home is a new series by newcomers Julio Anta (Frontera, forthcoming HarperCollins 2023) and Anna Wieszczyk. This 5-issue miniseries will explore the real-world implications of a migrant with superpowers, out from Image Comics in April.

Home: Immigration, Border Patrol and Superpowers from New Image Comics
"Home" cover from Image Comics.

Home follows a young boy who is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, just as something begins to change in him. He doesn't know it yet, but it's the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever. Hot button issues through the prism of superpowers are the order of the day in comics there. It's not often that a comic is so direct about asylum seekers at the US-Mexican border these days.

Home: Immigration, Border Patrol and Superpowers in New Image Comics
Page from "Home," Image Comics

"As the son and grandson of Cuban and Colombian immigrants, and now a parent myself, the news of the government's family separation policy both broke my heart and filled me with anger," said Anta in an exclusive scoop on the announcement at The Hollywood Reporter. "Home is an attempt to channel those complicated feelings about what it means to be an American into a story about empowered Latinx characters dealing with the cruelty of our modern immigration laws."

Home: Immigration, Border Patrol and Superpowers in New Image Comics
Page from "Home," Image Comics

Valenza told THR: "I rarely get the opportunity to color cartoon-inspired art like Anna's. It's been a joy to use colors to balance her stylized work with the serious subject matter of Julio's story. Working on Home has been a challenging experience that I'm so happy to be involved in."

Home: Immigration, Border Patrol and Superpowers in New Image Comics
Page from "Home," Image Comics

"It was a pleasure working on the book with Julio. He has a very defined artistic vision for the story, and it was an enjoyable experience to be a part of this journey," said Wieszczyk.

Home: Immigration, Border Patrol and Superpowers in New Image Comics
Page from "Home," Image Comics

Home #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 14. It will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

 

About Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh is a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist who just likes to writer. He wrote radio plays for the BBC Radio, “JLA: Age of Wonder” for DC Comics, “Blackshirt” for Moonstone Books, and “La Muse” for Big Head Press. Most recently, he wrote “Her Nightly Embrace”, “Her Beautiful Monster” and “Her Fugitive Heart”, a trilogy of novels featuring a British-Indian private eye published by Atria Books, a division Simon & Schuster.

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