Having first met back on the set of 1997’s Spawn movie, actor John Leguizamo and Todd McFarlane are teaming up to launch a the new superhero comic book PhenomX.
The series centres on Max Gomez, a man wrongfully imprisoned who – desperate to regain his freedom – agrees to become a subject in an underground government experiment. When the trial gives him phenomenal shape-shifting abilities, Gomez learns his new “freedom” requires surviving a superpowered war fought on the streets of NYC.
“In today’s world, it’s incredibly important to support Latin artists,” said Leguizamo in the official announcement from Image Comics. “There is a lack of Latin representation in Hollywood, and it’s important to showcase Latin superheroes.”
“John has been a multitalented artist for such a long time it was exciting to hear that he wanted to bring some of those talents into our comic industry and to help give a voice to a certain segment of society,” added McFarlane. “John is well regarded in the Latino entertainment world and we are both hoping that his character not only makes an impact here but across the globe, regardless of your background. Cool comic books should have a place everywhere.”
PhenomX features an all-Latino creative team, with art from Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, author of the comic series La Boriqueña. The series will launch with an extra-sized first issue, which also features cover art from Spawn creator McFarlane.
PhenomX #1 will go on sale on November 3rd.