DC Comics artist Jorge Molina has responded to the publisher’s cartoon editing of his variety cover of Green Lantern-focused Spanish Heritage Month: Bloodpact.

DC Comics artist Jorge Molina isn’t thrilled with a DC Comics game after the publisher repurposed its variety cover for Hispanic Heritage month on hold for the upcoming show. United Titans: Bloodpact From a comprehensive tribute to a famous Mexican artist to a caricatured homage to performative diversity.

Source: Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps Vol. 1 #48 “The Last Charge, Part 1: Divide and Conquer” (2018), DC Comics. Words by Robert Venetti, art by Rava Sadoval, Jordi Tarragona, Tomio Mori and Dave Sharp.

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Commissioned by DC Comics in honor of September’s eponymous period of cultural recognition, this year’s Spanish Heritage Month Roundtable is centered around the ‘food’ theme and features different Spanish publisher characters in cuisine-related activity, such as Bane eat flan and Blue Beetle (Jimmy Reyes) Indulge in a handful of tacos.

Source: Young Justice: Targets Vol. 1 #3 (2022), DC Comics. Various cover art for Hispanic Heritage Month by Adrien Gutierrez.

As revealed by the publisher for the first time back in junehis original variegated cover featured the fourth earth-bearing member of the Green Lantern Corps, Kyle Rayner, standing against a structure of the coat of arms of Mexico, himself embracing an abundance of tamales, with the flag of his ancestral nation in his hands.

Archive link Source: Jorge Molina Twitter

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An artist explained his trailer: “I made this cover for DC for the #Hispanicheritagemonth.” “Kyle Rayner who has a Mexican background and being Mexican, it was a great honor to have the opportunity to pay tribute to my country and my roots, which is why I decided to pay tribute to Jorge Gonzalez Camerena.”

“I am a fan of the Mexican muralist,” he added. “La Patria” is perhaps his most famous work.

Archive link Source: Jorge Molina Twitter

However, Molina then revealed, “Due to some legal issues, this wrap was not supposed to see the light of day (it’s not completed, you’ll notice that the Mexican flag is incomplete and the GL box logo is missing)”.

He concluded, “How this image was promoted by DC is a mystery to me, I don’t know if it was a mistake or if they finally decided to go with it.” “There is variety in this cover, but I am very happy that this cover is available for the world to see since that was my original idea, and I commend Camarina.”

Archive link Source: Jorge Molina Twitter

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Unfortunately for Molina, it has since been confirmed that promoting his cover as part of DC’s orders in September was an earlier case, and even worse, the copy that succeeded in printing was revealed to be a semi-offensive cartoon adaptation of him. original work.

Source: Jorge Molina Twitter

Taking to social media the weekend of August 27, the new cover sees Reiner’s large hull replaced with just a bag of tamales, and the waving Mexico flag replaced with a lifeless flag that reads “Viva Mexico!!”

Source: Titans United: Bloodpact Vol. 1 #1 (2022), DC Comics. Variety cover art for Spanish Heritage Month.

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When the cover began making the rounds online, drawing criticism from fans all along, Molina eventually turned to Twitter to provide a response, albeit brief, to the entire situation.

“HAAAAAAAARD to keep my mouth shut,” the artist wrote. “All I can say is one has my signature and the other doesn’t, go look.”

Archive link Source: Jorge Molina Twitter

United Titans: Bloodpact #1 It hits shelves on September 20th.

“The Titans are back united against a common enemy… haven’t they?” He asks about the problem presented by DC Comics.

“It all seems lost when Tim Drake gets up, out of uniform and it looks like time is running out,” it continues. “Sure he was fighting alongside Nightwing, Superboy, Starfire, Beast Boy and Donna Troy? But where is Raven and what connects her to the Fearsome Five? A blood sacrifice is coming that will change the world forever.”

Source: Titans United: Bloodpact Vol. 1 #1 (2022), DC Comics. Cover art by Eddie Barrows.

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