Mexican masked wrestler Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, better known as El Santo, was an icon in the ring, but artist José G. Cruz turned him into a superhero with his Santo comics. On film, El Santo would go on to battle mad scientists, witches, zombies and, most famously, those wicked vampire women. Even when lu
I consider myself a pretty big fan of both masked luchadores and pulp magazine cover art, so you can imagine how excited I was when I found something that combined them. Over at the great Monster Brains Blog, Aeron Alfrey has unearthed a phenomenal collection of Mexican pulp magazine covers, featuring everything from invisible men fighting gorillas
If you've been reading ComicsAlliance for a while, then you're probably already aware that I'm a staunch advocate for getting more comics focuses on the amazing world of Mexican professional wrestling. Now, with J. Gonzo's La Mano del Destino from Castle and Key Publications, we've finally gotten
In our recurring original art feature, writer Chris Sims and artist Rusty Shackles carry on the noble comic book tradition of the imaginary story by bringing you the Best Comics Ever that don't actually exist! This week, we're taking the DC Universe's greatest heroes South of the Border to the world of lucha libre!
Story: Chris Sims
Art: Rusty Shackles
The union of the Robot and the Aztec Mummy has finally done the impossible -- they've defeated
Thanks to Dark Horse's wise decision to release "Hellboy in Mexico" on Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of Mexico's victory over the French, I've been spending even more time than usual thinking about luchadores, and it's led me to one unassailable conclusion: El Santo was awesome.
For American audien
For the past few years, I've been hoping with all my might that masked Mexican wrestlers would follow the towering success of pirates and zombies to become the next big meme to hit comics, and this week's "Hellboy in Mexico" looks to bring that dream one step closer to reality.
Hitting shelves, appropriately enough, on Cinco de Mayo, this comic has promised an El Santo and the Blue Demon-style adventure that will join the great tradition of lucha comics. And a great tradition it is! That's why today, I'm bringing you a look at eight of the best luchadores in comics!
Why eight? Because ocho is one of my favorite words of all time.