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James Jirat Patradoon Draws Fist-Fighting Luchadores and the Neon Cyberpunk Future [Art]


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...

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Mexican Pulp Art Covers Amaze With Gorilla Fights, Bee Women, Luchador Longings [Art]


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 to killer robots to the most melodramatic ghosts I've ever seen...

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‘La Mano Del Destino’ Brings Thrilling Luchador Mysticism To Comics — For Free


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...

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Great Comics That Never Happened #15: The Justice Luchadores of America


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...

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Cinco de Mayo Luchadore Comics Special: Viva Santo!


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...

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The 8 Greatest Luchadores in Comics


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.

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