Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, DC Comics is giving Green Lantern a very Mexican look by… making him carrying a bag of –what else?– tamales!
According to press reports, the original cover featured an homage to Mexican muralist Jorge González Camarena’s La Patria (see image below.) But somehow, the marketing bosses thought it didn’t look quite Mexican enough.
Jorge Molina, the artist himself, confirmed on Twitter that he created the original cover as a homage to González Camarena, but distanced himself from the tamal-themed one that it ended up being promoted.
Yeah, it’s going to be a long, long Hispanic Heritage Month…
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The corporate “artistes” sort of understand the weightlessness of space: tamales are floating away, yet the bag is hanging “down” …….. oh well. Sorry for my OCD. 😜