Araña, Mamachas or… Super Fregada!

Tu Vez is letting us know about a new superhero that might look like me. Well… maybe like me when I was 16 years old.

photo courtesy of the Tu Vez website

High School wasn’t all that great for me and apparently not for Anya the new mild mannered superhero, until… she turns into Spider-Girl (and for me it was until I went to college and turned into a Latino student nerd queen – ha!).

Move over, Blue Beetle and Kyle Rayner (Green Lantern). There’s a new Hispanic superhero in town! That’s right, kids. Marvel’s newest Spider-Girl chick is Anya Corazon– a Hispanic high school student in New York by day and a crime fighting superhero by night.

Although Anya isn’t exactly a new character (she was previously known as Araña), someone over at Marvel decided to go after the Hispanic demographic by making her into the new Spider-Girl. Anya joins Miguel O’Hara (Spider-Man 2099) as the second Latino character to don the web-crawler’s moniker.

For real life superheroes that look more like me (because at 16 I still wore long braids sometimes), check out the Mamachas del Ring, a new documentary about Bolivian luchadoras.

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Mamachas del Ring, posted with vodpod

For the superhero that looks most like me now sans braids, I guess I have to create la Super Fregada :).


Or if you prefer your superheroes in the form of flight attendants trying to make a buck after Mexicana Airlines files for bankruptcy, Guanabee features their work. Not the most feminist approach but it is working for them.


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10 Responses to Araña, Mamachas or… Super Fregada!

  1. Manuel says:

    Nice article and good to see you mention “Mamachas del Ring” it was a Documentary shown here in Chicago during the last Latino Film Festival. I had a chance to drive the director Betty around and it was interesting to hear the story behind the documentary and how it all got done.

    • Que Fregados says:

      Manuel, I won’t comment on how jealous I was of your gig with the Latino Film Festival but you already know. Maybe you can share some of the other films featured – I know I saw the list but it has been a while. Take care, buddy.

  2. Betty says:

    Thanks for the shout out!

    (Director,Mamachas del Ring)

  3. Poncho1950 says:

    Thanks. Mamachas del Ring. Sin máscaras.

  4. BT Blues says:

    Those poor stewardesses . . .

  5. Solymar says:

    awesome, just pure awesome

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