Diego Valenzuela talks Luchaverse: Catalyst

Diego Valenzuela talks Luchaverse: Catalyst

I'm stoked about today's episode because we're going to talk about the transection of two big storytelling mediums in my life, comics and wrestling. In what seems like a former life, I was a production assistant for WCW and nobody was more colorful and with so much mythology surrounding them as the luchadores. So, it is with great pleasure that I welcome Diego Valenzuela on with me. Diego is the Head of Storyworlds for Masked Republic Comics who has an amazing new project dropping soon called Luchaverse: Catalyst that is being released in partnership with relative newcomer on the block Massive Publishing. This unique project incorporates some of the biggest named luchadores into the fabric of the comic, weaving their legend into something entirely new. Each event issue will be a double oversized 48-page feature with the first issue dropping mid-July and features stories with Rey Mysterio and Tinieblas Jr. I'm really looking forward to where this universe develops and it's a treat to get to hear more about Masked Republic and what they are doing with Luchadores representation and where their comics arm is headed.

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From the publisher

It all starts here with the three-part launch of the epic new shared Luchaverse! The world's most famous luchadores battle in the ring by day, and serve humanity as monster hunters and world protectors by night. In this series, Masked Republic Comics and Massive Publishing bring back the glory and tradition of real-life lucha libre stars in comic books, setting the stage for a new era filled with epic cross-genre action in a shared universe. 

The first installment of the Luchaverse series is an action-packed double feature that is a perfect entry point for both long time fans of luchadores and new readers looking for genre bending adventure and universe altering mystery. First, Rey Mysterio, the world's most recognizable luchador discovers his legacy outside of the ring as the next in line to take on a great evil prophesied to return and plunge the world into darkness…

Next, as heir to his own legacy as lead luchador monster hunter, Tinieblas Jr. takes on the legions of the damned and all manner of creatures that go bump in the night while trying to prevent ancient forces of the monster realm from conquering the universe!

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