Puerto Rican Artist Inks Comic Book About Road Trip Gone Wrong

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
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The first comic book that will be released by NBC Universal’s new comic book division will be drawn by Puerto Rican illustrator and artist Naomi “Franq” Franquiz.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Proctor Valley Road is a limited series comic book set during the 1970 about four female friends who take a road trip to visit haunted locations across America. Of course, with a horror comic, there are sure to be “mysterious monsters” at every turn.

Proctor Valley Road is a big slice of Americana laced with uneasy cryptid horror, a side of rebel youth, and a killer soundtrack,” Naomi Franquiz said in a statement.

Based in Florida, Franquiz focuses on characters that bring a diverse and inclusive narrative to the playing field. Her past work includes the Marvel comic book The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl about a human superhero who has the ability to communicate with squirrels. In one issue, Squirrel Girl, whose love interest’s nickname is “Chipmunk Hunk,” teams with Thor and Loki to fight a demon from Asgard.

“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with the mighty Grant Morrison and the insanely talented Naomi Franquiz on my debut comic book,” said writer Alex Child in a statement. “With the hangover of the 1960s in the rearview…[these] girls’ reputations, friendship, and lives are all on the line in this white-knuckle adventure series.”

The first issue of Proctor Valley Road will be available March 3, 2021.