Marco Lopez

Eisner Award Winner Marco Lopez worked for Lion Forge comics on projects with Nick Cannon, Amber Rose, and Ernie Reyes Junior. Afterward, he co-created, put the initial team and talent together, and brought the graphic novel Puerto Rico Strong to Lion Forge; he also contributed a supernatural story.Puerto Rico Strong sold out of a first print run of 10,000 copies, went into a second printing, and won Marco and his fellow editors an Eisner award.He then worked with Ivan Plaza, Publisher of Chido Comics, to co-create and write the hit Masked Republic Luchaverse license. A series of sci-fi and horror comics starring famous Mexican wrestlers, the comics were in Rolling Stone's 25 Best Things We Saw At San Diego Comic-Con 2018 and featured in Publishers Weekly’s Licensing August 2018.He has various film and television projects in development with Lion Forge animation. His middle-grade graphic novel The Nightcrawlers debuts Fall 2023 from Ablaze Publishing. He's currently working with Sunny Hostin Productions to develop his Puerto Rico Strong short story “Of Myth and Monsters” into a television series.

Puerto Rico Strong

Puerto Rico Strong is a comics anthology that explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and the diversity that exists within that concept, from today's most exciting Puerto Rican comics creators.Despite being a US territory, Puerto Rico is often thought of as a foreign land, if it’s even a thought in the mind of the average American at all. Its people exist in all corners of America; some of them have parents who immigrated from the home island, others are a part of families that have been on the mainland for generations. Then there are those who have come to the states in search of a dream but struggle to integrate into an unfamiliar culture, while there are those who have lived in the United States all of their lives but still have the same struggle because of the color of their skin or their sexual identity.These stories follow individuals from diverse walks of life but are all part of the culture that is Puerto Rico.Puerto Rico Strong features art and writing by Rosa Colon, Vita Ayala, Naomi Franquiz, Javier Cruz Winnik, Sabrina Cintron, Ronnie Garcia, Fabian Nicieza, Joamette Gil, and many more!


"The very first shared universe featuring current and future lucha libre legends like Rey Mysterio, the Lucha Brothers Penta Zero M and Rey Fenix, Tinieblas Jr., Solar, Super Astro and Konnan! This collection brings together all five one-shots in The Luchaverse prelude arc."Here are a few of the many quotes we received from pros in the industry."I love to see creators working on books that are clearly passion projects. I love it even more when they're this good." - Mark Waid"A white-knuckle, action-packed tribute that lives up to a legend of the sport. Don't miss it." - Bryan Edward Hill"Really good world-building. Melds wrestling seamlessly into the worlds of religion, mythology, and action comics. The Luchaverse is a nutty place where wrestlers square off against demons, yetis, and robots. And yet, it has the soul of a family drama. Drop me off in the Luchaverse anytime." - Mark Russell

The Nightcrawlers

From ABLAZE PUBLISHING comes a new all-ages supernatural adventure comic about a group of supernatural kid detectives, by Eisner Award winning writer Marco Lopez and artist on the rise Rachel Distler.When things go bump in the night, they bump back.If you think aliens replaced your teachers or your neighbor might be a vampire, then there’s only one group to call for help: The Nightcrawlers.The Nightcrawlers take on their first case when a friend from school believes werewolves replaced his parents. They get more than they bargained for when their investigation leads them right in the middle of a confrontation between their caretaker William Jones and a former Nightcrawler out for revenge. This story is about the unlikeliest group of friends coming together to help others…with a spooky twist!

Slashers Incorporated

“Cheating Death.” Centurion Consumer Products, a corporate conglomerate with insidious intentions, has delved into the dark realm of the supernatural, harnessing a malevolent force for its sinister agenda. In a city teetering on the brink of chaos, TUMBA and LOBO, two bounty hunters with a shared past, will embark on a perilous journey that will test their strength and resilience, forever altering their lives.

Ozuna: Bori 787

A private detective known for keeping Puerto Rico safe from the criminal underbelly is on a case concerning a human trafficking ring when a clandestine spy agency recruits him. Ozuna, the global superstar and one of the best selling Latin artists of all time is Agent 787!