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Reading Pathways: Alex Segura | Book Riot

Alex Segura is a real treasure to both readers and writers alike

He brings a wealth of knowledge into his work, whether it’s 1970s New York, his hometown

In his books, he’s worked to create characters that he thought were missing in fiction

For instance, in an interview with Rachel Howzell Hall, he said,

Why wasn’t there a Cuban PI? Why wasn’t there a detective who spoke Spanish? Why

While the comic began his love affair with comics, he’s now working to bring more diverse

For instance, he’s just announced the release of Araña and Spider-Man 2099: Dark Tomorrow in May 2023

I highly recommend following him on Twitter, because he’s constantly promoting the works of writers that

Incidentally, other writers I follow are the reason I picked up Secret Identity in the first place

Intrigued? Here are three books to get you started on the wonderful worlds of Alex Segura

Carmen Valdez found her calling in the comic book industry in 1975 New York

It’s been a dream come true since she started reading comics as a child

Her boss won’t look at anything she tries to put in front of him

But then a writer on the staff, someone Valdez thinks of as a friend, comes to her

It’s a chance to get everything she wanted, so she throws herself into the creation of

Her colleague tells her to keep their collaboration a secret, though, and the pages get turned in

Now she’s got two big problems: she’s the brains behind the Lynx, but no one

Silent City introduces us to Pete Fernandez, who is down on his luck

He’s drinking again, thanks to the strong possibility of losing his job at a local paper

As noted before, this is the series he wrote because he wanted to see better representation of

Lara Dominguez is not handling the murder of her brother particularly well

Also, she’s focused on a crime-fighting vigilante named the Black Ghost

While she’s trying to figure out how he is, she’s faced with a choice when

Is she doomed to living a half-life, subsumed by her grief? Or is there another path?

If you want more books about the comic book industry, here’s my list of fiction works