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Creator Luis Cruz



1) On what project are you currently working?


Currently I'm working on my creator-owned mini-series project called Jennifer The She-Wolf, which the first issue was illustrated by two artists, Miguélàngel Ruiz (guest artist) and Henry Simon (regular series artist). Jennifer is a New York City homicide detective and a werewolf, but she wasn't always like this. Throughout her life she has suffered and lost three very important things, her husband, her two children and, she thinks, her soul.

2) Whom in your field do you admire most and why?

I admire Chris Claremont, I'm a huge fan of his work, it's because of him I decided to try my hands at writing comic books and succeeded. His progressive treatment of women in a genre that oftentimes relies on stereotype is something I keep in back of my mind when writing my female character.

3) How did you get into the comic book field?

I managed to get into this field by contacting five independent publishers, thinking that they weren't even going to respond, however, I was wrong. Within two weeks, four out of the five publishers responded by stating that they wanted to see a few writing samples, within a month I began working for all three publishers. That was four years ago, now I created my own little self-publishing company called Cruzin comics with "Jennifer the She-Wolf" as its flagship title.


4) On which title would you most like to work and why?

I would like the opportunity to work on a Star Wars title but only to tell the story of Mace Windu, because I feel that his story wasn't over. One of my questions is what happened to him after Star Wars - Episode 3?
This is a brief synopsis of what I would write:
"It's six months after STAR WARS: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith. Mace Windu, having survived his fall from the Jedi Counsel Citadel by the hands of Anakin Skywalker and Chancellor Palpatine, has been living in the lower levels of Coruscant. He has remained hidden and has been on the run from the clone troopers, who have been ordered to hunt and kill Jedi. During the six months, he has recuperated from his injuries by creating a new lightsaber which he constructed and embedded in his amputated hand in the form of a lightsaber handle that emits the same color as his former one.
A disturbance in the Force abruptly awakens him from the nightmare he has had for the past six months, which is of him falling down from the citadel and landing on a speeder. He senses the presence of clone troopers nearby, he assumed they were close by for him, instead he discovers that they were in search for another Jedi, a young adolescent child apprentice who was off world during the citadel massacre. Mace Windu hasn't sensed the presence of another Jedi since the massacre, he had thought that he was the only one left. He spots the the young Jedi running away from a small squad of six clone troopers, who were quickly gaining. Mace Windu decides to intervene, but not before noticing that the young Jedi is doing a pretty good job at defending himself. However, he notices that the young Jedi lacks the the ability to let the Force flow through him for the apprentice has managed to run into a dead end passageway. Mace Windu, seeing that the apprentice is cutoff and surrounded by clone troopers, all aiming their rifles, leaps into action. Together, with the young Jedi, they quickly defeat all the clone troopers except for one who manages to escape and reports to his commander. Within hours, the news of Mace Windu reaches Darth Vader, who thought that his old Jedi master and former friend, had met his demise. Now, young Vader must seek out to confront his old Jedi master and put an end to him before he tries to prevent Palpatine from completing his plan of constructing what is only known at this time as a Planet Destroyer."

5) On what project will you be working next?

My next project is based on a character I created 25 years ago, called BLOOD-KILL©. I don't really want to talk much about it, but I will say that it's basically a mixture of Superhero / Ninja / Supernatural and I plan on releasing it sometime next year with illustrations by the wonderful Angel Maria Martinez.

Cruz's email address is:
cruzincomics@yahoo.com

Here's his Facebook page

his Twitter account:
@LuisMCruz1

and his Instagram account


(posted July 6, 2015)