Capità Catalunya, which is entirely in Catalan, has been written by an American established in Catalonia
Who are the Catalan heroes? With this question the illustrator Umberto Thomas started his comic Captain Cataloniaa combination of fiction and history of Catalonia which includes various action scenes typical of the american comic. The first edition of this comic has already been published and has managed to give a touch to the libraries of Catalonia. With a story based on Catalan culture, a fast-paced superhero embarks on an adventure to rescue lost Catalan heroes.
Captain Catalonia: A great tribute to Catalonia
The same author reveals that he wants to make tour guide and for this reason he began to study in depth the history of Catalonia. In addition, he was also able to observe the customs that the Catalans had and the little knowledge of its history and wanted to make it known in a more playful way. In this sense, he began to build a comic that represented everything he had learned from Catalonia. In his own words:
“Capità Catalunya’s objective is to show the history of the Catalan countries”
From the cosmic point of view, Tomás has managed to create more than a hundred Catalan heroes who at different times have built the country’s history. The edition is divided into four stories: Captain Catalonia, Four Bars, legendary y Powerful Balearic Islands. And in each of these stories there is 80 chapters, that is, a number of codes per edition. To the Captain Cataloniadescribes him as a descendant of Joseph Moraguesa Catalan and Pug soldier who participated in the War of Succession of 1714.
As in many other stories, the author assures that in the first 25 chapters the Superpowers are transformed, that is, the superheroes. Later, in the following 25 the warlocks and the wizards and, finally, in the last print run, the demigods. Thomas states the following:
«The whole comic wants to be a tribute to the history of Catalonia. everyone interested in this culture will be delighted»