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La Mano del Destino - 80-Page Giant

by J. Gonzo

Series 2 kicks off with this '80-Page Giant' comic, where we see La Mano del Destino grapple with his most insidious opponent yet: the siren call and casual compromise of a glamorous lifestyle beyond his wildest imaginings. An old friend also re-emerges in desperate need of La Mano del Destino’s help, but can he remain focused enough to fulfill the duties of his newfound position while also appeasing the obligations of this new lifestyle?

As La Mano’s successes afford him the opportunity to become a very different kind of celebrity, this series will explore both his world AND the one posited on the silver screen. 


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80-Page Giant - Digital Version

PDF of oversized first issue of La Mano del Destino Vol. 2 + PDF of Vol. 1 TPB (400+ pages)




80-Page Giant

Oversized first issue of La Mano del Destino Vol. 2. Comes with free digital copy.




80-Page Giant - SIGNED

Oversized first issue of La Mano del Destino Vol. 2 signed by J.Gonzo. Comes with free digital copy.


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Bilingual Flipbook - SIGNED

Get the SIGNED original epic Vol. 1 collection that put La Mano del Destino on the map. 400+ pages....




Jungla Del Misteriosa Movie Art Print - SIGNED & NUMBERED

Giant 18 x 24 Screenprint on colored paper. Scroll down to ART PRINTS section to see in greater deta...




Tangier Target Movie Art Print - SIGNED & NUMBERED

Giant 13 x 24 Screenprint on colored paper. Scroll down to ART PRINTS section to see in greater deta...


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Jungla Del Misteriosa Movie Art Print #1

SIGNED & NUMBERED #1 of this exclusive limited print run. Giant 18 x 24 Screenprint on colored pap...


0 / 1


Tangier Target Movie Art Print #1

SIGNED & NUMBERED #1 of this exclusive limited print run. Giant 18 x 24 Screenprint on colored pap...





Giant screenprints on colored paper




80-Page Giant SIGNED & One Movie Art Print SIGNED/NUMBERED

Special bundled price. Comic comes with free digital copy. Write us at hello@wearezoop.com and let u...




80-Page Giant SIGNED & Both Movie Art Prints SIGNED/NUMBERED

Special bundled price. Comic comes with free digital copy.




Retailer Bundle

5 copies of La Mano del Destino Vol 2 Issue #1 (80-Page Giant) at wholesale pricing. If you want mul...




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Commissioned Art Piece by J.Gonzo

Full color character of your choice. 11" x 17" ink & marker on bristol board. Subject matter subject...

The Book



The Story

Now that La Mano del Destino has assumed the lauded role of Undisputed League Champion and vowed to be at the people’s service, those with big ambitions and even bigger bank accounts will present themselves to exploit this new Champion and who he represents.



Throughout this series, we will follow La Mano del Destino on the set of the jungle adventure movie that the idol makers have cast him in and see him bristle against the studio system of star making and image management. The studio heads weave a dangerous web of empty promises and feigned admiration in order to manipulate La Mano del Destino into becoming a shill for corporate interests. Issue one of this series will follow La Mano del Destino from his time on set of the jungle adventure to the glitzy premier of Spy Thriller that he has starred in, Tangier Target. Then, as a 'story within the story,' the issue will include the comic book adaptation of the entirety of Tangier Target; from opening title to end credits, and all the action in between.



When we return to the main narrative, La Mano del Destino will be reunited with a friend from his childhood who needs La Mano del Destino’s help. Being a champion of the people who is motivated beyond his own self-interest and still having the capacity to challenge the media machine that is trying to exploit him, may be too much for or hero to handle on his own; so this series will see La Mano del Destino assembling a faction of trusted and capable accomplices to aid with these new struggles.



As expected, this series will feature healthy serving of Lucha Libre action; not all of which will not be confined to just the squared circle. Hang on as we further explore the weird and wild world of La Mano del Destino!


"Series 2 will be traditionally inked! Though I loved the look of series 1, and that digital process had its advantages, I am going to create series 2 in a traditional manner." - Gonzo

Art Prints




J. Gonzo is a Chicano artist, born and raised in Cypress, CA., who resides in Phoenix, AZ. Artwise, his formative years were shaped by the rigid tradition and Byzantine iconography of the Catholic school he attended juxtaposed with the DIY aesthetic of the late 70s, Orange County Punk counterculture peppered with the bright, bold, Latino hues of his grandparents generation. He attended the Orange County High School of the Arts’ Visual Arts Program and went to a terrible trade school for a degree in Graphic Design. He also apprenticed and tattooed professionally for a number of years before entering the world of advertising and design. Gonzo has spent the past 25-plus years using his creative skills at ad agencies, toy and comic companies, design studios, freelancing, and creating his own comic book title La Mano del Destino, as well as handling art duties on La Voz de MAYO: Tata Rambo for Top Cow/Image Comics.


“I fell in love with the work of Gonzo through his masterpiece La Mano del Destino when I saw it screaming out to me from an artist’s alley table. It seemed to satisfy a longing I didn’t even know I had for a comic that straddled the worlds of Lucha Libre, weird fiction, and Kirby-inspired graphics, all wrapped up in a dazzling, but still gloriously DIY, production design. Bottom line, when I see Gonzo attached to something, I know it’s got the real heart of indie comics beating at its core, and who can resist that beat?”
Phil Hester, Family Tree, Green Arrow


Here are some examples of J.Gonzo's past commissions. 10 new commissions are available through this campaign.


Stretch Goals


Upon a successful campaign, Gonzo will be producing the book in February and March for a Spring 2022 printing and delivery. We'll keep you posted on the progress all along the way!

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