Returning home from the war in Afghanistan, army veteran Maria Diaz wanted to settle into a quiet, peaceful life. Those dreams were shattered when her family was slaughtered by a death worshiping crime cartel. Now Maria dons the guise of the vigilante LA MUERTA, seeking bloody vengeance against the city’s most ruthless criminals.
Descent #1 – Chapter 1
Present day. Maria Diaz, a US soldier, returns from Afghanistan to be reunited with her family on the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. But her brother has fallen in with The Zavalas, a death-worshipping crime cartel led by the nefarious Mama Z. When they see the family celebrating, they believe they've been ripped off by them. The entire family is murdered in cold blood. Maria wakes out of a coma Eight months later to find her family dead and gone. She seeks justice and finds none. Daring the impossible, Maria decides to avenge her family and send the Zavala's to hell. Can one woman defeat an entire crime cartel and what will be the cost to her humanity?
Last Rites #1 – Chapter 2
Maria Diaz has adopted the guise of "La Muerta" in an effort to dismantle the Zavalas, a kill crazy, occult-obsessed crime cartel that murdered her family in cold blood. In this epic conclusion to La Muerta's origin, Maria's crusade to avenge her family appears impossible as the nefarious Mama Z tightens her grip on the city. Can one woman defeat an entire crime cult? What will be the cost to her fragile humanity? Also: La Muerta vs. Mama Z, the final confrontation! Count on plenty of bullets and blood.
Vengeance #1 – Chapter 3
Having avenged her family's brutal murders, Maria Diaz thought she could hang up her guns forever. She thought wrong. Something is slaughtering helpless immigrants, including innocent children. Once more, Santa Muerte, the saint of death, calls upon Maria to be an instrument of vengeance. And again Maria heeds the call, donning the guise of La Muerta. In her relentless pursuit of justice, Maria violently confronts Brujo, a crime boss/warlock and his sexy sidekick assassin Sangre, "Loco," a kill-crazy Luchador vigilante, and an ancient, remorseless evil that makes her question her very existence. What terrible price will Maria pay for the sake of justice?
Retribution #1 – Chapter 4
Once more, Santa Muerte, the Saint of Death, calls upon Maria Diaz to be an instrument of vengeance. And again Maria heeds the call, donning the guise of La Muerta. Seeking justice for a murdered child, La Muerta narrowly escapes death at the hands of a supernatural evil-the legendary La Llorona. But La Muerta's victory is short-lived. Her defiance has enraged a ruthless, criminal mastermind known as Brujo. Practicing the darkest of magic, Brujo will stop at nothing to accomplish his nefarious plans. Now, only La Muerta and the luchador vigilante Loco can challenge the crime boss' brutality. How can La Muerta fight an enemy she can't kill and what terrible price will she pay for the sake of retribution?
Ascension #1 – Chapter 5
Forbidden magic calls forth an old enemy from the grave, - an enemy who wants to see Maria's (aka La Muerta's) life ripped to bloody shreds. Soon the hunter becomes the hunted. As the entire city's underworld rallies against her, can she overcome and prevail? If not, La Muerta will soon face all of her fallen enemies... in Hell!
Retaliation #1 – Chapter 6
Shipped to Kickstarter backers August 2020. Comic Shop Market Editions coming in 2021.
Everyone thought Mama Z was dead. But forbidden witchcraft has brought the ruthless cartel boss back from the depths of Hell to once again rule the streets. Now, Mama Z has only one, unyielding desire – to see the avenging vigilante known as La Muerta completely destroyed. To carry out her nefarious plan, Mama Z enlists an army of bloodthirsty psychos and corrupt trigger-happy cops. Relentless, they hound La Muerta through the city’s meanest streets and most dangerous back alleys. But they make one fatal mistake: they underestimate La Muerta’s sheer will to survive. Soon, the hunted becomes the hunted as La Muerta wages a savage war to once again avenge her family’s murder – all leading to one of the most brutally violent, bullet-riddled climaxes ever.
Onslaught #1 – Chapter 7
Coming to Kickstarter May 2021!
The night of TEN THOUSAND BULLETS!
If anyone needed a little peace and quiet it’s combat veteran Maria Diaz, aka LA MUERTA the avenging angel of the streets. Too bad a gang of murderous psychos have other plans for her.
Invading the secret lair of Loco—Maria’s luchador ally—the killers seek bloody payback for their fallen brothers. The savage violence that erupts is only a hint of the brutality to come.
The god-like, extinction level villain Insurrectus has tasked his demonic progeny to scour the earth and assassinate those with supernatural powers willing to defend the innocent – which brings them on a collision course with La Muerta and her allies!
But if the Progeny think this lowly band of humans will be easy prey, they’re dead wrong.
Enemies become allies. The unthinkable becomes possible and revealed: La Muerta as you’ve never seen her before - in this critical Deathocalypse crossover tie in!
And -- special appearance by the one and only -- Lady Death!