Thomas, Allen. "Review: AMERICA #1" Comicosity, March 1, 2017.
I feel like I cannot fully tell you all the things that are right about America #1. Kudos to Gabby Rivera because hot damn is this one hell of a story. Let’s begin with the myriad cultural nuances throughout the issue. They bring a completely different side to America beyond convenient Spanish catchphrases. Two, America’s relationship with Lisa is explored with a depth that has been starkly absent in pretty much every other comic featuring our protagonist. Three, the name-dropping is absolute yes. Both Bayard Rustin and Justice Sonia Sotomayor anchor the series to the reality of real queer and people of color who did and do their best to improve this country. Rivera’s handle of the story and these cultural influences shows us a reality often spoken of by marginalized people, yet often ignored: the fact that they are more likely to infuse politics, implicitly or explicitly, without losing sight of a story or its characters.
Holmon, Omar. "We Interview Writer Gabby Rivera and Talk America Chavez, Wrasslin’, and Queer Latinas Flourishing" Black Nerd Problems.
But I wouldn’t trade it for the world, Marvel has helped me grow as an artist and has supported all my wild and fantastical ideas. Like bringing two gorgeous Black and brown spiritual femmes into the galaxy and having them fall in love and create Planeta Fuertona. Like hahahahaha, eat that and savor it. It’s delicious. It feels good just saying all those words in one sentence.
Guthertz, Asher. "NO BORDERS FOR AMERICA CHAVEZ: AN INTERVIEW WITH GABBY RIVERA" BookRiot, February 21, 2018.
One of the beautiful things about America is that she can punch portals. For a Latina to not have any restrictions on where she can travel is revolutionary. There’s no borders for America Chavez. She can go wherever she wants to go. The fact that Exterminatrix was trying to thwart that really rallied the students, and you also get a little sense of the divide, even with students.
Garzón, Camilo. "Writer Gabby Rivera Is A True Superhero" NPR, June 15, 2017.
When writer Gabby Rivera read an email from Marvel Comics asking her to write for them, she was convinced it was spam at first.
But it turned out to be legit: Marvel wanted Rivera to put words to a new comic series featuring the queer, Latinx superhero America Chavez. The next thing she knew, Rivera was deep in research on superheroes from Marvel's vast archive.
NPR's Camilo Garzón caught up with Rivera at her home in Brooklyn.