In Maria M. by Gilbert Hernandez, a woman comes to the U.S. from Latin America to escapes her shady past to find a new shady life in America. After a stint in the adult entertainment business, Maria marries a drug lord, however his son falls in love with her and watches over her like a guardian angle. While Maria M. is on one level a sexy pulp story, on the other it is a B-movie film adaptation of the life of Palomar character Luba's mother Maria. In which Luba plays her mother. Maria M. is published by Fantagraphics Books.