Introduction to Part I (paperback pages 1-7) for "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"

If you can help improve this in any way, please drop me an email (in English) and I'd be happy to change it - this is just what I was able to cobble together.

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Galactus Galactus is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Fantastic Four The Fantastic Four is a fictional superhero team appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Stan Lee Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.
(If you don't know this one, you're in for a long book...)
Jack Kirby Jacob Kurtzberg, better known by the pen name Jack Kirby, was an American comic book artist, writer and editor. In the 1960s, Kirby co-created many of Marvel Comics' major characters including the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk along with writer-editor Stan Lee. Despite the high sales and critical acclaim of the Lee-Kirby titles, Kirby felt treated unfairly, and left the company in 1970 for rival DC Comics.
Derek Walcott Derek Walcott is a West Indies poet, playwright, writer and visual artist who writes mainly in English. Born in Castries, St. Lucia, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992.
Dominican Republic
The Admiral Christopher Columbus
dique something like "as if" or "supposedly". Someone writes in: "you could also use 'they say' which is a more literal translation. ('di' - dicen)"
Rafael Trujillo 2
caudillo leader 2
Sauron Sauron is the title character and the principal antagonist of the fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Arawn In Welsh mythology, Arawn was the king of the otherworld realm of Annwn.
Darkseid Darkseid is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by DC Comics.
Once and Future King The Once and Future King is an Arthurian fantasy novel written by T. H. White. The title comes from the supposed inscription of the marker over King Arthur's grave: HIC IACET ARTORIUS REX QUONDAM REXQVE FUTURUS — "Here lies Arthur, the once and future king."
pueblo "town", can also mean "people" or "population", although I wonder if it has a more specific DR meaning since it comes up a few more times in the book 2
Haitian genocide 3
Mobuto Mobutu Sese Seko was the President of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) for 32 years (1965–1997). He formed a totalitarian regime in Zaire which attempted to purge the country of all colonial cultural influence and entered wars to challenge the rise of communism in other African countries. His mismanagement of his country's economy, and personal enrichment from its financial and natural resources, makes his name synonymous with kleptocracy in Africa.
jabao "a reference to a light-skinned man of mixed race ancestry, usually from the Caribbean" - light mulato
güey {guey} "Dude"
Someone sent me this: "Guey is a corruption of buey and probably means dumb or bruto in this context."
anciano sanmacorisano An older person from San Pedro de Macoris, a city in the Dominican Republic
carajito "little kid"
Someone sent me this: "Carajito is used to refer to hang-around kids whose names one does not know or care about." Someone else says: "Carajito is also a little kid who is 'bad', you might refer to your own kid as a carajito if you are angry with him or referring to him as an unruly or not well behaved kid. Sort of a rascal."
jojote unripe / not mature
Where in coñazo {Where in conazo} Where in the fuck
Omega Effect Darkseid [see above] is among the most powerful New Gods, sometimes depicted with a variety of god-like abilities at his disposal. His main power, the Omega Effect, is a form of energy that he fires from his eyes as either concussive force or beams of disintegration, capable of transmuting or erasing most objects and organisms from existence as well as to reform or resurrect them.
Someone points out that "This is much like Trujillo's destructive power, and his ability to make his targets 'disappear' or "teleport" without a trace."
Morgoth's bane [I think this is supposed to be "the bane coming from Morgoth", eg: Balrogs, rather than "the bane to Morgoth". Confusing since the Balrog in Moria is called "Durin's Bane" and it was definitely a bane TO Durin instead of from him.]
Morgoth Bauglir is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium. He is the main antagonist of The Silmarillion, figures in The Children of Húrin, and is mentioned briefly in The Lord of the Rings.

A Balrog is a fictional creature from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth fantasy writings. Only dragons rivalled their capacity for ferocity and destruction, and during the First Age, they were among the most feared of Morgoth's forces.
DR1 Website for "Dominican Republic News & Travel Information Service"
Toto Toto is the name of a fictional dog in L. Frank Baum's Oz series of children's books
parcha passionfruit 7
Zafa Something like "free and without damage" - think "safe" in baseball. Seems to be related to the phrase that means "escape/avoid danger". 7