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Collects the earliest, most sci-fi comics in Jaime Hernandez’s Locas/Locos storyline, ripped from the pages of Love and Rockets: meet teenage mechanic Maggie, her anarchic finest good friend and sometimes-lover, Hopey, and their mates from the Southern Californian Hoppers 13, aka Huerta, neighborhood punk scene.
This quantity is the primary in a complete and chronological collection, The Full Love and Rockets Library, and the primary that collects all of writer-artist Jaime Hernandez’s “Locas” comedian books and graphic novels. The storyline revolves across the indomitable Maggie, her anarchic finest good friend/occasional lover, Hopey, punk music, paramours, mates, household, and the Southern Californian neighborhood Hoppers 13, aka Huerta. Maggie the Mechanic collects the earliest and most sci-fi tales the place, along with our heroes, we meet bombshell Penny Century, weirdo mentor Izzy, wrestler Rena Titanon, and potential love curiosity Rand Race. In addition to seeing Hernandez develop as a cartoonist from 1981 to 1989, readers will see how he attracts characters with varied physique varieties that change as they age in “real-time.”
These tales first appeared within the seminal, long-running (and ongoing) Love and Rockets comics collection, additionally that includes work by Jaime’s brothers, Gilbert and Mario. L&R has been known as “the greatest American comic book series of all time” by Rolling Stone and “a great, sprawling American novel” by GQ. It broke floor with its craft and the informal intersectionality of its enormous and numerous casts of nuanced characters (a lot of whom are LGBQTIA+) who dwell and have relationships in often-naturalistic settings and conditions (though L&R has SF and magical realist components too). Together with contemporaries Chris Ware, Lynda Barry, and Daniel Clowes, the Hernandez brothers pushed the comics medium into new creative heights.
Black and white illustrations all through
From the Writer
In 1982, Fantagraphics Books revealed the primary difficulty of Love and Rockets by the Hernandez brothers (Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario), and the collection has since gone on to turn out to be the writer’s flagship title, a monumental work of graphic fiction. Collected beneath the umbrella of L&R, the collection is comprised of two separate ongoing tales: Gilbert chronicles the colourful inhabitants of the fictional Latin American city of Palomar, whereas Jaime follows Latinx mates and someday lovers Maggie and Hopey and their circle of mates within the punk scene of the fictional Californian city Hoppers. Over the course of L&R’s multi-decade run, its characters have aged in actual time, lending these tales a depth and weight that few literary works obtain. The Hernandez brothers proceed to launch new problems with Love and Rockets.
Fantagraphics marks the fortieth anniversary of this landmark comedian e book collection in 2022 — The Full Love and Rockets Library collects L&R in reasonably priced paperback editions. Love and Rockets: The First Fifty is an 8-volume field set presenting certain facsimiles of the unique fifty problems with the Love and Rockets comics magazines together with each cowl, comics web page, and letter column (even promoting!) with chosen essays, evaluations, and profiles that appeared within the well-liked (and unpopular) press between 1982 and 1996, together with over 100 pages of extra, rarely-seen comics from the interval by all three Brothers, plus dozens of e book and journal covers — a digital historical past of the expansion of Love and Rockets and the simultaneous rise of the literary comics motion of which they had been exemplars and trailblazers. That is important studying for all various comics followers.
Writer : Fantagraphics; 1st version (March 17, 2007)
Language : English
Paperback : 272 pages
ISBN-10 : 1560977841
ISBN-13 : 978-1560977841
Merchandise Weight : 1.45 kilos
Dimensions : 7.5 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches