In Is This How You See Me?, Maggie and Hopey get the band back together - literally. Now middle-aged, they leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to reluctantly attend a punk rock reunion in their old neighborhood. The present is masterfully threaded with a flashback set in 1979, during the very formative stages in Maggie and Hopey's lifelong friendship, as the perceived invincibility of youth is expertly juxtaposed against all of the love, heartbreak, and self-awareness that comes with lives actually lived. The result is no sentimental victory lap, however - this is one of the great writers of literary fiction at the peak of his powers, continuing to scale new heights as an artist. Hernandez's acclaimed ongoing comics series Love and Rockets has entertained readers for over 35 years, and his beloved characters - Maggie, Hopey, Ray, Doyle, Daffy, Mike Tran, and so many others - have become fully realized literary creations. Is This How You See Me? collects Hernandez's latest interconnected vignettes, serialized over the past four years in Love and Rockets
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Angels and Magpies collects the Gods and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls and Love Bunglers storylines from the Love and Rockets: New Stories series, as well as Hernandez's 2006 New York Times serial. In the Ti-Girls segment, superheroics get a screwball spin and in 'Love Bunglers,' perhaps Hernandez's greatest masterpiece and one of the great graphic novels of all time, the past and present converge as Maggie and Ray's reunion is threatened by long-buried family secrets.
In this 30th Anniversary Issue, Jaime shifts focus onto 'Frogmouth' and her half sister Tonta whilst introducing some new characters. Gilbert takes one of his current characters into the Palomar milieu and brings back a number of the classic Palomar characters. This will be a much-anticipated homecoming for fans of the 'classic' Love and Rockets of the 1980s. Thirty years in, Love and Rockets continues to surprise and delight.
LUBA'S GENERATIONAL SAGA DEEPENS, PLUS A NEW STORY FEATURING JAIME'S 'TONTA' Love and Rockets enters its fourth decade with the latest installment of this acclaimed graphic novel-format iteration, featuring both old friends and new faces, and some genuine surprises... The cover shows Gilbert's new star Killer in a pose and milieu that will bring back memories for long-time fans - imitating the hammer-wielding Luba in her adopted Palomar. That's because Killer has discovered that her great-grandmother Maria (Luba's mother) starred in a late 1950s crime movie, and begins to delve into the details of her family's twisted history. Complicating things is the fact that Luba's half-sister Fritz played Maria in an amped-up biopic version of her life, creating a postmodern alternate version of the classic 'Poison River' which originally told Maria's story (in a tie-in release, see page 52 for the graphic novel version of this movie, Maria M. Part One)! In the other half of the book, Jaime continues to explore his intriguing new character Tonta: In 'Fuck Summer,' Tonta is talked into joining t
The seventh volume of Love and Rockets: New Storiesfinds Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez writing and drawing at the top of their game. In Jaime's stories, Maggie and Hopey take a road trip to visit a 'sick friend' while Ray visits some old sick friends of his own. Gilbert offers a suite of stories, including a sweeping epic of derring-do in which Fritz as Morgan Le Fey teams up with Aladdin; a WWII sci-fi thriller and 'Daughters and Mothers and Daughters,' in which flashbacks to Luba's mother Maria reveal how old secrets affect their family today.
Fantagraphics proudly presents 35 years of Love And Rockets covers collated in full-color, virtually all of them without logos or cover text for maximum visual impact so the viewer can better appreciate these iconic images created by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez. With over 150 classic covers, this will be a gorgeous, oversized art book and the perfect gift for fans of the series that virtually defines alternative comics.