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The all-new annual graphic novel series from GilbertandJaime Hernandez!

In 2007, the huge success of Fantagraphics' seven Love and Rockets reprints, beginning with Maggie the Mechanic and ending with Amor y Cohetes, brought renewed attention to this trailblazing series among the book-buying public.

Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 builds on this success by rebooting the ongoing "Love and Rockets" comic (heretofore only sold in specialty stores as a slim periodical) to a fat, all-new annual graphic novel length package that will be available in bookstores.

Jaime launches the new format with a story that's unusual even for him...A full-on, pulse-pounding super-hero yarn. Maggie's longtime friend Penny Century has finally realized her long-time dream of acquiring super-powers, but at a terrible personal cost. Now she rampages through the galaxy, half mad with grief, and a motley group of super-heroes assembles to try to stop her—led by Maggie's girlfriend Angel and her mysterious neighbor Alarma, and involving a number of characters long-time Love and Rockets fans will delight in recognizing as the story progresses.

The epic-length 50-page story (only the first half of the saga!) combines Jaime's razor sharp characterization and superlative art with wildly inventive, Kirby-style slam-bang super-hero action. "The Search for Penny Century" does for super-hero comics what Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" did for car-chase movies: it miraculously manages to satisfy the pulp-fiction exigencies of the genre (with a vengeance!) while creating as involving and character-driven a tale as any other work of Jaime's.

Then Gilbert Hernandez explodes with a similarly generous helping of his fantastically creative one-shot short stories: "Tamanny" (rookie cop vs. demonic drug users); "Papa" (a turn-of-the-century story involving a traveling businessman); "The New Adventures of Duke and Sammy" (super-powered Martin and Lewis impostors in outer space); "The Tender Room" (Into the Wild as re-imagined by Beto); "Chiro el Indio" (written by third brother Mario Hernandez); and "Never Say Never" (a kangaroo gets lucky in Las Vegas).

One hundred pages of Jaime, Gilbert and Mario Hernandez at the peak of their powers: All-new Hernandez Bros. work available for the first time to the bookstore trade. This will be one of the major graphic-novel events of the season.

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Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 reboots the ongoing "Love and Rockets" comic to a fat, all-new annual graphic novel-length package.

Synopsis:

Jaime launches the new format with a superhero yarn: Penny Century has acquired superpowers, but is half-mad with grief and rampaging through the galaxy. A motley group of superheroes assemble to try to stop her. Only the first half of the saga, it combines Jaime's razor-sharp characterization and superlative art with wildly inventive, Kirby-style action. Gilbert Hernandez has these stories: "Tamanny" (rookie cop vs. demonic drug users); "Papa" (a turn-of-the-century story involving a traveling businessman); "The New Adventures of Duke and Sammy" (superpowered Martin and Lewis impostors in outer space); "The Tender Room" (Into the Wild as re-imagined by Beto); "Chiro el Indio" (written by third brother Mario Hernandez); and "Never Say Never" (a kangaroo gets lucky in Las Vegas).

About the Author

Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife and daughter. He is co-creator of the long-running, award-winning, and critically-acclaimed series Love and Rockets. His books include Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers, Luba, Palomar, Speak of the Devil, Sloth, The High Soft Lisp, Love from the Shadows, Girl Crazy, Yeah! and many books in the Love and Rockets series. Jaime Hernandez is a lifelong Los Angelean, where he continues to chronicle Maggie's life in the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories.Mario Hernandez lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife and children.

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Douglas, September 20, 2008 (view all comments by Douglas)
Los Bros Hernandez just keep rolling along. Their comic is now an annual book, the first of which is 100 pages, evenly split between Jaime and Gilbert, with a little Mario thrown in. Jaime tells a superhero story, which sort of brings the rockets back to Love and Rockets. His story is told in two parts, taking the first 25 pages and the last 25 pages of the book. Gilbert has several shorter stories filling the middle, one of his stories written by Mario. Gilbert's stories are strange, satiric, parodic, and just weird, and his thick, black lines match the odd mood(s) he evokes. The cover is drawn by Jaime, with an oversized Penny Century replacing the top of the L.A. City Hall with a giant beanie-cap. This is the familiar building used as the Daily Planet in the George Reeves' Superman series from the 1950's. Anyway, this book is fun, fun, fun! It's Los Bros!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781560979517
Author:
Hernandez, Jaime
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Author:
Hernandez, Gilbert
Author:
Hernandez, Mario
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Punk culture
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Fantagraphics
Series:
Love and Rockets
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9.24x7.60x.39 in. .74 lbs.

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Product details 112 pages Fantagraphics Books - English 9781560979517 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 reboots the ongoing "Love and Rockets" comic to a fat, all-new annual graphic novel-length package.
"Synopsis" by , Jaime launches the new format with a superhero yarn: Penny Century has acquired superpowers, but is half-mad with grief and rampaging through the galaxy. A motley group of superheroes assemble to try to stop her. Only the first half of the saga, it combines Jaime's razor-sharp characterization and superlative art with wildly inventive, Kirby-style action. Gilbert Hernandez has these stories: "Tamanny" (rookie cop vs. demonic drug users); "Papa" (a turn-of-the-century story involving a traveling businessman); "The New Adventures of Duke and Sammy" (superpowered Martin and Lewis impostors in outer space); "The Tender Room" (Into the Wild as re-imagined by Beto); "Chiro el Indio" (written by third brother Mario Hernandez); and "Never Say Never" (a kangaroo gets lucky in Las Vegas).
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