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The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S.: A Love and Rockets Book

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The 25th anniversary Love and Rockets celebration continues with this, the second of three volumes collecting the adventures of the spunky Maggie; her annoying, pixie-ish best friend and sometime lover Hopey; and their circle of friends, including their bombshell friend Penny Century, Maggie's weirdo mentor Izzy--as well as the aging but still heroic wrestler Rena Titañon and Maggie's handsome love interest, Rand Race. After the sci-fi trappings of his earliest stories (as seen in Maggie the Mechanic, the first volume in this series), Hernandez refined his approach, settling on the more naturalistic environment of the fictional Los Angeles barrio, Hoppers, and the lives of the young Mexican-Americans and punk rockers who live there. A central story and one of Jaime's absolute peaks is "The Death of Speedy." Such is Jaime's mastery that even though the end of the story is telegraphed from the very title, the downhill spiral of Speedy, the local heartthrob, is utterly compelling and ultimately quite surprising. Also in this volume, Maggie begins her on-again off-again romance with Ray D., leading to friction and an eventual separation from Hopey.

(Note: A number of these stories, including a whole cycle of wrestling stories starring or co-starring Rena Titañon, were not collected in the hardcover Locas.)

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Centered on one of Jaime's peaks, "The Death of Speedy," the second comprehensive "Locas" collection (with stories not in the hardcover) alternates between wrestling action and the triangle of Maggie, Hopey and Ray D.

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The 25th anniversary Love and Rocketscelebration continues with this, the second of three volumes collecting the adventures of the spunky Maggie; her annoying, pixie-ish best friend and sometime lover Hopey; and their circle of friends, including their bombshell friend Penny Century, Maggie's weirdo mentor Izzy'"as well as the aging but still heroic wrestler Rena Titaon and Maggie's handsome love interest, Rand Race. After the sci-fi trappings of his earliest stories (as seen in Maggie the Mechanic, the first volume in this series), Hernandez refined his approach, settling on the more naturalistic environment of the fictional Los Angeles barrio, Hoppers, and the lives of the young Mexican-Americans and punk rockers who live there. A central story and one of Jaime's absolute peaks is "The Death of Speedy." Such is Jaime's mastery that even though the end of the story is telegraphed from the very title, the downhill spiral of Speedy, the local heartthrob, is utterly compelling and ultimately quite surprising. Also in this volume, Maggie begins her on-again off-again romance with Ray D., leading to friction and an eventual separation from Hopey.

(Note: A number of these stories, including a whole cycle of wrestling stories starring or co-starring Rena Titaon, were not collected in the hardcover Locas.)

About the Author

Jaime Hernandez lives in Pasadena, CA with his wife and daughter. He continues to co-create the ongoing, thrice-yearly LoveandRockets comic book series.

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Douglas, July 14, 2007 (view all comments by Douglas)
This collection includes two of the finest stories in cartooning (graphic novels, comic books, whatever you want to call them), "The Death of Speedy Ortiz," and "Flies on the Ceiling." Both stories show the mastery that Jaime Hernandez had only a few years into his career. "Flies on the Ceiling," especially, accomplishes everything by showing, not telling. The dialogue is minimal, the images frightening and gripping. In "The Death of Speedy Ortiz" Hernandez demonstrates a mature visual technique, with quick cuts between past and present, and again, showing rather than telling, which in cartooning means a minimum of wordiness. These stories hold up and reveal more upon multiple readings, and I still get a chill on the last page of "Speedy Ortiz."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781560978510
Author:
Hernandez, Jaime
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Punk culture
Subject:
Mexican american women
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Spanish
Series:
Love and Rockets
Series Volume:
The Second Volume of
Publication Date:
July 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white comics throughout
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in

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"Synopsis" by , Centered on one of Jaime's peaks, "The Death of Speedy," the second comprehensive "Locas" collection (with stories not in the hardcover) alternates between wrestling action and the triangle of Maggie, Hopey and Ray D.
"Synopsis" by , The 25th anniversary Love and Rocketscelebration continues with this, the second of three volumes collecting the adventures of the spunky Maggie; her annoying, pixie-ish best friend and sometime lover Hopey; and their circle of friends, including their bombshell friend Penny Century, Maggie's weirdo mentor Izzy'"as well as the aging but still heroic wrestler Rena Titaon and Maggie's handsome love interest, Rand Race. After the sci-fi trappings of his earliest stories (as seen in Maggie the Mechanic, the first volume in this series), Hernandez refined his approach, settling on the more naturalistic environment of the fictional Los Angeles barrio, Hoppers, and the lives of the young Mexican-Americans and punk rockers who live there. A central story and one of Jaime's absolute peaks is "The Death of Speedy." Such is Jaime's mastery that even though the end of the story is telegraphed from the very title, the downhill spiral of Speedy, the local heartthrob, is utterly compelling and ultimately quite surprising. Also in this volume, Maggie begins her on-again off-again romance with Ray D., leading to friction and an eventual separation from Hopey.

(Note: A number of these stories, including a whole cycle of wrestling stories starring or co-starring Rena Titaon, were not collected in the hardcover Locas.)

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