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Heartbreak Soup: A Love and Rockets Book

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ISBN13: 9781560977834
ISBN10: 1560977833
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Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2007, is finally released in its most accessible form yet: As a series of compact, thick, affordable, mass-market volumes that present the whole story in perfect chronological order. This volume collects the first half of Gilbert Hernandez's acclaimed magical-realist tales of "Palomar," the small Central American town, beginning with the groundbreaking "Sopa de Gran Pena" (which introduces most of his main cast of characters as children, plus the imposing newcomer Luba), and continuing on through such modern-day classics as "Ecce Homo," "Act of Contrition," "Duck Feet," and the great love story "For the Love of Carmen."

Synopsis:

This beautiful, affordable volume collects the first half of Gilbert's modern-day classic, featuring the acclaimed magical-realist tales of Palomar, the Central American hamlet, and its memorable inhabitants.

About the Author

Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife and daughter. He continues to co-create the ongoing LoveandRockets comic book series.

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Douglas, April 6, 2007 (view all comments by Douglas)
Gilbert Hernandez is the bomb! Okay, I was going to write a quick, intelligent recommendation of his work, but, um, his stuff just blows me away...thus, he's the bomb! I certainly recommend this volume, the first in a series collecting his "Love and Rockets" work. His cartooning is accessible, but smart, sometimes experimental. Sometimes, I just go, "Huh?" He is a master of leaving the words and word ballons out when silence is more thoughtful. He's been compared to Garcia Marquez, and that phrase "magic realism" gets thrown around, but don't let that stop you. His work is completely his own (paradoxically, even his collaborations!) He mixes sex, humor, horror, love, everything, into an unpredictable set of stories. Read something by Gilbert Hernandez! Really!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781560977834
Subtitle:
A Love and Rockets Book
Author:
Hernandez, Gilbert
Publisher:
Fantagraphics
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Series:
Love and Rockets
Series Volume:
The First Volume of
Publication Date:
March 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white comics throughout
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in

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