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Beyond Palomar (Love and Rockets Books)

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Publisher Comments:

For the first half decade of , Gilbert Hernandez focused on fleshing out his small Central American hamlet of Palomar. But eventually this became too restrictive for the kinds of stories he wanted to tell, and he created, in quick succession, two major standalone graphic novels. collects these two groundbreaking works, together for the first time. "Poison River" is a dizzying period piece often hailed as one of Hernandez's masterpieces. It traces the pre-Palomar childhood of Luba, her teenage marriage to gangster Peter Rio, the secrets behind her mysterious mother, all the way up to her subsequent escape and arrival in Palomar. This story introduces a number of characters and themes that occupied later issues of (including Luba's mother Maria and her sinister guardian angel Gorgo), and is a riveting page-turner besides, with lots of sex, drugs, guns, politics, and women who can crack walnuts with their stomachs. "Love and Rockets X," set in the early 1990s (in the waning years of Bush I's post-Reagan hangover, with Gulf War I in the background), takes us from plush Beverly Hills to the dangerous east side and introduces us to a dizzyingly diverse cast of characters, including a lowlife rock 'n' roll band, a "posse" of black youths, a ditzy Hollywood mom and her spoiled son, a gay activist filmmaker and his rebellious, half-Iraqi daughter, and a group of racist thugs whose violent attack on an older woman sets the plot in motion--as well as bringing in several older characters, including a couple of Palomar expatriates. is a wildly original diptych of graphic novels by one of the great cartooning talents of the last quarter century.

Synopsis:

Two classic graphic novels in one beautiful volume: "Poison River" traces the backstory of Luba, from child to teenage mob bride to her escape to Palomar; "Love and Rockets X" is a wide-ranging, Altman-esque story set in early-1990s L.A.

Synopsis:

Beyond Palomarcollects two of Gilbert's groundbreaking worksabout the Central American hamlet of Palomar in one affordablebook."Poison River" is a dizzying period piece often hailed as one ofHernandez's masterpieces. It traces the pre-Palomar childhood of Luba,her teenage marriage to gangster Peter Rio, the secrets behind hermysterious mother, all the way up to her subsequent escape and arrivalin Palomar. "Love and Rockets X," set in the early 1990s (in the waningyears of Bush I's post-Reagan hangover, with Gulf War I in thebackground), takes us from plush Beverly Hills to the dangerous eastside and introduces us to a dizzyingly diverse cast of characters,including a lowlife rock 'n' roll band, a "posse" of black youths, aditzy Hollywood mom and her spoiled son, a gay activist filmmaker andhis rebellious, half-Iraqi daughter, and a group of racist thugs whoseviolent attack on an older woman sets the plot in motion.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560978824
Subtitle:
A Love and Rockets Book
Author:
Hernandez, Gilbert
Publisher:
Fantagraphics
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Fantagraphics
Series:
Love and Rockets
Publication Date:
December 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
256 pages of black-and-white comics
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in

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Product details 256 pages Fantagraphics Books - English 9781560978824 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Two classic graphic novels in one beautiful volume: "Poison River" traces the backstory of Luba, from child to teenage mob bride to her escape to Palomar; "Love and Rockets X" is a wide-ranging, Altman-esque story set in early-1990s L.A.
"Synopsis" by , Beyond Palomarcollects two of Gilbert's groundbreaking worksabout the Central American hamlet of Palomar in one affordablebook."Poison River" is a dizzying period piece often hailed as one ofHernandez's masterpieces. It traces the pre-Palomar childhood of Luba,her teenage marriage to gangster Peter Rio, the secrets behind hermysterious mother, all the way up to her subsequent escape and arrivalin Palomar. "Love and Rockets X," set in the early 1990s (in the waningyears of Bush I's post-Reagan hangover, with Gulf War I in thebackground), takes us from plush Beverly Hills to the dangerous eastside and introduces us to a dizzyingly diverse cast of characters,including a lowlife rock 'n' roll band, a "posse" of black youths, aditzy Hollywood mom and her spoiled son, a gay activist filmmaker andhis rebellious, half-Iraqi daughter, and a group of racist thugs whoseviolent attack on an older woman sets the plot in motion.
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