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Love & Rockets #02 New Seriesby Jaime Hernandez
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In the concluding 50-page half of Jaime's outrageous, acclaimed, full-on superhero mash-up "Ti-Girls Adventures," our protagonist, rookie do-gooder Boot Angel, learns more hard lessons about becoming a superheroine. Eventually, just about the entire cast gets together in a big family reunion that unexpectedly takes place in Maggie's tiny, messy one-bedroom apartment. Sandwiched between the concluding chapters of Jaime's story, Gilbert turns in two mind-benders of his own. "Hypnotwist" is Gilbert's 39-page epic story of a beautiful, leggy redhead's surreal journey into a night filled with mysterious shady characters, dreamlike violence, and sparkling retro spike heels. But is it real, or something else? For readers trying to parse the truth, Gilbert ups the ante by telling the whole story without using a single word. And "Sad Girl" (previewed in our 2009 Free Comic Book Day offering) is the tale of a disaffected young bombshell actress nicknamed "Killer" and the web of jealousy, gossip, notoriety and mystery that surrounds her.
"These latest tales from the art comics trailblazers are sure to draw readers in with their melancholic tone and the adventurous comic art that has enthralled readers for decades. The volume is bookended with Jaime's Ti-Girls stories. In the first, titled 'Daughters of Doom,' we see Jaime's superheroes going wild, both narratively and visually. The caped and powerful Ti-Girls fight, fly and reflect on the changes taking place in their universe. Gilbert's stories stand at the center of the volume. 'Sad Girl' is the story of a busty teenager nicknamed Killer. The story follows her as she tries to get back at her ex for dumping her by acting in a movie that everyone is wrongly convinced is porn. This is classic character-driven storytelling from Gilbert and will be welcomed by all the Luba fans out there. His second story, 'Hypnotwist,' is the cherry on top of this volume, with its wordless narrative of a beautiful young woman who travels the streets of a dark city, seeing strange, lovely and horrifying sights along the way. The narrative's dreamlike quality and its rich and mesmerizing imagery make it a surreal tour de force." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Your second annual eye-popping 100-page dollop of all-new material! With the conclusion of Jaime's "Ti-Girls Adventures" and two from Gilbert: the surreal, wordless "Hypnotwist" and the mysterious "Sad Girl."
In the summer of 2008, Fantagraphics Books brought the classic Love and Rocketsbrand to a whole new audience with the hugely successful first volume of the trade-paperback sized Love and Rockets: New Stories. A year later, the Hernandez Brothers are back with the second eye-popping volume. This volume gets off to a flying start with "Hypnotwist," Gilbert's 39-page wordless epic about a beautiful, leggy redhead's surreal journey into a night filled with mysterious shady characters, dreamlike violence, and sparkling retro spike heels. But is it real, or something else? Then, the concluding 50-page chapter of Jaime's acclaimed superhero mash-up 'Ti-Girls Adventures,' our protagonist Boot Angel learns more hard lessons about becoming a superheroine. Eventually, just about the entire cast gets together in Maggie's tiny, messy one-bedroom apartment. Beto concludes with "Chest Fever," in which a group of friends venture to Las Vegas, which isn"t quite what they expected...
About the Author
Gilbert Hernandezlives in Las Vegas, NV.Jaime Hernandezis a lifelong Los Angelean, where he continues to chronicle Maggie"s life in the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories.Mario Hernandezlives in San Francisco, CA with his wife and children.
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