Synopses & Reviews
After Jaime's two-part super-hero epic from #1 and #2, we return to the enthralling minutiae of the "Locas" cast's lives for the first time in three years. In the main story Ray finally gets his date with Maggie: The couple goes to an art opening and to dinner, they discuss the crazy world of dreams, and Maggie asks Ray for a huge favor. Also in this volume, "Brown Town, Blue Sun," a new installment in Jaime's beloved "little kids" flashback series: A ten-year-old Maggie and her family move away from Hoppers to a desert ghost town... And on the Gilbert side of the ledger, "Scarlet by Starlight" is a story starring Fritz (of fame) that (in contrast to #2's silent masterpiece "Hypnotwist") consists entirely of a 14-page dialogue scene. "Killer/Sad Girl/Star" picks up the "Sad Girl" character from #2, and how no one in her family takes her budding film career seriously.
"Starred Review. [This] collection... is every bit as satisfying as the peak years of the long-running series.... A quarter-century after first rocked the alt-comics world, both brothers remarkably remain at the top of their game." Booklist
"Jaime's contribution to this volume... was very, very strong work... I've been enjoying the way that Gilbert's stories and stories-within-stories have interacted... [T]he [brothers'] stories seemed to strangely reflect each other in ways that previous volumes haven't." I Reads You
"[T]he most recent installment in the annual series features a couple of moments that are as technically brilliant and as profoundly moving as anything the series has seen in the past." Bob Temuka
"'Browntown' is an incredible story with a sense of realism and gravity unseen in most comic books. 'Browntown' alone makes #3 one of the best comic books of 2010." Leroy Douresseaux
All-new stories featuring Jaime's Maggie and Ray, plus Gilbert's Fritz and the "Sad Girl."
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.