Synopses & Reviews
A woman comes to the U.S. from Latin America to escape her shady past, only to fall into a new shady life. After a go at the adult entertainment business, Maria marries a drug lord and her dangerous past is nothing compared to her new life in America. The drug lord's son, Gorgo, secretly falls in love with her and he watches over her like a guardian angel. Danger and corruption (and of course sex) drive the first half of this love story. Long-time readers will find the storyline familiar... and that's because, in an -style meta twist, . is actually the B-movie film adaptation of the life story of Luba's mother Maria, as previously seen in its "real" version in the classic graphic novel (available in the collection) -- starring Maria's own daughter playing her own mother. Confused? Don't be! will work perfectly on its own terms as the kind of violent, sexy pulp tale that Gilbert Hernandez has proven so adept at these past several years, and the "source material" for the story will just provide an extra layer of delight for the cognoscenti. Part two of will be released in 2014.
"...[Hernandez's] pulp comics... are trashy, to be sure... They are also a great deal of fun and are demented in frequently amazing ways, as Hernandez tries to come up with the most sordid, complicated and melodramatic scenarios possible... There's a firm, steady hand on all of the mechanics and formal aspects of the story, allowing Hernandez to go nuts in terms of content without ever leaving the reader behind." Rob Clough
In the first book of two, Gilbert Hernandez cartoons a meta "movie adaptation" of his storyline (complete with drug lords, "shady guardian angels," torrid affairs and more) starring Fritz as her mother.
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.