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Amor Y Cohetes: A Love and Rockets Book (Paperback)

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The Love & Rockets library continues with this special volume of short stories.


To a very great extent, Love & Rockets is synonymous with Hoppers' Maggie & Hopey and Palomar's Luba & Carmen & Heraclio & Tonantzin... but there was always more to L&R than that. Amor y Cohetes finally collects together in one convenient package all the non-Maggie and non-Palomar stories by all three Hernandez Brothers from that classic first, 50-issue Love & Rockets series—a dizzying array of styles and approaches that re-confirms these groundbreaking cartoonists' place in the history of comics.



The book leads off with Gilbert's original 40-page sci-fi epic "BEM" from 1981's very first issue of Love & Rockets, featuring a very different Luba and a much looser, Heavy Metal and Marvel Comics-inspired way of storytelling.



Other stories include Jaime's charming "Rocky and Fumble" series starring a planet-hopping girl and her robot; stunning one-shots such as Gilbert's Frida Kahlo biography and his shocking autobiographical fantasia "My Love Book"; Mario's genre thrillers which take place "Somewhere in California"; Gilbert's brutally dystopian "Errata Stigmata"; the playful "Hernandez Satyricon," with Gilbert drawing Jaime's characters, and "War Paint," with Jaime trying out Palomar; Gilbert's light-hearted "Music for Monsters" starring Bang and Inez; and even a fantastical "non-continuity" Maggie and Hopey story "Easter Hunt" by Jaime that didn't fit into the other books.



Amor y Cohetes, the seventh volume in the new "Complete Love & Rockets" series of compact, affordable paperbacks.

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.

Jaime Hernandez is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning cartoonist and a lifelong Los Angelean.

Mario Hernandez lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife and children.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781560979265
ISBN-10: 1560979267
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: June 17th, 2008
Language: English
Series: Love and Rockets
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Created At: 3/7/2014 08:25am
Last Updated At: 12/4/2019 11:23am