Your second annual eye-popping 100-page dollop of all-new Love & Rockets 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 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.
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.
Jaime’s economically sleek artwork
and smartly daffy humor, and Gilbert’s graphic sophistication and experimental boldness—remain firmly
in evidence. — Gordon Flagg
There are few comics in the history of the medium as universally beloved as Love and Rockets…[it] has been so good for so long that it’s almost impossible to find anyone with something bad to say about it…beautifully drawn, funny, tense, heartbreaking…the stylistic differences in the brothers’ storytelling is stark, but the thematic similarities are telling, and….thread together in surprising, rewarding ways.
— Leonard Pierce
Nowhere else can you find stories as fun, absurd, and heartfelt as these. Nowhere else can you find artwork with as much character... Los Bros. Hernandez continue to blaze trails with their originality, and the comic industry is better for it. This essential collection should be on every fan’s shelf. — Edward Kaye
Love and Rockets: New Stories #2 reminds us, as the first issue did, that comic books from the Hernandez Brothers are always a welcome thing. A year may be a long wait, but when it comes to Los Bros’ coolness and greatness, time is neutral. I can always reread this and enjoy it just as much as I did the first time.