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Love and Rockets: Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S. (Love & Rockets) [Paperback]

Jaime Hernandez

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28 Sep 2007 Love & Rockets
In 1982, brothers Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez created "Love & Rockets", an astonishing mixture of magical realism, science fiction, and meditations on the human condition which became one of the most critically acclaimed series of all time. Follow the continuing adventures of the spunky Maggie Chascarillo, her annoying best friend and sometime lover Hopey and their circle of friends, including bombshell Penny Century, weirdo Izzy and her gangster broher Speedy, would-be boyfriend Ray Dominguez, Hopey's no-talent punk band and wrestlers Vicki Glori and Rena Titanon. Award-winning writer and artist Jaime Hernandez presents the second collection of "Love & Rockets" stories - a must for any fan of truly adult comics!

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"Simply essential...one of the most talented artists our polyglot culture has produced." - New York Times Book Review * "American fiction's best kept secret." - Rolling Stone * "Expressive and elegant cartooning....Magic, real, and literate - and fun to look at too. Grade: A." - Entertainment Weekly * "Quite simply, this is one of the twentieth centuries most significant comic creators at the peak of his form." - Alan Moore, author of Watchmen * "A high point in the comics form, conventional in idiom, but not comparable to any strips before it." - The Washington Post"

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Born in 1959 in Oxnard, California, Jaime Hernandez (sometimes spelt as "Xaime") [iilegible] grown into one of America's foremost comic creators. In 1981, he co-published the first issue of Love & Rockets with brothers Gilbert and Mario, to huge acclaim. Jaime resides in Pasadena, California, with his wife, Meg, and stepdaughter; in addition to his comics work, he is a cartoonist for The New Yorker as well as a creator of album covers (most recently for the Indigo Girls).

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maggie Forever 28 Jan 2008
By Erin C. Griffin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I fell for her hard. It was the kind of relationship you wanted to last forever, but all your sleepless nights only drew you to the end. I tried to quit her, or space our time so that we could be together forever, but I rushed it, and now I have to start all over.

This book kept me up nights when I wasn't reading it. That's how good it is.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars comic strip classic! 28 Jun 2010
By Cerberus - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I cannot say enough good things about 'Love and Rockets' or Jaime Hernandez. Just classic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jaime Hernandez doesn't disappoint 11 Sep 2012
By Lia R. Craven - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The stories all follow a nice narrative. It is what I love about his writing and images--real people living believable lives with an occasional touch of surreality!
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best comic writing in the business 4 Mar 2014
By Noh - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
'Love and Rockets' remains one of the brightest, if most obscure, stars in the comic world. Little-known outside the circles of indie-comic fandom, 'Love and Rockets' features brilliant BW artwork and superb storytelling from Jaime Hernandez. In this, the second collected volume featuring Jaime's heroine Maggie the Mechanic, Jamie slowly phases out the more outre elements that gave the comic its name. No more rockets! No more dinosaurs! No more sci-fi! Instead, Jaime focuses on the trials and tribulations of growing up in punk and post-punk era, with gangs, nosy relatives and the quiet tragedies of normal life more than filling in for lasers and killer robots. The subtle development of Maggie from punkette to a young woman struggling with the burden of adulthood is a thing to behold. My favorite story in the volume doesn't feature Maggie, though, but her older, stranger friend Izzy. 'Flies on the Ceiling' is either the tale of how Izzy met the Devil in Mexico, or it is the tale of how Izzy's already vulnerable mind was finally shattered beyond repair. Whatever your interpretation, it remains one of the most terrifying narratives ever put to funnybook form. Highly Recommended. NOTE: You'll really need to read 'Maggie the Mechanic', the first volume in the collected Love and Rockets, to fully appreciate what's going on here...and you'll probably want to become up volume 3, 'Perla la Loca' just to see how it all wraps up.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I Just Couldn't Get Into It 1 Aug 2009
By Paige Turner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I'm sure I'm one of a tiny minority that didn't enjoy this book. This is the first comic/graphic novel that I literally couldn't finish. I started and re-started 3 times and couldn't get into it. The "story" dragged on and never really went anywhere. I love comics and could read a graphic novel about nuclear fission, but this book just had no plot.

I never fell for the characters. Maybe my expectations were too high - I know Jaime Hernandez is an incredible talent and most people like his work. I almost never write negative reviews out of respect for the artists - I feel fine doing so here because Hernandez is so popular and my little review will have no impact on his sales.

Be sure to look at a few pages yourself before buying this book. Maybe it's just like an expensive Cabernet- totally wasted on someone that doesn't like wine.
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