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Love it, hate it but dont miss it,
This review is from: Love and Rockets: Perla La Loca v. 5 (Love & Rockets 5): Perla La Loca v. 5 (Love & Rockets 5) (Paperback)
This is the final collection of Jaime Hernandez' contribution to the original run of Love and Rockets. Unfortunately its a bit of a mixed bag. "Wig Wam Bam" which takes up almost the first half of the book is exhausting, it's as if Hernandez was not really sure which direction to take things so he took them nowhere in particular. I had to go back to the second volume "the girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S." to remember why I loved this series.
Eventually Wig Wam Bam ends and we are back in business. Its so good. The characters feel real layered and nuanced, you care about these people, I felt genuine concern for their predicament. I blistered through the second half and although Wig Wam Bam had left me a little bored the last 160 pages are worth the price of the volume alone. The final pages were fantastic. Upon reflection you feel, well, just a little empty finishing this one.... but its only because you're gonna miss those guys!
The black and white art work is still fantastic and has aged incredibly well especially when compared to colour comics from the time, which can look a little garish when viewed now (watchmen anyone?).
Definitely not the book to introduce you to Love and Rockets but one hell of a finale.
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Initial post: 2 Mar 2009 17:01:36 GMT
This comment applies for a different book, not Love & Rockets New Stories (Oct 2008).
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