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Penny Century

Penny Century Author Jaime Hernandez
ISBN-10 9781606993422
Release 2010-04-06
Pages 257
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Picking up right after Perla La Loca, the third volume of the definitive “Maggie” series repackaging, this compilation of stories from Jaime Hernandez’s solo comic Penny Century and his subsequent return to Love and Rockets (Volume II) charts the further lives of his beloved “Locas.” But first... wrestling! Penny Century starts off with a blast with “Whoa, Nellie!,” a unique graphic novelette in which Maggie, who has settled in with her pro-wrestler aunt for a while, experiences that wild and woolly world first-hand.


Esperanza Author Jaime Hernandez
ISBN-10 9781606994498
Release 2011-08-17
Pages 250
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In this batch of “Locas” stories by Jaime Hernandez from the pages of Love and Rockets Volume II (picking up where 2010’s Penny Century collection left off), an older and wiser Maggie faces down her old demons and the “Ghost of Hoppers” in a full-length graphic novel (which also introduces one of Jaime’s greatest recent characters, Vivian the “Frogmouth,” the near-psychotic bombshell). Meanwhile, the ever-feisty but maturing Hopey (her Spanish birth name giving this collection its title) transitions from tending bar to teaching kindergarten (while still juggling a complex love life), and the final quarter of the book shows Maggie’s lovable ex Ray Dominguez being dragged into the aftermath of a grisly murder thanks to his falling for the Frogmouth.

Maggie the Mechanic

Maggie the Mechanic Author Jaime Hernandez
ISBN-10 9781560977841
Release 2007-03-17
Pages 271
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The first of three volumes chronicles the globe-trotting adventures and exploits of Maggie, her best friend and occasional lover Hopey, and their companions, Peggy Century, her weirdo mentor Izzy, aging wrestler Rena Titanon, and Maggie's new love interest, Rand Race. Original.

God and Science

God and Science Author Jaime Hernandez
ISBN-10 9781606995396
Release 2012-08-16
Pages 138
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The "director's cut" edition of the sprawling super-hero epic from Love and Rockets. Originally serialized in Love and Rockets New Stories, “Ti-Girls Adventures” managed to be both a rollickingly creative super-hero joyride (featuring three separate super-teams and over two dozen characters) that ranged from the other side of the universe to Maggie’s shabby apartment, and a genuinely dramatic fable about madness, grief, and motherhood as Penny Century’s decades-long quest to become a genuine super-heroine are finally, and tragically, fulfilled. In addition to introducing a plethora of wild new characters, God and Science brings in many older characters from Jaime’s universe, some from seemingly throwaway shorter strips and some from Maggie’s day-to-day world (including some real surprises). The main heroine of the story, forming a bridge between the “realistic” Maggie stories and the super-heroic extravaganza is “Angel,” Maggie’s sweet-tempered and athletic new roommate and best friend, and now herself an aspiring super-heroine.

The Girl from H O P P E R S

The Girl from H O P P E R S Author Jaime Hernandez
ISBN-10 9781560978510
Release 2007-07-17
Pages 290
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This volume collects the adventures of the spunky Maggie; her annoying, pixie-ish best friend and sometime lover Hopey; and their circle of friends, including their bombshell friend Penny Century, Maggie's weirdo mentor Izzy―as well as the aging but still heroic wrestler Rena Titanon and Maggie's handsome love interest, Rand Race. After the sci-fi trappings of his earliest stories (as seen in Maggie the Mechanic, the first volume in this series), Hernandez refined his approach, settling on the more naturalistic environment of the fictional Los Angeles barrio, Hoppers, and the lives of the young Mexican-Americans and punk rockers who live there. A central story and one of Jaime's absolute peaks is "The Death of Speedy." Such is Jaime's mastery that even though the end of the story is telegraphed from the very title, the downhill spiral of Speedy, the local heartthrob, is utterly compelling and ultimately quite surprising. Also in this volume, Maggie begins her on-again off-again romance with Ray D., leading to friction and an eventual separation from Hopey.

Perla la Loca

Perla la Loca Author Jaime Hernandez
ISBN-10 9781560978831
Release 2007-12-17
Pages 290
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In these classic "Locas" stories, Jaime drops a narrative bomb on Hopey (and us) in "Wigwam Bam"; Maggie contends with her inner demons, a murderous hooker, and an amorous lady wrestler; and Maggie, getting married?

Luba and Her Family

Luba and Her Family Author Gilbert Hernandez
ISBN-10 9781606997536
Release 2014-07-19
Pages 229
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Gilbert Hernandez’s sprawling family saga focuses on the United States, where newly immigrated Luba and her sisters, body-builder Petra and therapist/film star Fritz, find their families’ and friends’ lives becoming more and more intertwined. As the three sisters have “memories of sweet youth,” the next generation finds the spotlight: Luba’s adult daughter Doralís emcees the proceedings in her role as mischievous host of a children’s TV show, while Petra’s little girl, Venus, has adventures with her aunt Fritz and her best friend Yoshio. At her mother’s urging, Venus also writes missives to her fierce, one-armed cousin Casimira, who’s back in Palomar. In these stories ― never before collected together ― Venus tells it like it is!

Dicks and Deedees

Dicks and Deedees Author Jaime Hernandez
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173014160961
Release 2003
Pages 89
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Co-creator of Love & Rockets, which helped define the modern literary comics movement of the post-underground generation, Jaime Hernandez here offers his third volume following one of L&R's most complex and popular characters, Maggie Chascarillo. Spotlighting a wide-ranging and funky group of stories from L&R and Hernandez's comic Penny Century, the continuing trials and tribulations of Maggie and Hopey will appeal to all fans of the series.

Angels and Magpies

Angels and Magpies Author Jaime Hernandez
ISBN-10 9781683960904
Release 2017-12-20
Pages 260
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This collects the stories from Vol. 3 of the Love and Rockets comic book, including the LA Times Book Prize-winning Love Bunglers, and much more. The sublime, the superpowered, and the senior citizen converge in Angels and Magpies, which collects the Gods and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls and Love Bunglers storylines from the Love and Rockets: New Stories series, as well as Hernandez’s 2006 serial for the New York Times. In the latter, Maggie pays a visit to Queen Rena, who is living out her twilight days on an island after a lifetime as a wrestler and an adventuress. In the Ti-Girls segment, superheroics get a screwball spin when Angel of Tarzana and Maggie square off against Dark Penny Century. In the "Love Bunglers," held as perhaps Hernandez’s greatest masterpiece in his thirty-five-year career, and one of the great graphic novels of all time (it was hailed by Slate and Publishers Weekly as one of the best stories of the year), the past and present converge as Maggie and Ray’s reunion is threatened by long-buried family secrets.

Locas II

Locas II Author Jaime Hernandez
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215320610
Release 2009
Pages 418
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The second, doorstop-sized omnibus volume of Locas tales collects over 12 years' worth of stories from the award-winning Love & Rockets comics, picking up shortly after Maggie and Hopey's long-awaited reunion.


LOCAS Author Jaime Hernández
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060660142
Release 2004-10-27
Pages 704
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One of the great American novels of the last 30 years, graphic orotherwise. Created over 15 years from 1981-96 in the pages of thelegendary comic Love and Rockets and collected here in a giant deluxe hardcover.

Love and Rockets

Love and Rockets Author Gilbert Hernandez
ISBN-10 9781606995983
Release 2013-09-21
Pages 200
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Five women stand in a police lineup; four of them are garishly dressed, impressively endowed superwomen ― perfectly normal, because this is, after all, the cover of a comic book. A closer look, however, reveals a fifth woman who seems thoroughly out of place ― mousy, in bathrobe and curlers, smoking a cigarette, she appears to have been suddenly yanked from her breakfast table. Surely, this diminutive, dowdy woman is here by mistake ― or is she? From the very first cover of the very first issue of Love and Rockets in 1982, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez have created artwork that has subverted, contradicted and celebrated the history of the comic book medium, inverting familiar tropes and creating some of the most iconic images in comics over the past three and a half decades, inviting fans and readers into their world. Amazingly, many of the covers created by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez for the various iterations of Love and Rockets over the past 35 years have never been collected or have only been reprinted in black-and-white. Love and Rockets: The Covers will not only rectify this problem, but present them without trade dress (logos, marketing hype, etc.), allowing the original cover illustrations to communicate on their own.

The Love and Rockets Companion

The Love and Rockets Companion Author Marc Sobel
ISBN-10 9781606995792
Release 2013-08-03
Pages 240
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The Love and Rockets Companion: 30 Years (and Counting) contains three incredibly in-depth and candid interviews with creators Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez: one conducted by writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline); one conducted some six years into the comic’s run by longtime L&R publisher Gary Groth; and one conducted by the book’s author, spanning Gilbert’s, Jaime’s and Mario’s careers, and looking to the future of the ongoing series, with a follow-up conversation with Groth. This book has foldout family trees for both Gilbert’s Palomar and Jaime’s Locas storylines; unpublished art; a character glossary (which is handy, considering that Gilbert alone has created 50+ characters!); highlights from the original series’ anarchic letters columns; timelines; and the most wide-ranging Hernandez Brothers bibliography ever compiled, including album and DVD covers, posters and more.

Locas in Love

Locas in Love Author Jaime Hernandez
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173010190235
Release 2000
Pages 120
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'Quite simply, this is one of the 20th century's most significant comic creators at the peak of his form, with every line a wedding of classicism and cool. He has never been better.' Alan Moore Penny Century is the title of Hernandez's current ongoing Harvey Award Winning comic book series and this is the first collection, spotlighting the first four issues of the series.

Love and Rockets

Love and Rockets Author Jaime Hernandez
ISBN-10 OCLC:253601445
Release 2015
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A collection of Love and Rockets tales finds Penny Century acquiring super-powers at a terrible personal cost and rampaging through the galaxy pursued by a motley group of superheroes led by Maggie's girlfriend Angel.


Loverboys Author Gilbert Hernandez
ISBN-10 9781630081249
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 300
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An all-new graphic novel from Pen Center USA Award winner, Gilbert Hernandez! Welcome to Lagrimas, a small south-of-the-border town where young men who consider themselves "loverboys" constantly hit on the ladies, but get shot down most of the time--until one begins an affair with the woman who used to be his seventh grade teacher! As their torrid romance unfolds, three young girls plot to poison the town's populace, just so they won't have to listen to their parents or teachers anymore. It's a passionate--and sometimes comical--tale, as only the celebrated cocreator of Love and Rockets can deliver!

Fantagraphics Studio Edition Jaime Hernandez

Fantagraphics Studio Edition  Jaime Hernandez Author Jaime Hernandez
ISBN-10 1606999966
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 192
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In this millennium, every page Hernandez draws is die-cut flawless and ready for reproduction; but it wasn't always that way. Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez collects almost 200 pages of the raw, un-retouched original art, via select stories -- masterpieces, all -- from the first fifty issues of the Love and Rockets comic book. These include such classic and beloved stories such as "The Death of Speedy," "Chester Square," and "Wigwam Bam."