Palomar #1: Heartbreak Soup

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March 2007

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“An addictive soap opera, replete with humor and heart.” – The Washington Post

This is Palomar Book 1: Heartbreak Soup, part of the Love & Rockets library.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012,
Love and Rockets is finally being digitally released in its most accessible form yet – as a series of compact, affordable, mass-market volumes that present the whole story in perfect chronological order.

This volume collects the first half of Gilbert Hernandez's acclaimed magical-realist tales of Palomar, the small Central American town, beginning with the groundbreaking
Sopa de Gran Pena (which introduces most of his main cast of characters as children, plus the imposing newcomer Luba), and continuing on through such modern-day classics as Ecce Homo, Act of Contrition, Duck Feet, and the great love story For the Love of Carmen.

“The
Love and Rockets Vol. 1 reprints may be my favorite publishing project of the last five years, and there are a lot of fine projects going on... the smaller, bargain-priced volumes [are] the perfect vehicle for that material, the best comics series of all time.” – The Comics Reporter

“I've never seen anything else in comics — I guess there might be something in literature — but in comics there's never been anybody that's touched what the Hernandez brothers have.” – Robert Crumb

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“At first I was afraid that Beto was introducing so many characters I wouldn’t be able to keep up with them, but the deeper I go into the book the better he manages everyone. The writing reminds me of Will Eisner’s slice-of-life stuff from his later career…”

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“This indie comics mainstay has been going for nearly 30 years, making Love and Rockets as intimidating to some new readers as even the densest superhero mythologies. Luckily, Fantagraphics has made the Los Bros Hernandez saga about a massive cast of startlingly lifelike characters digestible in the form of affordable reprint volumes published in chronological order.”

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“In Gilbert's Palomar stories, there's a rawness that dominates the proceedings: raw anger, raw sexuality, raw passion for life, death and art.” – Rob Clough