Love & Rockets: New Stories 1

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September 2008

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This is Love and Rockets: New Stories #1, part of the Love and Rockets library.

*** Contains stories collected in
Locas #6: God and Science ***

Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 reboots the beloved ongoing “Love and Rockets” comic into a fat, all-new annual graphic novel length package.

Jaime launches the new format with a story that’s unusual even for him... A full-on, pulse-pounding super-hero yarn! Maggie’s longtime friend Penny Century has finally realized her longtime dream of acquiring super-powers, but at a terrible personal cost. Now she rampages through the galaxy, half mad with grief, and a motley group of super-heroes assembles to try to stop her -- led by Maggie’s girlfriend Angel and her mysterious neighbor Alarma, and involving a number of characters longtime
Love and Rockets fans will delight in recognizing.

The epic-length 50-page story (only the first half of the saga!) combines Jaime’s razor sharp characterization and superlative art with wildly inventive, Kirby-style slam-bang super-hero action. Then Gilbert Hernandez explodes with a similarly generous helping of his fantastically creative one-shot short stories: “Papa” (a turn-of-the-century story involving a traveling businessman); “The New Adventures of Duke and Sammy” (super-powered Martin and Lewis impostors in outer space); “Victory Dance” (Into the Wild as re-imagined by Beto); “Chiro el Indio” (written by third brother Mario Hernandez); “Never Say Never” (a kangaroo gets lucky in Las Vegas; and the mysterious wordless mood piece simply titled “?”. One hundred pages of Jaime, Gilbert and Mario Hernandez at the peak of their powers: this is a major graphic-novel event!

• 2009 Harvey Award Nominee: Best Single Issue of Story

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•Literary review magazine

"… Every bit as satisfying as the peak years of the long-running series.... A quarter-century after Love and Rockets first rocked the alt-comics world, both brothers remarkably remain at the top of their game." — Gordon Flagg

Publishers Weekly

•Publishing trade magazine

"In the 30 years they’ve been writing and drawing Love and Rockets, Los Bros Hernandez have created wonderfully complex story lines and characters... This web of superior magical-realistic storytelling involves readers in the perplexed yearnings of a huge cast of unforgettable characters unaware of their own capacity for general self-delusion and occasional self-discovery."

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“There are acclaimed filmmakers and novelists who can't do what Jaime Hernandez does — or Gilbert, for that matter. When the two of them are at their most inspired, as they are here, they make almost every other comics creator today look like a fumbling hack. [Grade] A."