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LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #4

(W) Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez (A/CA) Jaime Hernandez

The 2017 Eisner Hall of Famers are still at the top of their game! In Jaime's half, when the cat's away how will the mice play? Maggie's out of town and Ray is determined to do something outside of his usual routine... but what? And what kind of trouble could Maggie and Hopey possibly get into in Barrio Hoppers at 3AM? Meanwhile, there's a funeral in Palomar and Pipo is deciding if she should attend or not. The rest of the story is a Palomar flashback of Pipo and her two adult lovers Manuel and Soledad.

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LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #3

(W/A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez

What is "punk"? What did it all mean? What does it mean now? What will it mean in the end? The Locas girls's punk reunion has come to a close but the evening has just begun. Also, the Animus situation has gotten too BIG for reunited sisters Lumina and Isla. Meanwhile, on the Gilbert side: Fritz starred in a Dr. Who ripoff only to see her 10-year-old daughter take over the role before returning to the show's last episode 5 years later. Meanwhile, Fritz's newly reunited twin daughters get to (uncomfortably) know one another and meet a classic Palomar character (or three)!

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LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #2

(W/A/CA) Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez

The second issue of Love and Rockets picks right up from Issue #1! Over on Jaime's side, it's La Llorona's turn to hit the stage at the punk rock reunion and the Hellmets are closing in on Princess Animus. Is Hopey ready? Is Isla ready? Are you ready? On Gilbert's side, Fritz and her twin daughters meet, making Fritz crazier than ever, while Pipo and her new squeeze visit the mysterious Dr. Emil in prison in an effort to learn just what his secret cosmetic treatment actually is...

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LOVE AND ROCKETS MAGAZINE #1

(W/A) Los Bros Hernandez

The comic book event of 2016! Love and Rockets is back as an all-new, ongoing comic book series (Vol. IV for those keeping track at home)! On Jaime's side: What do you do when none of your old punk friends want to be punk any more? And just who does the evil Princess Animus think she is? (Hint: She doesn't know, she has amnesia.) On Gilbert's side: Family drama takes center stage when a Fritz discovers a grandchild she didn't know existed! Old fans and new fans are sure to enjoy the most diverse cast of characters in comics, including Maggie, Hopey, Pipo, Fritz, Tonta, Baby, and many more! Plus other surprises! Grrrowl!

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LOVE AND ROCKETS: NEW STORIES TP VOL 06

(W/A) Los Brothers Hernandez

 LUBA'S GENERATIONAL SAGA DEEPENS, PLUS A NEW STORY FEATURING JAIME'S "TONTA"
Love and Rockets enters its fourth decade with the latest installment of this acclaimed graphic novel-format iteration, featuring both old friends and new faces, and some genuine surprises...
The cover shows Gilbert's new star Killer in a pose and milieu that will bring back memories for long-time fans - imitating the hammer-wielding Luba in her adopted Palomar. That's because Killer has discovered that her great-grandmother Maria (Luba's mother) starred in a late 1950s crime movie, and begins to delve into the details of her family's twisted history. Complicating things is the fact that Luba's half-sister Fritz played Maria in an amped-up biopic version of her life, creating a postmodern alternate version of the classic "Poison River" which originally told Maria's story (in a tie-in release, see page 52 for the graphic novel version of this movie, Maria M. Part One)! In the other half of the book, Jaime continues to explore his intriguing new character Tonta: In "Fuck Summer," Tonta is talked into joining the summer swim team but can't figure out why the brand new swim coach knows her - so, with help from friends, she sets out to find the answer. Meanwhile, something far more sinister is brewing behind the scenes...

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JULIO'S DAY HC

(W/A) Gilbert Hernandez

Originally serialized in Love and Rockets Vol. II but never completed until now, Julio's Day is Gilbert Hernandez's latest graphic novel, a masterpiece of elliptical, emotional storytelling that traces one life through a series of enthralling vignettes. While Julio's Day has some elements in common with Hernandez's Palomar cycle, this is very much a standalone story that will help cement his position as one of the strongest and most original cartoonists of our time.
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I fell in love with this story with it's first installment and have been waiting for almost twelve years for it to be completed. If you are one of the poor souls who has never read a comic by the Hernandez Brothers now would be an excellent time to right that wrong. Los Bros are the best creators of female characters in the business, and if there's one thing that Beto does better than women, it's children.

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LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 05

(W/A) Los Bros. Hernandez 

In this 30th Anniversary Issue, Jaime shifts focus onto "Frogmouth" and her half sister Tonta whilst introducing some new characters. Gilbert takes one of his current characters into the Palomar milieu and brings back a number of the classic Palomar characters. This will be a much-anticipated homecoming for fans of the "classic" Love and Rockets of the 1980s. Thirty years in, Love and Rockets continues to surprise and delight.

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ADVENTURES OF VENUS HC

(W/A) Gilbert Hernandez

Love & Rockets co-creator Gilbert Hernandez makes a rare foray into all-ages work with this superaffordable little hardcover. The Adventures Of Venus centers on Luba's niece and collects all of Hernandez' stories from the kids anthology Measles (1999-2000) plus adds a brand new story done just for this book.

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GOD AND SCIENCE HC RETURN OF THE TI GIRLS

(W/A) Jaime Hernandez

Jaime Hernandez's God And Science manages to be both a rollickingly creative superhero joyride that ranges to the other side of the universe and a genuinely dramatic fable about madness, grief, and motherhood. It has now been expanded from its original 100 pages to include 30 new pages including four new full-color faux Ti-Girls covers, several expansions of scenes and an epilogue.

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ZANADU RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 6/27/12

FATIMA: THE BLOOD SPINNERS #1

(W/A) Gilbert Hernandez

Comics luminary Gilbert Hernandez envisions his strangest, most thrilling future yet! A drug called "spin" offers the wildest trip imaginable, followed by its users' inevitable, rapid deterioration into undead flesh eaters. Despite the side effect, the drug is so popular that the human population is dying out! With no cure to be found, the beautiful, lovesick Fatima may be the only thing standing between the survivors and the apocalypse. Get ready for four issues of zombies, drug lords, and gorgeous women!

Beto! Girls! Guns! Drugs! Zombies! ...do I really need to write any more? Strap in for what is sure to be one the weirdest and wildest rides of the year as comics legend, Gilbert Hernandez turns his unique perspective on one of the most overused trends to hit comics in recent memory! RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!