Penny Century

Author: Jaime Hernandez
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606993429
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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
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606994492
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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

Author: Jaime Hernandez
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1560977841
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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.

The Girl from H O P P E R S

Author: Jaime Hernandez
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1560978511
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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.

Love and Rockets

Author: Gilbert Hernandez
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606994905
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Jaime Hernandez's emotionally powerful stories in the last issue of Love and Rockets: New Stories ("The Love Bunglers" and "Browntown") were among the most critically-acclaimed comics of 2010. In this new issue, Jaime ups the ante even more. The final chapter of "The Love Bunglers" sends things hurtling to a stunning conclusion over the breathtaking and heartrending final ten pages. Nestled in the midst of this is the masterful "Return for Me," a sequel of sorts to "Browntown" in which teenage Maggie returns to Hoppers and a new life. On the Gilbert side, things lead off with the 35-page cover story "King Vampire": Two lovable teens, Cecil and Trini, want to join a local vampire club, but real vampires show up and things get deadly serious. Cecil loves it but Trini has her doubts about going all the way. In "And Then Reality Kicks In," a 15-page walk-and-talk of complex and layered dialogue that may be Gilbert's finest piece of writing yet.

Dicks and Deedees

Author: Jaime Hernandez
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
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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.

Tears from Heaven

Author: Gilbert Hernandez
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Back for a fourth printing, Volume 4 of the Love & Rockets Collection contains all the essential elements of Los Bros. Hernandez: Starting off with Gilbert's epic 'Errata Stigmata' and continuing with many, many stories by both Gilbert and Jaime, including 'Penny Century', the entire 'Rocky' saga, 'The Reticent Heart' and a bonus story by Gilbert done just for this volume, 'Love & Rocket's Volume 4' cannot miss. With nearly all the collected volumes back in print, it's now easy to see why Time Magzine called this pair one of the Top 100 Innovators of the Century!

Locas in Love

Author: Jaime Hernandez
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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.

Angels and Magpies

Author: Jaime Hernandez
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1683960904
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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.

God and Science

Author: Jaime Hernandez
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606995391
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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.