Love and Rockets

Love and Rockets

New Stories. No. 2

Graphic Novel - 2009
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WW Norton
Your second annual eye-popping 100-page dollop of all-new Love & Rockets material! With the conclusion of Jaime's "Ti-Girls Adventures" and two from Gilbert: the surreal, wordless "Hypnotwist" and the mysterious "Sad Girl."
In the concluding 50-page half of Jaime’s outrageous, acclaimed, full-on superhero mash-up “Ti-Girls Adventures,” our protagonist, rookie do-gooder Boot Angel, learns more hard lessons about becoming a superheroine. Eventually, just about the entire cast gets together in a big family reunion that unexpectedly takes place in Maggie’s tiny, messy one-bedroom apartment.Sandwiched between the concluding chapters of Jaime's story, Gilbert turns in two mind-benders of his own. “Hypnotwist” is Gilbert’s 39-page epic story of a beautiful, leggy redhead’s surreal journey into a night filled with mysterious shady characters, dreamlike violence, and sparkling retro spike heels. But is it real, or something else? For readers trying to parse the truth, Gilbert ups the ante by telling the whole story without using a single word. And "Sad Girl" (previewed in our 2009 Free Comic Book Day offering) is the tale of a disaffected young bombshell actress nicknamed "Killer" and the web of jealousy, gossip, notoriety and mystery that surrounds her.

Baker & Taylor
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.

Norton Pub
In the summer of 2008, Fantagraphics Books brought the classic Love andRockets brand to a whole new audience with the hugely successful firstvolume of the trade-paperback sized Love and Rockets: New Stories. A yearlater, the Hernandez Brothers are back with the second eye-popping volume. Thisvolume gets off to a flying start with "Hypnotwist," Gilbert's 39-page wordlessepic about a beautiful, leggy redhead's surreal journey into a night filled withmysterious shady characters, dreamlike violence, and sparkling retro spikeheels. But is it real, or something else? Then, the concluding 50-page chapterof Jaime's acclaimed superhero mash-up "Ti-Girls Adventures," our protagonistBoot Angel learns more hard lessons about becoming a superheroine. Eventually,just about the entire cast gets together in Maggie's tiny, messy one-bedroomapartment. Beto concludes with "Chest Fever," in which a group of friendsventure to Las Vegas, which isn't quite what they expected...


Your second annual eye-popping 100-page dollop of all-new Love & Rockets material! With the conclusion of Jaime's "Ti-Girls Adventures" and two from Gilbert: the surreal, wordless "Hypnotwist" and the mysterious "Sad Girl."

Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2009
ISBN: 9781606991688
160699168X
Branch Call Number: GN F LOV v.2
Characteristics: 100 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hernandez, Gilbert

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LeighW
Feb 11, 2012

I'm a late adopter of Love and Rockets but I'm now totally immersed in the world. And suddenly the superheroes who have been kicking around doing their thing just off-scene are the focus! This is an amazing addition to the worlds of Love and Rockets and of superheroes in general. It's messy, it's chit-chatty, there are moms and babies and friends and old, retired heroes, and it's not very filmic, but it's awesome.
Incidentally, I couldn't read the Gilbert Hernandez contributions to this (the middle pages) but I'm a Jaime girl.
This comment applies to New Stories 1 as well, where the superhero arc started.
I also recommend All My Friends are Superheroes for another weird take on the superhero mystique.

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