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Love and Rockets Library (Locas Book 5): Esperanza [SOLD OUT]

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Author: Jaime Hernandez
Format: Softcover
Pages: 248
Dimensions: 7.5" x 9.25"
Colors: black & white
Year: 2011
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-449-8
Additional Details: Part of the Love and Rockets Library series

Price: $18.99

This volume is available as part of Love and Rockets Library: The Locas Collection — 5 volumes at a savings of nearly $20! Click here to order.

Order this book and receive this FBI•MINI comic shown at left as a FREE bonus! Click here for details. Limit one per customer while supplies last.

Digital edition available from comiXology

Selected for the 2012 Over the Rainbow List of recommended books by the GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association

Esperanza, the fifth volume of “Locas” stories by Jaime Hernandez, collects the remainder of the stories from the acclaimed Love and Rockets Volume II, picking up where 2010’s Penny Century collection left off.

Taking its title from Hopey Glass's birth name, Esperanza follows the somewhat settled-down ex-punkette in her new life as a schoolteacher's assistant — which doesn't mean that her romantic travails have gotten any simpler. Speaking of romantic travails, Maggie's former squeeze Ray Dominguez meets, and becomes obsessed with, the unhinged but fiendishly sexy "Frogmouth," even as he becomes peripherally involved in a brutal murder. But the longest story in the collection focuses on an older and wiser Maggie, facing down her demons in a cataclysmically eventful return to Hoppers.

Download a 13-page PDF excerpt (770 KB), and read our exclusive interview with Jaime Hernandez.

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Praise for Jaime Hernandez and the Love and Rockets Library series:

"Words can hardly describe how much I'm enjoying these affordable reprints of one of the five greatest comics series of all time." – The Comics Reporter

"“Jaime Hernandez’s comics often provoke bursts of laughter — not necessarily because they’re outright comedic, although they sometimes are, but because they’re so ingeniously constructed.” — The New York Times Book Review

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