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Love and Rockets: New Stories #5

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Author: Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez
Format: Softcover
Pages: 104
Dimensions: 7.5" x 9.25"
Colors: black & white
Year: 2012
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-586-0
Additional Details: n/a

Price: $14.99


Eisner Award Nominee SealHarvey Award Winner Logo2013 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Writer/Artist (Gilbert Hernandez); Best Writer/Artist (Jaime Hernandez)

2013 Harvey Award Winner: Best Cartoonist (Jaime Hernandez)

Ranked #5 on Sonia Harris's "Top 16 Comics of 2012" at Comic Book Resources – Comics Should Be Good

Ranked #13 on Tucker Stone's "19 Best Comics of 2012" at The Comics Journal

Ranked #35 on Comic Book Resources' "Top 100 Comics of 2012"

Ranked #2 (tied with God and Science) on Blank Slate Books publisher Kenny Penman's "Top 3 Comics 2012" at Forbidden Planet International

Honorable Mention on Publishers Weekly's "2012 Graphic Novel Critics' Poll"

One of The Tearoom of Despair's top "13 for 2012"

Digital edition available from comiXology

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How do you follow up a one-two punch like Jaime Hernandez’s stunning two-part masterpiece “The Love Bunglers” from LRNS #3 and #4, which sent Maggie and Ray’s relationship in a startling new direction, as well as providing some mind-blowing revelations about Maggie’s (and her family’s) past?

If you’re Jaime, you deftly move sideways and switch focus to other characters, specifically Ray’s ex, the rambunctious “Frogmouth.” In “Crime Raiders International Mobsters and Executioners,” Tonta, the Frogmouth’s half-sister, comes to visit for a weekend and sees what kind of life the Frog Princess is living with Reno and Borneo — as well as a brand new character or two.

On the other-brother side, Gilbert Hernandez celebrates the 30th anniversary by bringing one of his current characters (“Killer,” granddaughter to the legendary Luba) into the Palomar milieu in a story that showcases a fictionalized “movie” Palomar (starring Fritz as a combination of Luba and Tonantzín), even as it brings back a number of the classic Palomar characters for real. 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.

And yes, the letters column is back!

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Links to Reviews and Features

Acclaim for Issue #4:

Named Best Comic of 2011: Graphic Novels & Art Comics – New Issues by The A.V. Club

Named best comic of 2011 by The Austin American-Statesman

Named the Best Comic of 2011 by ComicsAlliance

Named the Best Graphic Novel of 2011 by The Oklahoman

One of Publishers Weekly's ten Best Comics of 2011

Ranked #4 on Comic Book Resources' Top 100 Comics of 2011

#7, Best Books of 2011: Comics & Graphic Novels Top 10

#5, Best Books of 2011: Comics & Graphic Novels Top 10

Praise for the Series:

"[This] collection [#3] is 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, Booklist (Starred Review)

“I’m a cynical super fan at times who often believes he’s ‘seen it all’ and then something like New Stories #3 comes out and just slays me.” — Frank Santoro

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