"Generations" might be the subtitle for this especially lively, eclectic, and time-spanning issue of Love and Rockets, timed to premiere on the title's 20th anniversary. In the lead story that flashes back way before even the original Love and Rockets #1, a seven-year-old Penny Century is introduced to a forty-something H.R. Costigan — her husband-to-be many years later. Meanwhile, back in the present, Hopey spends quality time with her daddy, and Ray plays a game of "Over the Line" with some old Hoppers partners. Gilbert picks up the issue's theme and runs with it in the latest installment of "Julio's Day," as we find out some things about Julio's parents that will surprise us. Also, "The High Soft Lisp" centers around Fritz's punk days and her hopeless infatuation with Scott the Hog, the lead singer of the original Love and Rockets (from the Love and Rockets X graphic novel)...plus the latest ripping installment of the Mario/Beto south-of-the-border thriller "Me for the Unknown"! Three cartoonists, six stories, one modern classic!
2003 Harvey Award Winner, Best Inker (Jaime Hernandez)