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Love and Rockets Library (Locas Book 5): Esperanza
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Love and Rockets Library (Locas Book 5): Esperanza

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Esperanza
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.

Unsure how to build your Love and Rockets collection? See our handy guide on How to Read Love and Rockets.

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

"I don’t really understand why the material of Love and Rockets isn’t widely regarded as one of the finest pieces of fiction of the last 35 years. Because it is.” — Neil Gaiman, The Guardian

Colors:
black & white
Format:
Softcover
Dimensions:
7.5" x 9.25"
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-449-8

"I don’t really understand why the material of Love and Rockets isn’t widely regarded as one of the finest pieces of fiction of the last 35 years. Because it is.” — Neil Gaiman, The Guardian

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

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Esperanza
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.

Unsure how to build your Love and Rockets collection? See our handy guide on How to Read Love and Rockets.

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

"I don’t really understand why the material of Love and Rockets isn’t widely regarded as one of the finest pieces of fiction of the last 35 years. Because it is.” — Neil Gaiman, The Guardian

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