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Category >> Love and Rockets

Logo Lore
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Love and RocketsFantagraphics history 2 May 2008 7:42 AM

I've been around Fantagraphics for 15 years now, but I never knew that comic book letterer extraordinaire Todd Klein designed not only the original LOVE & ROCKETS logo, but also a slew of other early Fantagraphics logo designs (who can forget the great "Elfquest Gatherum"?!). You learn something new every day.

Now available: The Complete Love and Rockets Library Vol. 1
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJaime HernandezGilbert Hernandez 28 Apr 2008 4:24 PM

The Complete Love and Rockets Library Vol. 1 by Los Bros. Hernandez

The Complete Love and Rockets Library Vol. 1
By Los Bros. Hernandez

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2007, Love and Rockets was finally released in its most accessible form yet: As a series of compact, thick, affordable, mass-market volumes that present the whole story, originally serialized in Love and Rockets Vol. 1 from 1982 to 1996, in perfect chronological order. Now that the series is complete, we are pleased to offer all seven volumes — nearly 2,000 pages of incredible comics — for a special package price.

Seven black & white 7.5" x 9.25" softcovers, 1,944 pages total • $84.99
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Now in stock: Amor Y Cohetes
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesLove and RocketsLos Bros Hernandez 28 Apr 2008 2:29 PM

Amor Y Cohetes - A Love and Rockets Book by Los Bros. Hernandez

Amor Y Cohetes - A Love and Rockets Book
By Los Bros. Hernandez

To a very great extent, Love and Rockets is synonymous with Hoppers’ Maggie & Hopey and Palomar’s Luba & Carmen & Heraclio & Tonantzin... but there was always more to L&R than that. Amor Y Cohetes finally collects together in one convenient package all the non-Maggie and non-Palomar stories by all three Hernandez Brothers from that classic first, 50-issue Love and Rockets series — a dizzying array of styles and approaches that re-confirms these groundbreaking cartoonists’ place in the history of comics.

The book leads off with Gilbert’s original 40-page sci-fi epic “BEM” from 1981’s very first issue of Love and Rockets, featuring a very different Luba and a much looser, Heavy Metal- and Marvel Comics-inspired way of storytelling.

Other stories include Jaime’s charming “Rocky and Fumble” series starring a planet-hopping girl and her robot; stunning one-shots such as Gilbert’s Frida Kahlo biography “Frida” and his shocking autobiographical fantasia “My Love Book”; Mario’s genre thrillers which take place “Somewhere in California”; Gilbert’s brutally dystopian “Errata Stigmata” stories; the playful “Hernandez Satyricon,” with Gilbert drawing Jaime’s characters, and “War Paint,” with Jaime trying out Palomar; Gilbert’s light-hearted “Music for Monsters” starring Bang and Inez; and even a fantastical “non-continuity” Maggie and Hopey story “Easter Hunt” by Jaime that didn’t fit into the other books.

Amor Y Cohetes, the seventh (and concluding, for now) volume in the new “Complete Love and Rockets” series of compact, affordable paperbacks, shows a very different side of Los Bros Hernandez.

280-page black & white 7.5" x 9.25" softcover • $16.99
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Ad Space Available in New Love and Rockets Series
Written by Kristy Valenti | Filed under Love and Rockets 14 Apr 2008 1:49 PM

Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Brothers Hernandez

Advertisers, now you can reach comix readers in the direct market AND the book trade via Love and Rockets: New Stories, our new annual trade-paperback L&R series! Opportunities are available now, and the deadline for the first issue is coming up soon (May 1), so you won't want to delay. Click here for all the details.

Sneak peek photos: Amor Y Cohetes
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesLove and RocketsLos Bros Hernandez 10 Apr 2008 1:42 PM

Amor Y Cohetes - A Love and Rockets Book by Los Bros Hernandez

Time for another daily photographic sneak peek at an upcoming book that we recently received "in the flesh" at the office. Today it's the latest and final (for now) volume in our Love and Rockets Library reprint series, Amor Y Cohetes, collecting all the stand-alone non-continuity stuff from L&R Vol. 1. For a Flickr slideshow, click here, or to browse manually, click here.

What is... good taste?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Love and RocketsLos Bros Hernandez 8 Apr 2008 1:20 PM

 

He's not just a human hard drive of information. He has good taste to boot. All-Time Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings raves about our Love & Rockets books over at his blog

Stack O'Xaime
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesLove and RocketsJaime Hernandez 28 Mar 2008 11:54 AM

Flog! Photo Friday continues with the complete stack of Jaime Hernandez's original artwork for his 50-page story in Love and Rockets: New Stories #1, the first issue of the new, annual incarnation of Love and Rockets, which will debut in July at ComiCon in San Diego:

Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 original art by Jaime Hernandez

Love and Rockets 1st Editions on sale!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsLove and Rockets 21 Mar 2008 1:39 PM

Love and Rockets Book 3: Las Mujeres Perdidas Love & Rockets X by Gilbert Hernandez

Our warehouse manager wants to get rid of the last remaining copies of the first editions of Love and Rockets Book 3: Las Mujeres Perdidas and Love & Rockets X (L&R Book 10), so we've marked 'em down to 50% off the cover price!  Get 'em before they're gone. 

Members Preview: Amor Y Cohetes
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsmetaLove and RocketsLos Bros Hernandez 19 Mar 2008 7:37 AM

Amor Y Cohetes - A Love and Rockets Book by the Brothers Hernandez

This week's free preview is a downloadable 25-page excerpt from Amor Y Cohetes, the concluding volume of the Love and Rockets Library. These previews are exclusive to registered Fantagraphics.com users, so sign up and/or sign in to view.

We also have an extra bonus preview to unveil today... stay tuned!

(As a reminder, 20/20 Club members receive these previews two weeks before we post them on the website, just one of many great reasons to join up...)

Now in stock: The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesLove and RocketsJaime Hernandez 13 Mar 2008 6:03 PM

The Education of Hopey Glass: Love and Rockets Book 24 by Jaime Hernandez

The Education of Hopey Glass: Love and Rockets Book 24
By Jaime Hernandez

A stand-alone graphic novel from the "Locas" universe. It starts with a barely-glimpsed slaying ("Life Through Whispers") and ends with a funeral ("Male Torso Found in L.A. River"). Even though (or perhaps because) he's still carrying the torch for Maggie, Ray diligently pursues the dangerous and annoying "Frogmouth," aspiring actress and full-time train wreck, from seedy bars and back alleys through comic book conventions... all the way to the ultimate, and unexpected, consummation. Meanwhile, Hopey spends an eventful week during which she undergoes a couple of major life changes, both personal and professional... and for that matter cosmetic. New characters include Hopey's long-suffering on-the-side squeeze Grace; Maggie's new roommate, the sweet-natured jockette "Angel of Tarzana;" and the live-wire would-be gangsta Elmer — while such classic Love and Rockets characters as the hard-living Doyle, the aging but still-rocking Terry, and the mysterious super-heroine Alarma pop up in the margins... As does Maggie, well off stage but visible as Ray's resentful ex, Angel's roommate, and (forever and still) Hopey's best friend.

144-page black & white 7" x 10" hardcover $19.99
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