The sublime, the superpowered, and the senior citizen converge in Angels and Magpies, which collects the Gods and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls and Love Bunglers storylines from the Love and Rockets: New Stories series, as well as Hernandez’s 2006 serial for the New York Times. In the latter, Maggie pays a visit to Queen Rena, who is living out her twilight days on an island after a lifetime as a wrestler and an adventuress. In the Ti-Girls segment, superheroics get a screwball spin when Angel of Tarzana and Maggie square off against Dark Penny Century. In “Love Bunglers,” held as perhaps Hernandez’s greatest masterpiece in his thirty-year career, and one of the great graphic novels of all time (the story won the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the graphic novel category and was hailed by Slate and Publishers Weekly as one of the best stories of the year), the past and present converge as Maggie and Ray’s reunion is threatened by long-buried family secrets.
"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
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"Jaime Hernandez’s Angels and Magpies collects stories from three of the artist’s comic series, crisscrossing
narratives for surprises and character developments rich with insight on memory, relationships, and self-worth." — Foreword
"Angels and Magpies is a fabulous collection showcasing all the different aspects of Jaime Hernandez’s storytelling styles in one book like a greatest hits album." — Slings & Arrows
"If you’ve ever wanted to start reading Love and Rockets but weren’t sure where to start, you could do a lot worse than taking the plunge here. You’ll come face to face with one of the ninth art’s absolute maestros at the height of his powers, and you may well fall into an artistic love affair that will last for decades." — Broken Frontier