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Love and Rockets Library Vol. 9: Esperanza

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Esperanza
Digital edition available from comiXology

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:

"“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

Colors:
black & white
Format:
Softcover
Dimensions:
7.5" x 9.25"
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-449-8
Esperanza
Digital edition available from comiXology

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:

"“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

"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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