But first... wrestling! Penny Century starts off with a blast with Whoa, Nellie!, a unique graphic novelette in which Maggie, who has settled in with her pro-wrestler aunt for a while, experiences that wild and woolly world first-hand.Picking up right after Perla La Loca, the third volume of the definitive Maggie series repackaging, this compilation of stories from Jaime Hernandezs solo comic Penny Century and his subsequent return to Love and Rockets (Volume II) charts the further lives of his beloved Locas.
Then its back to chills and spills with the old cast of Hopey, Ray Dominguez, and Izzy Ortiz — including Maggies romantic dream fantasia The Race and the definitive Ray story, Everybody Loves Me, Baby.
Penny Century also features two major flashback stories: Bay of Threes finally reveals the full back story behind Beatriz Penny Century Garcia, Maggies long-time, bleached-blonde bombshell friend (who gives this volume its name and can be seen as a super-villainess in the first two issues of Love and Rockets: New Stories), while Home School is one of Hernandezs popular looks at his characters lives from when they were little kids, drawn in an adorable simplified Dennis the Menace type style. This volume also includes the Maggie & Hopey Color Fun one-shot, reproduced here in glorious black and white.
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