A brutal, original graphic novel crime noir from comics legend Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets). Femme fatale Maria M.’s life south of the border is a sordid cacophony of sex, drugs, and power. She emigrates to America in search of a better life, only to find that it takes more than a change of scenery to break the cycle of violence...
"Hernandez is one of the great craftsmen of modern comics." — New York Times
"Hernandez's pulpy movies-on-paper [feature] deftly spun narratives; vivid character designs; and, most of all, powerfully bold graphics that feature economically arresting drawings and forceful composition." — Booklist
"Hernandez has become the medium's David Lynch or Guy Maddin, rolling his personal obsessions and freewheeling abstractions into stories that present as pulp, then take some very weird turns." — A.V. Club
"The combination of classic cartooning and cinematic storytelling, as well as graphic sex and violence, pushed to near surrealistic extremes, should satisfy most devotees and inspire the creation of even more." — Library Journal
"Maria M. is executed with style, strong and sensitive character development, practiced casual linework, and the kind of gonzo weirdness that defines the Hernandez ethos. This tale feels like the half-remembered dream of a midnight movie, making for a whimsy worth reading." — Publishers Weekly
"Every writer should be so lucky to have the imaginative chops that Hernandez shows in Maria M." — Southwest Review
"Who was Maria M.? Fans of author Gilbert Hernandez will remember her well, but readers of all stripes will be intrigued by this tale of her twisty, turny life." — San Francisco Book Review