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Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez

Love and Rockets Comics Vol. IV #5

On sale date: May 23, 2018

In this dynamic issue, Jaime finally reveals what happened between Eugene, Maggie, and Hopey at the end of issue #3!

Meanwhile, following Gilbert’s return to Palomar in issue #4, Fritz’s daughter Rosey stays home alone in Mom’s mansion for a week and, as expected, idle hands are the devil’s workshop! Find out why Love and Rockets is often referred to as the greatest comic book series of all time!


Jaime Hernandez’s narrative is focused on the relationship between the past and present: While his Locas characters have a punk reunion in their old neighborhood of Hoppers, Hernandez explores the start of their friendships with flashbacks to their adolescent years. Like a lot of teenage friends, these women have drifted apart over the years but still have those memories to keep them connected. — The A.V. Club

In both Gilbert and Jaime’s stories, we see characters defined by a past, porn or punk, and trying to reconcile it with who they want to be and who they want to be with. All of these characters have an image of what their lives should be but this issue is about what their lives are. Maybe it’s that difference that really defines who we are? — Panel Patter


Black and white
8.5" × 11"