Amor Y Cohetes: The Love & Rockets Library

To a great extent, Love and Rockets is synonymous with Hoppers and Palomar... but there was always more to L&R than that. Amor Y Cohetes finally collects together in one convenient package all the non-Maggie and non-Palomar stories by all three Hernandez Brothers from that classic first, 50-issue Love and Rockets series -- a dizzying array of styles and approaches that re-confirms these groundbreaking cartoonists' place in the history of comics. The book leads off with Gilbert's original 40-page sci-fi epic "BEM" from 1981's very first issue of Love and Rockets, featuring a very different Luba and a much looser, Heavy Metal- and Marvel Comics-inspired way of storytelling. Other stories include Jaime's charming "Rocky and Fumble" series starring a planet-hopping girl and her robot; stunning one-shots such as Gilbert's Frida Kahlo biography "Frida" and his shocking autobiographical fantasia "My Love Book"; Mario's genre thrillers which take place "Somewhere in California"; Gilbert's brutally dystopian "Errata Stigmata" stories; the playful "Hernandez Satyricon," with Gilbert drawing Jaime's characters, and "War Paint," with Jaime trying out Palomar; Gilbert's light-hearted "Music for Monsters" starring Bang and Inez; and even a fantastical "non-continuity" Maggie and Hopey story "Easter Hunt" by Jaime that didn't fit into the other books.

"At an age when artists tend to have settled into refining a successful approach, the Hernandez Brothers are challenging themselves as much as they did a quarter-- century ago, and it's a joy to see them freaking out." --The New York Times
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Written by

Gilbert Hernandez Jaime Hernandez Mario Hernandez

Art by

Gilbert Hernandez Jaime Hernandez Mario Hernandez


Fantasy LGBTQ Leading Ladies Literature Mature Science Fiction Slice of Life

About Book

Page Count

289 Pages

Print Release Date

May 7 2008

Digital Release Date

February 27 2013

Age Rating

17+ Only


2008 Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez / Fantagraphics Books.

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