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Human Diastrophism: The Love & Rockets Library - Palomar Book 2

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  • Human Diastrophism: The Love & Rockets Library - Palomar Book 2
  • Human Diastrophism: The Love & Rockets Library - Palomar Book 2
  • Human Diastrophism: The Love & Rockets Library - Palomar Book 2
  • Human Diastrophism: The Love & Rockets Library - Palomar Book 2
  • Human Diastrophism: The Love & Rockets Library - Palomar Book 2

Human Diastrophism: The Love & Rockets Library - Palomar Book 2

256 pages.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012, the complete Love and Rockets library is finally going digital with this series of compact, thick, affordable, mass-market volumes that present the whole story in perfect chronological order. This volume collects the second half (following Heartbreak Soup) of Gilbert Hernandez's acclaimed magical-realist tales of "Palomar," the small Central American town, beginning with the landmark "Human Diastrophism," named one of the greatest comic book stories of the 20th Century by The Comics Journal, and continuing on through more modern-day classics. "Human Diastrophism" is the only full graphic novel length "Palomar" story ever created by Gilbert. In it, a serial killer stalks Palomar -- but his depredations, hideous as they are, only serve to exacerbate the cracks in the idyllic Central American town as the modern world begins to intrude. "Diastrophism" concludes with the death (the suicide, in fact) of one of Palomar's most beloved characters, and a postscript that provides one of the most hauntingly magical moments of the entire series as a rain of ashes drifts down upon Palomar. Also included are all the post-"Diastrophism" stories, in which Luba's past (as seen in the epic Poison River) comes back to haunt her, and the seeds are sown for the "Palomar diaspora" that ends this dense, enthralling book.

"The Love and Rockets Vol. 1 reprints may be my favorite publishing project of the last five years, and there are a lot of fine projects going on... the smaller, bargain-priced volumes [are] the perfect vehicle for that material, the best comics series of all time." - Publishing Project of 2007, The Comics Reporter
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Credits

Written by

Gilbert Hernandez

Art by

Gilbert Hernandez

Genres

Fantasy
LGBTQ
Leading Ladies
Literature
Mature
Science Fiction
Slice of Life

Story Arc

Love & Rockets: Palomar

About Comic

Page Count

256 Pages

Print Release Date

June 20 2007

Digital Release Date

October 24 2012

Age Rating

17+ Only

Copyright

2012 Gilbert Hernandez/Fantagraphics Books, Inc.