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Love & Rockets: New Stories #1

Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 rebooted the beloved Love and Rockets series in 2008 as an all-new annual graphic novel length package. Jaime launches the new format with a story that's unusual even for him... A full-on, pulse-pounding super-hero yarn! Penny Century realizes her longtime dream of acquiring super-powers, but at a terrible personal cost. Now she rampages through the galaxy, half mad with grief, and a motley group of super-heroes assembles to try to stop her -- led by Boot Angel and her mysterious neighbor Alarma! Then Gilbert Hernandez explodes with a similarly generous helping of his fantastically creative one-shot short stories: "Papa" (a turn-of-the-century story involving a traveling businessman); "The New Adventures of Duke and Sammy" (super-powered Martin and Lewis impostors in outer space); "Victory Dance" (Into the Wild as re-imagined by Beto); "Chiro el Indio" (written by third brother Mario Hernandez); "Never Say Never" (a kangaroo gets lucky in Las Vegas); and the mysterious wordless mood piece simply titled "?"
The epic-length 50-page story (only the first half of the saga!) combines Jaime's razor sharp characterization and superlative art with wildly inventive, Kirby-style slam-bang super-hero action.

Then Gilbert Hernandez explodes with a similarly generous helping of his fantastically creative one-shot short stories: "Papa" (a turn-of-the-century story involving a traveling businessman); "The New Adventures of Duke and Sammy" (super-powered Martin and Lewis impostors in outer space); "Victory Dance" (Into the Wild as re-imagined by Beto); "Chiro el Indio" (written by third brother Mario Hernandez); "Never Say Never" (a kangaroo gets lucky in Las Vegas; and the mysterious wordless mood piece simply titled "?".

One hundred pages of Jaime, Gilbert and Mario Hernandez at the peak of their powers: this is a major graphic-novel event!
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Credits

Written by

Gilbert Hernandez
Jaime Hernandez

Art by

Gilbert Hernandez
Jaime Hernandez

Genres

Drama
Fantasy
Horror
LGBTQ
Leading Ladies
Literature
Mature
Romance
Science Fiction
Slice of Life
Superhero

About Comic

Page Count

102 Pages

Print Release Date

September 3 2008

Digital Release Date

July 14 2012

Age Rating

17+ Only

Copyright

2008 Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez.