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Perla La Loca: The Love & Rockets Library - Locas Book 3

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  • Perla La Loca: The Love & Rockets Library - Locas Book 3
  • Perla La Loca: The Love & Rockets Library - Locas Book 3
  • Perla La Loca: The Love & Rockets Library - Locas Book 3
  • Perla La Loca: The Love & Rockets Library - Locas Book 3
  • Perla La Loca: The Love & Rockets Library - Locas Book 3

Perla La Loca: The Love & Rockets Library - Locas Book 3

The 30th anniversary Love and Rockets celebration continues with this third of three volumes collecting the adventures of the spunky Maggie; her annoying, pixie-ish best friend and sometime lover Hopey; and their circle of friends. Perla begins with the "Wigwam Bam" story, arguably Jaime Hernandez's definitive statement on the post-punk culture. As Maggie, Hopey, and the rest of the Locas prowl Los Angeles, the East Coast, and parts in between trying to recapture the carefree spirit of those early days. "Wigwam Bam" brings us up to date on all the members of Jaime's extensive cast of characters and then drops a narrative bomb on Hopey (and us) in the very last pages. Split up from Hopey yet again, Maggie bounces back and forth between a one-laundromat town in Texas (the "Chester Square" that serves as the title of two of the strongest stories in the book), where she has to contend with both her own inner demons and a murderous hooker, and Camp Vicki, where she has to fend off her aunt Vicki's attempts to make her a professional wrestler and the unwanted advances of the amorous wrestling champ-to-be, Gina. As usual, Jaime spotlights a wide range of headstrong female characters. And what's this about Maggie getting married?

"No one in comics has ever used the comics longform, the number of pages and the years between books, to such beautiful effect. Jaime Hernandez is comics' poet laureate of memory and meaning." -- Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter
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Credits

Written by

Jaime Hernandez

Art by

Jaime Hernandez

Genres

Fantasy
LGBTQ
Leading Ladies
Literature
Mature
Science Fiction
Slice of Life

Story Arc

Love & Rockets: Locas

About Comic

Page Count

290 Pages

Print Release Date

November 21 2007

Digital Release Date

December 26 2012

Age Rating

17+ Only

Copyright

2012 Jaime Hernandez/Fantagraphics Books, Inc.