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(W) Marc Sobel
A deep dive into the first 50 issues of the Hernandez
Brothers' acclaimed comic series, this scholarly book
seeks to answer the question: What makes Love and
Rockets such an enduring classic of the medium?
Love and Rockets by Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario Hernandez is one
of the greatest comic series ever created. However, running consistently
for 40 years and encompassing a diverse array of characters,
settings, and cultural influences, this literary universe can be
daunting to explore. With Reading Love and Rockets, writer Marc
Sobel offers an accessible entry point into L&R, an invaluable
resource to both new readers and fans who want to deepen their
understanding of the series.
Reading Love and Rockets hones in on the first 50 issues of the
series, tracking the evolution of the characters and storylines, as
well as the Hernandez Brothers' growth as artists and writers across
this 15-year span of creation. Breaking down each issue in sequence, Sobel blends
together his own sharp-eyed observations with analysis from a variety of scholars,
critics, and fans to provide a well-rounded perspective on the series. Plus, explorations
into topics as wide-ranging as magical realism, women's wrestling, and
the Southern California punk scene reveal the fascinating influences at the heart
of these stories. Readers daring enough to embark on this illuminating journey
through Palomar and Hoppers 13 will return with a richer appreciation for this
masterpiece of graphic literature. Luxuriously illustrated throughout with scenes
from the comic.
In Shops: Mar 06, 2024
SRP: $49.99
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