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Amor Y Cohetes (Love & Rockets) Paperback – May 21, 2008


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Product Details

  • Series: Love & Rockets
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books (May 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560979267
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560979265
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #819,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Starred Review. This collection of the first run of Love & Rockets comes to a fitting conclusion with this swoon-worthy B sides and rarities compilation of all Los Bros Hernandez's non-Palomar, non–Maggie and Hopey stories. Most in keeping with those more familiar story lines is the wonderful Rocky and Fumble, about a rebellious, statuesque teenage girl who explores outer space with her adorable little robot pal, where Jaime mines his particular mix of romantic hijinks in fantastic settings. Gilbert's pocket-sized bio-comic of Frida Kahlo may be one of his most well-known works, but it's still a welcome addition. The less-published third brother, Mario, also pops up, with his pulp fiction Somewhere in California pieces, which are engaging enough, but lack the punch of Gilbert and Jaime's material. There is plenty to keep the Love and Rockets completist amused, like the stand-alone Mojado Power! a story about a couple of migrant workers' night out that features brief cameos from Maggie and Speedy. One of the highlights of Amor y Cohetes is Gilbert's daffy Bem series, an early sci-fi effort that reads like a comic blender of a dozen low-budget '50s B movies. A sublimely satisfying finish to one of the great American comics. (July)
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About the Author

Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife and daughter. Jaime Hernandez lives in Pasadena, CA with his wife and daughter. Mario Hernandez lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife and children. They continue to create Love & Rockets.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Babytoxie on June 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
At long last, Fantagraphics has released the 7th and final Love and Rockets reprint volume: AMOR Y COHETES. Collecting all the "extras" from Los Bros Hernandez' pioneering independent comic series, this volume contains anything that didn't fit with the regular Locas or Palomar stories. In addition to Jaime and Gilbert, there are a few contributions from Mario Hernandez, who helped to get the series off the ground in the '80s, but eventually moved on to other things while his brothers' more refined and increasingly complex work grew to dominate the title.

The majority of the early stories in this volume are obvious nods to the sci-fi/fantasy adventures that populate Heavy Metal magazine. Some are one-pagers, while others are longer, multi-part affairs. Then there's the occasional political thriller or Errata Stigmata story. Further on, we are treated to a beautifully surreal biography of Frida Kahlo, the Hernandez Satyricon, and the familiar faces of Maggie, Hopey, & Ray D, plus Luba and other residents of Palomar.

The early stories are rough, meandering, and amateurish at times, but paired with the later works, this is a fascinating look at the evolution of Jaime and Gilbert's skills as storytellers. As for Mario - well, his creative skills certainly weren't up to the level of his brothers, and I feel that his lengthy and confusing contributions are the drawbacks of this collection. Still, it's worth the expense to complete the set.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 22, 2009
Format: Paperback
I really think the classic Love & Rockets is one of the best comics in the late 80s (that's when I first saw then here in Brazil). Unfortunately, I never had a chance to read the complete stuff because it was never issued in Brazil. So, when I knew about this collection (with its very attractive price) I just HAD to buy it.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Keith Christian on December 13, 2009
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PRO: fast response, quick delivery

CON: none, 'cause it's Love and Rockets
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