“There is growing support for the argument that Love & Rockets
represents the greatest output of any cartoonist not named Charles Schulz.” (Nude)
“Hernandez is a national treasure.” (Douglas Wolk - Salon)
“As painful as it is to wait a year for new Love and Rockets now that the Hernandez brothers have switched to an annual format, it’ll be worth the wait if each issue is going to be as good as this one [L&R: New Stories #1
]. Jaime Hernandez created the best superhero story of 2008 for this issue, and it should be required reading for anyone who reads or creates comics.” (Corey Henson - Newsarama)
“If you’ve never heard of Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, you’ve been missing out on two of the hidden treasures of our impoverished culture.” (The Nation)
“Love & Rockets
has been American fiction's best-kept secret.” (Rolling Stone)
“Jaime's entry [in Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
]... is like a huge riff on what might have happened if superhero comics started their evolutionary path by focusing on more female-centered concerns instead of testosterone-fueled fisticuffs... Gilbert's contributions are hard to describe, mainly because they are so surreal. They really have to be experienced and interpreted on your own.” (John Jakala - Sporadic Sequential)
“A high point in the comics form, conventional in idiom, but not comparable to any strips before it.” (The Washington Post)
About the Author
Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife and daughter. He is co-creator of the long-running, award-winning, and critically acclaimed series Love and Rockets. His books include Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers, Luba, Palomar, Speak of the Devil, Sloth, The High Soft Lisp, Love from the Shadows, Girl Crazy, Yeah!, and many books in the Love and Rockets series.
Jaime Hernandez is a lifelong Los Angelean, where he continues to chronicle Maggie’s life in the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories.
Mario Hernandez lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife and children.