Blood of Palomar

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Fantagraphics Books, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 117 pages
9 Reviews
The most explosive "Heartbreak Soup" story ever, Blood of Palomar originally ran in Love and Rockets v. 1's issues #21-26. In this saga, a serial killer stalks the streets of Palomar. Gruesome and senseless as his depredations are, they are dwarfed by the resulting social and psychological collapse suffered by the inhabitants of the tiny Central American village. Featuring all the "Heartbreak Soup" players — Heraclio, Luba, Tonantzín, Carmen, Pipo — Blood of Palomar is a true graphic novel, a masterpiece of comics that can hold its own next to any piece of literature.

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Review: Love and Rockets, Vol. 8: Blood of Palomar (Love & Rockets Collection #8)

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

Usually, I prefer Locas stories over Palomar, but this may be my favorite story arc I've read thus far in the series. Read full review

Review: Love and Rockets, Vol. 8: Blood of Palomar (Love & Rockets Collection #8)

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

Beto's best work. Demoted 1 star because I felt the story worked better before he added pages to the graphic novel. I'll have to stay on the lookout for 'Human Diastrophism', which contains the original title and the story as presented in the comics. Read full review

About the author (2002)

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.