Locas II: Maggie, Hopey & Ray

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Fantagraphics Books, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 418 pages
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This volume picks up shortly after Maggie and Hopey'slong-awaited reunion at the end of the first Locas. Even though her love life remains as chaotic as ever,Hopey takes her first few steps toward responsible adulthoodwith a real job (as a teacher), while a demoralized,divorced Maggie ends up as the manager of a fleabagapartment building where she continues to wrestlewith the demons of her past—most prominently in thestunning centerpiece of the volume, the graphic-novel-length“Maggie” serial, with its stunning, hallucinatorydream finale.

Meanwhile, Ray still carries a major torch for Maggie, butfalls in with the “Frogmouth,” the volatile bombshell whoseties to local thugs cause him no small amount of grief.

Of course, Maggie, Hopey, and Ray's paths continue tointersect in Hernandez's increasingly complex, intricate,and always vitally realized world.

This omnibus volume compiles stories originally printed in the pages of the comics Penny Century, the one-shot special Maggie & Hopey Color Fun (presented here in black and white), and Love and Rockets Vol. II, and was formerly collected in the volumes Dicks and Deedees, Locas in Love, Ghost of Hoppers and The Education of Hopey Glass.

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About the author (2009)

Jaime Hernandez is a lifelong Los Angelean, where he continues to chronicle Maggie's life in the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories.

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