Maggie the mechanic: the first volume of 'locas' stories from love & rockets

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Fantagraphics, Mar 7, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 271 pages
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The legendary Love & Rockets comic book series returns to bookshelves in a comprehensive series of new paperbacks.Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2007, Love and Rockets will finally be released in its most accessible form yet: as a series of compact, thick, affordable, mass-market volumes that present the whole story in perfect chronological order. The 25th anniversary Love and Rockets celebration continues with this, the first of three volumes collecting the adventures of the spunky Maggie, her annoying best friend and sometime lover Hopey, and their circle of friends, including their bombshell friend Penny Century, Maggie's weirdo mentor Izzyas well as the wrestler Rena Titanon and Maggie's handsome love interest, Rand Race. Maggie the Mechanic collects the earliest, punkiest, most heavily sci-fi stories of Maggie and her circle of friends, and you can see the artist (who drew like an angel from the very first panel) refine his approach: Despite these strong shifts in tone, the stunning art and razor sharp characterizations keep this collection consistent, and enthralling throughout. (Note: A number of these stories were not collected in the hardcover Locas.)

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I fell for her hard. It was the kind of relationship you wanted to last forever, but all your sleepless nights only drew you to the end. I tried to quit her, or space our time so that we could be together forever, but I rushed it, and now I have to start all over.
This book kept me up nights when I wasn't reading it. That's how good it is.


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Jaime Hernandez lives in Pasadena, CA with his wife and daughter. He continues to co-create the ongoing Love & Rockets comic book series.

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