Heartbreak Soup: A Love and Rockets Book, Issue 14

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Fantagraphics Books, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 287 pages
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. This volume will collect the first half of Gilbert Hernandez's acclaimed magical-realist tales of "Palomar," the small Central American town, beginning with the groundbreaking "Sopa de Gran Pena" (which introduces most of his main cast of characters as children, plus the imposing newcomer Luba), and continuing on through such modern-day classics as "Ecce Homo," "Act of Contrition," "Duck Feet," and the great love story "For the Love of Carmen."

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User Review  - bigpapageek - LibraryThing

A true classic. I'm glad I finally read it, if only to experience a truly unique voice in comics, especially when it came out in the early 80's. Beautiful art, lovely writing, and a true sense of the wonder that runs beneath normal, ordinary lives. Read full review

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User Review  - jtodd1973 - LibraryThing

Although I've known about the [[Hernandez]] Brothers' "Love & Rockets" for the past quarter century -- because of my affinity for the band Love & Rickets, which took its name from the comics -- if ... Read full review


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Gilbert Hernandez (Las Vegas) co-creates the quarterly Love and Rockets comic book series with his brother, Jaime.

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