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Love and Rockets, Vol. 5: House of Raging Women (Love and Rockets #5)

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Fifty issues--collected into 15 volumes that total 2,000 pages--the Hernandez brothers' Love and Rockets is an enormous achievement that helped to create a new audience for comics. Notable for their strong female characters and their focus on relationships, rather than on traditional comic-book 'action', the stories collected in this volume, and the rest of the series, sho ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published November 1st 1988 by Fantagraphics Books (first published September 4th 1988)
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Osvaldo
Jan 16, 2011 Osvaldo rated it it was amazing
Los Hermanos Hernandez continue to develop their incredible characters and settings as I get deeper into the full run of Love & Rockets. This collection is the best yet. I have to admit, I am more partial to Gilberto's Palomar stories, but Jaime's art continues to be fantastic, and I have lost no interest in Maggie and the world of punk-rock (maybe) lesbians, cholos, pro-mechanics, rocketships and lady wrestlers.

The best story so far is "An American in Palomar," with a great turn on the ugly
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A little more Rena this time, as well as some unsettling new views of the men (and boys) of Palomar. For me, the standout was 'An American In Palomar,' about a stereotypically self-obsessed American photojournalist coming to town, planning to make a photobook of the noble depravity of his surroundings. Beto's wrestling memoir 'A True Story' was fun, too. Mostly, this volume seemed like a bit of a placeholder, between big things that have happened and bigger still to come. But the Hernandez' plac ...more
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Jul 08, 2012 Ian rated it really liked it
This features stories by Jaime Hernandez (mostly about Hopey and Maggie and their ker-azzzy friends) and Gilbert Hernandez, set in the Central American town of Palomar. People who read L&R generally like one or other of Jaime and Gilbert way more than the other. I have very little time for Jaime, apart from admiring his art, but I love the depth of character and the strangeness of the stories that Gilbert brings to his narrative. That said, the wrestling stuff in the Jaime stories are quite ...more
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Gilbert and his brother Jaime Hernández often write together under the name "Los Bros Hernandez".

Gilbert Hernandez, born in 1957, enjoyed a pleasant childhood in Oxnard, California, with four brothers and one sister. In Gilbert’s words, they were “born into a world with comic books in the house.” His childhood enthusiasm for the medium was equaled only by his appetite for punk rock.

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