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Love and Rockets, Vol. 9: Flies on the Ceiling (Love and Rockets #9)

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Included in this collection from two of the most brilliant cartoonists America are some of the finest achievements from Los. Bros! Jaime's classic stories "Izzy-in-Mexico" and "Spring 1982" demonstrate his narrative and graphic mastery, and his tongue-in-cheek soap opera "Ninety-Three Million Miles from the Sun... and Counting" is a classic Maggie and Hopey story. All this ...more
Paperback, 122 pages
Published January 17th 1992 by Fantagraphics Books (first published December 19th 1991)
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May 14, 2012 D.M. rated it liked it
A volume with a title like this and a cover like this, you'd think it was going to explore the mystery that is Izzy. No dice. The title story is only the first one, reveals only a tiny fraction of her backstory, and the rest of Jaime's work in the book is devoted to advancing the lives of previously-background characters like Doyle, Danita & Ray.
The contributions from Gilbert (I think this is the last volume in this set to include both Bros.) are...odd. He offers no Palomar stories, but a b
Aug 25, 2013 Tab rated it liked it
Read Maggie the Mechanic recently, I really wanted to know more about crazy Izzy. Unfortunately, she's only featured in the opening story. Then the story goes back to Maggie and Hopey's relationship.

Sara Padilla
Aug 16, 2007 Sara Padilla rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I love this book so much. Jaime Hernandez combines Chicano culture with comic book super-modernity that really grabbed my imagination as a teen. This volume in particular marks a sort of turning point, away from the Mechanics era's fixations with style and started to really explore the characters, especially Izzy's.
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Oct 01, 2007 Will Hines rated it it was amazing
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Jaime's reveal of how Izzy went insane while in Mexico is one of my favorite comic stories of all time. It's only like 10 pages with minimal dialogue -- but YOU find a more gutsy story and come back here to tell me about it.
The Sheila
Feb 13, 2008 The Sheila rated it really liked it
Ends the one-two-three punch that also includes The Death of Speedy and Blood of Palomar (with a whimper, not a bang). Jaime Hernandez does his best to give everybody the heebie jeebies.
Mar 13, 2008 Dean rated it it was amazing
This one was very dark and brooding,and also very well written. I reccomend this one to anyone who says that Comic books are not will change your mind.
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the bomb.
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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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