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God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls

(Love and Rockets #26)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  278 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Originally serialized in Love and Rockets New Stories, Ti-Girls Adventures managed to be both a rollickingly creative super-hero joyride (featuring three separate super-teams and over two dozen characters) that ranged from the other side of the universe to Maggie 's shabby apartment, and a genuinely dramatic fable about madness, grief, and motherhood as Penny Century 's de ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published July 16th 2012 by Fantagraphics (first published July 2nd 2012)
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Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Jaime Hernández cruza Locas con los superhéroes al rodear a Maggie de un grupo de superheroínas a la caza de una Penny Century fuera de control. Aparte del trazo clásico, de una expresividad apabullante, destaca la pequeña recreación de su universo creativo. Femenino prácticamente al 100% con una mezcla generacional que da lugar a todo tipo de conflictos solucionados como demanda la temática: a piñazos. Sin embargo sus aciertos, los tradicionales de la casa (el valor de la experiencia/edad, muje ...more
Adam M
This was terrible. The art was stylistic and interesting, but that is where any praise for this ends. This was exhausting to read and if it wasn't on a recommended list I'm determined to do this year I would have abandoned ship.

The lettering is nearly illegible and that should be a crime in this format. The story telling is all over the place and it wants to be like 5 things and so it's unsuccessfully anything at all.

Paul from IRCB should have 2022's recommendation revoked in advance.
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: latino-lit, comics
This one is going to be difficult to rate. I certainly liked it. Let's say 3 stars. I love Xaime Hernandez's clean Archie comics style approach to this collection, and as a huge fan of Love & Rockets I love how it is tangential to that world of Maggie and Hopey, with the former's obsession with a whole line of Latina women superhero comics (that unfortunately do not exist in our world) becoming the springboard for what is on the surface a very simple, if not chaotic, traditional superhero story ...more
Jeff Jackson
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
For those who've missed "the rockets" from the early days of Love & Rockets, Jaime has heard your complaints and a mere 20 years later brings back the sci-fi and superheroes with a vengeance! There's Penny Century getting the superpowers she's always craved -- but with tragic results. There's surprising revelations about the mild-mannered apartment dwellers in Maggie's building. There's a trio of legendary female supergroups - one not unlike Menudo - battling each other as they try to avert cosm ...more
Sep 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pesar del cariño que tengo a Jaime Hernández, estas historias a mitad de camino entre el cómic de superheroínas y la telenovela nunca ha acabado de convencerme.
Adrián  Ciutat
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Qué despliegue de imaginación, de buen gusto punk, de metaficción, de empoderamiento femenino.
Enorme, como siempre, Jaime Hernández.
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
No sé que me paso con la historia tiene partes que me gustaron, su parte más feminista, pero no conecte, quizás no era su momento.
May 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Yes to all of this. I've never really gotten into Love & Rockets proper (I'm working on it), but I loved this collection. I've read some Hernandez brothers interviews where they discuss their relationship to superhero comics and the superhero industry, so it was cool to see the ways Jaime is both using and subverting superhero conventions and tropes here -- especially because this isn't a Watchmen or Dark Knight-type subversion, where the only way to transcend the poppy, candy-colored mainstream ...more
Jason Ashmore
Feb 09, 2021 rated it liked it
There's alot packed into this one. Likable characters and so many different themes and ideas touched on. Everything from what it means to be a hero to motherhood and more. Plenty of classic comic book action and fun. Read as part of the ircb 2021 challenge ; not sure I would have happened on this one without the challenge, ...more
Feb 27, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: ircb-2021
Despite knowing of Love and Rockets, I've never actually given the comics a try. But this one was part of a reading challenge so hey, what better place to dive into Jaime Hernandez's work, right? And boy oh boy, this is certainly a dive. Despite coming out relatively recently, this book is straight out of the Silver Age. From the characters, the art style, the plotting, everything feels like a love letter to the big Silver Age of comics. But instead, it gets to build a different world. One that' ...more
May 13, 2021 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
What an unexpected disappointment. This is a reversion to the very earliest Locas stories in the first half of Maggie the Mechanic, before Hernandez started grounding them in relatable humanity and low-stakes reality and in turn made them interesting and artful. He’s continued using pleasantly odd bits of magical realism all along, but never the relentless, incoherent jumble of overly verbose fantasy nonsense that Ti-Girls is. I also wonder if it could have been enjoyable if he’d droppe
I'm a bit torn on this book. On the one hand, I rather enjoyed reading about a group of female superheroes. However, it was difficult to get into the story. I think there might have been too many stories that were trying to be told. Each one on their own probably would have been fine. The book felt too busy and got bogged down in the details on some of those plotlines.

I liked the art. It took some time to grow on me because it isn't quite as polished as I'm used to from other books. But the port
Gonzalo Oyanedel
Jaime Hernández prolonga el ejercicio de metaficción ensayado en Penny Century con una historia de superheroínas que posterga la acción por la comedia de situaciones, quedando ambos aspectos a medio camino. No es la mejor entrega de LOCAS, pero tampoco decepciona en calidad; para completistas.
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love and Rockets superhero comic. Pretty upbeat. I'm still not sure what to make of it. The art reminded me of Daniel Clowes, except considering how far back Hernandez goes, the similarity is probably more the other way around. ...more
Russell Grant
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Jaime does superheros, and ends up with an all time great comic. I simply adore this one. I think it would work as a stand alone story if you've never read a Locas book. That said, he does a great job of jamming superheros into the Locas world in a way that makes sense. ...more
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
I love Los Bros Hernández, and of course Jaime's artwork is gorgeous here. But what stops Return of the Ti-Girls, a reprint volume, from reaching the beauty of Love and Rockets, Vol. 5: House of Raging Women, is that the latter amazing book captures a subculture unaddressed elsewhere in comics and pop culture: women's wrestling.

Meanwhile, Ti-girls takes a pomo approach to superhero comics. Young and elderly, Latin women as superheroes subvert the established paradigm of stale manboy tropes. This
Dave Schaafsma
Originally serialized in Love and Rockets New Stories, Vol 1 and 2, Jaime's story of the Ti-Girls expands vignettes from the initial 100 or so pages, adds some 30 new pages, covers, and in this large format you get to see the great art of a person at the top of his artistic game. With the hunger for women in superhero comics, this is a kind of relief, and done with a sense of humor. Three gangs, dozens of women mostly fighting women, so this is a girl power story with sass and raucous humor, on ...more
David Gallin-Parisi
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Heartfull superheroes without the men. Moms, daughters, and fighting friendships are all covered in an outer space and extra sensory way. Beautiful artwork and compelling characters. I would read about all these characters for many more issues to come. I thought that maybe I was actually gonna like superheroes again, and then I did like them for a second, yet realized I like thoughtful characters growing, changing, and developing relationships better than any end of the world scenario.
Michael Liggett
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book! When Jaime Hernandez isn't drawing lesbians humping he really makes some great stories. This story is what one would get if John Waters wrote a comic book and was told to keep it PG. it's fun, it's light and it's a wonderful embrace of golden age comic books' pulp sensibilities. ...more
Ian Cockburn
Jul 26, 2016 rated it did not like it
I love Jaime Hernandez so much, but I really hated this quite atypical work. Maybe I just have no interest in superheroes, whether in their mainstream form or the version in Hernandez's personal nostalgic idealized vision.

Aug 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: sequential-art
This is the first Love and Rockets-related material I've read, and I think my expectations were a little high. The story felt rushed and disjointed in several places, but I did enjoy the characters and the clean, classic style and would definitely check out more comics by the Hernández brothers. ...more
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Haven't read Love and Rockets series, so this was a bit confusing and boring for me. ...more
Nov 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, speculative
A lot of fun.
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012, 2017
Best superhero comic I've read in a long, long time. ...more
Aug 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
I love the art and the style. The story is lacking, but maybe that's OK. ...more
Anthony Faber
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
A late Love and Rockets collection, bringing back the superhero stuff of early Love & Rockets.
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
Ms. Hernandez has a lot of artistic chops, and she's obviously very creative, but I had a hard time getting into the story. ...more
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Easily the best superhero comic of the last few years.
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, comics
What if Almodovar would have written a superheroes comic? Well, this is not your typical superheroine comic :)
Mother, daughters, relationship and cosmic odyssey.
Jan 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
A wonderful send-up/homage to superheroes, this story of the conflicts and resolutions among factions of female superheroes is drawn in a style that appeals to me. I like this man's work! ...more
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