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Locas II

(Love and Rockets)

4.65  ·  Rating details ·  407 ratings  ·  34 reviews

This volume picks up shortly after Maggie and Hopey slong-awaited reunion at the end of the first Locas. Even though her love life remains as chaotic as ever, Hopey takes her first few steps toward responsible adulthoodwith a real job (as a teacher), while a demoralized, divorced Maggie ends up as the manager of a fleabagapartment building where she continues to wrestlewit

Hardcover, 424 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Fantagraphics (first published July 1st 2006)
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Todd Glaeser
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
maybe a 4.5
I wasn't as interested in the "second wave" characters that seemed to be the focus of much of the second half of this volume.
However, this book (and all of L&R) really deserves the designation "graphic NOVEL."
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loeg-archives
Superbly written and drawn, probably Jamie's best work to date. Maggie, Hopey and Ray face middle age, wonder about the choices they've made, and try to figure out what's next for her or himself. Subtle writing influenced by an undercurrent of surrealism and magical reality that enforces the brittle humanity of the characters. And Jamie's in a world of his own as a comics artist. ...more
Scott Fisher
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great to follow the characters as they age.
David D
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As much praise as L&R gets, it's not enough. ...more
Acton Northrop
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
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Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
By far my favorite comic.
Nov 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, read-in-2009
No one does comics like Jaime Hernandez. His comics have engrossing developments, beautiful art, pitch-perfect dialog, and a total immersion into his world, the world of Maggie and Hopey. So what, you might say, other people can do that too. But Jaime (and his brother Gilbert) are different. What makes their comics special is both their serial nature and their characters changing in-real-time. Unlike superhero serials where the characters never age and never change, the characters in The Hernand ...more
May 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
Absolutely a great book. Haven't read anything else from Jaime Hernández, but I sure will now. In short: the book is about the daily lives of people, mainly Maggie and her closest friend/sort-off-lover Hopey. Sometimes stories are centered about other people, like friends or people from the neighborhood. It reads like a big soap, sort off, though it doesn't feel overly dramatic. Some episodes are about the small things in life, like having a chat on the phone without having something relevant to ...more
D.S. West
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the most fabulous fictional worlds I've ever had the pleasure to visit. I want to be friends with these characters. Given the intimacy of Hernandez's storytelling, I feel I am friends with these characters.

Pretty sure this elevates Jaime Hernandez to one of my favorite artists. Not in the narrow sense, but I mean, of all the ARTISTS whose works I've explored, including musicians, authors, and sure, artists in that narrower sense of the word too.

Love & Rockets is a beautiful labor of love.
Nov 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
My girls, Maggie and Hopey. I still have my full run of "Love and Rockets," up through the last regular issue(s) produced. I got turned on to Los Bros Hernandez in college, and trolled a few comics shops in Berkeley, looking to get earlier issues and complete the story. Just hearing the characters' names (Maggie, Hopey, Izzy, Daffy, Ray, Doyle...) sends me roaring back to those years of my life, a la Proust and his damned cookie. (Actually, Proust and his madeleine take me back to that time, too ...more
Felipe Chiaramonte
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
O que dizer de uma série underground que se extende há 25 anos, cujas protagonistas são duas chicanas punks gostosas que vão envelhecendo, engordando, ganhando celulite e mudando de empregos e de amores? Apesar do apelo imediato, Jaime tem o pulso firme tanto para o desenho quanto para a narrativa, costurando os anos que se passam de maneira realista e sem esquecer do passado de suas personagens - que, em determinado ponto, parece tão distante em aventuras fantasiosas em comparação com as armadi ...more
Alger Smythe-Hopkins
A huge come down from the first collection, and a book that becomes increasingly interested in smaller things told with less imagination the closer it moves to the end.
No risks, just pure soap opera. I loved these characters when they were young and the strange world they lived in. The Locas are out of Hoppers (even Izzy), Magpie and Hopey are in LA living apart and lonely in their pointless lives, and more than half the book is given to a walk-on boyfriend from volume one and his broken relatio
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Jaime Hernandez is one of the greatest cartoonists of all time (tell me something I don't know, right?). In this chunky piece of bold, funny and poignant art, he delights the reader with stories that are both down-to-earth real and darkly surreal.

Miss Maggie Chascarillo is the most lovable female character of the comics pantheon, so do yourself a favor and meet her as soon as you can.

But don't start your "Love & Rockets/Locas" journey with this book, it's best savored if you get "Maggie the Mec
Nov 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
What can be said about Love & Rockets that hasn't already been said better than I can say it. Locas II follows Maggie, Hopey and Ray around their exploits as they slowly grow older and their lives continue to brush up against the fantastic and the surreal. I'm fascinated by how Jaime pulls off short stories in the comic format. Many of them as short as a single page. Some of the best comic storytelling out there is housed in this enormous tome. ...more
Gonzalo Oyanedel
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Las desventuras de Maggie y Hopey empiezan a tomar senderos propios, donde la mutua nostalgia es a ratos un lastre frente a las agridulces experiencias que no eluden el hambre, la soledad, el reencuentro con viejos amores y el inevitable repaso al alucinante microuniverso de Jaime Hernández.
Feb 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Hernandez is just the best. The best at showing what (and how) women think. The best at depicting Hispanic culture. The best at showing the 80s punk scene, and what happens to scenesters when they grow up. He's the best at showing evolving relationships, and the best (and maybe only) artist who can represent reality and magic at the same time.

Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Whereas the 80s Love And Rockets covered the exploits of Maggie and Hopey in their 20s in the L.A. punk world (and in some sci-fi side stories as well), this expands the scope from their childhoods to present day, where they are in their 40s and dealing with aging and some of the disappointments of life. It's as deep and compelling as any novel, and Hernandez's art is amazing. ...more
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Not quite as compelling as the first volume, but still love Maggie and Hopey so much! They've both aged - Maggie's dealing with a divorce, Hopey's trying to get a real job as a teacher's assistant. Old characters make appearance, but there are some new additions as well. ...more
Sep 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Another addictive Love & Rockets collection. While I was a little disappointed with the first panels of the book (they didn't seem to have the same detail as Hernandez's other books), I was soon caught up again in the minor and major dramas of the lives of Maggie and Hopey. ...more
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Loved it -- fun, compelling, clever, and addictive. The girls from Hoppers have become some of my best friends. So glad the Bros. Hernandez are still churning these gems out. This is a great collection that consolidates all the Hopey and Maggie story lines from the later years.
Nov 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Like Proust w/hot pants.
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
An older fatter down on her luck Maggie and a more mature Hopey still fascinate.
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
How is this so good? It's like a comic from Mars-- unheard-of difference. ...more
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read.
Sep 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The best. Everyone should read this series.
Anthony Faber
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A reread. When read all at once, it doesn't hold together quite as well, but still very original. They become middle aged.
Jan 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I love Maggie and Hopey forever and ever.
Jul 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Scherrie Jackson
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
vivian's shenanigans were too addicting! couldn't put it down... ...more
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