The Girl From H.O.P.P.E.R.S

The Girl From H.O.P.P.E.R.S

A Love and Rockets Book

Book - 2007
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Centered on one of Jaime's peaks, "The Death of Speedy," the second comprehensive "Locas" collection (with stories not in the hardcover) alternates between wrestling action and the triangle of Maggie, Hopey and Ray D.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2007
ISBN: 9781560978510
1560978511
Characteristics: 281 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Girl from HOPPERS

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DavidB
Mar 27, 2009

In these stories, Jamie Hernandez has given up on the sci-fi elements found in the first collect of "Maggie" stories. and instead focuses of Maggie, her friends and the trouble they get themselves into.

While the stories and characters didn't resonate with me like those of his brother's (in the Palomar stories), they are still important to comic history.

Jamie explored the lives of hispanic, 20-something americans in a time when everyone else was still focusing on men in tights hiting each other. These stories still stand as testement to 'Indie' and 'alternative' comics. They are an alternative to those superheroes who have no depth.

Jamie also displays his crisp pen and ink style as well as his figure drawings. It's also really nice to see female 'comic book characters' with real bodies.

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DavidB
Jan 04, 2011

DavidB thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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