God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls

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The "director's cut" edition of the sprawling super-hero epic from Love and Rockets.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 decades-long quest to become a genuine super-heroine are ...

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Overview

The "director's cut" edition of the sprawling super-hero epic from Love and Rockets.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 decades-long quest to become a genuine super-heroine are finally, and tragically, fulfilled.In addition to introducing a plethora of wild new characters, God and Science brings in many older characters from Jaime’s universe, some from seemingly throwaway shorter strips and some from Maggie’s day-to-day world (including some real surprises). The main heroine of the story, forming a bridge between the “realistic” Maggie stories and the super-heroic extravaganza is “Angel,” Maggie’s sweet-tempered and athletic new roommate and best friend, and now herself an aspiring super-heroine.Aside from being presented in a large format that really displays Jaime Hernandez’s stunning art, God and Science will be a “director’s cut” version that includes a full 30 new pages in addition to the original 100-page epic, including four new full-color faux Ti-Girls covers, several expansions of scenes, an epilogue set back in Maggie’s apartment, and a long fantasy/timewarp sequence that draws the focus back on Penny’s awful predicament.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This latest effort from the renowned Hernandez lovingly fuses the spirit of Silver Age superhero comics with the ongoing soap opera of Maggie, the former-mechanic now turned manager of a shabby Southern California apartment complex. Recent stories have seen her noting one of the complex's residents appearing to be Alarma, a mysterious super-woman. Maggie's suspicions prove right on the money as Alarma's secret world of comic book-style superheroic adventure lures in Maggie's young friend, Angel, who is revealed to possess the "gift" of superpowers inherent in all women. The young wannabe superhero dogs Alarma's trail as the veteran heroine follows the trail of destruction left by the spoiled socialite Penny Century, who finally gets the super-powers she's long craved, but wields them without a lick of wisdom or restraint. When the efforts of Alarma's team, the Fenoms, fail to quash Penny's rampage, it's up to the aging team of the Ti-Girls to put things to right. For what's essentially an evocative throwback to the kid's superhero comics of yore, there's a lot going on here-youth versus seasoned oldsters, absolute power corrupting absolutely, mother/child dysfunction-and it's all wrapped up in a package of terrific dialogue, stellar artwork, and enough raw fun to drown in.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606995396
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Publication date: 7/16/2012
  • Series: Love and Rockets Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 669,466
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jaime Hernandez is a lifelong Los Angelean, where he continues to chronicle Maggie’s life in the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories.

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