Love from the Shadows

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A new graphic novel starring Fritz, Fritz, and...Fritz!
The third in Gilbert Hernandez’s line of original hardcovers featuring Love and Rockets’ “Fritz” in her guise as a Z-movie actress (the first two were Chance in Hell and The Troublemakers) is a trippy thriller that stars Fritz in no fewer than three roles.
A beautiful waitress (Fritz, of course) and her hospital nurse brother (also Fritz) visit their estranged father, a once successful but...

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Overview

A new graphic novel starring Fritz, Fritz, and...Fritz!
The third in Gilbert Hernandez’s line of original hardcovers featuring Love and Rockets’ “Fritz” in her guise as a Z-movie actress (the first two were Chance in Hell and The Troublemakers) is a trippy thriller that stars Fritz in no fewer than three roles.
A beautiful waitress (Fritz, of course) and her hospital nurse brother (also Fritz) visit their estranged father, a once successful but now retired writer (amazingly enough, also Fritz), in order to find out the true reason why their mother committed suicide. When dad’s health fails, the siblings are then more concerned with the money he might leave them.
The story weaves in and out of reality and hallucination and possibly back in forth in time, and to complicate things further, the sister is sexually obsessed with a mysterious man throughout the tale — or is it her brother (at one point posing as his sister so that he might gain his and her inheritance) that is so hot and bothered by this mystery stud? And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. There’s also a venture into ghost territory, with frauds bilking the gullible and Fritz’s character(s) right in the middle.

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Editorial Reviews

The Los Angeles Times
“Gilbert Hernandez created some of the most memorable characters in popular fiction.”
Tom Spurgeon - The Comics Reporter
“I don’t think there’s ever been a greater cartooning talent in terms of what he brings the serial comic book form.”
Douglas Wolk - The New York Times Sunday Book Review
“Gilbert Hernandez is one of the great craftsmen of modern comics... Hernandez’s new Fritz book, Love from the Shadows, is as bracing as a slug of bottom-shelf rotgut.”
Douglas Wolk
…as bracing as a slug of bottom-shelf rotgut…Hernandez artfully approximates the broad, thrilling badness of late-night movies and their inept special effects…
—The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606994061
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Series: Love and Rockets Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 1,345,596
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife and daughter. He is co-creator of the long-running, award-winning, and critically-acclaimed series Love and Rockets. His books include Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers, Luba, Palomar, Speak of the Devil, Sloth, The High Soft Lisp, Love from the Shadows, Girl Crazy, Yeah! and many books in the Love and Rockets series.

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