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Yeah!

Yeah!

by Peter Bagge, Gilbert Hernandez
     
 

The creators of Hate and Love and Rockets team up for an all-ages rock’n’roll extravaganza!
Move over, Josie & the Pussycats!
At last, a girl-centered comic book that actually appeals to girls (and even their parents)! Co-created by comics living legends Peter Bagge (Hate) and Gilbert Hernandez (Love & Rockets), Yeah! is a unique masterpiece of

Overview

The creators of Hate and Love and Rockets team up for an all-ages rock’n’roll extravaganza!
Move over, Josie & the Pussycats!
At last, a girl-centered comic book that actually appeals to girls (and even their parents)! Co-created by comics living legends Peter Bagge (Hate) and Gilbert Hernandez (Love & Rockets), Yeah! is a unique masterpiece of all-ages fun. Originally published as a nine-issue comic book series from 1999-2000 by DC’s Wildstorm imprint, this all-ages gem (approved by the Comics Code Authority, no less!) is collected here for the very first time.
Krazy (vocals and guitars), Honey (drums) and WooWoo (keyboards) are the members of the pop band Yeah! They’ve achieved intergalactic superstardom on every planet but their own (Earth), where they live in anonymity and suffer indignities in their home of suburban New Jersey. The girls struggle with bad gigs (struggling to win $200 amateur-night contests despite playing to packed crowds of adoring fans on Uranus), aliens who have crushes on them, and rival boy band The Snobs.
Separately, writer Peter Bagge and artist Gilbert Hernandez have well-deserved reputations as creators of some of comics’ most complex female characters, and in Yeah!, they have collaborated to produce a pop-culture, sci-fi, mainstream comic that finally offers a riotous alternative to the leaden, out-of-touch humor of Archie Comics.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The idea was a bit strange from the beginning: two legendary creators known for their adult slice-of-life portrayals—Bagge (Hate) and Hernandez (Love and Rockets)—teaming up on an all ages, lighthearted, girl-friendly color comic for DC's WildStorm imprint back in 1999. Fantagraphics makes a much more sensible home for the two, even if this collection drops the color, losing the work some of its energy yet keeping the imagination and crazy-funny cartooning. Yeah! is a pop band hugely popular elsewhere in the galaxy, but a failure on Earth. The inspirations for Krazy, Honey, and Woo-Woo are obvious: Josie and the Pussycats and their adventures in space. The motives, as laid out in a new introduction by Bagge, are admirable, but the intended readers, preteen girls, are even less likely to find the series in this format than they were when it ran in single issues 12 years ago. Fans of either creator, though, will appreciate the little-known project for what it was and enjoy the creative goofiness, best shown in the band's school-days origin story.A minor but highly enjoyable effort from two masters. (June)
Bully the Little Stuffed Bull - Robot 6
“...Yeah! is a surprisingly delightful fun fantasy of kicky pop music, weird alien fans, and evil twin competition bands.... Witty, high-spirited, and thoroughly fun, it’s the greatest Saturday morning cartoon adventure that never was.”
The Onion A.V. Club
“Unapologetically silly, Yeah! is every bit as fun as it sounds. Hernandez’s vivid, cartoony art is a pleasure, and Bagge packs the script with funny throwaway gags and over-the-top characters. Kids should dig it, and so should anyone looking for a comic with a sense of fun, which has become something of a scarce commodity in recent years.”
Chris Estey - KEXP
“...[T]hese two secret masters of rock fandom and mavericks of cartooning show zest-finesse and feisty satire chronicling the lives lived on the margins of collaborated garage bomp in a series of outrageous stories that could only be true in the music world they’ve personally known...”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606994122
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
06/15/2011
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Bagge createdHate, one of the best-selling and most formative comic book series of the ’90s. Born in New York in 1957, after graduating from the School of Visual Arts, Bagge contributed to and, along with R. Crumb, edited the underground anthology Weirdo. Since then Bagge's numerous original graphic novels and collections of comics have won him two Harvey Awards (one for Best Cartoonist in 1991), an Inkpot Award, and garnered six Eisner Award nominations. His social commentary cartoons run in the magazine Reason, and his recent biography of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is critically acclaimed. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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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