Perla La Loca: A Love and Rockets Book

Perla La Loca: A Love and Rockets Book

by Jaime Hernandez

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Perla La Loca: A Love and Rockets Book by Jaime Hernandez

In these classic "Locas" stories, Jaime drops a narrative bomb on Hopey (and us) in "Wigwam Bam"; Maggie contends with her inner demons, a murderous hooker, and an amorous lady wrestler; and Maggie, getting married? Perla begins with the "Wigwam Bam" story, arguably Jaime Hernandez's definitive statement on the post-punk culture. As Maggie, Hopey, and the rest of the Locas prowl Los Angeles, the East Coast, and parts in between trying to recapture the carefree spirit of those early days. "Wigwam Bam" brings us up to date on all the members of Jaime's extensive cast of characters and then drops a narrative bomb on Hopey (and us) in the very last pages. Split up from Hopey yet again, Maggie bounces back and forth between a one-laundromat town in Texas (the "Chester Square" that serves as the title of two of the strongest stories in the book), where she has to contend with both her own inner demons and a murderous hooker, and Camp Vicki, where she has to fend off her aunt Vicki's attempts to make her a professional wrestler and the unwanted advances of the amorous wrestling champ-to-be, Gina. As usual, Jaime spotlights a wide range of headstrong female characters. And what's this about Maggie getting married?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560978831
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 12/19/2007
Series: Love and Rockets Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 835,671
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jaime Hernandez is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning cartoonist and a lifelong Los Angelean.

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