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In this second big omnibus collection of his ongoing tales of the “Locas,” Jaime Hernandez continues telling stories featuring his main characters Maggie, Hopey and Ray. This volume picks up shortly after Maggie and Hopey’s long-awaited reunion at the end of the first Locas. Even though her love life remains as chaotic as ever, Hopey takes her first few steps toward responsible adulthood with a real job (as a teacher), while a demoralized, divorced Maggie ends up as the manager of a fleabag apartment building where she continues to wrestle with the demons of her past — most prominently in the stunning centerpiece of the volume, the graphic-novel-length “Maggie” serial, with its stunning, hallucinatory dream finale. Meanwhile, Ray still carries a major torch for Maggie, but falls in with the “Frogmouth,” the volatile bombshell whose ties to local thugs cause him no small amount of grief. Of course, Maggie, Hopey, and Ray’s paths continue to intersect in Hernandez’s increasingly complex, intricate, and always vitally realized world. This omnibus volume compiles stories originally printed in the pages of the comics Penny Century, the one-shot special Maggie & Hopey Color Fun (presented here in black and white), and Love and Rockets Vol. II, and was formerly collected in the volumes Dicks and Deedees, Locas in Love, Ghost of Hoppers and The Education of Hopey Glass.
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"This is a landmark in comics literature." – Publishers Weekly Amazon.com Best Books of 2009: Comics & Graphic Novels Top 10 (#6) #4, Best Archival/Reprints of 2009, The Comics Reporter Named one of "The Best Damn Comics of 2010 Chosen by the Artists" by Tom Hart at The Daily Cross Hatch "Jaime's comics are all about subtleties of emotional states and and how characters understand each other and themselves over time; you'll get your bearings pretty quickly, and he'll make sure you're being entertained while you're figuring it out." – Douglas Wolk, TIME/Techland "Locas II is perhaps more somber and reflective than the first, but it never loses the wry, subtly humor of everyday life that is at its heart. Hernandez’s ability to write complicated, deeply human characters is without rival." – Athena Currier, The Daily Cross Hatch, "The Best Damned Comics of 2009 Chosen by the Artists" "The second massive gathering of Locas stories from the long-running Love and Rockets represents a decade’s worth of stories from one of comics’ foremost talents. Hernandez’s heroines, now approaching middle age, are a far cry from the punk rockers who debuted way back in 1981... The underlying theme of aging and acceptance is somehow ironic, considering that Hernandez’s artwork is even more stylishly elegant, his storytelling more powerfully confident, than when he was a young turk, and Love and Rockets was the coolest comic around. His cast of complex, appealing characters continues to delight and surprise after nearly three decades." – Gordon Flagg, Booklist (Starred Review)
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