Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ghost of Hoppers by Jaime Hernandez

In one of the most recent installments in the long-running Love and Rockets series, Maggie is recently divorced, working as the manager and handy-man (err, person) of an apartment complex. She returns to her old neighborhood in L.A., the fictional (as far as I can tell) Hoppers, where she runs into her old friend (and sometimes lover) Hopey, who now wears an eye patch. There's also some slightly supernatural stuff going on, which is nothing new for the series.

This story also introduces the character Vivian (see above), who is not to be fucked with.

I love how Jaime Hernandez has aged the characters over the years. They started out as teenage punks, and with each new issue they become noticeably older--in Maggie's case, heavier--and more complex, often reminiscing about the old days.

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