(October 1985)

Fantagraphics, 1985 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
12.95 USD; 16.95 CAD
Pages:
168
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN:
0-930193-16-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978093019313351895
Editing:
Gary Groth (Collected Edition Editor); Doug Erb (Art Director)
Color:
Black & White
Binding:
Softcover
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

1st printing: October 1985 (12.95 USD); 2nd Printing December 1986; 3rd Printing February 1989; 4th printing: ?; 5th printing: ?; 6th printing: ?; 7th printing: May 2004 (18.95 USD; 25.95 CAD). This book indexed from a Third Printing, other printings may vary slightly in some sequences. The cover art and price may also vary.


Music for Mechanics (Table of Contents)

Love & Rockets / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Colors:
Paul Rivoche

Genre:
Drama
Characters:
Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Penny Century [Beatriz Garcia]

Indexer Notes

Title of this cover has been re-designed over the various printings.

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents)

credits / 7 pages (report information)


Synopsis:
Three blank pages. Title and publisher pages; Indicia, production credits and table of contents

A Habitable World The Brothers Hernandez (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carter Scholz
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez; Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez; Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Carter Scholz talks about the importance of Love and Rockets to comics as a major achievement.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Mechan-X (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez [as Izzy Ruebens]
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez [as Izzy Ruebens]
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez [as Izzy Ruebens]
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez [as Izzy Ruebens]

Genre:
Science Fiction; Drama
Characters:
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Rand Race; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Duke Morales; Yax Haxley; Tall Tracker; Penny Century
Synopsis:
Maggie is hired to work with the pro-solar mechanic Rand Race. Tall Tracker attacks Race to get him to rebuild a robot army but Maggie saves the day.
Reprints:

["Thirty-five dollars and a six pack to my name..."] (Table of Contents)

Locas Tambien / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez ?

Genre:
Drama
Characters:
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Joey Glass; Speedy Ortiz
Synopsis:
The story of how Maggie and Hopey first met.
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How To Kill A... (By Isabel Ruebens) (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jamie Hernandez [as Isabel Ruebens]
Pencils:
Jamie Hernandez [as Isabel Ruebens]
Inks:
Jamie Hernandez [as Isabel Ruebens]

Genre:
Drama
Characters:
Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is not included in the table of contents.

BEM (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
Drama; Science Fiction
Characters:
Bem; Leonor; Harold Penis; Bob Zitz; Bobo; Luba; Castle Radium; Peter; Roxanne; Paulo P. Piñata; Cha Cha Charlie; Patrice
Synopsis:
Bem has escaped and is on a murderous rampage.
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Indexer Notes

5 chapters to this story.

Barrio Huerta (Table of Contents)

Hoppers 13 / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Genre:
Science Fiction
Reprints:

Penny Century, You're Fired!! (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Genre:
Superhero; Humor
Characters:
Penny Century; Mr. Costigan [H. R. Costigan]
Synopsis:
All Penny Century wants is to become a superhero.
Reprints:

Music For Monsters I (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
Science Fiction
Characters:
Bang; Inez; Vivik; El Creepo Perverto; Woman with Convertible
Synopsis:
Two young women in the desert photographing monsters.
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Mecanicos (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Genre:
Drama; Science Fiction
Characters:
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Daffy [Daphne Matsumoto]; Rand Race; Duke Morales; Yax Haxley
Synopsis:
Maggie becomes Rand's assistant.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original story first published in this volume.

Mechanics (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Genre:
Science Fiction; Drama
Characters:
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Rand Race; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Penny Century; Duke Morales; Vicki Glori; Daffy [Daphne Matsumoto]; Terry [Theresa Leeanne Downe]; Yax Haxley; Ben Ruben; Tse Tse [Rosa Colores Arriaga Banuelos]; Rena Titañon; Pedro Rodriguez Sanjo; Sancho Sanjo; Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Bernie Carbo; Doctor Numura; Speedy Ortiz; Tiger Rosa (Wrestler); Maria Bravo (Wrestler; Cameo); Vicki Glori (Wrestler)
Synopsis:
Maggie and Rand Race are sent to fix a downed ship in a volatile jungle country where dinosaurs still live and the leader is an oppressive dictator.
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Meanwhile... Back at the Ranch (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jaime Hernandez
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez
Letters:
Jaime Hernandez

Genre:
Drama
Characters:
Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Daffy [Daphne Matsumoto]
Synopsis:
Hopey gets a homemade tattoo while discussing Maggie's trip with Izzy and Daffy.
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Indexer Notes

This appears between story pages 30 and 31 of the previous sequence.

Radio Zero (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Mario Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
Science Fiction; Fantasy
Characters:
Errata Stigmata (Intro); Bubbles; Valentia
Synopsis:
Errata Stigmata and her friend Bubbles blow up an embassy.
Reprints:

Music for Monsters II (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bang Bang; Inez; Killiaak monsters
Synopsis:
Bang Bang and Inez stop 5 Killiaak monsters from stealing a deadly disease.
Reprints:

[“There they are! The Polaris Apartments! Go around to the alley way, now!”] (Table of Contents)

Somewhere in California / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Mario Hernandez; Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Mario Hernandez
Inks:
Mario Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Vodor; Xed; Zezbar [Zizbah]; Tony; Noalda; King Svedor of Marzipan; Katie; Cluzia; Mosca
Synopsis:
Aliens, the deposed King of Marzipan and drug dealers all are at the Polaris Apartments.
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A Little Story... (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Genre:
Drama
Characters:
Pipolina; Martin; Satch [Sakahaftewa]; Chelo; Vicente; Israel; Jesus
Synopsis:
The children of Palomar climb on the stone idols outside town.
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Indexer Notes

Original story first published in this volume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Cover Gallery (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez

Indexer Notes

Beginning of the cover gallery section. Contains an illustration taken from the story BEM.

[Love and Rockets #1] (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez

Reprints:

Love 'y' Rockets (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Reprints:

[Love and Rockets #2] (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez

Characters:
Penny Century; Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Dinosaurs
Reprints:

["...er Tavos Qualvida?"] (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez

Characters:
Monster X
Reprints:

If you enjoyed this book (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jaime Hernandez (illustration)
Inks:
Jaime Hernandez (illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Other Love and Rockets items for sale by Fantagraphics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[The rocket is now boarding...] (Table of Contents)

Love and Rockets / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors:
Doug Erb
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover and pull-quotes from various places about this volume.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Music for Mechanics
    Love & Rockets
  2. 1. [Blank Page]
  3. 2. A Habitable World The Brothers Hernandez
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Mechan-X
    Love and Rockets
  6. 5. ["Thirty-five dollars and a six pack to my name..."]
    Locas Tambien
  7. 6. How To Kill A... (By Isabel Ruebens)
    Love and Rockets
  8. 7. BEM
    Love and Rockets
  9. 8. Barrio Huerta
    Hoppers 13
  10. 9. Penny Century, You're Fired!!
    Love and Rockets
  11. 10. Music For Monsters I
    Love and Rockets
  12. 11. Mecanicos
    Love and Rockets
  13. 12. Mechanics
    Love and Rockets
  14. 13. Meanwhile... Back at the Ranch
    Love and Rockets
  15. 14. Radio Zero
    Love and Rockets
  16. 15. Music for Monsters II
    Love and Rockets
  17. 16. [“There they are! The Polaris Apartments! Go around to the alley way, now!”]
    Somewhere in California
  18. 17. A Little Story...
    Love and Rockets
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. Cover Gallery
  21. 20. [Love and Rockets #1]
    Love and Rockets
  22. 21. Love 'y' Rockets
    Love and Rockets
  23. 22. [Love and Rockets #2]
    Love and Rockets
  24. 23. ["...er Tavos Qualvida?"]
    Love and Rockets
  25. 24. If you enjoyed this book
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
  27. 26. [The rocket is now boarding...]
    Love and Rockets
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