(May 1988)

Fantagraphics, 1988 Series
 
Price:
10.95 USD; 14.95 CAD
Pages:
152
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN:
0-930193-65-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978093019365290000
Editing:
Gary Groth
Color:
Black and White
Dimensions:
6.5" x 9" (16.51 cm x 22.86 cm)
Binding:
Softcover
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Reticent Heart and Other Stories (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors:
Jim Woodring

Characters:
Tonantzín Villaseñor
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Rob Rodi
Letters:
Inez M. Selleck (typesetting)

Synopsis:
Front and back cover flap plus one blank page. The first page of the flap contains a blurb from Rob Rodi which is continued in the back cover flap

The Reticent Heart (Table of Contents)

credits / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters:
Inez M. Selleck (typesetting)

Synopsis:
Title page, table of contents, indicia and production credits

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Letters:
Inez M. Selleck (typesetting)

Welcome to Palomar... (Table of Contents)

Palomar / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Sugar 'N' Spikes (Table of Contents)

Palomar / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Vicente; Pipo; Jesus; Toco; Israel
Synopsis:
Vicente recounts what happened when he got into a kicking contest with Pipo.
Reprints:

On Isidro's Beach (Table of Contents)

Heartbreak Soup Theater / Palomar / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Casimira; Luba; Lupe; Doralis; Tipín Tipín; Maricela; Isidro Rivas
Reprints:

Ecce Homo (Table of Contents)

Heartbreak Soup / Palomar / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Heraclio; Carmen; Tonantzín Villaseñor; Luba; Vicente; Israel; Maricela; Guadalupe; Pipo; Sergio; Augustin; Lucia; Tipín Tipín; Diana; Chelo; Borro; Gato; Satch; Archie; Ofelia; Martin El Loco
Synopsis:
Palomar has a village picnic.
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

Space Case (Table of Contents)

Heartbreak Soup / Palomar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Theo; Maricela; Guadalupe; Ofelia; Luba
Synopsis:
Guadalupe tries to find out if the sky goes on forever.
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

Slug Fest (Table of Contents)

Heartbreak Soup / Palomar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Tonantzín Villaseñor; Diana Villaseñor; El Clavo; Theo; Chelo; Tipín Tipín; Carmen
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

The Reticent Heart (Table of Contents)

Palomar / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Heraclio; Carmen Jimenez; Jesus; Israel; Satch; Vicente; Luba; Ofelia; Tonantzín Villaseñor; Chelo
Synopsis:
Heraclio recalls his sexual encounter with Luba from when he was fifteen years old
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

The Way Things're Going (Table of Contents)

Palomar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Jesus; Vicente; Gato; Luba; Doralis
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

The Whispering Tree (Table of Contents)

Palomar / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Doralis; Guadalupe; Ofelia
Synopsis:
Guadalupe tells Doralis a ghost story
Reprints:

Love Bites (Table of Contents)

Palomar / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Carmen; Heraclio; Gloria; Hopey (cameo); Tonantzín Villaseñor; Luba; Ofelia; Tipín Tipín
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

An American In Palomar, part one (Table of Contents)

Palomar / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Howard Miller; Tonantzín Villaseñor; Carmen; Chelo; Luba; Diana; Theo
Synopsis:
Howard Miller walks the streets of Palomar photographing its citizens. He has an encounter with Tonantzin, who gets the idea he can help her get noticed by Hollywood. When Theo introduces Miller to some of the ruins outside town, Miller gets lost in one of them and has an hallucinatory experience. He returns home in a shaken frame of mind and finds Tonantzin waiting for him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

An American in Palomar, part two (Table of Contents)

Palomar / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Beth; Diana; Howard Miller; Carmen; Augustin; Chelo; Tonantzín Villaseñor; Doralis; Casimira; Ofelia; Guadalupe; Maricela; Luba; Theo
Synopsis:
The citizens of Palomar find out that they are being used by Howard
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

Holidays in the Sun (Table of Contents)

Palomar / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Luba; Jesus; Obregon; Tonantzin; Marcos
Synopsis:
Jesus, in prison, fantasizes about the women in his life.
Reprints:

For the Love of Carmen (Table of Contents)

Palomar / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Pencils:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Inks:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)
Letters:
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed)

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Heraclio; Carmen; Vicente; Israel; Satch; Jesus; Toco; Luba; Manuel; Tonantzín Villaseñor; Chelo; Pipo; Lucia; Elvira; Howard Miller
Reprints:
Keywords:
soap opera

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
blank page

Tears From Heaven (Table of Contents)

Errata Stigmata / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Errata Stigmata; Uncle Ira; Aunt Zephie; Piano Teacher; Dr. D. David Schulz; Oona
Reprints:

A True Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Gilbert Hernandez; The Fabulous Moolah; Adrian Adonis [Keith Franks]; Girlfriend; Iron Mike Sharpe; Announcer
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

Letters:
Inez M. Selleck (typesetting)

Characters:
Gilbert Hernandez
Synopsis:
promo for three other Love & Rockets books; two blank pages; back cover flap continuing Rob Rodi's review; back cover blurb with a head shot of the artist
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Reticent Heart and Other Stories
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Reticent Heart
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Welcome to Palomar...
    Palomar
  6. 5. Sugar 'N' Spikes
    Palomar
  7. 6. On Isidro's Beach
    Heartbreak Soup Theater / Palomar
  8. 7. Ecce Homo
    Heartbreak Soup / Palomar
  9. 8. Space Case
    Heartbreak Soup / Palomar
  10. 9. Slug Fest
    Heartbreak Soup / Palomar
  11. 10. The Reticent Heart
    Palomar
  12. 11. The Way Things're Going
    Palomar
  13. 12. The Whispering Tree
    Palomar
  14. 13. Love Bites
    Palomar
  15. 14. An American In Palomar, part one
    Palomar
  16. 15. An American in Palomar, part two
    Palomar
  17. 16. Holidays in the Sun
    Palomar
  18. 17. For the Love of Carmen
    Palomar
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. Tears From Heaven
    Errata Stigmata
  21. 20. A True Story
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
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