The Complete Love & Rockets #1 - Music for Mechanics [3rd Edition]
(February 1989)

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
9780930193133 90000
Editing
Gary Groth (Collected Edition Editor); Doug Erb (Art Director)
Color
Color Covers, Mostly Black & White Interiors
Binding
Softcover (#1 - 21; 23; 25); Hardcover- (#22 & 24)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Complete Love & Rockets (Fantagraphics, 1985 series) #1 [1st Edition]. There exist further variants.

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]
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Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 3 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)


Synopsis
Title and publisher pages; Indicia, production credits and table of contents

A Habitable World The Brothers Hernandez (Table of Contents: 3)

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: 4)

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

Mechan-X (Table of Contents: 5)

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.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thirty-five dollars and a six pack to my name...
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: 7)

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]
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Indexer Notes

This story is not included in the table of contents.

BEM (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
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Penny Century, You're Fired!! (Table of Contents: 10)

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.
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Music For Monsters I (Table of Contents: 11)

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: 12)

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.
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Indexer Notes

Original story first published in this volume.

Mechanics (Table of Contents: 13)

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: 14)

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: 15)

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-supernatural
Characters
Errata Stigmata (Intro); Bubbles; Valentia
Synopsis
Errata Stigmata and her friend Bubbles blow up an embassy.
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Music for Monsters II (Table of Contents: 16)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There they are! The Polaris Apartments! Go around to the alley way, now!
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: 18)

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: 19)

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

Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 20)

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: 21)

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: 22)

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

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez

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[Love and Rockets #2] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...er Tavos Qualvida?
Characters
Monster X
Reprints

If you enjoyed this book (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[The rocket is now boarding...] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

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