(1981)

Los Bros. Hernandez, 1981 Series
 
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez
Brand
Hernandez Production
Editing
?
Color
Black and White
Dimensions
U.S. Magazine size
Binding
saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez

Characters
Bem
Reprints

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gilbert Hernandez; Jaime Hernandez; Mario Hernandez
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the first issue of "Love and Rockets"

Indexer Notes

Introduction letter from Los Bros Hernandez and indicia page. Printed on inside front cover.

BEM (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Luba (first appearance)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The initial "prototype" version of Love and Rockets had the saga of BEM split into two parts, which Gilbert expanded into five when Fantagraphics commissioned Los Bros Hernandez for a regular series.

This was the absolute first published debut of Luba. Her appearance here is much different from her depictions in later issues; thus, fandom and Gilbert generally agree that this is not the same character and her introduction here can't fit into the Palomar/Luba in America continuity.

Mechan-X (Table of Contents: 3)

Maggie, Race, Hopey / comic story / 5.75 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Rand Race; Duke Morales; Penny Century (first appearance for all); Yax Haxley; Tall Tracker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title of this story implies that it is somehow written "By Izzy Ruebens". Izzy is another character in the Locas/Hoppers mythos, so it is unclear how she can be seen to write a story, as she isn't seen breaking any fourth wall at any point in this or future stories. She is also featured in another story later on in this same issue. This is one of the strange continuity problems that crop up in both Jaime and Gilbert's early stories, and is largely left unexplained.

La Chota (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is entirely in German.

How To Kill A (By Isabel Ruebens) (Table of Contents: 5)

Izzy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens] (first appearance)
Reprints

Music For Monsters (Table of Contents: 6)

Bang and Inez / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Bang; Inez (first appearance of both)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title for this story is not listed anywhere in the story itself in this "prototype" version, but it can be deduced from the cover, using the process of elimination. In the full 68-page version, it is clearly denoted as the title of this sequence.

BEM (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part Two.

ads (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez (signed)
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez (signed)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez (signed)

Indexer Notes

This page is comprised entirely of parodies of the ads have been historically found in comic books since their inception. Readers are offered impossible wonders such as a "real live dinosaur", "exploding underwear", "robot slave kit", "mini-hand blaster", "changeling pills", "man-eating toilet", "death glasses", a "real LIVE person trapped in crystal ball", a book that will enable those who order it to "rule the world", and many more satiric takes on the traditional mail-in offers advertised in comics for decades, complete with an obviously fake address to send payment to in "Berlin, Russia" with two zip codes -- one is a standard 5-digit US format postal code, and one is longer, but crossed out.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (signed)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (signed)

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the first issue of "Love and Rockets" "]
  3. 2. BEM
  4. 3. Mechan-X
    Maggie, Race, Hopey
  5. 4. La Chota
  6. 5. How To Kill A (By Isabel Ruebens)
    Izzy
  7. 6. Music For Monsters
    Bang and Inez
  8. 7. BEM
  9. 8. ads
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
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