(September 1985)

Fantagraphics, 1982 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
2.25 USD; 3.00 CAD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale Date
1985
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Recommended for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books [serif, with border]
Editing
Gary Groth (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

This issue marks the major turning point in Jaime Hernandez's Locas stories. Previous issues focused on light sci-fi adventure stories with some slice of life vignettes. From here on out the sci-fi elements are discarded leaving the low key drama dominant and front and center.

Includes an eight page Lloyd Llewellyn preview section that is not included in the second printing.

Thirty cent price hike with this issue. 1st printing: August 1985. 2nd printing: October 1992

[Locas] (Table of Contents)

Locas / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime)
Colors
The FBI Staff (separations)

Genre
drama
Characters
Penny Century; Maggie Chascarillo; Terry Downe; Hopey Glass; Daffy Matsumoto; Izzy Ruebens
Reprints

Letters (Table of Contents: 1)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gary Groth (credited)
Letters
Linda M. Gorell (credited) (typesetting)

Synopsis
Contains an editorial explaining the price hike.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Martha and Dan; Charles Van Meter; Michelle J. Cioeta

Continues in the back of the book.

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

Locas / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime "King of the Hustle" Hernandez)
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime "King of the Hustle" Hernandez)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime "King of the Hustle" Hernandez)
Letters
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime "King of the Hustle" Hernandez)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi! I'm Roy Cowboy! And I'd like you to meet six friends of mine!
Genre
drama
Characters
Penny Century; Maggie Chascarillo; Roy Cowboy; Terry Downe; Hopey Glass; Daffy Matsumoto; Izzy Ruebens; Julie Wree (1st appearance); Chucho; Officer Sado (off-panel)
Synopsis
Maggie and Hopey hit the thrift stores, then trail around town trying to find a new place to live. Terry is cold on the idea of putting Maggie up. Maggie heads back to Izzy's to get ready for work, and hears from Izzy how Hopey took the (misreported) news of Maggie's death in Chepan.
Reprints

Boys Will Be Boys (Table of Contents: 3)

Palomar / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Gilbert "Dr Love" Hernandez)
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Gilbert "Dr Love" Hernandez)
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Gilbert "Dr Love" Hernandez)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Gilbert "Dr Love" Hernandez)

Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Heraclio Calderon; Carmen; Chelo; Luba; Diana Villaseñor; Tonantzín Villaseñor; Pepo; Anacleto; Tiburcia
Synopsis
Heraclio and Pepo try to fix newcomer Anacleto up with one of the women of Palomar.
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Holy Goodnight!...It's A Super-Special All-New 8-Page Bonus Lloyd Llewellyn Preview (Table of Contents: 4)

Lloyd Llewellyn / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Daniel Clowes (credited)
Pencils
Daniel Clowes (credited)
Inks
Daniel Clowes (credited)
Letters
Daniel Clowes (credited)

Characters
Red Hoerring (1st appearance); Ernie Hoyle (1st appearance); Lloyd Llewellyn (1st appearance)
Synopsis
Introduction to the characters and the story that follows.

Indexer Notes

This and the following two sequences are not included in the second printing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Lloyd Llewellyn / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Daniel Clowes (signed)
Pencils
Daniel Clowes (signed)
Inks
Daniel Clowes (signed)
Letters
Daniel Clowes (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Last Time I Saw Irving
Genre
humor
Characters
Fatima; Ernie Hoyle; Lloyd Llewellyn; Irving Melvin; Albert Melvin
Synopsis
Irving Melvin plays his last practical joke.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Lloyd Llewellyn

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

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

La Toña (Table of Contents: 7)

Locas / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime)
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime)
Letters
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime)

Genre
drama
Characters
Rena Titañon; Tse Tse; Chief
Synopsis
Rena walking with Tse Tse back to her home.
Reprints

Young Locas (Table of Contents: 8)

Locas / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime "Hit Man" Hernandez)
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime "Hit Man" Hernandez)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime "Hit Man" Hernandez)
Letters
Jaime Hernandez (signed as Jaime "Hit Man" Hernandez)

Genre
drama
Characters
Maggie Chascarillo; Letty Chavez (death); Hopey Glass; Harvey (1st appearance); Louis (1st appearance); Izzy Ruebens
Synopsis
A flashback story. Thirteen-year-old Maggie is planning on leaving Sal's Garage because her job there is causing her to lose her friends. She forgets all about it when Harvey introduces her to her first prosolar job. She then goes to tell her best friend Letty but unbeknownst to her Letty has died in a car accident, off-panel.
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An American in Palomar [Part One] (Table of Contents: 9)

Palomar / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Beto)
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Beto)
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Beto)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as Beto)

Genre
drama
Characters
Carmen; Chelo; Augustín Jiménez; Luba; Martín el Loco; Howard Miller (1st appearance); Theo; Tipin' Tipin'; Diana Villaseñor; Tonantzín Villaseñor; Tiburcia
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.
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Keywords
soap opera

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jaime Hernandez (credited as Jaime) (reply)
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Letters Page continued from inside front cover, with an panel from the Mechanics/Las Mujeres Perdidas part three story from issue eight. Contains a joint letter from Adam Philips and Kurt Busiek. Also a mention of next issues content and a subscription form.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Joseph A. Curtis; David Koenigberg; David Smay; Adam Philips & Kurt Busiek; Matthew-Louis M. Levin; Billy Ford; Kate Coffee

Fantagraphics Books Brings You the All-Time Greats in the Comics Field! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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