Love and Rockets #1 [1st printing]
(September 1982)

Fantagraphics, 1982 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
2.95 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages
68
On-sale Date
1982-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
Editing
Gary Groth (credited) (Editorial Coordinator)

Issue Notes

This issue has four separate printings. All printings subsequent to the first one list "Fall 1982" rather than "September 1982" in the indicia, which is another way to verify that an issue isn't a first print, for those who aren't sure what the various cover prices for the various printings were.

1st printing- (July 1982)- 2.95 cover price.
2nd printing (October 1987)- $3.50 cover price. This is the only one that marks itself boldly as a second printing in traditional comic book indicia style and does so immediately after the Fall '82 cover date.
3rd printing (February 1992)- $3.95 cover price.
5th printing (May 1995)- $4.95 cover price. This is actually the fourth printing, but states otherwise apparently due to a misprint.
The information regarding the exact printing and release date is found towards the end of the indicia in these subsequent printings.

On-sale date, month only, from Amazing Heroes #13, with note "[July-delayed from May]".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (credited as Jaime)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (credited as Jaime)
Colors
Peppy White (credited) (color separations)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited) (logo design)

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Indexer Notes

Image is partly inspired by an illustration seen in Raymond Pettibon's Captive Chains comic (1978).

O, what a wonderful book it is! (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gary Groth (credited)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Half-page introduction by Groth. Publishing credits and table of contents, plus indicia make up the remainder of it.
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BEM: Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

BEM / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; drama; science fiction
Characters
Babe (Leonore's Unnamed Friend); BEM; Leonore; Luba; Paulo P. Piñata; Castle Radium; Harold Penis; Bob Zitz; Bobo; Peter; Echo; Roxanne
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Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story "BEM" is immediately followed by Jaime's story "Mechan-X". It starts on page 3 and ends on page 10. The second chapter resumes on page 19.

Luba's appearance in this story is largely considered out-of-continuity with her later appearances.

Mechan-X Starring Maggie, Race, Hopey (Table of Contents: 3)

Locas / comic story / 7.85 pages (report information)

Script
Jaime Hernandez (credited as Izzy Reubens)
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (credited as Izzy Reubens)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (credited as Izzy Reubens)
Letters
Jaime Hernandez (credited as Izzy Reubens)

Genre
science fiction; drama
Characters
Penny Century; Maggie Chascarillo; Hopey Glass; Yax Haxley; Duke Morales; Rand Race; Tall Tracker
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: 4)

La Chota / comic story / 0.15 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Las dixel fret im bondor!
Genre
humor
Characters
La Chota
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Indexer Notes

A five-panel sequence.

BEM: Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 5)

BEM / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; drama; science fiction
Characters
Babe (Leonore's Unnamed Friend); Leonore; Castle Radium; The Victim; Cha Cha Charlie
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Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story "BEM" is immediately followed by Jaime's vignettes "Barrio Huerta" and "Penny Century, You're Fired!". The third chapter resumes on page 29.

Barrio Huerta (Hoppers 13) (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Yax Haxley; Duke Morales; Rand Race; Lencho; Rosalba; Mama Tota
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Penny Century, You're Fired!! (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
humor; superhero; drama
Characters
Penny Century; H. R. Costigan (first appearance)
Synopsis
Penny wants to be a superhero.
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BEM: Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 8)

BEM / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as 'Bert)
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as 'Bert)
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as 'Bert)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as 'Bert)

Genre
adventure; drama; science fiction
Characters
Babe (Leonore's Unnamed Friend); BEM; Luba; Paulo P. Piñata; Peter; Patrice; Roxanne
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Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story "BEM" is immediately followed by Jaime's story "How To Kill A...". Then another one of Gilbert's stories, "Music for Monsters" begins, before resuming BEM with the fourth chapter, on page 47.

How To Kill a... (By Isabel Ruebens) (Table of Contents: 9)

Izzy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Izzy
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[Music for Monsters I] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Bang; Inez; Vertigo; Vivik; The Pimple / El Creepo Perverto; Woman with Convertible
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BEM: Chapter 4 (Table of Contents: 11)

BEM / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; drama; science fiction
Characters
BEM (as Paulo); Leonore; Luba; Castle Radium; Cuate
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Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story "BEM" is immediately followed by Jaime's story "Locas Tambien". The fifth and final chapter of BEM is picked up on page 59.

Locas Tambien (Table of Contents: 12)

Locas / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thirty-five dollars and a six pack to my name...
Genre
drama
Characters
'Litos (single-panel); Maggie Chascarillo; Hopey Glass; Joey Glass (first appearance); Izzy; Speedy Ortiz (first appearance); Principal
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BEM: Chapter 5 (Table of Contents: 13)

BEM / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; drama; science fiction
Characters
Babe (Leonore's Unnamed Friend); BEM; Leonore; Luba; Castle Radium
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Indexer Notes

This chapter concludes the saga of BEM.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Love 'y' Rockets (Table of Contents: 15)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as El Bert)
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as El Bert)
Colors
Peppy White (credited) (color separations)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez (signed as El Bert)

Characters
Errata Stigmata
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Indexer Notes

back cover