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
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books, Inc.
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
Editing
Gary Groth
Color
black and white with color covers
Dimensions
8.5" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going Series

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.


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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gary Groth
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Half-page introduction by Groth. Publishing credits and table of contents, plus indicia make up the remainder of it.

BEM: Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

Bem / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; adventure; science fiction
Characters
Leonore; Leonore's Friend; Bem; Harold Penis; Bob Zitz; Bobo; Peter; Luba; Mr. Radium; Echo; Roxanne; Paulo
Reprints

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 (Table of Contents: 3)

Maggie and Hopey / comic story / 7.85 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; 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.
Reprints

La Chota (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Characters
La Chota
Reprints

BEM: Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 5)

Bem / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; adventure; science fiction
Characters
Leonore; Mr. Radium; Cha Cha Charlie
Reprints

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 (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
drama
Characters
Duke Morales (off-panel)
Reprints

Penny Century, You're Fired!! (Table of Contents: 7)

Penny Century / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Penny Century
Reprints

BEM: Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 8)

Bem / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; adventure; science fiction
Characters
Luba; Peter; Patrice; Roxanne; Paulo; Bem
Reprints

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)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]
Reprints

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

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

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

Genre
science fiction; humor
Characters
Bang; Inez; Vivik; El Creepo Perverto; Woman with Convertible
Reprints

BEM: Chapter 4 (Table of Contents: 11)

Bem / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; adventure; science fiction
Characters
Leonore; Mr. Radium; Paulo/Bem; Luba; Cuate; Leonore
Reprints

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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...
Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]
Reprints

BEM: Chapter 5 (Table of Contents: 13)

Bem / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama; adventure; science fiction
Characters
Leonore; Luba; Paulo/Bem; Mr. Radium
Reprints

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
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors
Peppy White
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez

Characters
Errata Stigmata
Reprints

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. O, what a wonderful book it is!
  3. 2. BEM: Chapter 1
    Bem
  4. 3. Mechan-X
    Maggie and Hopey
  5. 4. La Chota
    La Chota
  6. 5. BEM: Chapter 2
    Bem
  7. 6. Barrio Huerta
  8. 7. Penny Century, You're Fired!!
    Penny Century
  9. 8. BEM: Chapter 3
    Bem
  10. 9. How To Kill a... (By Isabel Ruebens)
  11. 10. [Music for Monsters I]
    Bang and Inez
  12. 11. BEM: Chapter 4
    Bem
  13. 12. ["Thirty-five dollars and a six pack to my name..."]
    Locas Tambien
  14. 13. BEM: Chapter 5
    Bem
  15. 14. ["If you've enjoyed Love and Rockets, here are some other Fantagraphics Book products you may want to pick up..."]
  16. 15. Love 'y' Rockets
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