The Complete Love & Rockets #1 [First Edition]
(October 1985)

Fantagraphics, 1985 Series
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Volume
1
Price
9.95 USD; 13.50 CAD
Pages
160
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
?
ISBN
0-930193-13-X Search at WorldCat
Editing
Gary Groth (editor)

Issue Notes

The word “Complete” is not part of the published title of this first printing. It became part of the title with later volumes in the series, and with later printings of this book.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez
Colors
Paul Rivoche

Characters
Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Penny Century [Beatriz Garcia]

Indexer Notes

The cover title is “Love and Rockets,” with the words “Book One” appearing above and to the left of the logo. The spine title is “Love and Rockets Book One.”

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

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


Love and Rockets (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Title page does not include a book or volume number.
Includes a reproduction of a panel from "Mechanics", page 106.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Copyright page identifies the edition, and records the month and year of publication.

Contents (Table of Contents: 4)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (credited); Gilbert Hernandez (credited)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (credited); Gilbert Hernandez (credited)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Errata Stigmata

Indexer Notes

Table of contents omits “La Chota,” “How to Kill a    by Isabel Ruebens,” and “Meanwhile . . . Back at the Ranch”; and collapses the multi-part “BEM” and “Cover Gallery” into single content items.
Two character illustrations.

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

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


A Habitable World: The Brothers Hernandez (Table of Contents: 6)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carter Scholz (credited); Jaime Hernandez (credited); Gilbert Hernandez (credited)
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez (credited); Gilbert Hernandez (credited)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez (credited); Gilbert Hernandez (credited)
Letters
Jaime Hernandez (credited); Gilbert Hernandez (credited); typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Comics were pretty much invented in America.
Synopsis
Carter Scholz talks about the importance of Love and Rockets to comics as a major achievement.

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with various panels from the comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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


Mechan-X (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7.85 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Goody ... time for work ...
Genre
drama; science fiction
Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Rand Race; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Duke Morales; Yax Haxley; Tall Tracker; Penny Century [Beatriz Garcia]
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: 9)

comic story / 0.15 page (report information)

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

Reprints

Locas Tambien (Table of Contents: 10)

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 [Eulalio Ortiz]
Synopsis
The story of how Maggie and Hopey first met.
Reprints

How to Kill a... (by Isabel Ruebens) (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez

Genre
drama
Characters
Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]
Reprints

BEM [Part One] (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Meanwhile, the monster moved across the sea at its usual speed with the ever present whirlyboat close behind ...
Genre
drama; science fiction
Characters
Leonore [Lenore]; Leonore's boyfriend; Suzy Niznick; Harold Penis; Bob Zitz; Bobo; Luba; Peter; Castle Radium; Echo;
Roxanne; Paulo P. Piñata
Synopsis
BEM has escaped and is on a murderous rampage, pursued by detective Castle Radium.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Leonore's name is spelled Lenore in parts 4 and 5.

BEM 2 (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Something ... is wrong.
Genre
drama; science fiction
Characters
Leonore [Lenore]; Leonore's boyfriend; Castle Radium; Cha Cha Charlie
Reprints

BEM 3 (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
N-no, really, Luba ... I-I think I'm sick ...
Genre
drama; science fiction
Characters
Luba; Peter; Leonore's boyfriend; Patrice; Roxanne; Paulo P. Piñata; giant monster
Synopsis
Six individuals try to ensnare the giant monster, who reveals that its intelligence has been increased by BEM.
Reprints

BEM [Part Four] (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What..? Oh. I'm still here ...
Genre
drama; science fiction
Characters
Leonore [Lenore]; Castle Radium; giant monster [as Paulo P. Piñata]; Luba
Synopsis
The giant monster has taken over the body of Paulo P. Piñata, and is indulging in the delights of a festival in San Sassafrass. Leonore and Castle Radium also go to San Sassafras in search of BEM.
Reprints

BEM [Part Five] (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
God, I hadn't run like that since the eighth grade ...
Genre
drama; science fiction
Characters
Leonore [Lenore]; giant monster [as Paulo P. Piñata]; Luba; Castle Radium; BEM; Leonore's boyfriend
Synopsis
Luba and Castle Radium fight the monster that has taken the body of Paulo P. Piñata. Leonore reveals the secret of BEM to her boyfriend.
Reprints

Barrio Huerta (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rosalba!
Genre
drama
Characters
Rosalba; Lencho; Rand Race; Duke Morales; Yax Haxley
Synopsis
The first 3 panels are in Spanish. A factory worker, coming home at the end of his shift, is told that the baby died that morning. The last panel is in English - Rand and Yax have discovered a grave stone with a cherub.
Reprints

. . . Penny Century, You're Fired! (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Atoma is single-handedly holding off those alien attackers!
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Penny Century [Beatriz Garcia]; H. R. Costigan
Synopsis
All Penny Century wants is to become a superhero.
Reprints

Music for Monsters I (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's go, Vertigo! Giddyap!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bang Bang; Inez Perez; Vertigo; Vivik; El Creepo Perverto; Woman with Convertible
Synopsis
Bang and Inez in the desert photographing monsters.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Source of the title “Music for Monsters I” is the table of contents.

Mecanicos (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, Maggot! You've been in there for two hours!
Genre
drama; science fiction
Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Daffy [Daphne Matsumoto]; Rand Race; Duke Morales; Yax Haxley; Penny Century [Beatriz Garcia]
Synopsis
Maggie becomes Rand's assistant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original story first published in this volume.

Cover Gallery: [Love and Rockets #1] (Table of Contents: 21)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez
Colors
Peppy White (color separations)

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Source of the title “Cover Gallery” is the table of contents.

Cover Gallery: Love 'y' Rockets (Table of Contents: 22)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors
Peppy White (color separations)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Source of the title “Cover Gallery” is the table of contents. Reprints back cover of Love and Rockets #1 (Fall 1982).

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

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez
Colors
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Source of the title “Cover Gallery” is the table of contents.

Cover Gallery: [Love and Rockets #2 back] (Table of Contents: 24)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors
Tom Mason (color separations)
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Source of the title “Cover Gallery” is the table of contents. Reprints back cover of Love and Rockets #2 (Spring 1983).

Mechanics (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 40 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Hopey, Surprise! It's me!
Genre
drama; science fiction
Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Rand Race; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Penny Century [Beatriz Garcia]; Duke Morales; Daffy [Daphne Matsumoto]; Terry [Theresa Leeanne Downe]; Yax Haxley; Ben Ruben; Tse Tse [Rosa Colores Arriaga Banuelos]; Rena Titañon; Pedero Rodriguez Sanjo; Sancho Sanjo; Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Bernie Carbo; Doctor Numura Mumura; Speedy Ortiz [Eulalio Ortiz]; Tiger Rosa; Maria Bravo (cameo); Vicki Glori [Victoria Chascarrillo]
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Forty-page story is presented discontinuously over 41 pages with the addition a new one-page story between pages 30 and 31.

Meanwhile . . . Back at the Ranch (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ouch! Take it easy, Izzy!
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This item appears between pages 30 and 31 of “Mechanics.” Original story first published in this volume.

Radio Zero (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mario Hernandez (credited) (plot germ); Gilbert Hernandez (credited) (physical evidence)
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the case of Errata Stigmata
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Errata Stigmata (intro); Bubbles; Valentia
Synopsis
Errata Stigmata and her friend Bubbles are involved in an embassy bombing.
Reprints

¿Music for Monsters? II (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day Bang woke up and decided she was more than fed up with the current state of what was passing for, ahem, 'science-fiction'.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bang Bang; Inez Perez; Killiaak monsters; Doreena
Synopsis
Bang and Inez stop 5 Killiaak monsters from stealing a deadly disease.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Source of the title suffix “II” is the table of contents.

Somewhere in California . . . (Table of Contents: 29)

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.
Reprints

A Little Story . . . (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know where you're going!
Genre
drama
Characters
Pipo; Martin; Satch [Sakahaftewa]; Chelo; Vicente; Israel; Jesus
Synopsis
The children of Palomar climb on the stone idols outside town.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original story first published in this volume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

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


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors
Tom Mason
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

This is the volume’s back cover. Mr. Moore's contribution is a blurb praising the work of the Hernandez brothers.