The Complete Love & Rockets #4 - Tears from Heaven
(January 1988)

Fantagraphics, 1985 Series
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Volume
4
Price
10.95 USD; 16.50 CAD
Pages
136
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN
0-930193-44-X Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780930193447 51895
Editing
Gary Groth
Color
Color Covers, Mostly Black & White Interiors
Binding
Softcover (#1 - 21; 23; 25); Hardcover- (#22 & 24)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

First printing: January 1988 (10.95 USD; 16.50 CAD); 2nd printing: July 1996 (18.95 USD); Third printing: May 2002 (18.95 USD)


Tears from Heaven (Table of Contents)

Errata Stigmata / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]
Colors
Doug Erb

Characters
Errata Stigmata
Reprints

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

blank page(s) / 3 pages (report information)

Los Bros Hernandez – Tears from Heaven (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez; Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez; Gilbert Hernandez
Colors
?
Letters
Kim Thompson (typesetting)

Characters
Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Rocky; Fumble; Cheetah Torpedah; Errata Stigmata; Gilbert Hernandez

Indexer Notes

One page with a small drawing of Izzy; Title page, indicia and table of contents pages

Tears From Heaven (Table of Contents: 3)

Errata Stigmata / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama
Characters
Errata Stigmata; Uncle Ira; Aunt Zephie; Piano Teacher; Dr. D. David Schulz; Oona
Reprints

On th' Road Ag'in (Table of Contents: 4)

Penny Century / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; drama
Characters
Penny Century; Bomber Bones; Big 'Turo; H. R. Costigan; Eva Banchini; Greta; Norma
Synopsis
H. R. Costigan has hired Bomber to find Penny Century. When he comes across her by accident, she doesn't let him know who she is. Big 'Turo finally drags her back to Costigan's place. Later on, she flees again.
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

On the Road Ag'in, part two (Table of Contents: 5)

Penny Century / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; drama
Characters
Penny Century; Bomber Bones; Big 'Turo; H. R. Costigan; Eva Banchini; Greta; Norma
Synopsis
With Bomber in tow and back on the run from Costigan, Penny dies her hair to disguise herself from his spies. Once she finds out that Bomber has a wife, she goes back to Costigan. When Costigan's ex-wife turns up to make a scene, she leaves again.
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

Amor y Cohetes (Table of Contents: 6)

Mechanics / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Comrade 7; Penny Century [Beatriz Garcia]; Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Rand Race
Synopsis
Penny tells Maggie how she met Rand Race.
Reprints

On Isidro's Beach (Table of Contents: 7)

Heartbreak Soup Theater / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]
Letters
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto]

Genre
drama
Characters
Casimira; Luba; Lupe; Doralis; Tipín Tipín; Maricela; Isidro Rivas
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Locas starring Hopey with her friends Maggie and Izzy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eek! You guys have been coloring your hair! Why didn't you tell me?
Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Officer Sado; Speedy Ortiz
Synopsis
Hopey can't think of any graffiti to spray paint on a blank wall
Reprints

Slug Fest (Table of Contents: 9)

Heartbreak Soup / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama
Characters
Tonantzín Villaseñor; Diana Villaseñor; El Clavo; Diana; Theo; Chelo; Tipín Tipín; Carmen; Chelo
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

Ready? Set? Go! (Table of Contents: 10)

Palomar / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Tonantzín Villaseñor; Luba; Gilbert Hernandez [as El Gilberto]; Errata Stigmata
Synopsis
Gilbert's characters complain about their condition.
Reprints

[Love & Rockets #7 cover] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed); Jaime Hernandez [as Jaime] (signed); Mario Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez [as Beto] (signed); Jaime Hernandez [as Jaime] (signed); Mario Hernandez
Colors
Mark Thompson (color separations); Janet Toombs (color separations); The Hambone (color separations)

Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]
Reprints

[Love & Rockets #7 back cover] (Table of Contents: 12)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mario Hernandez
Inks
Mario Hernandez
Colors
Mark Thompson (color separations); Janet Toombs (color separations); The Hambone (color separations)

Reprints

[Love & Rockets #11 cover] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez
Colors
Mark Thompson (color separations); Janet Toombs (color separations); The Hambone (color separations)

Characters
Errata Stigmata
Reprints

[Love & Rockets #12 cover] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors
Mark Thompson (color separations); Janet Toombs (color separations); The Hambone (color separations)

Characters
Tonantzín; Diana; Theo
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Locas / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I dunno, Mag. I've been thinking about this for some time now.
Genre
humor
Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]
Synopsis
The girls want to fire Jaime and get a replacement artist
Reprints

Ecce Homo (Table of Contents: 16)

Heartbreak Soup / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama
Characters
Heraclio; Carmen; Tonantzín Villaseñor; Luba; Vicente; Israel; Maricela; Guadalupe; Pipo; Sergio; Augustin; Lucia; Tipín Tipín; Diana; Chelo; Borro; Gato; Satch; Archie; Ofelia; Martin El Loco
Synopsis
Palomar has a village picnic.
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

T42 (Table of Contents: 17)

Penny Century / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Penny Century [Beatriz Garcia]; H. R. Costigan
Synopsis
Costigan and Penny have a tryst on a deserted island.
Reprints

Locos (Table of Contents: 18)

Locas / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jaime Hernandez [as Jaime Loco de Scxch] (signed)
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez [as Jaime Loco de Scxch] (signed)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez [as Jaime Loco de Scxch] (signed)
Letters
Jaime Hernandez [as Jaime Loco de Scxch] (signed)

Genre
drama
Characters
Speedy Ortiz; Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Ray
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

Retro Rocky (Table of Contents: 19)

Rocky and Fumble / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocky Rhodes; Fumble; Rocky's Mom [Melba Rhodes]; Rocky's Dad [John Rhodes]; Raymond
Synopsis
Rocky recalls how she got Fumble.
Reprints

Where are We? (Table of Contents: 20)

Rocky and Fumble / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocky Rhodes; Fumble; Daddy [John Rhodes]
Reprints

Rocky's Birthday Surprise (Table of Contents: 21)

Rocky and Fumble / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jaime Hernandez [as Jaime “Shemp” Hernandez]
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez [as Jaime “Shemp” Hernandez]
Inks
Jaime Hernandez [as Jaime “Shemp” Hernandez]
Letters
Jaime Hernandez [as Jaime “Shemp” Hernandez]

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocky Rhodes; Fumble; Rhoda; Needra; Cheetah Torpeda; Mr. Bakers; Rongo Ragney
Reprints

The Reticent Heart (Table of Contents: 22)

Palomar / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama
Characters
Heraclio; Carmen Jimenez; Jesus; Israel; Satch; Vicente; Luba; Ofelia; Tonantzín Villaseñor; Chelo
Synopsis
Heraclio recalls the sexual encounter he had with Luba when he was fifteen years old
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

The Many Faces of "Big" Danny Chesterfield (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
"Big" Danny Chesterfield
Synopsis
Danny goes to a peep show and interrupts the proceedings.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

blank page(s) / 4 pages (report information)

[Love & Rockets #6 back cover] (Table of Contents: 25)

Locas / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez [as Jaime] (signed)
Inks
Jaime Hernandez [as Jaime] (signed)
Colors
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tears from Heaven
    Errata Stigmata
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Los Bros Hernandez – Tears from Heaven
  4. 3. Tears From Heaven
    Errata Stigmata
  5. 4. On th' Road Ag'in
    Penny Century
  6. 5. On the Road Ag'in, part two
    Penny Century
  7. 6. Amor y Cohetes
    Mechanics
  8. 7. On Isidro's Beach
    Heartbreak Soup Theater
  9. 8. ["Eek! You guys have been coloring your hair! Why didn't you tell me?"]
    Locas starring Hopey with her friends Maggie and Izzy
  10. 9. Slug Fest
    Heartbreak Soup
  11. 10. Ready? Set? Go!
    Palomar
  12. 11. [Love & Rockets #7 cover]
    Mechanics
  13. 12. [Love & Rockets #7 back cover]
  14. 13. [Love & Rockets #11 cover]
    Errata Stigmata
  15. 14. [Love & Rockets #12 cover]
    Palomar
  16. 15. ["I dunno, Mag. I've been thinking about this for some time now."]
    Locas
  17. 16. Ecce Homo
    Heartbreak Soup
  18. 17. T42
    Penny Century
  19. 18. Locos
    Locas
  20. 19. Retro Rocky
    Rocky and Fumble
  21. 20. Where are We?
    Rocky and Fumble
  22. 21. Rocky's Birthday Surprise
    Rocky and Fumble
  23. 22. The Reticent Heart
    Palomar
  24. 23. The Many Faces of "Big" Danny Chesterfield
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
  26. 25. [Love & Rockets #6 back cover]
    Locas
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