(Summer 1983)

Fantagraphics, 1982 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
2.95 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages
68
On-sale Date
1983-08-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
CX Comics Experimental
Editing
Gary Groth (credited) (editorial coordinator)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #30.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez
Colors
Janet Toombs (separations); Gilbert Hernandez (scheme)

Genre
superhero
Characters
"Atoma"; Super-Powered Baby
Reprints

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kim Thompson (credited) (first printing only)
Pencils
Gilbert Hernandez; Jaime Hernandez; Mario Hernandez
Inks
Gilbert Hernandez; Jaime Hernandez; Mario Hernandez
Letters
Kim Thompson (credited) (typeset, first printing only)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The first issue of Love and Rockets established Los Brothers Hernandez as accomplished and sensitive stylists

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by eight small-size panels at the top of the page taken from the story contents.

In the second printing of this issue, the Kim Thompson text piece is replaced with a page including a staff box, a table of contents, and cover credits. The table of contents includes only story titles, page numbers, and author identifications.

Love and Rockets (Table of Contents: 2)

Love and Rockets / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I loved you... but you didn't love me...
Genre
drama; superhero
Characters
Penny Century; "Atoma"; Suicidal Woman (dream sequence only)
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Sopa de Gran Pena (part one) (Table of Contents: 3)

Palomar / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama
Characters
Tipin' Tipin'; Zomba; Gato; Carmen; Augustin; Lucia; Pipo Jimenez; Chelo; Gordo; Toco; Heraclio; Vicente; Satch [Sakahaftewa]; Jesus Angel; Israel Diaz; Manuel; Arturo; Soledad Marquez; Guero; Pintor; Luba; Ofelia; Maricela; Sheriff Borro
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Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

First appearance of all characters except Luba, who first appeared in a story of questionable canonicity, "BEM" from #1; introduction of the Central American village of Palomar. Title, Sopa de Gran Pena, translates to "Heartbreak Soup". The story continues into the following issue.

Maggie vs. Maniakk (Table of Contents: 4)

Locas / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jaime Hernandez; Mario Hernandez (Maniakk's dialogue)
Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez
Letters
Jaime Hernandez

Genre
drama; superhero
Characters
Maniakk [Maniakus Rex]; Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Giggles Galore; Venetia Vendetta; Penny Century; Ultimax; Go-Go Girl / Demona; Unnamed Satellite City Mayor
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

First and only appearances of: Maniakk; Giggles Galore; Venetia Vendetta; Ultimax; Unnamed Satellite City mayor

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So ya wanna?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the second printing of this issue, the table of contents lists a title for this previously untitled feature. The new title is “Ya Wanna?”.

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

Somewhere in California / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Mario Hernandez
Pencils
Mario Hernandez
Inks
Mario Hernandez
Letters
Mario Hernandez; Gilbert Hernandez (pgs. 7 and 13 only); Jaime Hernandez (pgs. 7 and 13 only)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Brian. You were right. The place still looks like a slum. Keen house, though
Characters
Brian Vinton; Joleen; Tony; Omor; Nefar; Sedrik; Kled; Afa Riengold; Dalvor Amorte; Aunt Verlika; Jan; Jelik; Fred
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of all characters.

Locas Tambien (Table of Contents: 7)

Locas / comic story / 1.9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Here comes Maggie! Man, I'd sure like her to give me head scissors.
Genre
drama
Characters
Maggie [Margarita Luisa Chascarrillo]; Hopey [Esperanza Leticia Glass]; Penny Century; Daffy [Daphne Matsumoto]; Terry [Theresa Leeanne Downe]; Izzy [Isabel Ortiz Ruebens]; Joey Glass; Tony Belle; Rand Race (in photo)
Reprints
Keywords
soap opera

La Chota vs. Roy Cowboy (Table of Contents: 8)

La Chota / comic story / 0.1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
La Chota; Roy Cowboy
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Locker Room Interviews By and By (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Dr. Smith; unnamed starving "Lower Side" family
Reprints

Toyo's Request (Table of Contents: 10)

Locas / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama
Characters
Jocko; Bernie Carbo; Rena Titañon; Yuki; Toyo Hibonales; Sharkey; Zono Hibonales; Bull Marie; Duke Morales [Manuel Morales]; Sergeant Jipín; Burro
Reprints

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

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

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jaime Hernandez
Inks
Jaime Hernandez
Colors
Gary Kwapisz (separations); Pepfield J. Whitehead (separations); Jaime Hernandez (scheme)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
War Bride
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.