Perla La Loca: A Love and Rockets Book (Paperback)

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In these classic "Locas" stories, Jaime drops a narrative bomb on Hopey (and us) in "Wigwam Bam"; Maggie contends with her inner demons, a murderous hooker, and an amorous lady wrestler; and Maggie, getting married?


Perla begins with the "Wigwam Bam" story, arguably Jaime Hernandez's definitive statement on the post-punk culture. As Maggie, Hopey, and the rest of the Locas prowl Los Angeles, the East Coast, and parts in between trying to recapture the carefree spirit of those early days. "Wigwam Bam" brings us up to date on all the members of Jaime's extensive cast of characters and then drops a narrative bomb on Hopey (and us) in the very last pages. Split up from Hopey yet again, Maggie bounces back and forth between a one-laundromat town in Texas (the "Chester Square" that serves as the title of two of the strongest stories in the book), where she has to contend with both her own inner demons and a murderous hooker, and Camp Vicki, where she has to fend off her aunt Vicki's attempts to make her a professional wrestler and the unwanted advances of the amorous wrestling champ-to-be, Gina. As usual, Jaime spotlights a wide range of headstrong female characters. And what's this about Maggie getting married?

About the Author


Jaime Hernandez is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning (Will Eisner Hall of Famer; Harvey, Ignatz, and PEN Award-winner; L.A. Times Book Prize) cartoonist and a lifelong Los Angelean.

Praise For…


I don’t really understand why the material of Love and Rockets isn’t widely regarded as one of the finest pieces of fiction of the last 35 years. Because it is.
— Neal Gaiman


Product Details
ISBN: 9781560978831
ISBN-10: 156097883X
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: December 17th, 2007
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Love and Rockets

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