Luba in America by Gilbert Hernandez

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The first major story arc of Luba's post-Palomar adventures in America (and those of her family) is collected, amended and expanded upon, reminding us why Gilbert Hernandez is considered one of the masters of the medium.

Luba in America spotlights Gilbert Hernandez's most beloved Love & Rockets character. Luba, of course, was the central figure of Hernandez's Palomar, the south-of-the-border town that Gilbert documented for 15 years in the original Love & Rockets series (1981-1996). In this collection, however, we find Luba has moved to America, starting an entirely fresh new chapter in her life. The book begins with Luba traveling to the big city, supposedly having left Palomar to pave the way for her husband to join her in America. Readers quickly discover, however, that she has a direr mission. Luba fears that her political history has left a threat to her family from the old country, and she believes that the only way to end this threat lies in America. The resulting action is an awesome blend of political intrigue, sexuality, and Gilbert's characteristically human portrayal of his characters, most notably his women. 168 pages of black-and-white comics

About Gilbert Hernandez

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Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife and daughter. He is co-creator of the long-running, award-winning, and critically acclaimed series Love and Rockets. His books include Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers, Luba, Palomar, Speak of the Devil, Sloth, The High Soft Lisp, Love from the Shadows, Girl Crazy, Yeah!, and many books in the Love and Rockets series.
Published January 17, 2002 by Fantagraphics. 168 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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This collection of short comix gathers work by Hernandez, who, along with his brother, Jaime, created Love and Rockets, the ongoing comix series credited with spurring a new era of literary cartoon

Mar 25 2002 | Read Full Review of Luba in America

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In this expansive sequel to 2003's Palomar , Hernandez gives readers a peek into the lives of the inimitable Luba and her extended family now living in modern-day Southern California.

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