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Any of you get to go to MoCCA Fest this weekend? I didn't, but I got to meet the amazing Mr. Jaime Hernandez on Friday. I bought his book Locas II for him to sign, and I've been reading it all weekend. So good.

Love and Rockets is one of those comics I never get tired of reading. I would love it even if I couldn't read; I wish more comics were in black and white.

For those who don't know, Love and Rockets is a pretty down-to-earth drama, but occasionally there's weird, occult stuff, and superheros! Alarma is a real one, Penny Century wants to be one. Comic books themselves are a topic in the stories on occasion. Mild undress and swearing under the cut.

Maggie, who is sometimes depressed, turns to old comics for comfort. The other woman is Izzy, an old friend of hers.

Space Queen is Maggie's favorite comic book. But it looks like some wacky artist has gotten a hold of her! I guess one of her new powers is the ability to shrink her waist.

To be fair, you did divorce him, Maggie! 

L&R is so much fun, every story in Locas II is gold. 

Do you guys and gals have comics like Space Queen that you always go back to? I usually go to Calvin and Hobbes, since I grew up reading it, but I also re-read a lot of manga: Appleseed, Akira, Azumanga, Crayon Shin-chan, etc.
tags: title: love and rockets, creator: jaime hernandez

Date: 2010-04-12 01:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] simiansyndicate
To answer your question, whenever I feel a ping for nostalgia, I either pick up some of the old, old Sonic the Hedgehog comics or my worn copy of the Maximum Carnage TPB.

Needless to say, the re-issues of the Sonic Archives have been a blessing. :D

Date: 2010-04-12 02:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] simiansyndicate
See, before I had the Sonic comics, I had the old Valiant Nintendo comics. Those were pretty good, but nowhere near as awesome as the Sonic ones.

So if you want to get in on it, get yourself a volume or two of the Sonic Archives. They're cheap and chock-full of comic-y goodness!

Date: 2010-04-12 01:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] punishermax
I have a bunch of old Far Side collections that I like to read.

I also have a couple of old Bone comics that I got when I was a wee lad, but I picked up the big ass One Volume tome so those are kinda outdated.

Date: 2010-04-12 02:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] punishermax
Far Side is still possible the funniest newspaper comic ever. I remember they had this gigantic book, like the one for Calvin and Hobbes, of every single strip, but it cost like 150 bucks.

God I want that thing.

Date: 2010-04-12 04:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dimwit90
My high school bio teacher had a tradition where he would start all of his classes with a Far Side cartoon, I think hes been doing it for over 20 years now

/cool story bro

Date: 2010-04-12 02:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lissa_quon
Hah, my nostalgia pick me up read was my trade paper back of Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. Duck Tales was a big part of my child hood and Scrooge's whole never quitting in his quest to seek his fortune helps me stay optimistic. As retarded as that sounds.

Sadly my copy got damaged when my house flooded and I haven't had the funds to replace it.

Date: 2010-04-12 02:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oldmanrain
Has anyone ever read Commando Comics? Old derring-do type comics usually set in WW2. Usually involved some dashing Brit tackling crazy nazi plans and some one saying "Englander schweinhund!" Great great stuff. My uncle used to have loads. Great nostalgia reading.

Date: 2010-04-12 11:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
I was re-reading the Top 10 TPBs pretty religiously before bedtime for a while.

Date: 2010-04-12 12:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] randyripoff
I think a Love and Rockets week would be a good idea.

Date: 2010-04-13 08:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meatwhichdreams
Yes! Seconded!

Date: 2010-04-12 04:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] v_various
Wild Cats, and all the related Liefeld books with "blood" followed by a random verb. They were cheap and plentiful, okay? I could get like, 5 in a pack for $1 at the dollar store.

Date: 2010-04-12 11:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pallas_athena
I was at MoCCA! And I bought a metric buttload of comics. YAY!

Date: 2010-04-13 08:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meatwhichdreams
Oh me too! And me too again! I almost snapped my spine lugging everything back home but it was SO WORTH IT!

and eeeeeeeeee I got to meet Jaime Hernandez ~swoon~ . He's so funny -- very quiet but with a self-deprecating sense of humor. I told him I had been studying his artwork and he said, "ah, and when you look closer, you see there's nothing to it at all!" and I was like >:O NOOOOO NOT TROOOO haha

Date: 2010-04-12 11:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Maggie is me every time I walk into a comics store nowadays.

I used to have a friend who did her very best to be Hopey. I expect a lot of people did back then.

Date: 2010-04-14 03:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Well, I suppose, apart from my not being a girl myself.;) I think it was a combination of her already being kind of naturally Hopey-like, and consciously taking on more traits once she read L&R. But she already was Latina, lesbian(and inclined to pine for straight girls whom she couldn't get. Well, half the time), and not a punk but seriously into industrial dance music, so it was more of a "Wow, this is ME!" moment when I showed her the comic.

Date: 2010-04-13 08:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meatwhichdreams
Aw, I love this sequence. I feel like Hernandez snuck in some of his own opinions about comics while still making it seem that Maggie has consistent opinions of her own.

"IG! But, they're all so butt ugly. Like, they forgot to draw or something. Even the funny ones munch. That's not Space Queen!"


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