The Girl From H.O.P.P.E.R.S

The Girl From H.O.P.P.E.R.S

eBook - 2007
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This collection features the spunky Maggie; her annoying, pixie-ish best friend and sometime lover Hopey; and their circle of friends, including their bombshell friend Penny Century, Maggie's weirdo mentor Izzy -- as well as the aging but still heroic wrestler Rena Titaon and Maggie's handsome love interest, Rand Race. After Maggie the Mechanic, the first volume in this series, Hernandez refined his approach, settling on the more naturalistic environment of the fictional Los Angeles barrio, Hoppers, and the lives of the young Mexican-Americans and punk rockers who live there. A central story and one of Jaime's absolute peaks is "The Death of Speedy." Such is Jaime's mastery that even though the end of the story is telegraphed from the very title, the downhill spiral of Speedy, the local heartthrob, is utterly compelling and ultimately quite surprising.
Publisher: [United States] :, Fantagraphics Books,, 2007.
ISBN: 9781560978510
1560978511
Branch Call Number: eComic hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Alternative Title: Girl from Hoppers
Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.

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DavidB
Mar 27, 2009

In these stories, Jamie Hernandez has given up on the sci-fi elements found in the first collect of "Maggie" stories. and instead focuses of Maggie, her friends and the trouble they get themselves into.

While the stories and characters didn't resonate with me like those of his brother's (in the Palomar stories), they are still important to comic history.

Jamie explored the lives of hispanic, 20-something americans in a time when everyone else was still focusing on men in tights hiting each other. These stories still stand as testement to 'Indie' and 'alternative' comics. They are an alternative to those superheroes who have no depth.

Jamie also displays his crisp pen and ink style as well as his figure drawings. It's also really nice to see female 'comic book characters' with real bodies.

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DavidB
Jan 04, 2011

DavidB thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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