book 14 of Love and Rockets
by Gilbert Hernandez
Although I'd rather that there wasn't a last Love and Rockets collection, since there had to be one I'm glad this is it. It wraps up the Palomar story, tying up some of the loose ends and leaving others unresolved.
I've sort of arbitrarily rated this book a '5' rather than the others; it's actually the whole series that I love, but I don't like to pollute my list of very favorite books with lots of titles. It's hard to explain why I like this series so much. It's not because of the great art, or because of the strong female characters (that are also great). Rather, it's because the people seem to matter. Every time I start reading L&R I develop this minor obsession and drop the other things I'm reading until I run out of issues or collections. Comics don't get better than this.
copyright © 1999 John Regehr