Locas: The Maggie and Hopey Stories
One of my favoite love stories. Many times I wished that someone would make the Maggie and Hopey story into a movie, but then I think it's better in the hands of Jaime Hernandez. Locas tells the story of Maggie Chascarrillo, a bisexual, Mexican-American woman attempting to define herself in a community rife with class, race and gender issues. Locas: The Maggie and Hopey Stories was created over 15 years from 1981 to 1996 in the pages of the legendary comic book series Love and Rockets. Maggie's story begins in the early-1980s Southern California rock scene, when it was shifting from the excesses of the 1970s to the gritty basics of punk and new wave. Hardcore punk rock came to the fore, and the teenaged Maggie finds herself drawn to the anarchy, energy and diversity of the scene, which in Jaime's hands becomes a very real, habitable place populated with authentic human beings rather than stereotypes. She quickly befriends Hopey Glass, a feisty anti-authoritarian punkette who quickly becomes Maggie's on-again, off-again lover and a constant presence in her life throughout the book.
We had Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine, The Incredible Hulk and Elektra. But it was the comeback kid, Robert Downey Jr., who blew me away with his true personal and professional grit. He will be back again in 2010 - after taking t... We had Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine, The Incredible Hulk and Elektra. But it was the comeback kid, Robert Downey Jr., who blew me away with his true personal and professional grit. He will be back again in 2010 - after taking time out as a surprisingly sexy Sherlock Holmes - yet another reason to celebrate the beginning of a new decade.