Retrospectives - Master Post

Giant Size Hernandez Bros. TWO!

About a year ago I celebrated the release of the latest Love & Rockets series, New Stories, by posting a bunch of the Bros.’ older material. Well, the second issue just came out and what can I say? It’s fantastic. I think every time one of these books hits the shelves there should be a parade or some sort of citywide festival. It’s no less than what the Bros.deserve, right? I’m only one person, though, and this Master Post is my humble contribution.

This is a huge post so I’ll keep my dumb mouth shut for the most part. Like last time, I appreciate the present by looking back into some lesser seen gems of the past.

Your Flesh Jam Cover

“Destroy All Fanboys” and “A Life In Comics”, from The Comics Journal #200, 1997, pretty much says it all.

Supergirl vs Superman from Amazing Heroes #17, 1982.

Jaime Covers.

From DC Comics’ Who’s Who #18, Phantom Girl…

…and Shrinking Violet, #21 (both 1986).

The History of the DC Universe had a special hardcover edition which included a foldout pin-up with a shot of many of their characters drawn by many different artists. Jaime contributed a Golden Age Flash…

…and Beto did a Golden Age Hourman.

More Jaime covers.

Earth S from World’s Funnest, written by Evan Dorkin, 2000.

“Tesla Time” written by Alan Moore for Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales #1, 2002.

Catwoman pin-up from “Selina’s Big Score”, 2003.

A couple more Jaime illustrations…

A Beto cover…

… and his contribution to The True North II benefit comic, 1991.

Ken Steacy portrait by Beto from Tempus Fugitive #2, 1989.

“In Their Eyes” Compilation.

Indigo Girls album cover.

Wendy & Lisa.

This awesome Action Suits ad (Peter Bagge’s band), may have been printed throughout several comics and magazines. I saw it in Hate #26, 1997.

Bob Dylan Poster for his radio program.

To close this massive post off, below is a six page Jaime rarity that I recently discovered. I don’t recall ever hearing about this or reading about it in any interview. Running as a back-up in Silverheels #3, Jaime started up this story but never returned to it. I’m curious as to what the conditions were for it even existing. The cover date, May, 1984, predates the first Mr. X issue by a month. I can see Mario writing this, but no proper credit box can be found. What gives? Anyway, here it is…

OK, don’t forget… Love and Rockets #2: buy it! NOW!!