Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Locas II, Citizen Rex, and Speak of the Devil Links

The big news is that LOCAS II: MAGGIE, HOPEY, AND RAY (Fantagraphics, $39.99) should be in stores today, according to the FlogBlog and Diamond. This is the one that reprints most of the Maggie, Hopey, Ray, and Frogmouth stories from one shots, Penny Century, and Love and Rockets Vol. II.

Fantagraphics also announced pre-orders are being taken on their website for LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES 2. A pdf-file preview of five pages from each of the Brothers is included on this page.

A well-written review of SPEAK OF THE DEVIL was posted last week at . If you are not a fan of this particular Gilbert Hernandez graphic novel I recommend reading this article, and re-reading the book. You might change your mind. The author also references three other reviews of the book by Jog, Sean Collins, and Andrew Wheeler at ComicMix.

CITIZEN REX 2 is due in stores on August 19th according to , although that date is subject to change as we all know.

I've only found two reviews of CITIZEN REX 1, an entry in "Comics of the Weak" by Tucker Stone and a short review by Paul Dale Roberts. Check out this fun string of comments on CITIZEN REX 1. Finally, while searching for reviews I came across two Citizen Rex-related interviews, including this very rare solo interview with Mario Hernandez by Jennifer M. Contino from back on 6/18/09. This second one came along after my list of Gilbert interviews, I believe. It has Chris Arrant talking to Gilbert and Mario about their newly released series on 7/29/09: .

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