Is This How You See Me?: A Locas Story (Love and Rockets) (Hardcover)
"In this latest collection of Hernandez’s award winning, multi-generational saga Love and Rockets, he explores the anxiety that you can’t truly go home, that ghosts are never truly laid to rest, but you can often find value (and perhaps growth) in going home, in confronting those ghosts. Interspersed with flashbacks of the burgeoning relationship between the protagonists Maggie and Hopey, Is This How You See Me? shows the contrast between the invincibility of youth and the experience of a life lived, and all the complications that come with that. Hernandez’s genius is in just how relatable and real his characters are; these are people you know, not just read about, and in the end, you can go home, because home is as mutable and as unchanging as yourself."--Reviewed by Andrew— From Andrew Recommends
Maggie and Hopey leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to go to a punk scene reunion in their old neighborhood. Threaded throughout are flashbacks to 1979, during the formative stages in their lifelong relationship, as the perceived invincibility of youth is juxtaposed against all of the love, heartbreak, and self-awareness that comes with lives actually lived. Serialized over the past four years in Love and Rockets: New Stories and the new comic book series, Is This How You See Me? collects Hernandez's unsentimental, long-form masterpiece together for the first time.