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Love and Rockets and Alternative Comics

February 5, 2020
7:00 pm

Brownell Library
Cover of Love and Rockets issue
Image: Matto Fredriksson/

The 1980s comics movement offered an alternative to earlier mainstream superhero comics with groundbreaking works like Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez’s series Love and Rockets. Middlebury professor Enrique Garcia discusses the importance of this series and how its use of irony, parody, and nostalgia play with readers’ notions of race, ethnicity, and gender.

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Interview with Jaime Hernandez, author of Love and Rockets:


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Wendy Hysko
(802) 878-6955


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6 Lincoln St
Essex Junction, VT 05452 United States
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