Hypnotwist / Scarlet By Starlight (Hardcover)

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Collects (and expands!) the graphic novellas "Hypnotwist" and "Scarlet by Starlight" from Love and Rockets: New Stories in a handsome "Double Feature" package.

Eisner Award-winning creator Gilbert Hernandez returns with another installment in the Fritz B-film series! In the wordless comic / silent movie "Hypnotwist," B-movie actress Fritz plays a character who doesn't seem to be going anywhere - until she puts on a pair of glittery pumps. Her wanderings become increasingly surreal as she confronts motherhood, alcoholism, a sinister smiley face, cruelty, and her worst fate. Uncensored (and unabridged) for the first time! "Scarlet by Starlight" is a story that's Star Trek meets Heart of Darkness. Scientists, or colonizers, are doing research, surrounded by "primitive" fauna they affectionately nickname or treat like pests. Fritz plays Scarlet, a peaceful, catlike humanoid with a mate and children. When she becomes infatuated with one of the scientists, the fragile web of relationships explodes into violence and death, calling into question who the "advanced, civilized" creatures really are. Not for the faint of heart! 

The two graphic novellas that comprise the book will be published in a unique "dual-sided" format with two covers, so each story ends in the book's middle (with the one you're not reading being upside down). This very cool, handsome "Double Feature" package will be an essential item for Love and Rockets collectors! Includes 15 pages of previously unpublished, additional material.

About the Author

Gilbert Hernandez was born in 1957 in Oxnard, California, and is considered one of the greatest living comics writer-artists in the world. In 1982, Hernandez co-created, along with his brothers Mario and Jaime, the ongoing, iconic, internationally acclaimed comic book series Love and Rockets, one of the greatest bodies of work the medium has ever seen. In addition to his work on Love and Rockets, its spinoffs, and side series, Hernandez has released a prodigious amount of original graphic novels and miniseries, such as Sloth, Bumperhead, and Marble Season. He also collaborated with Darwyn Cooke on The Twilight Children for DC. He was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2017 and is the recipient of a Fellow Award from United States Artists and a PEN Center USA’s Graphic Literature Award for Outstanding Body of Work. Hernandez lives in Ventura, CA, with his wife and daughter.

Praise For…

Hernandez is one of the great craftsmen of modern comics.
— New York Times Book Review

Hernandez has become the medium's David Lynch or Guy Maddin, rolling his personal obsessions and freewheeling abstractions into stories that present as pulp, then take some very weird turns.
— The A.V. Club

Pulp fiction and midnight movies, memory and obsession, and mysterious, alluring, impossibly top-heavy ladies. [This volume] boasts an intensity that makes it hard to put down—and almost anything from Hernandez is worth a look.
— Publishers Weekly

Savage, sexy, sophisticated and joyously expressive.
— Punk Globe

This is a brutal, fascinating slice of intelligent science fiction, dressed up as a B-movie and liberally sprinkled with magic horror dust. Hernandez hasn’t held back on this one, and its twists and turns are absolutely spot on.
— Grovel

Dark, evocative and astoundingly compelling, these are perfect pastiches of revered genres from a time period growing increasingly remote and fabulous.
— Now Read This

Dark, evocative and astoundingly compelling, these are perfect pastiches of revered genres from a time period growing increasingly remote and fabulous.
— The Slings & Arrows

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683962045
ISBN-10: 1683962044
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2021
Pages: 96
Language: English