Perla La Loca

Description

Perla begins with the "Wigwam Bam" story, arguably Jaime Hernandez's definitive statement on the post-punk culture. As Maggie, Hopey, and the rest of the Locas prowl Los Angeles, the East Coast, and parts in between trying to recapture the carefree spirit of those early days. "Wigwam Bam" brings us up to date on all the members of Jaime's extensive cast of characters and then drops a narrative bomb on Hopey (and us) in the very last pages. Split up from Hopey yet again, Maggie bounces back and forth between a one-laundromat town in Texas (the "Chester Square" that serves as the title of two of the strongest stories in the book), where she has to contend with both her own inner demons and a murderous hooker, and Camp Vicki, where she has to fend off her aunt Vicki's attempts to make her a professional wrestler and the unwanted advances of the amorous wrestling champ-to-be, Gina. As usual, Jaime spotlights a wide range of headstrong female characters. And what's this about Maggie getting married?

Details

Author(s)
Jaime Hernandez
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
191 x 235 x 21.84mm | 684.92g
Publication date
03 Jan 2008
Publisher
Fantagraphics
Publication City/Country
Seattle, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
272 Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
156097883X
ISBN13
9781560978831
Bestsellers rank
137,539