Posts Tagged ‘Gilbert Hernandez’
Fantagraphics;Â 596 pp.,Â $39.99; B&W, Hardcover; ISBN: 97815609796
In ambition, breadth and heft, this far-ranging compilation is the worthy companion to Gilbertâs formidable Palomar volume. While capable of standing on its own, Luba is very much the continuing story of…
Previously:Â Part Four
After deciphering the various code words, the final section of Birdland appears to be a puzzling dismissal of the major social philosophies of life.Â But if science, religion and mythology are not âthe answers,â…
Previously: Part Three.
Birdland Second Two
Following Fritzâs revelation is a confusing but brilliant section in which the reader is meant to experience a series of visions under hypnosis.Â To enhance this trance-like effect, the storytelling is…
It wasnât until A Book of Dreams was released that people realized the extent of Wilhelm Reichâs paranoid delusions in his later years.Â Among his many outrageous theories, Reich believed that…
Previously: Part One.
Birdland was originally published as a three-issue miniseries in 1990, with an additional fourth issue released as Vol. 2 a year later. This final issue functions as something of an epilogue to the first…
âBirdland Reconsideredâ: The roots of Gilbert Hernandezâ sex comic in Reichâs orgone energy.Posted by Marc Sobel on November 30th, 2009 at 5:45 PM
Published by Eros Comix
Original series was four comic books (Birdland vol. 1 #1-3, vol. 2 #1), 1990-1991
Expanded version (Eros, 1992) contains 15 pages of new material, including the one-page strip, âTierra de Pajaroâ from True North #2,