Hypnotwist / Scarlet By Starlight

Hypnotwist / Scarlet By Starlight

by Gilbert Hernandez


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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 Includes 15 pages of previously unpublished, additional material.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683962045
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 02/23/2021
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,170,981
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gilbert Hernandez is considered one of our greatest living cartoonists. He co-created the iconic series Love and Rockets, which has been ongoing since 1982, and authored numerous other comics and graphic novels, one of the greatest bodies of work the medium has ever seen. Raised in Oxnard, CA, Hernandez lives with his family in Las Vegas, NV.

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