Wrestling, romance, and more in the fourth collection of Maggie stories from Love and Rockets.Picking up right after Perla La Loca, the third volume of the definitive âMaggieâ series repackaging, this compilation of stories from Jaime Hernandezâs solo comic Penny Century and his subsequent return to Love and Rockets (Volume II) charts the further lives of his beloved âLocas.â
But first... wrestling! Penny Century starts off with a blast with âWhoa, Nellie!,â a unique graphic novelette in which Maggie, who has settled in with her pro-wrestler aunt for a while, experiences that wild and woolly world first-hand.
Then itâs back to chills and spills with the old cast of Hopey, Ray Dominguez, and Izzy Ortizâincluding Maggieâs romantic dream fantasia âThe Raceâ and the definitive Ray story, âEverybody Loves Me, Baby.â
Penny Century also features two major âflashbackâ stories: âBay of Threesâ finally reveals the full back story behind Beatriz âPenny Centuryâ Garcia, Maggieâs long-time, bleached-blonde bombshell friend (who gives this volume its name and can currently be seen as a super-villainess in Love and Rockets: New Stories), while âHome Schoolâ is one of Hernandezâs popular looks at his charactersâ lives from when they were little kids, drawn in an adorable simplified Dennis the Menace type style. 240 pages of black-and-white comics