Human Diastrophism: A Love And Rockets Book

September 4, 2007 | Trades


Human Diastrophism: A Love And Rockets Book
Gilbert Hernandez
Fantagraphics Books
$14.95 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Palomar certainly isn’t paradise, but it’s a pretty nice place until a snake threatens to tear the town to pieces.
This fictional Central American settlement, filled with a plethora of colorful characters, has served as the backdrop for many exquisite tales by its legendary creator Gilbert Hernandez. But no one Palomar story has been as ambitious or as stirring as Human Diastrophism, Hernandez’s only full-length Palomar graphic novel, now included along with scores of other stories in this bargain-priced edition, released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Love And Rockets.
In a town where change happens slowly, things begin moving quickly as a serial killer grips Palomar in fear. As the body count rises, fingers are pointed in a dozen different directions and this normally peaceful place threatens to tear itself apart.
Filled with Hernandez trademark wit, vivid characters and superlative artwork, Human Diastrophism is a true essential for new comic readers and longtime collectors alike.

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