*Undergrounds: New in stock: the entire 50-issue first series of Fantagraphic’s Love & Rockets, which from 1982 to 1996 shattered precedents for the alternative comics scene with its imagination and popularity. Although there have been many one-offs and shorter series under the L & R banner, the series is best loved for its two main narratives, “Locas” (“Crazy Women”) by Jaime Hernandez, and “Palomar” (an intergenerational drama about, though not always set in, a fictional Latin-American village). “Locas” stars Margarita Luisa Chascarillo and Esperanza Leticia Glass – better known as Maggie and Hopey – part Betty & Veronica, part Thelma & Louise, close friends and occasional lovers who inhabit a Californian township shared with a selection of other eccentric women, including ‘witch lady’ Izzy Reubens and the impausibly statuesque wannabe superhero Penny Century. “Palomar” revolves around Luba, the hammer-throwing, takes-no-shit sheriff of Palomar, and her extended family and friends. Both series manipulate the narrative to show the characters at multiple stages of their lives from toddlers to seniors, giving a sense of reality and groundedness to oftentimes mystical or implausible events. Both “Locas” and “Palomar” have been reprinted multiple times in a bewildering variety of formats, but this is the first series. The first printings. All of them, as well as the one-shot Love & Rockets Bonanza, in high grade – none less than fine, the vast majority VF, and many Near Mint. Not an opportunity you’ll see too often.