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The Love Bunglers:

I’ve just read the latest issue of Love and Rockets, and yes, the conclusion of Jaime’s story ‘The Love Bunglers’ is everything that I read it was going to be. It’s a story that wants me to take out everything he’s ever done and read it all again. As the Dan Nadel and Frank Santoro pieces suggest, the emotional impact of this story may be dependent on your connection with the characters and the length of your involvement with them. Even so, it’s a fantastic comic, and I don’t think any of these articles overplay it’s significance.

If you’ve not read it yet, the Tom Spurgeon piece here should convince you to give it a go.

If you have already read the comic, the Dan Nadel article is a great discussion : “This is not just Jaime’s finest work, but one of the best (at this moment I’d rank it in my top five of all time) works ever created in the medium.

Seriously, it’s marvellous, and those two articles say it far better than I ever could.

Finally, The Hooded Utilitarian has a discussion of the pivotal two page spread. It contains spoilers, so I wouldn’t look at it if you haven’t already read the issue.

And if you haven’t, well, you really really should.

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