Captain America’s Shield: A Comic by Gilbert Hernandez

Slate's Culture Blog
April 15 2013 1:08 PM

“Captain America’s Shield”

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Gilbert Hernandez is one third of Los Bros Hernandez, a trio of legendary comics artists best known for their ongoing comic book series Love and Rockets, which they initially self-published in 1981. That series includes a set of stories authored by Hernandez called Palomar. Set in an eponymous (and fictional) Latin American village, Palomar has been compared to the work of Gabriel García Márquez and hailed as one of the major works in the genre.

Hernandez’s newest book, Marble Season, is a semi-autobiographical story about a kid named Huey coming of age in the California suburbs in the 1960s. (Hernandez was born in 1957 and was raised in Oxnard, Calif.) The book comes out tomorrow; you can read an excerpt below.

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Gilbert Hernandez is the co-author of Love and Rockets, among many other comics. His newest book is Marble Season.