In this Valentine’s Day episode, Curt and Kevin discuss a tale of love, longing and murder: Heartbreak Soup (or Sopa de Gran Pena) and its prologue, Chelo’s Burden, written and drawn by Gilbert Hernandez, from the long-running series Love and Rockets, published by Fantagraphics Books.
In the small Latin American town of Palomar, a violent breakup finds dazed, drunken Tip in’ Tip in’ taken under the wing of headstrong 11-year-old Carmen. Meanwhile, Pipo, Carmen’s 14-year-old sister, is quickly falling in love with Manuel, the town’s baby-faced lothario. But that doesn’t sit well with hot-headed Gato, who carries a major torch for Pipo.
When this love triangle turns deadly, will all three live to tell the tale? Can Chelo, the town’s bañadora, survive a little competition from beguiling newcomer Luba? And can this indelible cast of characters move on up to that magnificent metropolis known as … The Comics Canon?
Things Discussed in This Episode:
- Love and Rockets
- A Talking Cat!?!
- A disturbing age difference
- One of Kevin’s biggest pet peeves
- The films of Robert Altman
- Strong women and horny idiots
- The Soledad problem
- What Curt has in common with Manuel
- Human Diastrophism (or Blood of Palomar)
Join us in two weeks as we anticipate the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix with a look at Alias Vol. 4: The Secret Origins of Jessica Jones!