More than 10 years ago Gilbert Hernandez edited and contributed to an anthology of kids’ comics called Measles. His stories starred Venus, the comic-loving niece of his Luba character from Love & Rockets. Those stories are now being collected by Fantagraphics into a $10 hardcover, The Adventures of Venus. Here’s the description:
A rare foray into all-ages work, “The Adventures of Venus” was Gilbert Hernandez’s contribution to the kids’ anthology Measles which he edited in 1999 and 2000. This super-affordable little hardcover collects all the previously uncollected “Venus” stories from Measles in which Luba’s niece creates and collects comic books, walks through a scary forest, plays soccer, schemes to get the cute boy she likes, laments the snowlessness of a California Christmas, catches measles, and travels to a distant planet (OK, the last one may be a dream). Plus a new story done just for this book!
Courtesy of Fantagraphics, we’re pleased to present a preview of the project, which is due in stores later this month. Check it out below.