Advance Preview: Yeah! by Peter Bagge and Gilbert Hernandez!


Fantagraphics have released a 25-page preview of the collected edition of Yeah!, the all-ages comic book series written by Peter Bagge and illustrated by Gilbert Hernandez, which was originally published from 1999-2000 by Wildstorm.

I’m a massive fan of both Peter Bagge and Gilbert Hernandez, but somehow I missed this series when it was originally released -  probably due to the fact that I was a starving student at the time! So how happy am I that FB are collecting the series? Insanely happy! I’ve already preordered a copy of the book, and suggest you all go and do the same, because this is going to be fantastic!

Check out the details and preview below:

Written by Peter Bagge; art by Gilbert Hernandez
Format: Softcover
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 7″ x 10.25″
Colors: black & white
Year: 2011
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-412-2
Additional Details: additional art by Peter Bagge; some inking by Jaime Hernandez

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Move over, Josie & the Pussycats!

At last, a girl-centered comic book that actually appeals to girls (and even their parents)! Co-created by comics living legends Peter Bagge (Hate) and Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) on writer and artist duties respectively*, Yeah! is a unique masterpiece of all-ages fun. Originally published as a nine-issue comic book series from 1999-2000 by DC’s Wildstorm imprint, this all-ages gem (approved by the Comics Code Authority, no less!) is collected here for the very first time.

Krazy (vocals and guitars), Honey (drums) and WooWoo (keyboards) are the members of the pop band Yeah! They’ve achieved intergalactic superstardom on every planet but their own (Earth), where they live in anonymity and suffer indignities in their home of suburban New Jersey. The girls struggle with bad gigs (struggling to win $200 amateur-night contests despite playing to packed crowds of adoring fans on Uranus), aliens who have crushes on them, and rival boy band The Snobs.

* Fans of Peter Bagge’s artwork, don’t fret: he breaks out the ol’ pencil for a 4-page backup story starring The Snobs (inked by Fantagraphics’ own Eric Reynolds). And Love and Rockets fans take note: this comic features perhaps the longest-ever collaboration with Gilbert and his brother Jaime, who inks a whole chapter!

“Reading YEAH! is a bit like reading my life story, as told in an alternate universe. The story is about a kick-ass all-girl band that are truly like a family. They have gigs, adventures, boyfriends and pets, and a manager that is flawed but lovable. Not so dissimilar to the Go-Go’s! Of course, YEAH! get to be HUGE rock stars on every other planet but Earth, which is something I dearly would have loved in my career!” — Jane Wiedlin

Download a 25-page PDF excerpt (1.9 MB) including an intro to the book by Peter Bagge and the entire first issue!

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