Fantagraphics to Collect Yeah! by Peter Bagge and Gilbert Hernandez!


I just found out that Fantagraphics are planning to release a collected version 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 didn’t realize that they were collecting the series, until Peter Bagge showed off the advance copy of the book that he just received (see to the top left), on his Facebook fan page.

I don’t remember Fantagraphics announcing this, but it look like the book already has a listing on, which indicates that the book will be released on June 15th. However, I wouldn’t really trust that date though, as I am pretty sure that Amazon make up most of their graphic novel shipping dates.

The book blurb on Amazon reads:

The creators of Hate and Love and Rockets team up for an all-ages rock’n’roll extravaganza!

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 & Rockets), 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.

Separately, writer Peter Bagge and artist Gilbert Hernandez have well-deserved reputations as creators of some of comics’ most complex female characters, and in Yeah!, they have collaborated to produce a pop-culture, sci-fi, mainstream comic that finally offers a riotous alternative to the leaden, out-of-touch humor of Archie Comics. 208 pages of black-and-white comics

I missed this series the first time round, so I’m really looking forward to grabbing a copy of this collection. Peter Bagge and Gilbert Hernandez are two of my favourite comic creators, so the idea of the two of them creating something together just blows my mind!

Go an Pre-order a copy!

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  3. Gilbert Hernandez Draws The Masters of the Universe?
  4. Fantagraphics Previews Love from the Shadows by Gilbert Hernandez
  5. A Three-Page Sneak Peek Preview of Peter Bagge’s Other Lives

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