The Children of Palomar
Mysteries are unfolding just outside the isolated Latin American hamlet of Palomar that will forever change the lives of its residents. Two wild children who live huddling in a small beach cave streak through town as barely visible blurs, stealing food. Hopeful men dynamite a boulder to tap a precious water supply. While exploring a desolate, lightning-wracked plain gashed by a yawning chasm, a group of boys is abducted by an encampment of strange visitors with the power to induce visions of death. Taking the form of a shadowy baby who only appears tot childless women, a giant statue comes to life and haunts the village. And a fateful, cataclysmic confrontation takes place on a shoreline cliff.
In The Children of Palomar Gilbert Hernandez returns to his seminal "Heartbreak Soup" milieu from the earliest issues of Love and Rockets with four interconnected, decade-spanning stories that compose this graphic novel set in the legendary town of Palomar, where the supernatural is as commonplace as - and sometimes indistinguishable from - ordinary reality.