Buddy Bradley Is Back!




FEBRUARY 19, 2024—SEATTLE, WA—Fantagraphics is thrilled to announce HATE REVISITED by Peter Bagge, a 4-issue monthly comic series slated to start releasing in June 2024. Touted by critics and fans alike as one of the best alternative comic series of all time, HATE is revitalized with fresh new stories featuring the iconic characters Buddy Bradly, Lisa, Valerie, and the gang. Flashing back and forth between the present day and the height of ’90s grunge-era, these new stories return readers to the vivid world of HATE. Finally giving due to Stinky’s shocking suicide, as Buddy is forced to come to terms with his friend’s death, these new comics bring depth and closure to storylines that have been building for over 3 decades.

One of Fantagraphics’ flagship comic series, HATE put Peter Bagge on the map in the early ’90s. Tens of thousands of readers followed along as Bagge chronicled the everyday travails of disaffected Gen X slacker Buddy Bradley, and the motley crew of losers, schemers, and romantic partners in his orbit. Primarily set in grunge-era Seattle, HATE captured the zeitgeist of the ’90s alternative subculture, characterized by its cynicism, irreverent humor, and critique of mainstream society. Bagge’s kinetic rubber-limbed art style, sharp dialogue, and incisive satire made HATE a seminal alternative comic that influenced a generation of cartoonists. Offering a raw and humorous look at the struggles and absurdities of young adulthood in a rapidly changing world, the saga of HATE remains as vital today as when it was first created.

“While it was suggested to me that I revisit the old HATE cast, once I got started on it I was more than happy with the results,” explains cartoonist Peter Bagge. “This stuff writes itself! I’m also glad I decided to split it between the present day as well as flashbacks to the ’80s and ’90s. This was especially true with Stinky. I forgot what a loose cannon that character was!”

“When Peter first floated the idea of a new HATE series, I was immediately thrilled. But the results have far exceeded my high expectations,” says Fanta VP/Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds. “HATE REVISITED not only captures the humor and anarchy of the original series, but adds a layer of emotional gravitas as Buddy and Lisa and co. are confronted with the consequences of some of their youthful indiscretions.”

HATE REVISITED will be available for retailers to order via Diamond and Lunar.

A treat for die-hard fans and a perfect entry point for new readers, HATE REVISITED further cements Peter Bagge as one of the finest cartoonists of all time.

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