Buddy bites the bullet
Buddy Bites the Bullet completes the second arc in the 15-year story of Buddy Bradley, collecting the last five issues (#26-30) of Bagge's legendary comic book series Hate. Could it be that Buddy and his maniacal girlfriend Lisa finally decide to...(gulp)... grow up? Perhaps, but not before they verge toward an utterly hilarious disintegration with a little help from their friends. Buddy's best-friend Stinky, the one-time rock star turned drug manufacturer, takes center stage in the most riotous chapter that leads to a highly unexpected and deadly end. Bagge's work inhabits American culture like no other writer and artist, and it's not surprising that several examples of high-profile pop culture phenomena — from The Simpsons to South Park — echo his work from the last 20 years, while his comics frequently shore up the "street cred" of indie films like Kids and Pecker when used as set dressing. If you don't know why acclaimed animator John Kricfalusi, creator of Ren & Stimpy, calls Peter Bagge "the funniest cartoonist in existence" then you have no choice but to get this book.
"I love Hate!" – Matt Groening
"Hate is devastatingly accurate." – The Village Voice
"Probably the best underground comic of the '90s." – New Musical Express