Fantagraphics Books and ComiXology have teamed up to bring back two cult favorite titles from the '90s. Blasts from the past, Hate and Meat Cake return to give modern-day readers some nostalgic fun.
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Published in the '90s, Peter Bagge's Hate achieved critical acclaim during its original 30-issue run. One of the best-selling alternative comics, Hate chronicled the life of Buddy Bradley, a Generation X malcontent. Buddy's adventures come from his bi-coastal life in grunge-era Seattle and his dysfunctional family in New Jersey. Bagge and Fantagraphics Books plan to release Buddy Buys A Dump, a sequel to Hate, this upcoming June.
Bagge explains his enthusiasm for his comic's return, "Now the entire world will be reading my old HATE comics, everywhere, every day, at all times. How exciting!"
During the early '90s, Dame Darcy's Meat Cake dived into a distinctive neo-Victorian world. Each of Darcy's Meat Cake stories range from truly horrifying to romantically hilarious. Darcy had a weird cast of characters like Effluvia the Mermaid, the roguish roué Wax Wolf, and Igpay the Pig-Latin pig.
Fantagraphics Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds discusses what it means to have a brand new audience for the '90s comics, "Debuting Hate and Meat Cake digitally on ComiXology marks a new era for these historic Fantagraphics titles. Although the trade paperbacks collecting these works are perennial classics, this marks the first time that the single issues of these generation-defining classics have been widely available in well over a decade. Now with ComiXology's help, readers around the world will be able to experience them anew and discover just what makes these books so timelessly great."
ComiXology VP of Communications & Marketing Chip Mosher contributes, "We're thrilled to be able to bring Bagge and Darcy's outstanding comics series to a new generation of comic fans! We know there are plenty of Hate and Meat Cake fans that are dying to read these stories again. And we're sure even more fans will be made when fans experience these comics through our cinematic Guided View reading technology."
For a limited time, the first issues of Hate and Meat Cake will be available for free at ComiXology. See what made these comics special back in the '90s and why they still hold up today.