Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Bat Boy: The Weekly World News Comic Strips by Peter Bagge” as Want to Read:
Bat Boy: The Weekly World News Comic Strips by Peter Bagge
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Bat Boy: The Weekly World News Comic Strips by Peter Bagge

3.02  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Collected for the first time in one deluxe hardcover edition, Peter Bagge's Bat Boy strips, which ran in the Weekly World News for two years, are filled with all the insanity, inanity, and cartoonish humor you'd expect from a team-up between Bagge (Hate) and the Bat Boy (beloved). See Bat Boy attain the office of the Presidency (alongside adopted First Lady Martha Stewart ...more
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published May 17th 2011 by IDW Publishing (first published April 26th 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Bat Boy, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Bat Boy

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston LerouxLes Misérables by Victor HugoDead Shambles by Chris  RavenWicked by Gregory MaguireThe Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta von Trapp
Page to Stage
37th out of 54 books — 25 voters
Blacksad by Juan Díaz CanalesThe Complete Maus by Art SpiegelmanThe Frank Book by Jim WoodringFuzz and Pluck by Ted StearnFuzz and Pluck by Ted Stearn
The Best in Sequential Art: Anthropomorphs
11th out of 29 books — 4 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Andrés Santiago
May 28, 2012 Andrés Santiago rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Kind of disappointing, a bit too silly and self-indulgent for my own liking. It might have worked better in small doses, as it was being serialised, that as a collection. Only for Bagge's die hard fans.
Sep 13, 2012 Dominick rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-strips, humour
Well, this was fun. Bagge did this satirical strip for a couple of years, taking the famous/notorious Weekly World News character on amusing adventures--through the presidency, engagement to Beyonce Knowles (who turns out to be half-Sasquatch), to being King of America and various other silly situations, with an excellent sense of rhythm, aping the structure of a comic strip perfectly. Hard to say whether the whole WWN approach to "news" is part of what Bagge mocks here, but it sure feels like i ...more
La Revistería Comics
Siguiendo en la sintonía de la última recomendación, sobre la obra de Robert Crumb, les comentamos que ya pueden conseguir en el local Bat Boy, de Peter Bagge.

"Recopiladas por primera vez en una edición de lujo en tapa dura, las tiras consagradas al personaje de Bat Boy, de Peter Bagge, aparecen de la mano de La Cúpula. Originalmente fueron publicadas en el desaparecido Weekly World News durante dos años". El personaje fue creado por el entonces editor de la WWN, Dick Kulpa, debutando en Junio d
Russell Grant
While not as good as his "Hate" material, or his recent "Other Lives", it's still great to see Bagge working a weekly comic strip. Bat Boy is irresistible, and the plots featuring a Bigfoot Beyonce and others make it well worth a your while to check out.
Feather Mista
May 18, 2012 Feather Mista rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Completistas del autor
Recommended to Feather by: Que estaba a mano
O me falta cancha con los famosos estadounidenses (aunque tengo que admitir que reconocí a la mayoría) o a este libro le falta chispa. Quizás mitad y mitad, pero lo que es seguro es que me gustó bastante menos que lo poco que llevo leído de Hate.
It was silly and fun, and featured the wonderful illustration of Peter Bagge, but ultimately I found it rather unnecessary and forgettable.
Matt Chic
Feb 25, 2013 Matt Chic rated it it was amazing
This was some of his funniest stuff ever! I didn't really know what to expect from the Bat Boy strips, but it had me cracking up. Pop culture comic zaniness as only Peter Bagge can do.
Carlos Smith
Carlos Smith rated it liked it
May 24, 2014
Hal Johnson
Hal Johnson rated it liked it
May 04, 2011
Matt Collins
Matt Collins rated it it was amazing
Mar 17, 2013
Brenna Sydel
Brenna Sydel rated it really liked it
Oct 29, 2013
Xisix rated it did not like it
Apr 19, 2012
Robert Boyd
Robert Boyd rated it really liked it
Jul 23, 2011
Will M
Will M rated it it was ok
Dec 01, 2015
Alberto Apellaniz
Alberto Apellaniz rated it really liked it
Mar 24, 2014
Sid Meuris
Sid Meuris rated it liked it
Apr 28, 2016
Michael rated it really liked it
Sep 01, 2014
Roman Stadtler
Roman Stadtler rated it it was ok
Mar 02, 2016
Cristina rated it liked it
Jul 18, 2011
Josh Preston
Josh Preston rated it really liked it
Apr 17, 2016
Wes Young
Wes Young rated it it was ok
Aug 26, 2013
Janne Mäkelä
Janne Mäkelä rated it it was ok
Jan 21, 2016
Dave Alluisi
Dave Alluisi rated it really liked it
Jul 08, 2014
Mark Feltskog
May 09, 2011 Mark Feltskog rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Hilarious, and very highly recommended for afficionados of the absurd.
Mirko-Daniel Varjosaari
Mirko-Daniel Varjosaari rated it did not like it
Dec 02, 2011
Øyvind Holen
Øyvind Holen rated it liked it
Nov 30, 2012
Zack Kruse
Zack Kruse rated it really liked it
Jun 02, 2012
Chris rated it liked it
Oct 08, 2011
Mike McPadden
Mike McPadden rated it liked it
Jul 16, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Peter Bagge was born on December 11th, 1957, and raised in Peekskill, New York, about 40 miles north of New York City. While enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1977, Bagge discovered underground comics, and the work of R. Crumb in particular turned what had initially been only a vague interest in cartooning into a passion.

In the early '80s Bagge co-published three issues of
More about Peter Bagge...

Share This Book