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Buddy Buys A Dump (Buddy Bradley #7)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  88 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
In this graphic novel, he's back! Now in his 30s and married, with a child, onetime slacker hero Buddy Bradley shaves his head, dons an eye-patch, quits his "real" job and buys the local dump -- because what better place to raise a toddler? Peter Bagge's iconic character is to alternative comics what Homer Simpson has been to television animation over the past ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 23rd 2014 by Fantagraphics
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Jan Philipzig
Not as organic and tight and urgent as the original series, but hey, it's Buddy Bradley we're talking about - of course it's still fun :) I especially enjoyed the "return" of Stinky...
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Mar 08, 2016 Baal Of rated it liked it
This volume is confusingly subtitled Vol. III, I guess because it is part of a different run of collections than the originals I had been reading. This one is not quite as good as the earlier stories, perhaps because Buddy has grown up to some extent, or maybe just grown more boring. He's still an asshole, but it's less intense, and this has more of Bagge's personal libertarian politics slipping through, and a lot less humor. The artwork is less exaggerated, without the occasional extremely ...more
May 11, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it
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The third volume in Peter Bagge's iconic character's life, this collection was culled from various annuals published over the years since Hate ended it's run. Hate is my favorite comic book series of all time and I was excited to have these stories collected in one place.

While I know there's a sizable contingent of folks who wished Bagge had left Buddy and Lisa as ageless hipsters in Seattle (something like Archie n' pals in Riverdale, only for the grunge set) I've always quite liked the fucked
Oct 19, 2014 Dan rated it really liked it
(Disclaimer-I've only read the first two issues of Hate before this book. I'm sorry. Jeez.)

A wonderful collection of comics. Basically, Buddy's grown up, has a family, owns a business or two, and has to deal with his extremely neurotic wife and the awful pack family and friends. Bagge brilliantly works with the fatigues of modern life, in general, through the eyes of everyone's favorite slacker.

But I think this is the end for Buddy. Mr. Bagge, an amazing cartoonist, has moved onto other endeavou
I confess I mostly missed out on the whole Hate/Buddy Bradley phenomenon of the 90's, but have always enjoyed Bagge's comics in other venues & anthologies like Weirdo, etc. When I contributed to the recent Fantagraphics kickstarter, I picked this as my reward. It's overall pretty good but to me there's the sense of a series past its prime (I call it the Simpsons Syndrome), and a cartoonist who seems ready to move on to other ventures - as evidenced by Woman Rebel, his well-regarded comics ...more
Jenny Devildoll
Jun 23, 2014 Jenny Devildoll rated it really liked it
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The back of this book says this is the "conclusion" of the Buddy Bradley saga. Is it? It seems to be an open ended conclusion.

Anyway, that's the final chapter. The rest has been previously seen in Hate Annuals, and centers around Buddy & Lisa's adulthood, raising a child of their own. We also learn the truth about Lisa's horrible estranged family, which had only been alluded to previously in Hate (or in the Buddy Does Seattle collection) and witness his transition from dealing in pop-cultura
Jeff Buddle
Aug 08, 2014 Jeff Buddle rated it liked it
I've been reading the saga of Buddy Bradley for about 25 years and have never bought a Buddy Bradley book. That's because I've always bought the pamphlets, reading the story in serial format the way it was originally intended. But Fantagraphics decided not to issue the final Buddy story in pamphlet form and instead included it as the final 20 pages of this little book. And after 25 years, I had no choice but to pony up the extra $$ to find how it all ends.

And I'm not sure it does end. The final
Jun 30, 2014 Bradley rated it really liked it
I love that Peter Bagge is still checking into the life of Buddy Bradley every so often. As one of my favorite comic books, I started reading HATE in college and am always excited to bump into Buddy every two or three years. This adventure has Buddy (ahem) buying a dump as he still deals with the trails and tribulations of paying bills, raising a kid, hanging out with family and trying to be a somewhat loving husband. If you haven't read any HATE comics, I would advise to start from comic #1 and ...more
Derek Parker
May 25, 2014 Derek Parker rated it it was amazing
It's so good to see Buddy Bradley back in a new collection. Most of the stories that make up this collection were previously published in the Hate Annual, but those were spread out over ten years. Taken together, they pack more of comedic punch and are even more enjoyable than they were in the individual issues. Reading this book makes me yearn for a time when it wasn't unusual to get a serialized alternative title. In this instance, we need less love, more Hate!
May 18, 2014 Jarett rated it really liked it
I love Buddy! Always funny and he makes outrageous situations and characters feel incredibly realistic. He relies a lot of the storytelling on the previous Buddy stories so be sure to read the earlier ones to be caught up
May 03, 2014 Renee rated it it was amazing
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Peter Bagge is the best, the man just never disappoints. This book made me laugh out loud, and the art is awesome and expressive and perfect.
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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
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Other Books in the Series

Buddy Bradley (7 books)
  • Buddy Bradley, Vol. 1: Hey, Buddy!
  • Hate, Vol. 2: Buddy the Dreamer
  • Buddy Bradley, Vol. 3: Fun With Buddy + Lisa
  • Buddy Bradley, Vol. 4: Buddy Go Home!
  • Buddy Bradley, Vol. 5: Buddy's Got Three Moms
  • Buddy Bradley, Vol. 6: Buddy Bites the Bullet

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