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Buddy Bradley, Vol. 4: Buddy Go Home! (Buddy Bradley #4)

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Throughout the 1990s, Peter Bagge's award-winning comic book series Hate chronicled and ridiculed the life and times of young slacker Buddy Bradley as well as the zeitgeist of Gen. X/slacker culture. Now collected into six stand-alone "Buddy" volumes, readers can enjoy the timeless quality of Bagge's humor -- his dialogue and characterization remains unparalleled in comics ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published December 10th 1997 by Fantagraphics Books
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Jan 19, 2016 Baal Of rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Reread this on January 18th, 2016, but goodreads doesn't have a way to mark multiple completion times, so I guess this won't count towards my 2016 reading. This volume is not quite as good as the previous volume, but that may just be my being used to the style, so it doesn't seem quite as shocking. It's still got the bizarre, rubbery art style, with the distortion of bodies and faces used to convey extremes of emotion. It's still darkly funny, with a thorough-going disgust aimed at pretty much e ...more
Jonathan Briggs
May 15, 2012 Jonathan Briggs rated it really liked it
"Hate" in color??!! "Sellout!" I hear the purists cry. Whatever. The art may have taken on new hues, but the humor is just as black. In Volume IV of Peter Bagge's slacker opus, Buddy Bradley takes a vacation from Seattle, so he can introduce his girlfriend, Lisa, to his hometown hell -- the suburbs of New Jersey: mulleted cokehead neighbors, fart-lighting ceremonies, monster trucks, road rage. Why would anyone want to go back to Seattle? Buddy and Lisa extend the vacation indefinitely and move i ...more
Chris
Oct 25, 2008 Chris rated it it was amazing
"Hate" is a comic series that is very closely associated with Generation X/slackers in the 1990s. The anti-hero main character is named Buddy Bradley. "Hate" follows Buddy's twenties, as he leaves his New Jersey hometown for Seattle, lives a rock 'n' roll life, then meets a woman named Lisa, with whom he returns to Jersey.

The art is exaggerated comic art, where people's eyes pop out when they're surprised. When they curse, typing symbols ($#%&*@%!) fly from their mouths. It adds an element o
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Isaac
Aug 13, 2008 Isaac rated it liked it
I should bump this one up a star. The 'Hate' series really doesn't change much after Peter Bagge switches to color and Buddy moves back to New Jersey. It's still as good as always in terms of the characters and the great u-shaped mouth 'scream' panels. I read all of these books in my early 20's, so all of the later stuff seemed really depressing at the time, but I've grown to like it more as time goes on and you realize that you can never really escape your family.
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Can't stay away from this garbage.
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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. 5: Buddy's Got Three Moms
  • Buddy Bradley, Vol. 6: Buddy Bites the Bullet
  • Buddy Buys A Dump

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