On sale date: December 1, 2020
An archival collection of one of the bestselling alternative comic book series — arguably, the Great American Grunge novel — complete for the first time.
The Complete Hate is a three-volume set that includes the original 1990-1998 30-issue run, the nine subsequent Hate Annuals, and tons of other Hate-related comics, illustrations, and ephemera created for books, magazines, comics, toys, and other merchandise. Bagge combined his cartoony drawing style with uncomfortably real Gen X characters, and the comic books resonated with readers. Book One (Hate 1-15), focuses on young Buddy Bradley's travails in early 1990s Seattle. Book Two focuses on Buddy and his girlfriend Lisa Leavenworth's move back to Buddy's native New Jersey (and a switch from black-and-white to full color). Book Three features the final arc of Bagge's magnum opus, as Buddy and Lisa become parents (and buy a garbage dump). Each volume, along with the slipcase, contains new covers, endpapers, title pages, and other surprises by Bagge.
"Bagge's captivating artwork and humor ensure that the title is relevant for any age and time." — Gwen Inhat - The A.V. Club
"American satirical cartooning at its most inventively hilarious." — Publishers Weekly
"The box set provides a fancy way to relive the highs and lows of the decade seen through Bagge’s twisted lens, and to enjoy some of the best, most iconic comic storytelling of the era." — Rob Salkowitz - Forbes
- Black and white and color.
- 7.7" × 11.3"