Peter Bagge is returning to his alternative comic Hate with a new four-issue series, Hate Revisited, from Fantagraphics Books.  The series will continue the story of slacker Buddy Bradley and will take place in two time periods, the 1990s and the present, as Buddy reconciles himself to his friend Stinky’s suicide and wraps up other threads of the long-running story.  The first issue, a 24-page, full color comic, will be released on June 6, 2024, with an MSRP of $4.99.

Hate was first published by Fantagraphics in 1990, and the initial run was 30 issues.  In 2000, Bagge launched the Hate Annual, a yearly publication that included short Hate comics along with other material. Fantagraphics’ collection The Complete Hate won the 2021 Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books.

"While it was suggested to me that I revisit the old Hate cast, once I got started on it I was more than happy with the results," Bagge said in a statement accompanying the announcement.  "This stuff writes itself! I'm also glad I decided to split it between the present day as well as flashbacks to the '80s and '90s.  This was especially true with Stinky. I forgot what a loose cannon that character was!"

Since moving on from the original Hate, Bagge has worked on a number of different projects, including a contribution to the Z2 anthology The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic (see “Peter Bagge, Michael Kupperman, and Other Artists to Illustrate Weird Al’s Lyrics”), the dark satire Other Lives (see “Fantagraphics Fall Catalog”), and graphic biographies of Margaret Sanger, Rose Wilder, and Zora Neale Hurston (see “Drawn & Quarterly’s Winter 2019 Catalog”).