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Led by Bat Boy, Weekly World News Deranges Comics

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Defunct tabloid Weekly World News was once the home of disinformation as well as deranged characters like Bat Boy, Ph.D. Ape and more. Now that the publication has invaded comics, unhinged patriots like columnist Ed Anger may never be the same.

“Ed just wants this country to return to a more simple, innocent time, like when Indians were put down by disease-spreading white invaders who then forced the survivors to adopt a Christian God,” writer Chris Ryall told Wired.com ahead of the IDW comic’s Wednesday debut. “So maybe Ed’s not an asshole so much as he just has bad timing. Not too long ago, he could have been president.”

But as one sees in Wired.com’s collection of exclusive panels below, invented personality Ed Anger is outdone by another presidential individual by the name of Bat Boy, the original Weekly World News tabloid’s most popular character.

Wired: Led by Bat Boy, Weekly World News Deranges Comics

Wired also has preview pages at the above link.

Weekly World News Shutting Down

Bob Greenberger, an editor with Weekly World News, reports on his blog that he and the rest of the staff were called into a meeting about noon on Friday where they were “told the Board of Directors has chosen to close Weekly World News. The reasons given make no sense. We’re stunned and shell-shocked. We’re to stay on through August 3, finishing the reprint issues and then we’re done. A glorious, funny, odd publication, born in 1979, will go out with a whimper and all I can think is that something’s going on that they’re not telling us because it just doesn’t make sense.”

Full Story: SF Scope.

(via Hit and Run).

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