A trip to the supermarket isn’t complete without checking to see how aliens have invaded the presidency, the latest Elvis sighting, or who is Bigfoot’s latest sex slave thanks to The Weekly World News. A seminal favorite has always been Bat Boy, the half human/half bat that has been creating havoc since his discovery. Now you can trade in the newsprint for something a bit heftier that explains the origins and secrets of every one’s favorite trailer park sub-humanoid with the new book Going Mutant: Bat Boy Exposed!
Dr. Barry Leed and The Weekly World News team uncover the definitive and faux-tastic story of Bat Boy, from his hardscrabble origins in the caves of West Virginia to his global influence in the twenty-first century. Going Mutant reveals how Bat Boy has heeded a call to service that has embarrassed less forthcoming mutants: During the Gulf War, he deployed with the Special Forces. He later earned a special commendation from George W. Bush for his use of sonar, which led troops to the spider hole housing Saddam Hussein. And now Bat Boy joins forces with an unlikely crew of soldiers, scientists, and swamp mamas to battle a global pandemic that threatens to destroy our planet.
This is an intimate look at the half-bat/half-boy, who has until now been shrouded in mystery (despite countless sightings and a megahit musical). Here, Bat Boy’s life is illuminated through a series of public and private documents obtained by the equally mysterious Dr. Barry Leed of the University of Indianapolis and through Weekly World News clippings. All this information comes together in this new Bitingsroman that reveals an archetypal American trickster who has risen from his lowly origins to become America’s favorite freedom fighter.
Dr. Leed’s Going Mutant sheds light on this nocturnal notable in a way never seen before, and for long-time fans it will provide the background they’ve always sought. “My only hope is that Bat Boy will see the potential this book has to help his cause,” said Dr. Leed, “Otherwise, I fear I may find my arm bitten off rather soon…or worse.”
Here’s an interview with Dr. Leed…
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