Everyone’s favorite freak, Bat Boy, has a new book out from the Weekly World News team. After 20 years of speculation, Dr. Barry Leed uncovers and reveals the startling private life of one of the world’s most revered mutants! Risking Bat Boy’s wrath, Leed takes us deep into this half-bat/half-boy’s history, all the while giving us insight into the issues near and dear to his heart.
From the Press Release:
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 bildungsroman 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.”
Check out a WWN exclusive interview with Dr. Leed below, and for more visit Weekly World News on Facebook, where you’ll also find a great new app that lets you “Bat Boy Yourself”!
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