Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Farewell, Weekly World News

I always thought the coolest gig in fiction must be a news job at the Weekly World News. Sadly, it is not to be. The campy supermarket tabloid that brought us Bat Boy and alien abductions, the World’s Fattest Baby and regular Armageddon updates will fold after 28 years.

I always wondered what it was like to work there. Did the writers just sit around tripping on acid all day?

Publisher American Media says they will continue to publish an online version at but come on, that’s just something publishers say to keep fans from screaming. It’s only a matter of time.

So, farewell Bat Boy and POTUS-endorsing aliens. Goodbye Elvis sightings and cranky old Ed Anger. The supermarket checkout line won't be the same.