Like its companion title Geek Wisdom, Earth's Mightiest Parents offers advice--in this case, parenting advice--to geeks, nerds, fanboys/girls of all types, taken from the movies, TV shows, comics, and other pop-culture sources they love. It's a combination spell book, prime directive, and holy grail for parents who want to teach their kids to stay strong and conquer the world. From Batman to Charlie Bucket, from Meg Murry to the Venture Brothers, every hero of science fiction, heroic fantasy, or speculative literature is the product of parental influences. This collection of pithy mini-essays and charming illustrations offers short, sweet, and deep thoughts about exemplified by the most memorable parent-child pairings found in geek pop culture. Vader and Luke, Peter Parker and Aunt May, Spock and Sarek, even Pinnochio and Gepetto--Earth's Mightiest Parents reveals the profound child-rearing advice (and mistakes) hidden in geek pop culture. And now geek parents of all stripes can use these life lessons to raise a next generation of their own. A celebration of geek pop culture, which continues to be an unstoppable force in films, television, books, and other entertaiment media. References a range of iconic characters which will appeal to casual pop culture fans as well as hardcore nerds. A unique combination of advice, humor, and thoughtful analysis that will resonate with a generation of pop culture fans entering a new stage of their lives. A great gift for new parents as well as a likely self purchase. Short, stand-alone essays make a browsable book for busy parents. Featuring the author of Geek Wisdom, a Quirk title aimed at a similar demographic, and presented in a format similar to that well-received book.


  • 208 pages
  • 5 x 7 inches
  • 2 colors
  • Hardcover

Rights available for...

  • French
  • Dutch