TARGET CONSUMER: Fans of comics and pop culture Illustrators and designers From banjo-playing Nazis to gangster gorillas, superhero comics have featured some of the weirdest antagonists ever published. This definitive collection of oddball supercrooks presents the most regrettable supervillains of all, complete with vintage art, publication details, and hilarious commentary from author Jon Morris. Heroes need villains, and that's especially true in the good vs. evil world of superhero comics. But not every super-crook can achieve the nefarious accomplishments of a Lex Luthor or Doctor Doom. And in the deadline-driven, audience-chasing world of superhero comics, not every story will feature a well-conceived antagonist with a sinister name, cool costume design, and credible doomsday scheme. In The Legion of Regerttable Supervillains, author Jon Morris examines the changing face of villainy in comics, presenting 100 of the sorriest, strangest, most stupifying supervillains to ever see print. Vintage comic book art and the author's hilarious commentary introduce you to rogues and felons such as Brickbat (choice of weapon: poisonous bricks), Robbing Hood (steals from the poor to give to the rich), and Swarm (a man made of bees. Nazi bees!). You'll also learn about the heroes they fought, from A-listers like Wonder Woman to regrettable superheroes like Doll Man. Plus: More than one criminal gorilla! Drawing on the entire history of the medium, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains includes characters that haven't seen the light of day in decades, pulling from defunct and long-forgotten comics publishers as well as DC and Marvel. In this followup to The League of Regrettable Superheroes, Jon Morris provides insight and context, as well as his signature mockery of and affection for these lost gems from comic book history. A must-have collection for comics readers; perfect gift for fans of comics, cartooning, and pop culture. A hilarious but affectionate look at forgotten supervillains who are strange even by comic book standards. Browseable format with pithy page-length entries for each featured character as well as boxes, lists, and sidebars. A lively, fun design that includes vintage comic book art. Follow-up to the super-popular League of Regrettable Superheroes. Similar design and same trim size; they shelve well together. Will appeal to both casual comics readers and diehard fans, with a mix of characters that includes fan favorites and obscure finds

Specs

  • 256 pages
  • 7 x 9 inches
  • 4 colors
  • Hardcover

Rights available for...

  • French
  • Dutch