The Legion Of Regrettable Supervillains

The Legion Of Regrettable Supervillains : Oddball Criminals from Comic Book History

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Every hero needs a villain. But not all villains are dangerous some are incompetent, comical, or just weird. In his follow-up to The League of Regrettable Superheroes, author Jon Morris presents over a hundred of the strangest, most stupefying supervillains to ever see print in comics. Meet D-list rogues like Brickbat (choice of weapon: poisonous bricks), Robbing Hood (steals from the poor to give to the rich), Swarm (a crook made of bees; Nazi bees), and many more. Drawing on the entire history of the medium, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains affectionately and hilariously profiles oddball criminals from the history of comics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 186 x 236 x 24mm | 812g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Full colour Illustrations throughout
  • 1594749329
  • 9781594749322
  • 37,284

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"Fascinating."--Entertainment Weekly "A sequel to Morris's acclaimed The League of Regrettable Superheroes, this quick-read volume is a chronological encyclopedia of the strangest and silliest antagonists ever to appear in sequential art."--Vulture

"In the realm of comic books, the undisputed guru of all things ridiculous, forgotten, and regrettable is Jon Morris."--VICE

"[A] delightfully fun rundown of more than 100 of pulp history's most marvelous forgotten baddies."--Parade

"In a world filled with polished silver-screen superheroes, one author has curated the unthinkable...Each section is full of gorgeous vintage comic art and poignantly entertaining character entries, complete with the villain's backstory and superhero rivals. Resurrected, these forgotten villains finally enjoy a moment in the cultural spotlight alongside their overshadowing opponents at the box office."--PRINT magazine

"[The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains] is loads of great fun and is a welcome addition to any coffee table."--Plain Dealer

"Morris is the perfect person to reintroduce the world to these characters...Pair this book with Morris' book of regrettable heroes and a couple tickets to the latest Marvel or DC movie, and it'll make a great gift for fans of all ages."--The Oklahoman

"Served up with lashings of delicious snark."--SFX Magazine

"[The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains] celebrates the imaginations of those who could combine bold, outrageous action with realistic visuals of the bizarre and confrontational. A quirky view of comic book history, it reflects changes in society via a colorful and informative treatment."--MetroKids

"[The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains] shines a light on some characters you've definitely never heard of before that'll help up your geek cred and make you extra awesome at trivia nights."--Rogues Portal

"Morris has done his homework, and it shows."--Doom Rocket

"Wonderful."--Geeks of Doom

"The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains is a great read for any diehard comic fan and gives you a slew of fun facts that you will love."--BioGamer Girl

Praise for The League of Regrettable Superheroes:
"A volume rich with historical anecdotes and informed commentary on every era of comics history."--A.V. Club

"With its gorgeous full page images of the comics and humorous descriptions of the heroes, each second-stringer gets a few pages of glory."--BoingBoing

"Jon Morris has compiled the histories and art of some of the strangest and most unusual superheroes that ever saw print and collected them here for you. Definitely check it out!"--Nerdist

"This compendium of short-lived superheroes (from actual comics) will thrill and amaze."--Mental Floss

"A great idea, executed with adroit prose, attractive design and painstaking production quality...turning what could have been a merely dutiful archive into a vibrant, living, expertly curated tour of a long-neglected and seriously goofy facet of American cultural history."--NPR's Monkey See

Praise for The League of Regrettable Sidekicks:
"A gorgeous technicolor reference tome."

"Entertaining, well-written and researched...Highly recommended!"--My Comic Book
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About Jon Morris

A cartoonist and graphic designer, Jon Morris is the author of The League of Regrettable Superheroes (Spring 2015), which sold nearly 20,000 copies in its first six months. Since the late 1900's, he's operated the blog Gone and Forgotten, an irreverent, in-depth look at the worst, the lowliest and most unfortunate stories and characters comic books have offered.
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