Synopses & Reviews
Meet the lesser of all evils!
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.
"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
About the Author
Jon has been writing humor and culture-related content for more than decade. His long-running blog on failed, ignored and just plain weird comic books, Gone&Forgotten, contains more than eight-hundred entries on the abandoned and dusty corners of the comic book biz. Not only did the blog score Jon an appearance on This American Life to discuss what makes a superhero fail to catch the popular imagination, it also provided the foundation of his first book, The League of Regrettable Superheroes – published by Quirk Books of Philadelphia.
Jon is also the author of The Chronological Superman, an exhaustive attempt to chronicle the development of the world's arguably most popular superhero throughout his first twelve years of publication across all media. He has also written for The High Hat, Comic Club USA, Dummy, and many other magazines and blogs.