The League of Regrettable Superheroes: Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History
For every superhero hitting the big time with a blockbuster movie, there are countless failures, also-rans, and D-listers. The League of Regrettable Superheroes affectionately presents one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print—from Atoman to Zippo—complete with backstories,... show more
For every superhero hitting the big time with a blockbuster movie, there are countless failures, also-rans, and D-listers. The League of Regrettable Superheroes affectionately presents one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print—from Atoman to Zippo—complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary. Drawing on the entire history of the medium, the book celebrates characters that haven’t seen the light of day in decades, like Natureboy, Dr. Hormone, Thunder Bunny, and more. It’s a must-read for comics fans of all ages!
Publish date: 2015-06-02
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Morris has put together a compendium of weird and failed superhero characters from the across the 75 year history of the genre. Some of these characters are just unfortunate attempts to cash in on a trend like Skateman, NFL Superpro, and US 1 the trucker superhero. Others border on outsider art like...
“I don’t know what I’m in for, but here goes!” The Red Torpedo (1940), pg. 110 Ranging in scope from “what were they thinking” to “I’d read that,” this collection of comic book missteps is sure to delight the comic book nerd, aficionado and newbie alike as well as cos-players dedicated to the obs...
I won this here on booklikes. Thank you Quirk Books. This was fun. Lots of graphics, one-two page reports on superheroes who didn't make it big. It is a nice looking book. It looks great in the bookcase. I like that the hardcover doesn't have a dust jacket. The graphics are printed directly on the...
The League of Regrettable Superheroes : Half-Baked Heroes From Comic Book History by Jon Morris Hardcover, 256 pages Published June 2nd 2015 by Quirk Books ISBN 1594747636 (ISBN13: 9781594747632) The League of Regrettable Superheroes is definitely a fun and informative read. Included in the boo...