The League of Regrettable Superheroes

The League of Regrettable Superheroes

Drawing on the entire history of the medium, The League of Regrettable Superheroes will appeal to die-hard comics fans, casual comics readers, and anyone who enjoys peering into the stranger corners of pop culture.

Author: Jon Morris

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594747632

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 258

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Meet one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print, complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary. You know about Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, but have you heard of Doll Man, Doctor Hormone, or Spider Queen? So prepare yourself for such not-ready-for-prime-time heroes as Bee Man (Batman, but with bees), the Clown (circus-themed crimebuster), the Eye (a giant, floating eyeball; just accept it), and many other oddballs and oddities. Drawing on the entire history of the medium, The League of Regrettable Superheroes will appeal to die-hard comics fans, casual comics readers, and anyone who enjoys peering into the stranger corners of pop culture.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The League of Regrettable Superheroes

The League of Regrettable Superheroes

In fact, several members of the League of Regrettable Superheroes have been revived, revamped, reintroduced, or otherwise regifted with a new lease on life. A few are attempting a comeback even now. In comics, there's always a chance ...

Author: Jon Morris

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594747830

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

View: 739

Meet one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print, complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary. You know about Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, but have you heard of Doll Man, Doctor Hormone, or Spider Queen? So prepare yourself for such not-ready-for-prime-time heroes as Bee Man (Batman, but with bees), the Clown (circus-themed crimebuster), the Eye (a giant, floating eyeball; just accept it), and many other oddballs and oddities. Drawing on the entire history of the medium, The League of Regrettable Superheroes will appeal to die-hard comics fans, casual comics readers, and anyone who enjoys peering into the stranger corners of pop culture.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The League of Regrettable Sidekicks

The League of Regrettable Sidekicks

This collection affectionately spotlights forgotten helpers like Thunderfoot (explosive-soled assistant to the Human Bomb), super-pets like Frosting (polar bear pal of space hero Norge Benson), fan favorites like Rick Jones (sidekick to ...

Author: Jon Morris

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781683690771

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

View: 240

Nominated for the 2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Comics-Related Book More than one hundred of the strangest sidekicks in comics history, complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary. This collection affectionately spotlights forgotten helpers like Thunderfoot (explosive-soled assistant to the Human Bomb), super-pets like Frosting (polar bear pal of space hero Norge Benson), fan favorites like Rick Jones (sidekick to half of the Marvel Universe), and obscure partners of iconic heroes (Superman Junior's career barely got off the ground). Included are pernicious profiles of henchmen and minions, the sidekicks of the supervillain world. Casual comics readers and diehard enthusiasts alike will relish the hilarious commentary and vintage art from obscure old comics.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The League of Regrettable Superheroes

The League of Regrettable Superheroes

In The League of Regrettable Superheroes, you'll meet fifty of the strangest superheroes ever to see print, complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary.

Author: Jon Morris

Publisher:

ISBN: 1594748691

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 126

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Categories: Comic books, strips, etc

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains

In this follow-up to The league of regrettable superheroes, author Jon Morris presents dozens of the strangest, most stupefying supervillains ever to see print in comics.

Author: Jon Morris

Publisher:

ISBN: 1594749671

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 125

View: 275

Every hero needs a villain. But not every villain comes with a cool costume, sinister pseudonym, or functioning death ray. Some super-crooks are incompetent, some are comical, and some are just weird. In this follow-up to The league of regrettable superheroes, author Jon Morris presents dozens of the strangest, most stupefying supervillains ever to see print in comics.
Categories: Comic books, strips, etc

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains

As in the companion volume to this book, The League of Regrettable Superheroes, we use the term regrettable lightly. No matter the shape, size, or strategy of the four-color finks gracing these pages, every one of them had the potential ...

Author: Jon Morris

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594749339

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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The oddest supervillains in comics history, in one amazing art-filled collection of overlooked crooked characters. From the golden age to the modern graphic novel, comic book superheroes need villains to battle. This collection affectionately spotlights the most ridiculous, bizarre, and cringe-worthy ever published, from fandom favorites like MODOK and Egg Fu to forgotten weirdos like Brickbat (choice of weapon: poison bricks). Casual comics readers and diehard enthusiasts alike will relish the hilarious commentary by author Jon Morris and vintage art from obscure old comics.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains

This collection affectionately spotlights the most ridiculous, bizarre, and cringe-worthy criminals ever published, from fandom favorites like MODOK and Egg Fu to forgotten weirdos like Brickbat (choice of weapon: poison bricks) and Animal ...

Author: Jon Morris

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594749322

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 257

View: 690

Meet more than one hundred of the oddest supervillains in comics history, complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary. This collection affectionately spotlights the most ridiculous, bizarre, and cringe-worthy criminals ever published, from fandom favorites like MODOK and Egg Fu to forgotten weirdos like Brickbat (choice of weapon: poison bricks) and Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man. Casual comics readers and diehard enthusiasts alike will relish the hilarious commentary and vintage art from obscure old comics.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The American Superhero Encyclopedia of Caped Crusaders in History

The American Superhero  Encyclopedia of Caped Crusaders in History

Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture. New York: Crown/Archetype. Masters, Ardyce L. 1990. ... The League of Regrettable Superheroes: Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History! Philadelphia: Quirk Books.

Author: Richard A. Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440861246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

View: 444

This compilation of essential information on 100 superheroes from comic book issues, various print and online references, and scholarly analyses provides readers all of the relevant material on superheroes in one place. • Examines in detail how superheroes and superheroines have appeared in comics and other media over the decades • Shows how superheroes and superheroines have reflected the hopes, fears, and values of American society at any given period • Provides scholarly material that gives readers additional important historical context in five essays • Ensures that diverse and obscure superheroes and superheroines are given equal coverage
Categories: Literary Criticism

Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives

Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives

... and supervillains like The Dude (1942), Egg Fu (1965) or Dr. Cesspoole (1966) who failed miserably, lovingly collected in Jon Morris' The League of Regrettable Superheroes and The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains.

Author: Sebastian Domsch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110446968

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 644

View: 134

Whether one describes them as sequential art, graphic narratives or graphic novels, comics have become a vital part of contemporary culture. Their range of expression contains a tremendous variety of forms, genres and modes − from high to low, from serial entertainment for children to complex works of art. This has led to a growing interest in comics as a field of scholarly analysis, as comics studies has established itself as a major branch of criticism. This handbook combines a systematic survey of theories and concepts developed in the field alongside an overview of the most important contexts and themes and a wealth of close readings of seminal works and authors. It will prove to be an indispensable handbook for a large readership, ranging from researchers and instructors to students and anyone else with a general interest in this fascinating medium.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

We Are Here Forever

We Are Here Forever

... E Ms.M. *** ********** = MoMFRIED Sovies THE Digy *** ******* *** -o The League of Regrettable Superheroes The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains Manfried the Man Manfried Saves the Day SCOpe Our Site: Quirkbooks.com Be Our friend: ...

Author: Michelle Gish

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781683691211

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 651

It’s the most adorable apocalypse ever! Based on the popular webcomic, this all-new stand-alone comics collection artfully blends post-apocalyptic sci fi, dry humor, and utter adorability. The human race has vanished replaced by innocent, playful, creatures called the Puramus. In this hilarious and epic graphic novel, short interlocking stories follow the purple pals as they explore their new home, form a mini-monarchy, and develop a modern society on par with 21st-century humans. A final act pulls us across time and space in the search for clues to the origins of the Puramus. Along the way, humor and intrigue abound: Can King defend his village when nobody understands what war is? Will Jingle work up the nerve to read her poetry at open mic night? Will Puffpuff ever stop floating? Based on the webcomic, We Are Here Forever is for fans of post-apocalyptic sci fi blended with dry humor and undeniable adorableness. Colorful and cartoony art will have you rooting for these cute critters through their absurd adventures...but are they really as harmless as they seem?
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels