The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains by Jon Morris
• March 28, 2017 • Quirk Books
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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.
I received this book for free from Quirk Books for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
First sentence: “What good is a superhero without a decent supervillain?”
We all remember villains like the Joker, Red Skull, Magneto, and Scarecrow. However, not all villains in superhero comics are gonna be a hit. Comics go through many villains—good and bad ones—and many of them have been forgotten or ignored. The League of Regrettable Supervillains showcases the D-list strangest super villains you have never heard of, and when you read about them, you’ll understand why they are rarely remembered.
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