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Praise

“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.”—Boing Boing

“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

Book Description

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.

Product Details

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-59474-763-2
  • e-Book ISBN: 978-1-59474-783-0
  • Book Dimensions: 
    7 x 9
  • Page Count: 
    256
  • Release Date: 
    June 2, 2015