The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains: Oddball Criminals from Comic Book History





“Fascinating.”—Entertainment Weekly

“A sequel to Morris’s acclaimed The League of Regrettable Superheroes, this quick-read volume is a chronological encyclopedia of the strangest and silliest antagonists ever to appear in sequential art.”—Vulture

“In the realm of comic books, the undisputed guru of all things ridiculous, forgotten, and regrettable is Jon Morris.”—VICE

[A] delightfully fun rundown of more than 100 of pulp history’s most marvelous forgotten baddies.”—Parade

“In a world filled with polished silver-screen superheroes, one writer 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 in the end enjoy a moment in the cultural spotlight alongside their overshadowing opponents at the box office.”—PRINT magazine

“[The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains] is lots of great fun and is a welcome addition to any coffee table.”—Plain Dealer

“Morris is the perfect person to reintroduce the world to these characters…Pair this book with Morris’ book of regrettable heroes and a couple tickets to the latest Marvel or DC movie, and it’ll make a great gift for fans of all ages.”—The Oklahoman

“Served up with lashings of delicious snark.”—SFX Magazine

“[The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains] celebrates the imaginations of those who could combine bold, outrageous action with realistic visuals of the odd and confrontational. A quirky view of comic book history, it reflects changes in society via a colorful and informative remedy.”—MetroKids

“[The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains] shines a light on some characters you’ve definitely never heard of before that’ll help up your geek cred and make you extra awesome at trivia nights.”—Rogues Portal

“Morris has done his homework, and it shows.”—Doom Rocket

“Wonderful.”—Geeks of Doom

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains is a great read for any diehard comic fan and gives you a slew of fun facts that you’re going to love.”—BioGamer Girl

Praise for The League of Regrettable Superheroes:
“A volume rich with historical anecdotes and informed remark 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 couple of pages of glory.”—BoingBoing

“Jon Morris has compiled the histories and art of one of the most strangest and most atypical 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

“A great idea, executed with adroit prose, attractive design and painstaking production quality…turning what could have been a merely dutiful archive into a vibrant, living, expertly curated tour of a long-neglected and seriously goofy facet of American cultural history.”—NPR’s Monkey See

Praise for The League of Regrettable Sidekicks:
“A gorgeous technicolor reference tome.”—

“Entertaining, well-written and researched…Highly recommended!”—My Comic Book

About the Author

Jon Morris is a cartoonist and graphic designer and writer of The League of Regret­table Superheroes (Quirk, 2015), The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains (Quirk, 2017), and The League of Regrettable Sidekicks (Quirk, 2018). Since the late 1990s, he’s operated the blog Gone & Forgotten, an irreverent in-depth look at the worst, the lowliest, and the most unfortunate stories and characters comic books have ever offered.

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