The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains, with Jon Morris
Comic book and graphic novel fans will want to help us welcome Seattle cartoonist and author Jon Morris when he visits Eagle Harbor Books to talk about his new book, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains: Oddball Criminals from Comic Book History. Morris will be at the store on Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 pm.
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, 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.
"Jon Morris's trip down Memory Lane is not only informative, it's a royal hoot! This is a terrific choice for graphic novel aficionados, serious Trivia competitors, and those who have developed an appreciation for silliness raised to the level of art." --- Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight
Jonathan Morris is a cartoonist, graphic designer, and author of The League of Regrettable Superheroes (Quirk, 2015). Since the late 1990s, he's operated the blog Gone & Forgotten, an irreverent look at the lowliest and most unfortunate stories and characters comic books have offered. In 2001 he was invited to participate on a superheroes-themed episode of the public radio program This American Life, which remains a popular and frequently rebroadcast episode.