Saturday, May 13, 2017

Regrettable and Spectacular

You know them by name: Batman, The Joker, Superman, Lex Luthor, Spider-Man, The Green Goblin, Captain America, The Red Skull, Wonder Woman, The Cheetah and dozens of other recognizable superheroes and super villains of comic book fame.

They are the cream of the crop, top of the heap, kings of the mountain and then there are the second, third, fourth and fifth string band of bad guys and good guys.

They are the super villains and superheroes that fill in the lower echelon of the comic book world.

Stuck with lame names and powers characters such as Mr. Hydro, Amazing Man, Dr. Voodoo, Bee-Man and other ludicrous tags with equally lame super powers.

Author Jon Morris and Quirk Books present a duo of books that explore the second tier worlds of super bad guys and good guys.

The ‘League Of Regrettable Superheroes’ and ‘The Legion Of Regrettable Super Villains’ provide in-depth information (with art) of those second string super-powered individuals that crop up in stories on all too-frequent basis.

Comic book collectors and historians are sure to want to get their hands on these two fascinating books that cover the heroes and villains that populate the lower levels of crime and justice.

From the Golden Age to the Modern Age of comic books they are all present and are given their just due.  Plus, the books are a lot of fun to look through!

Today’s TV and movie viewers are used to a plethora of super powered female characters.
Strong female superwomen are everywhere and are proving to be incredible popular with fans.

Just a few of the TV and film heroines that captivate audiences are The Black Widow, The Phoenix, The White Canary and dozens more.

But, there was a time when women in comic books were little more than window dressing and damsels in distress.

Ironically if it were not for those early female characters many of comic books’ biggest superheroes would have little reason to exist.  Take Lois Lane for example.  Where would Superman have been if he didn’t have Lois to rescue?

In ‘The Spectacular Sisterhood Of Superwomen’ by Hope Nicholson, female comic book characters are given due credit for their contribution to the art form.

Join the author as she takes you through a whirlwind tour through the past decades as she spotlights (with the aid of full color art) the illustrious careers of the greatest female characters ever to grace the pages of comic books.

Learn about the creation of each character, who their creators were and how they shaped the comic book industry.

It’s about time women are given their fair share of the credit for the part they played in comic books and popular culture.