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By Jon Morris

ISBN-10: 1594747636

ISBN-13: 9781594747632

You recognize approximately Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, yet have you ever heard of Doll guy, general practitioner Hormone, or Spider Queen? within the League of Regrettable Superheroes, you’ll meet 100 of the strangest superheroes ever to determine print, whole with backstories, classic artwork, and colourful observation. So arrange your self for such not-ready-for-prime-time heroes as Bee guy (Batman, yet with bees), the Clown (circus-themed crimebuster), the attention (a large, floating eyeball; simply settle for it), and plenty of different oddballs and oddities. Drawing at the complete historical past of the medium, The League of Regrettable Superheroes will entice die-hard comics fanatics, informal comics readers, and somebody who enjoys peering into the stranger corners of father culture.

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There, Hormone and Janey sleep, awaiting the Thinker’s further orders. They were never heard from again. ROLL CALL … A lot of superheroes depend on medicine and pills for their powers. For his vim and vigor, the original Blue Beetle relied on Vitamin 2X; Captain America was the product of a Super-Soldier Serum. Hourman devised his own Miraclo pills, which granted him a concise sixty minutes of superhuman vitality. ” Created by: Who knows? Debuted in: Skyrocket Comics #1 (Harry “A” Chesler Publishing, ca.

Over the course of his story, he cheers for the razing of his decrepit home so that it can be replaced by safer, cleaner low-rent housing. Later, he fulfills a young friend’s wish that his father—caught up in crime because he’s desperate to feed his family—would abandon his criminal career. (Also, he rescues a tungsten shipment vital to America’s war effort, just so we know Captain Truth can multitask). Along the way, Captain Truth finds time to whip up a stirring audiovisual presentation showing how the war effort depends on everyone pulling together—even ex-crooks!

After Superman the floodgates opened, and magazine racks were deluged with atom rays, jet packs, leering villains, and triumphant figures clad in primary-colored costumes leaping over cityscapes. Any word that could precede “-Man” or follow a color suddenly became the sobriquet of a four-color crimebuster. This was a time when the conventions of the superhero genre were still being set, and few ideas seemed too crazy to achieve Superman-level success. Countless publishers scrambled for a foothold in the burgeoning comic book industry, although not all of their efforts met with success.

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