Comics fans who are interested in the more obscure, oft-forgotten superheroes of old will want to take a gander at this.
“You know about Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, but have you heard of Doll Man, Doctor Hormone, or Spider Queen?” reads his Amazon description. “In The League of Regrettable Superheroes, you’ll meet one hundred of the strangest superheroes ever to see print, complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary…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.”
And while you’re waiting for your book to arrive, you should go over to Morris’ blog. Today, he examines dull jobs in “mad ad Monday.” These classic comic takes on the workplace will have you laughing, crying — or both.
Morris told Seattle Mag that he “grew up in a house full of comic books,” and that his father taught himself English by reading comics! Here’s Morris’ description of a “regrettable superhero from Seattle,” according to the interview: “Someone whose powers might be based in kickball or roller derby, armed with magic tattoos and piercings, capable of yarn-bombing tall buildings in a single knit, faster than a speeding fixie and more powerful than a moving banjolele solo.”
Hilarious and spot on! We can’t wait to see the book.