Like its predecessor, The League of Regrettable Superheroes, Legion takes a chronological peep into the comic book archives. These offbeat bad guys to bedevil a host of colorful heroes. Genre fans will marvel at how many evil scientists, Nazi war criminals, ape-themed villains exist.

The book covers every publishing house and sorts them by their age in comics history. In the Golden Age, you can learn about the Horrible Hand, the Balloon Maker, and Mother Goose. The Silver Age has Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, Egg Fu (this character is as racist as it sounds) and Tino the Terrible Teen. And in the Modern Age comics gave us the Roach Wrangler, Doctor Bong, and Uzzi the Clown. Yes, they are all as mad as they sound.

Jon Morris takes a funny, passionate (but not cruel) look as the facts. Morris delights with every entry and chosen image.

I recommend this book if you love oddball pop-culture history.


Buy a copy here.

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