Double Trouble (Vordak the Incomprehensible Series #3)

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"I, the brilliant and handsome Evil Mastermind Vordak the Incomprehensible, clone a younger version of myself as part of my master plan to win first prize at the annual Supervillain and Son picnic. Unfortunately, my youthful self turns out to be . . . good. Will my extreme evilosity suppress all strains of sincerity or will I (shudder) learn to play . . . nice?

Chronicled between the luminous leafs of my latest magnificent masterpiece, I'll relate every moment as I face the greatest battle between good and evil ...

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Overview

"I, the brilliant and handsome Evil Mastermind Vordak the Incomprehensible, clone a younger version of myself as part of my master plan to win first prize at the annual Supervillain and Son picnic. Unfortunately, my youthful self turns out to be . . . good. Will my extreme evilosity suppress all strains of sincerity or will I (shudder) learn to play . . . nice?

Chronicled between the luminous leafs of my latest magnificent masterpiece, I'll relate every moment as I face the greatest battle between good and evil ever known in the existence of this puny planet—the battle with myself."

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
Vordak, the bumbling, irascible super villain, is back, with a plan to defeat his competition, the Blue Buzzard, at the Supervillain and Son picnic and to rule the world: by creating a young clone. He begins by hiring a clone scientist named Fred, who keeps cloning himself. When the twelve-year-old Vordak clone is finally created, Vordak is delighted at first, and then aghast when the young Vordy seems to be nice, rather than evil. This sequel to How to Grow Up and Rule the World and Rule the School offers a similar abundance of silly jokes, mockery of super heroes, and alliterative bombast ("Great gassy goblins!" is a typical exclamation). The graphic novel-type format features black-and-white illustrations and dialogue in different fonts, and like the story, it will to appeal to middle-schoolers who enjoy the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. A bonus feature at the end shows how to create "canbots," robots assembled from "sinister soda cans" and duct tape. Volume three in the "Vordak the Incomprehensible" series. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
Kirkus Reviews
At last, the supervillain tells his side of the story. Vordak wants you to buy this book. He's so eager for you to read it that he's made you a character in the story. Yes, you. He demands: "Don't you have studying or chores or your grandmother's toenails to trim or something to occupy your time?" And you answer: "Actually, I AM studying. I'm using this book to help me with my science class." Once in a while, Vordak asks for advice on taking over the world. He has an evil plan, but his army of scientists keeps having accidents in the Cloning Chamber. By the end of the book, there are at least nine scientists, all named Fred. Every few pages, another clone appears. These sequences are the funniest in the book. In fact, the Freds are more entertaining than Vordak, who tends to say things like: "I'm brilliant enough to know if I wasn't as brilliant as I thought I was!" Vordak is best taken in small doses, and by the end of the story, you may wish that you were the main character. There's a theory among comic-book readers that the supervillain is always more entertaining than the hero. This book puts that theory to the test. (Humor. 9-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606843727
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Series: Vordak the Incomprehensible Series, #3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 364,930
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Vordak the Incomprehensible is a world-class Super Villain and the Evil Master of all he surveys. His previous writing includes his half of witty banter with various superheroes as well as numerous ultimatums to world leaders. This is his first book. His future projects include an autobiography tentatively titled A Life Vastly Superior to Yours as well as rewriting the literary classics War and Peace and The Grapes of Wrath in order to "make them better". His current whereabouts are unknown, where he is enjoying semi-retirement with his genetically altered dog, Armageddon.

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