The Supervillain Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic Book and Hollywood Masterminds, Magalomaniacs, and Menaces

The Supervillain Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic Book and Hollywood Masterminds, Magalomaniacs, and Menaces

by Gina Misiroglu
     
 

Drawing from sources in comic books, film, live-action and animated television, newspaper strips, toys, and manga and anime, The Supervillain Book exhaustively explores the extraordinary lives and careers of hundreds of overachieving evildoers. This definitive A-to-Z guide to supervillains' nefarious masterminds, sinister societies, and destructive

Overview


Drawing from sources in comic books, film, live-action and animated television, newspaper strips, toys, and manga and anime, The Supervillain Book exhaustively explores the extraordinary lives and careers of hundreds of overachieving evildoers. This definitive A-to-Z guide to supervillains' nefarious masterminds, sinister societies, and destructive dominators that have battled super- and other fictional heroes is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Superhero Book.

A must-read for anyone ever enthralled with mythic wickedness, The Supervillain Book investigates each character's origin, modus operandi, costumes, weapons and gadgetry, secret hideouts, chief henchmen, and minions, while serving a super-sized trove of fascinating trivia. It also takes you behind the scenes, describing the creation and development of these marvelously malicious, menacing, and malevolent characters. With 350 entries on pop culture's most menacing masterminds, costumed criminals, sinister societies, and destructive dominators that have battled superheroes and fictional heroes of comics, TV, and film, this volume also includes 125 illustrations and a comprehensive resource section.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"I wish that The Supervillain Book could be required reading so that all the bizarre knowledge that fans like me have on the subject would be shared by everyone."— Alex Ross, artist of Kingdom Come and Justice (DC Comics)

"a comprehensive reference guide to bad guys. an eye-catching read. A fascinating title that will provide hours of evil entertainment."— School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578591787
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author


Gina Misiroglu is a fourteen-year veteran of the West Coast publishing industry, specializing in the development and editing of popular culture, reference, and women's studies. Misiroglu has edited and developed hundreds of books in her publishing career

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