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The League of Regrettable Sidekicks Review (Book)


Quirk Books has announced the release of The League of Regrettable Sidekicks.


In the follow up to the 2015 release, The League of Regrettable Superheroes, the new release focuses on the quirky sidekicks in comic history. The book release on October 23rd for $24.95 and gives you insight into the accomplices in every hero's shadow.

The League of Regrettable Sidekicks is a beautiful coffee table book that contains vintage comic art and great commentary on the weird sidekicks throughout The Golden Age, The Silver Age and The Modern Age.

The exquisite artwork allows readers to visualize each character as they make their way through the book and is an entertaining read all the way to the end. Have you ever heard of Stampy, The Monster Men or Jaxxon? These are just a few of the strange side kicks in The League of Regrettable Sidekicks!

The League of Regrettable Sidekicks is a hilarious book and must-buy for pop culture and comic book fans! The League of Regrettable Sidekicks takes a fun approach to some of the strangest accomplices in super hero history and is the perfect gift for your favorite side kick this holiday season! To learn more, visit the official Quirk Books website.

About the Book

A hilarious spotlight on the strangest second bananas in superhero comics, including junior partners, animal assistants, and even heinous henchmen (sidekicks of the villain world). Complete with vintage art and publication details.

Batman has Robin. Captain America has Bucky. And Yankee Doodle had Dandy.

Being a superhero is hard work, which is why so many comics characters rely on a sidekick for help. Someone who can watch the hero's back, help search for clues, or, if nothing else, give the hero someone to talk to. But just as not every superhero achieves the glory of Batman, not all sidekicks are as capable as the Boy Wonder. In The League of Regrettable Sidekicks, author Jon Morris discusses some of the strangest iterations of the sidekick phenomenon, and in the process explores how important these characters were to comic book storytelling. You'll meet plucky but forgotten helpers like Thunderfoot (explosive-soled assistant to the Human Bomb), heroic super-pets (like Frosting, polar bear pal of space hero Norge Benson), fan favorites (say hello to Rick Jones, sidekick to half of the Marvel Universe), and obscure partners of iconic heroes (Superman Junior's career barely got off the ground). Plus: pernicious profiles of regrettable henchmen and minions, the sidekicks of the supervillain world. Vintage art from the comics completes the experience.

Drawing on the entire history of the medium, The League of Regrettable Sidekicks celebrates characters and stories that haven't seen the light of day in decades, pulling from defunct and long-forgotten comics publishers as well as DC and Marvel. In this third volume of his Regrettable series (The League of Regrettable Superheroes, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains) Jon Morris provides insight and context, as well as his signature mockery of and affection for these overlooked treasures from comic book history.
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