The Supervillain Book: The Evil Side of Comics and Hollywood

by Gina Misiroglu and Michael Eury
Supervillain Book

"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

What would a good guy be without the bad guy?

Boring. 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. Splashing the pages in full glorious color are exciting film stills and comic-book images of villains in action, plus entertaining sidebars galore.

The dark side has never been so inviting. "Sinfully good." -- The Daily Bugle. The Supervillain Book contains everything you ever wanted to know about the bad guys in comics, film, and television -- all in one complete volume for the first time. The Supervillain Book is an indispensable guide to 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.

About Gina Misiroglu

Gina Misiroglu aka the Taskmistress, has cracked the whip with an efficiency that would give even Catwoman pause. Misiroglu is the editor of Visible Ink Pressís critically acclaimed Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes (2004). Passionate about the world of comics, she began her serious study of heroes and villains during her tenure at Warner Bros. Studios. There she production-managed and edited books based on popular Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, and Cartoon Network properties, including Scooby-Doo, Dexterís Lab, the Looney Tunes, Animaniacs, ,i.Mars Attacks!, Babylon 5, Friends,/i., and ER. Firmly situated on the West Coast, Misiroglu has also authored and/or edited several dozen pop-culture trade titles, including Imagine: The Spirit of Twentieth-
Century American Heroes
(1999) and Space Jamminí: Bugs and Michael Hit the Big Screen (1997).

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

About Michael Eury

Michael Eury is a reformed supervillain, having spent several years banished to the Phantom Zone for tearing off pesky ?do not remove under penalty of law? pillow tags. He now toils for truth, justice, and several other virtues that look good on his r?sum? as the editor of BACK ISSUE magazine and an advisor to The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. A former editor for DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics, Eury has authored for TwoMorrows Publishing the books The Justice League Companion (2005); Dick Giordano: Changing Comics, One Day at a Time (2003); and Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure (2002); and was a contributing writer to VIP?s The Superhero Book (2004). Additionally, he has written cartoons, comics, and copy for Nike, Toys R Us, Warner Bros. Worldwide Publishing, MSN, Cracked, and Bowen Designs.

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

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