I am super-proud to announce the publication of my first book,The League of Regrettable Superheroes from Quirk Books, debuting June 2, 2015!
You may know that I’ve been running a blog since the late 1990s called Gone&Forgotten, which covers the lowest, the worst, the most ignored and the most ridiculous comic books of the last eighty years. You may also know that I was on This American Life once to talk about the superheroes who never made it big.
Well, the nice folks at Quirk thought there’d be a pretty good book in that, so earlier this year I completed a collection of entries on 100 of the most unfortunate, amazing and unbelievable near-misses in the history of superhero comics! “From Atoman to Zippo,” as they say in the promo material, and 98 more, including such weirdos and what-the-hecks as The Red Bee, Nature Boy, Brother Voodoo, Mother Hubbard, Detective Eye and many more!
The book debuts next year, but the promotional push starts now, so check out the link and, you know, bear with me because I’m going to be talking about this for like the next eight months nonstop!
( If you’d like, you can also pre-order the book on Amazon! Dang! )
I kinda still can’t believe someone hired me to do this. Anyway, my new book, look!