Mr. Mark Taylor is Reading “The League of Regrettable Superheroes” by Jon Morris

Mr. Mark Taylor is Reading

I am reading a book I heard about from NPR called, “The League of Regrettable Superheroes” by Jon Morris. I laugh out loud every time I read it. I love FIRE because I GET TO READ. The book has about 100 comic book heroes that are nothing short of bizarre. Most of the characters lasted only a couple issues. Today I read about “Pat Parker, War Nurse” (no relation to Peter Parker) who was a nurse in World War 2 with no special powers, but at night she put on a costume, left the nurses tent and battled Nazis with other nurses. I am pretty sure that is what Kristi Walther does after she leaves our school every night.
I think my favorite superhero so far has been “The Eye”, which was a giant flaming, smoking eye. Even though it could fly, melt steel, manipulate invisible forces and disappear into thin air, this almost omnipotent eye needed human sidekicks to take notes and buy train tickets for him.
I wonder, once you move on from working for “The Eye”, how do you put that on a resume?
More about the book:
Look, up in the sky! It’s a bee! It’s a witch! It’s … a giant eyeball? You know about Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, but have you heard of Doll Man, Doctor Hormone, or Spider Queen? In the League of Regrettable Superheroes, you’ll meet fifty of the strangest superheroes ever to see print, complete with backstories, vintage art, and colorful commentary. So prepare yourself for such not-ready-for-prime-time heroes as Bee Man (Batman, but with bees), the Eye (a giant, floating eyeball; just accept it), and many other oddballs and oddities. Drawing on the entire history of the medium, The League of Regrettable Superheroes will appeal to die-hard comics fans, casual comics readers, and anyone who enjoys peering into the stranger corners of pop culture.