Have you been watching the second season of Who Wants to Be a Super-Hero??
I guess it’s because the hero characters are rather boring.
If only SCI FI would air Who Wants to be a Super-Villain?
I know, I know, you CAN’T air a contest like that in our post-9/11 pop-culture.
But you have to admit, villains have more fun. They speak their minds freely. And they get the trashy women.
In the past 2-3 years there’s been a number of novelty paperbacks about becoming a super-hero. Most of them are the kind of quickie work-for-hire humor books you’d expect from an emotionally detached Harvard Lampoon alum.
But there’s one book that stands up from the crowd:
How to Be a Superhero.
by Doctor Metropolis. This super-guide is packed with insane details,
dry humor and a deep understanding of comics that could only come from
a demented mastermind. I like that in an author.
The reason I mention it here is that the 14th chapter addresses the
issue, “On the other hand, maybe you’re evil.” The good doctor
provides a personality quiz to help you determine your true nature.
There’s also an crafting an evil business plan and revealing your diabolical plan.
It’s a fun and funny book that succeeds where the others have missed. And it provides a good measure of dark humor about
Thanks Dr. Metropolis, this is just the thing that’s missing from the new golden age of Super-hero Reality Shows.Read More