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The Big Book of Bad: The Best of the Worst of Everything (Factoid Books)

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The Devil Made Them Do It! But sometimes humanity doesn't need the devil's influence to be bad!; The Big Book of Bad is the latest in the award-winning comics series from Paradox. Telling the true stories of humanity at its worst, this collection is a veritable rogues gallery of history's villains from the degenerate Roman Emperors, through Count Dracula to Mike Tyson and ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by DC Comics
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HeavyReader
Oct 01, 2008 HeavyReader rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Factoid Books
This isn't my favorite of the Factoid Books, but it is pretty much ok. There's a mix of real bad guys (not very many bad women included) and fictional villains. My favorite section is #6, "Bad Taste," which includes comics about Ronald Reagan's acting career (the best people could say about him was that he showed up on time and sober), disaster movies (really, movies that were disasters), John Water ("The Pope of Trash"), and Liberace. So bad it's good.
Colleen
Nov 09, 2016 Colleen rated it it was ok
Shelves: history, comics
Eh, I have a bunch of these Big Book series (the Scandal one is my favorite) but this is subpar. The artwork is always interesting, by the same cast of various artists, most of whom you'll probably recognize if you ever read a Cracked or Mad Magazine growing up. Content wise--mostly miss. The author messed up details between Tiberius and Caligula and Nero (I know the three of them were bad, but come on! all bad in various ways, which you think THIS would be perfect medium to break down).

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Sydney
Dec 28, 2007 Sydney rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to learn real history- in a fun setting
GREAT start to a series of books that is unfortunately out of print.
They are factual stories that are too good (or bad) to be true, but are! All are written in comic book style.
I recommend the whole series except the Big Book of Grimm- that one fell a bit flat.
Brenda Moffitt
As always "The Big Book of..." series never fails to entertain. This book contains the best of the worst Bad Guys, Bad Movements (in history), Bad Science, Bad Sports, and Bad Taste. The word bad is used in all of it's various connotations. This book's so bad it's good.
Ryley
Nov 29, 2011 Ryley rated it it was amazing
the book is terrible and so are the characters. it is a collection of stories written comic book style about the worst people you could possibly imagine.my favourite is either the vampire of hanoever or jb holmes i like them both because they are both very dicrete and imaginitive killers.
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"Big Book of..." is great illustrated series on a wide variety of topics with lots of top-notch artists and authors.
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this was a very good read. looking forward to reading the rest in the series.
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