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Supervillain Field Manual (Book) Review

 
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A humorous how-to for aspiring supervillains.

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King Oblivion sets the perfect tone of a egotistical and somewhat maniacal spervillain who will gladly lead you down the path to super evil – grandly insulting you all the way. Comic books fans and casual readers alike will find a funny and lighthearted book to while away a summer afternoon (be that reading the book, or kidnapping a rival with the helpful tips inside).

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Posted August 8, 2013 by

 
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Now, you too can become a supervillain!

Say you want to be a supervillain, but you’re just not sure you have what it takes to be *that* level of evil. No worries, the Supervillain Field Manual has got you covered. With tips on everything from making a name for yourself to orchestrating the perfect exit strategy,  author King Oblivion (with a little help from Matt D. Wilson) will have you gleefully taking over small cities in no time at all.

The Supervillain Field Manual: How To Conquer (Super) Friends and Incinerate People is written in a humorous style, told from the point of view of a veteran supervillain by the name of King Oblivion, who walks readers through all the steps they’ll need to take to make of career out of villainy. Surprisingly enough, there’s a lot more to being the bad guy than acquiring a spandex costume and an evil laugh (although those are naturally quite important too). King Oblivion walks you through all the important steps in a simple and easy to understand manner, and also offers a lot of options so that each villain can tailor his approach to their own style.

You’ll get a lot of how-to advice on things like making your name both well known and feared (take over the media), the proper way to approach an alliance with other supervillains in times of desperation (as undisputed supreme leader, of course), and finding just the right costume to complete your look (kidnap a tailor). Naturally, the book also spends a great deal of time on how to handle those pesky superheroes who always tend to show up right when things are getting good and evil.

Interspersed throughout the chapters are also a variety of interviews with respected super villains on their approaches to various situations, which offer a look into different villain perspectives (not that you need anyone else when King Oblivion is teaching you all). The book also takes a look a different moments in villain history, and how they can be used as teachable moments for aspiring villains.

Overall, the Supervillain Field Manual is a really fun read. King Oblivion sets the perfect tone of a egotistical and somewhat maniacal spervillain who will gladly lead you down the path to super evil – grandly insulting you all the way. Comic books fans and casual readers alike will find a funny and lighthearted book to while away a summer afternoon (be that reading the book, or kidnapping a rival with the helpful tips inside).


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)