Super Weird Heroes:Outrageous But Real!
swh-001edited by Craig Yoe
IDW Publishing/Yoe Books!
ISBN-13: 978-1631407451

Super Weird Heroes is the first superhero book from Yoe Books/IDW, and it’s a winner, filled with hundreds of pages of the strangest, most obscure and downright goofiest superheroes from the Golden Age of comics. This massive is filled with tons of rare, full-color, never-before-reprinted comics which could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars on the collector’s market. These are not your mainstream superheroes, but a collection of weird-as-hell heroes that will make you wonder just exactly what their creators were smoking. Best of all, unlike some other books on superhero obscurities, Super Weird Heroes brings you entire stories so that you can wallow in the absolute bizarreness of these comic book curiosities.

giftguide-graphic-008With an “all-star” line-up of curious obscurities, Super Weird Heroes boasts characters so obscure that your PopCulteer, a major comic book nerd since birth, had only heard of about half of them. Trust me, any book of superheroes where the most recognizable character is Bulletman, is going to be filled with plenty of brave new hilarious worlds for you to explore. You will witness Public Domain superheroes like The Hand (yes, he’s a giant hand), The Eye (you got it―he’s a gigantic eye) and The Bouncer (this super-hero-in-a-skirt’s power is bouncing)!

swh-002There’s Rainbow Boy (he sports a towering rainbow mohawk on his head), Boomerang (he defeats Nazi hordes and weaponry by throwing a little boomerang), Kangaroo Man (don’t jump to conclusions―he’s even weirder than you think―his fighting partner is a talking kangaroo!).

You will thrill to the adventures of early Charlton Comics star, The Yellowjacket (he fights villains with bees), plus Madame Fatal (a cross dressing hero), and Phantasmo (who fights criminals barely wearing any clothes at all)! This is just a small fraction of the Super Weird Heroes you’ll experience in this  amazing collection. There are over 65 super weird heroes in all (and a sequel is planned for next spring with even more).


swh-003Super Weird Heroes is edited by the Eisner winner Craig Yoe who Vice Magaizine called, “The Indiana Jones of nerd-perv artifacts!” Like all Yoe-Books, it includes essays and top-notch reproduction, which, in the case of hereos like Captain Hadacal may not really be neccessary.

Super Weird Heroes is perfect for the obsessive comic book and superhero fanatic on your holiday shopping list. This book can be ordered from Amazon, or from any local bookstore by using the ISBN code above.

This book is just a tremendous amount of fun, and it’s cool to see Craig Yoe turn his preservationist eye toward the superhero genre after so many years of bringing us memorable collections of pre-code horror, funny animal and other great artifacts of comic book history.