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In this rollicking middle-grade adventure, Michael Fry's witty text and hysterical artwork combines superhero action with classic fish-out-of-water humor.
Victor Spoil comes from a long line of famous supervillains and he's fully expected to join their ranks one day. But to his family's utter disappointment, Victor doesn't have a single bad-guy bone in his body. He won't run with scissors, he always finishes his peas, and he can't stand to be messy. Hopeless!
As a last-ditch effort before they give up and let him be agasp!civilian, Victor's exasperated parents send him to apprentice under a disgraced supervillain called The Smear. This matchup starts off as a complete disaster, but Victor and The Smear eventually find that they have a lot to learn from each other. When the stakes get high as Victor is forced to choose between his mentor and his family morals (or lack thereof)...what will the world's nicest bad guy do?
About the Author
Michael Fry has been a cartoonist for over 30 years, and is the co-creator and writer of the Over the Hedge comic strip which was turned into a Dreamworks film starring Bruce Willis and William Shatner. He lives near Austin, TX.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A perfect book about a kid thats good when their parents want him to be bad that will tickle your funny-bone: too funny to be explained!!!
Victor is supposed to be a supervillain. After all, his parents are but it seems like he is so good his parents cannot relate to him. So they hire The Smear to teach him to be bad and evil. But that doesn't work as planned. I loved the characters in the book. They were a hoot. The story and drawings were wonderful. I liked the thought processes going on with Victor and The Smear and Victor's parents. I laughed out loud throughout the book. I can't wait to get the next installment.
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