(May 1998)

DC, 1998 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.95 USD; 20.95 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale date
1998-04-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
Factoid Books; [Paradox Press]
ISBN
1-56389-359-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941210964 00111
Editing
Andrew Helfer (editor); Jim Higgins (assistant editor)
Color
Color Covers; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
8 1/2 inches by 10 7/8 inches
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Matte interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Principal letterer is listed on page below indicia: Bob Lappan.

One of the seventeen Paradox Press series of Big Books:
1994 - The Big Book of Urban Legends
1995 - The Big Book of Death; The Big Book of Weirdos; The Big Book of Conspiracies;
1996 - The Big Book of Freaks; The Big Book of Little Criminals; The Big Book of Hoaxes; The Big Book of Thugs
1997 - The Big Book of Losers; The Big Book of The Unexplained; The Big Book of Martyrs; The Big Book of Scandal
1998 - The Big Book of Bad; The Big Book of the Weird Wild West
1999 - The Big Book of Vice; The Big Book of Grimm
2000 - The Big Book of the '70s


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The Big Book of Bad (Table of Contents: 1)

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Bad Guys (Table of Contents: 3)

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Introduction to Chapter One: Bad Guys.

A Rogues Gallery of Roman Emperors (Table of Contents: 4)

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The Vampire of Hanover (Table of Contents: 5)

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Fritz Haarman
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Basil the Bulgar Slayer (Table of Contents: 6)

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Paul Kirchner
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Gilles de Rais (Table of Contents: 7)

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Blackbeard (Table of Contents: 8)

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Paul Kirchner
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H. H. Holmes and his Murder Castle (Table of Contents: 9)

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The Sawney Beane Family (Table of Contents: 10)

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Architect of the "Final Solution" (Table of Contents: 11)

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Josef Stalin (Table of Contents: 12)

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The Last Shah (Table of Contents: 13)

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Pol Pot and the Killing Fields of Cambodia (Table of Contents: 14)

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Romania's Bloody Leader (Table of Contents: 15)

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Bad Guy Lit(e) (Table of Contents: 16)

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Introduction to Chapter Two: Bad Guy Lit(e)

Moriarty: Professor of Crime (Table of Contents: 17)

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Modred the Baddest Seed (Table of Contents: 18)

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Long John Silver (Table of Contents: 19)

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Kurtz's Law (Table of Contents: 20)

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Dracula (Table of Contents: 21)

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Simon LeGree (Table of Contents: 22)

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Lady Macbeth (Table of Contents: 23)

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Bad Movements (Table of Contents: 24)

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Introduction to Chapter Three: Bad Movements.

Spanish Inquisition (Table of Contents: 25)

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Salem Witch Hunt (Table of Contents: 26)

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Joshua II's Bride of Christ Church (Table of Contents: 27)

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The Klansmen (Table of Contents: 28)

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Genocide in Armenia (Table of Contents: 29)

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McCarthyism (Table of Contents: 30)

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Mao's Cultural Revolution (Table of Contents: 31)

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The Guru of Gas (Table of Contents: 32)

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Militarism in Japan (Table of Contents: 33)

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Bad Science (Table of Contents: 34)

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Introduction to Chapter Four: Bad Science.

Alchemy (Table of Contents: 35)

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Man Will Never Fly! (Table of Contents: 36)

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Dead Scientist's Society (Table of Contents: 37)

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Hollow Earth Theories (Table of Contents: 38)

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Phrenology (Table of Contents: 39)

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Sir Francis Galton (Table of Contents: 40)

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Nasal Sex (Table of Contents: 41)

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Immanuel Velikovsky (Table of Contents: 42)

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Roger Babson (Table of Contents: 43)

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Lysenkoism (Table of Contents: 44)

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The Stimoceiver (Table of Contents: 45)

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In Search of Ancient Astronauts (Table of Contents: 46)

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Biosphere 2 (Table of Contents: 47)

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Bio-War Experiments (Table of Contents: 48)

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Nuclear Power (Table of Contents: 49)

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Bad Sports (Table of Contents: 50)

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Introduction to Chapter Five: Bad Sports.

Mike Tyson (Table of Contents: 51)

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Ty Cobb (Table of Contents: 52)

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Pro Rasslin' (Table of Contents: 53)

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The Great Hoops Heist of '72 (Table of Contents: 54)

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Charlie Hustle (Table of Contents: 55)

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Sports Bigotry (Table of Contents: 56)

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The Wide World of Spits (Table of Contents: 57)

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Bad Taste (Table of Contents: 58)

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Introduction to Chapter Six: Bad Taste.

Disaster Movies (Table of Contents: 59)

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The Schlock That Refused to Die (Table of Contents: 60)

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The Pope of Trash (Table of Contents: 61)

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On Time & Sober (Table of Contents: 62)

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The Wizard of Ooze (Table of Contents: 64)

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Practice, Practice, Practice (Table of Contents: 65)

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Flava o' Da Month (Table of Contents: 66)

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The Proof is in the Painting (Table of Contents: 67)

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Jeff Koons (Table of Contents: 68)

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Mass Market Angst (Table of Contents: 69)

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The American Dream (Table of Contents: 70)

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Capital of Kitsch (Table of Contents: 71)

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Pocket Monsters (Table of Contents: 72)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Big Book of Bad
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Bad Guys
  5. 4. A Rogues Gallery of Roman Emperors
  6. 5. The Vampire of Hanover
  7. 6. Basil the Bulgar Slayer
  8. 7. Gilles de Rais
  9. 8. Blackbeard
  10. 9. H. H. Holmes and his Murder Castle
  11. 10. The Sawney Beane Family
  12. 11. Architect of the "Final Solution"
  13. 12. Josef Stalin
  14. 13. The Last Shah
  15. 14. Pol Pot and the Killing Fields of Cambodia
  16. 15. Romania's Bloody Leader
  17. 16. Bad Guy Lit(e)
  18. 17. Moriarty: Professor of Crime
  19. 18. Modred the Baddest Seed
  20. 19. Long John Silver
  21. 20. Kurtz's Law
  22. 21. Dracula
  23. 22. Simon LeGree
  24. 23. Lady Macbeth
  25. 24. Bad Movements
  26. 25. Spanish Inquisition
  27. 26. Salem Witch Hunt
  28. 27. Joshua II's Bride of Christ Church
  29. 28. The Klansmen
  30. 29. Genocide in Armenia
  31. 30. McCarthyism
  32. 31. Mao's Cultural Revolution
  33. 32. The Guru of Gas
  34. 33. Militarism in Japan
  35. 34. Bad Science
  36. 35. Alchemy
  37. 36. Man Will Never Fly!
  38. 37. Dead Scientist's Society
  39. 38. Hollow Earth Theories
  40. 39. Phrenology
  41. 40. Sir Francis Galton
  42. 41. Nasal Sex
  43. 42. Immanuel Velikovsky
  44. 43. Roger Babson
  45. 44. Lysenkoism
  46. 45. The Stimoceiver
  47. 46. In Search of Ancient Astronauts
  48. 47. Biosphere 2
  49. 48. Bio-War Experiments
  50. 49. Nuclear Power
  51. 50. Bad Sports
  52. 51. Mike Tyson
  53. 52. Ty Cobb
  54. 53. Pro Rasslin'
  55. 54. The Great Hoops Heist of '72
  56. 55. Charlie Hustle
  57. 56. Sports Bigotry
  58. 57. The Wide World of Spits
  59. 58. Bad Taste
  60. 59. Disaster Movies
  61. 60. The Schlock That Refused to Die
  62. 61. The Pope of Trash
  63. 62. On Time & Sober
  64. 63. Porno Chic
  65. 64. The Wizard of Ooze
  66. 65. Practice, Practice, Practice
  67. 66. Flava o' Da Month
  68. 67. The Proof is in the Painting
  69. 68. Jeff Koons
  70. 69. Mass Market Angst
  71. 70. The American Dream
  72. 71. Capital of Kitsch
  73. 72. Pocket Monsters
  74. 73. Biographies
  75. 74. Bibliography
  76. 75. Copyright Information
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