The Big Book of Bad: The Best of the Worst of Everything (Factoid Books)“The Big Book of Bad” takes a look at things that maybe we really should have thought through better. First we have bad guys, such as Pol Pot, Stalin, Himmler, Basil the Bulgar Slayer, and the worst of the Roman emperors. Then we move over to look at a few of literature’s worst offenders: Moriarty, Modred, Long John Silver, Dracula, and more. After that, the book takes on entire groups of people based on really bad ideas, such as the Spanish Inquisition, the Salem Witch Hunt, the KKK, and McCarthyism. There’s bad science, and Bad Sports, a double entendre title to address some of the sports world’s worst people, including Mike Tyson and Ty Cobb. Finally, there’re things that were (and still are) just in bad taste; Liberace is just one of the many examples in this section. Things go from bad to worse in this compendium of the best of the worst of practically everything! An array of comics’ most talented artists — Eddie Campbell, Joe Sacco, Phil Jimenez, Colleen Doran, Darick Robertson and many more — turn their attentions to legendarily terrible “bad guys” (both real and fictional), artists, scientific movements, places, and historical events. No stone is left unturned in stories written by “Big Book …” veterans Jonathan Vankin, Paul Kirchner and Steve Vance, along with Heartbreakers’ Anina Bennett.