Lionel Richie: Marvel Superhero & other horrors from America’s worst coloring books


​Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.

Three Godawful Coloring Books

The coloring book industry now profits thousands of dollars per year and stands as the most reliable method for transmitting sketches from bar napkins and slush piles directly into the hands of America’s children. Nowhere in publishing are the expectations more agreeably low.

How else to explain this thing to the right? In the name of drawing Iron Man or somebody, the talents behind The Avengers Coloring & Activity Book instead invite kids to dedicate themselves to the memorialization of Lionel Richie‘s face — an artistic task we all know is best left to sculptors.

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