Mischief and Mayhem #1: Born to Be Bad

by Ken Lamug

On Sale: 06/15/2021

Mischief and Mayhem #1: Born to Be Bad

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Mischief and Mayhem #1: Born to Be Bad

by Ken Lamug

illustrated by Ken Lamug

On Sale: 06/15/2021


About the Book

Dog Man meets Despicable Me in this crackling, hilarious middle grade graphic novel series from author-illustrator Ken Lamug, starring Mischief and Mayhem—a dynamic duo that falls into supervillainy after they’re kicked out of superhero camp.

“Diabolically hysterical fun!” —Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Mischief and her side-cat Mayhem are your respectably heinous villains. They’ll spoil new movies, steal cake from parties they weren’t invited to, and hit the good citizens where it’ll dirty them most—their toilet paper. But before Mischief and Mayhem were ever supervillains, they were just Missy and Gizmo, fresh recruits at superhero boot camp.

Except Missy lied on her hero application and has exactly zero superpowers, just her brainpower. Humiliated when caught and kicked out, she has only one fellow camp recruit who is willing to stand by her—Melvira.

Unbeknownst to others, Melvira has her own villainous agenda, and it involves helping Missy cross the line into villainy as a new alter ego, Mischief. Something about Melvira doesn’t sit right with Missy, and soon she’ll be called upon to battle her former best friend…but will Missy be able to face the friend who was once her defender?

Critical Praise

“Diabolically hysterical fun!” — Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestseller

“Mischief and Mayhem are delightfully irreverent. Pilkey fans will likely adore this duo who follow their own bliss. Lamug’s humor and illustrative style are unique, and this take on the joy of (limited) villainy is fresh, boldly drawn, and playful.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“The action hurtles along through panels of hyperkinetic cartoon action and snarky banter to a climactic face-off featuring epic robot battles, lots of slime and toilet paper. A rousing kickoff for the Captain Underpants crowd.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Packed with thrills and quirky humor, Lamug has created characters whose personalities burst with energy. [A] fast-paced story.” — The Horn Book


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062970763
  • ISBN 10: 0062970763
  • Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
  • On Sale: 06/15/2021
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

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