Soon I Will be Invincible, by Austin Grossman June 2, 2016Posted by stuffilikenet in Books, Geek Stuff, Uncategorizable.
OK; I have never reviewed a superhero novel, possibly because I didn’t think there were such things. This is one, however. As impossible as this is, it is also a literary comic book, filled with various heroes with strange origin stories (like the sad, immortal faerie with hardly any forests left to sustain her), and a villain created in the moment of the main heroes’ creation.
This is more than a simple comic book without pictures; there’s actual pathos here, where the half-human half-robot girl (who weighs in at about a half-ton of steel and titanium) really wants to get laid and knows that’s never going to happen.
The villain is just a super-smart guy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and wanted the hero’s girl pretty badly when they were school kids together. It’s very fun to listen in on HIS thoughts, I promise you.
Oh, and he does become invincible. So there’s kind of a challenge for the heroes there, when he decides to plunge the Earth into a new ice age.
Pretty fun. Link goes to Amazon, but I can’t remember where I got the book, so it’s probably available at sfpl.org and other public libraries. Or maybe your local comics store.