Doctor Impossible—evil genius, would-be world conqueror—languishes in prison. Shuffling through the cafeteria line with ordinary criminals, he wonders if the smartest man in the world has done the smartest thing he could with his life. After all, he's lost every battle he's ever fought. But this prison won't hold him forever.
Fatale—half woman, half high-tech warrior—used to be an unemployed cyborg. Now, she's a rookie member of the world's most famous super-team, the Champions. But being a superhero is not all flying cars and planets in peril—she learns that in the locker rooms and dive bars of superherodom, the men and women (even mutants) behind the masks are as human as anyone.
Soon I Will Be Invincible is a wildly entertaining first novel, brimming with attitude and humor—an emotionally resonant look at good and evil, love and loss, power and glory.
Alternating between the narratives of the mad scientist villain Doctor Impossible and the angst-ridden heroine Fetale, SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE takes familiar comic book fare and invests its would-be heroes and villains with psychological realism. The results are both sympathetic and humorous. Following in the footsteps of Alan Moore's classic WATCHMEN (one of the first comic books to consider the deeper pathology of people who want to dress up in colorful costumes) and the more recent television show HEROES, Austin Grossman's novel is both a spoof and homage to the wonderful and strange American fascination with the superhuman.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Romance, Conflicts + Dualities, Society + Social Issues, Science Fiction + Fantasy, Types of Characters, Humorous Fiction, Action + Thrillers, Human Qualities + Behavior
- June 10, 2008
- June 10, 2008
- Austin Grossman