There is another source of entertainment that doesn’t have funny pictures, is not the theatre of the mind, doesn’t require you to buy an $11 ticket to get kicked in the back of the head, while some moron talks loudly on their phone.Â I’m talking about books, and this year I want to make it a habit of reading more prose instead of my over abundance of four color fun.Â Each month, I’ll be picking up a new book, reading it, and then devoting a special episode of the Major Spoilers Podcast to it.Â Think of it as a Book of the Month event, without calling it a Book of the Month, because there are plenty of people who will get pissy if I use that phrase.
I hope you will be a part of this as I get closer to the show.
Soon I Will Be Invincible
by Austin Grossman
Doctor Impossible – evil genius, diabolical scientist, wannabe world dominator – languishes in a federal detention facility. He’s lost his freedom, his girlfriend, and his hidden island fortress.
Over the years he’s tried to take over the world in every way imaginable: doomsday devices of all varieties (nuclear, thermonuclear, nanotechnological) and mass mind-control. He’s traveled backward in time to change history, forward in time to escape it. He’s commanded robot armies, insect armies, and dinosaur armies. Fungus army. Army of fish. Or rodents. Alien invasions. All failures. But not this time. This time it’s going to be different.
Fatale is a rookie superhero on her first day with the Champions, the world’s most famous superteam. She’s a patchwork woman of skin and chrome, a gleaming technological marvel built to be the next generation of warfare. Filling the void left by a slain former member, Fatale joins a team struggling with a damaged past, having to come together in the face of unthinkable evil.
There’s plenty of time for you to pick up the book and get it read before January 31, 2010.