Soon I Will Be Invincible

Maybe it’s best to start by saying that Austin Grossman’s debut novel, Soon I Will Be Invincible, feels like a labor of love.

The book is a riff on comic books and the modern superhero obsessions.  Just past the cover, you’ll find all the classic superhero tropes and cliches, including cyborgs, supervillains, appropriately long monologues, and more.

At the same time, it’s a story that’s somehow simultaneously reminiscent of both Marvel/DC and Alan Moore’s Watchmen. Many of the characters have dark backstories and interesting origin stories, and there’s a unique relationship dynamic between the supers that you wouldn’t see on the glossy magazine covers.

And yet, despite all the goofy cliches and the (admittedly) over-the-top main characters, this novel will suck you into its vortex and keep you until the last chapter.

Here’s a closer look.

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