Austin Grossman’s Soon I Will Be Invincible is an interesting read. It is a story set in a world where superheroes exist, but the two points of view you are given are that of an evil genius super villain and a female cyborg fledgling hero. The story begins with our villain escaping from prison where he had been incarcerated after his twelfth attempt to take over the world. You get to see behind the veil most comic books keep in place as Doctor Impossible tries to contact old allies and track down supplies and avoid detection while he pieces together his latest scheme. On the other side, the cyborg, Fatale, has been invited to join the reformation of The Champions, a superhero team that broke up years ago, whose main priority is locating a missing hero, CoreFire – who also happens to be Doctor Impossible’s nemesis.
I found myself excited and entertained throughout the book. I was amused quite often by the situations and interactions. Dragging comic books closer to reality isn’t something new, but the humorous touch in this book makes it well worth the read. I’d recommend it to just about anyone.