Confessions of a D-List Supervillain by Jim Bernheimer is one of those low-cost e-books that you might pick up on a whim, knowing that if it’s not that good you only spent $2.99.
For a three dollar e-book, you get more than three dollars worth of entertainment. I tore through this book in less than 24 hours. Generally, I don’t sit down and read for hours at a time, but pretty much all I’ve done today is read this book. It’s a good book.
Now I’m going to tell you a little about it. There might be spoilers, so read this at your own risk.
The story is about a low-level supervillain named Calvin who has built a very iron-man-like suit and calls himself Mechani-CAL. Mechani-CAL hasn’t been very successful as a villain, has been to jail and has basically become a guy who makes weapons for other villains. He’s about as low on the ladder as you can get.
When 99% of the world becomes enslaved by mind controlling insects, it’s up to Mechani-CAL to save the world and all it’s super-heroes. This is a fun story with plenty of super-hero level action. But it’s not a typical good guys are always right and bad guys are always wrong kind of super-hero story. There is some dimension to the heroes and villains that give this story depth.
At the end of the book it was clear that there could be a sequel. And I really hope Mr. Bernheimer is working on one because he’s created a really fun super-hero universe.