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That headline is a compliment. The Golden Age of comics was a time of introduction and establishment of characters. The Silver Age is when they became innovative and experimental with characters and storylines. This novel feels like it is set in that era, a time when comics were fun and exciting, the art was fresh and experimental, and the characters weren't always heroes. Plexico has captured that sensibility and poured it into this book. The ride is fun, exciting, and fresh, even though it is nostalgic as all get out.
This is a real David vs Goliath story, as we are introduced to the Warlord; a mindbending ruler who has decided to enslave the populace of Earth. Who steps in? Some newbie heroes who really are still wet behind the ears but have high ideals and the belief that they need to stop the Warlord no matter the cost.
The heroes are fun and they do take you back to a point where you feel like you are seeing the Avengers or Justice League form. One really great thing is that you never really feel like the heroes have their win in the bag, and it really is possible that the bad guy can win. This isn't Marvel or DC after all. This is a free range universe in which anything can happen, anyone can live and anyone can die.
Pete Milan is ok as the narrator. There were a few points tha the seemed to slightly pause mid-sentence, but otherwise he was highly enjoyable. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.
If you are a fan of comic books, or have just jumped onto the superhero movie bandwagon, then this is a a book you will cherish!!!! I cannot wait to see what happenes next, and I know that you will too. Get this book and relive your childhood, or at the very least have one heck of a time with this band of Supers as they struggle against an overlord that they really have no right to be fighting.
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