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In 1946, a chronal event ripped a hole in space-time, transporting ex-gangster turned entertainer "Big Daddy Cool" Johnny Dellarocca into the future. Now, tethered to this new time, Dellarocca can travel into his past to influence events to shape the present and his future.
Tales from the Flip-Side reveals the tale of one of the earliest adventures of Big Daddy Cool and the Bombshell Kittens leading up to that day in 1946. In the final days of WWII, Chicago Holo-Visor reporter Penny Lane has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom by Chicago's most infamous villain, Dr. Diablo. With Chicago's masked heroes on a secret mission in Europe, it's up to "Big Daddy Cool" and his super powered showgirls, The Bombshell Kittens, to stop Dr. Diablo and save Chicago's most beloved reporter from the machinations of the madman. However, behind the scenes, there's another threat - a greater evil lurking, pulling the strings and seeking universal domination.
Mobsters. Vampires. Nazis. Showgirls. Masked Vigilantes. High stakes adventure in an alternate Dieselpunk history! Tales from the Flip-Side by John Pyka is the debut volume in The World of Big Daddy Cool imprint from Pro Se Productions.
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By Ray Johnson on 04-15-18
Big Daddy and Bombshell Kittens blow you away
I'm going to let you in on a secret. I got this book because 1) J. Scott Bennett narrated it, and 2) It looked cool as hell. Just the title alone was worth a look, and knowing that Bennett was at the helm I had no choice, I simply could not resist.
This is a pulpy powerhouse that is set in the 1940's. Set twenty years after a martian invasion. Uh huh. Don't worry, we beat them, but their tech was left behind and with a little reverse engineering we started up our own collection of gadgets and powers, so that you end up with Giant Robots, and people who have superpowers. Sound interesting yet? Darn Tootin'!
Enter Johnny Dellarocca, your titular Big Daddy Cool, who has turned from a life of crime to join the entertainment industry. Not adult entertainment, you perv. He's a singer with a penchant forstage magic, and he's good enough that he makes more than a living at it. The Kittens perform with him at his club. But BDC has a secret. He is a . . . .super . . .hero. Good news is he can read minds, bad news? He has to suffer in order to do so, and his kitten harem help him. There a problem? Well, he isn't the go out and just beat up a buncha bad guys with his team kinda guy, he has bigger fish to fry. I won't say what the problem is, but it is a doozy and it makes life interesting for BDC and his super squad. Things really go pear-shaped after an attack on the club, and man does the story really pick up!
Bennett blasts, bounces, and bowls his way through this story, and you can tell he had a ton of fun doing so. He is a favorite narrator of mne, and so I know his rythyms and pacing well enough to know what to expect from him, but you can really tell he relished reading this book. That enthusiasm spills over onto you, the listener; making the story all the more exciting and fun. 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.
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