Prepare to Die! by Paul Tobin

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Nine years ago, Steve Clarke was just a teenage boy in love with the girl of his dreams. Then a freak chemical spill transformed him into Reaver, the man whose super-powerful fists can literally take a year off a bad guy’s life.

Days ago, he found himself at the mercy of his arch-nemesis Octagon and a whole crew of fiendish super-villains, who gave him two weeks to settle his affairs–and prepare to die.

Now, after years of extraordinary adventures and crushing tragedies, the world’s greatest hero is returning to where it all began in search of the boy he once was . . . and the girl he never forgot.

Exciting, scandalous, and ultimately moving, Prepare to Die! is a unique new look at the last days of a legend.

About Paul Tobin

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Paul Tobin lives in Portland, OR, despite not having a single tattoo. He has written the adventures of Spider-Man, Batman, the Hulk, Superman and hundreds of other comic book characters, bringing a sense of realism and character to a genre filled with over-the-top action. He and his wife, artist Colleen Coover, are the creators of two graphic novels, the acclaimed Banana Sunday as well as the recently released and oddly wonderful Gingerbread Girl. Paul enjoys studying history, burlesque theater, thunderstorms, pretty girls on bicycles, good bagels, evil muffins, and occasionally claims that he would like to punch-fight a mastodon, though those claims have significantly tapered off after he stood next to a life size model at the Natural History Museum in Paris.
Published June 5, 2012 by Start Publishing LLC. 309 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The deconstruction of superheroes has been accomplished before, but rarely has it been done with the vigor and affection of comics veteran Tobin in his nearly pitch-perfect superhero tale for grownups.

Apr 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Prepare to Die!

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It’s an old cartoon and serial-adventure cliché: The villain gets the hero at a disadvantage and cackles “Prepare to die!” It’s a meaningless phrase, a stalling tactic designed to heighten the drama and draw out a potentially scary moment for the audience, and give the hero time to turn the tables.

Jun 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Prepare to Die!

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