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Prepare To Die!

Prepare To Die!


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ISBN: 9781597804219
Published: 05/07/2013

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ISBN: 9781597804202
Published: 6/5/2012

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ISBN: 9781597804226
Published: 6/5/2012

A Novel of Superheroes, Sex, and Secret Origins!

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.

“Paul Tobin gives us all of the thrills of super-hero action while spinning a very human tale of mortality and justice. Insightful, fun, and brilliant!”
– Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Assassin’s Code

“Paul Tobin’s Prepare to Die! is a gritty, engaging novel. It is full of action and exactly what a fan of mature superhero prose should be looking for.”
– Jim Bernheimer, author of Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

“Paul Tobin’s novel reads like a Chuck Palahniuk novel in superhero drag – it is MIND BLOWING. Veteran comics scripter Tobin turns to prose with tremendous effect, and in doing so demonstrates why he is one of the most versatile, exciting writers I’ve had the pleasure of reading. The emotional density of Prepare To Die! is juxtaposed against the reader’s preconceived notions of what a superhero story is, creating a reading experience like no other. I wish I had written it.”
– Chris Roberson, Eisner-nominated writer of iZombie and Memorial

“A journey home, into the past – and the heart – of a superhero, by turns inventive, shocking, warm, clever, and very, very human. Paul Tobin’s a name to watch – in comics, and now in prose. Grab Prepare to Die! and watch an unforgettable life flash before your eyes.”
– Kurt Busiek, Harvey and Eisner award-winning author of Marvels, The Avengers, and Astro City

“They say the best books teach us something about the human condition, but in Prepare To Die! Paul Tobin goes further, examining the superhuman condition and showing that beneath the spandex, superheroes – and supervillains – are people just like the rest of us. Exciting, hilarious, and moving, Prepare to Die! is, quite simply, a work of art.”
– Adam Christopher, author of Empire State and Seven Wonders