Tuesday, May 9, 2017

INCOGNITO by Ed Brubaker

Another great book by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips; a fun, pulpy adventure with a strong, nifty concept. Zack Overkill is an infamous super-villain that is now working as a file clerk in a boring town while under Witness Protection and bored out of his damn mind. Once he starts getting loaded on some recreational drugs, it unlocks his long dormant powers and he decides to stretch his wings a bit, go on some adventures and actually save a few lives for a change!

I like the idea of a remorseless mass killer being forced into a normal life and then finding an outlet for his talents by being a hero just for kicks. Once Overkill finds himself stuck in the middle of an on-going battle between the cronies of his old mentor the Black Death (a Red Skull-type villain), and covert agency SOS (sorta like S.H.I.E.L.D.) the book becomes packed with action and twists, not to mention a scene-stealing supporting cast sporting cool super-names like Ava Destruction and Zoe Zeppelin. This is definitely not as strong as the other books I've read from this team so far but it's definitely a fun, escapist read.

Oh and I found my new nickname within these pages! You all may now call me: DICK DEADLY!


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