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“Being a supervillain means never having to say you’re sorry … Unless it’s to the judge or the parole board. Even then, you don’t really have to. It’s not like it’s going to change the outcome or anything.”

Those are the words of Calvin Matthew Stringel, better known as Mechani-Cal. He’s a sarcastic, down on his luck armored villain. Follow his exploits as he gets swept up in a world domination scheme gone wrong and ends up working for this weak willed, mercy loving heroes. Immerse yourself in his epic battles and see what it’s like to be an outsider looking in at a world that few have ever experienced.

Climb into Cal’s battlesuit and join him on his journey. Will he avoid selling out his principles for a paycheck and a pardon? Can he resist the camaraderie of being on a super team? Does he fall prey to the ample charms of the beautiful Olympian Aphrodite? How will he survive the jealous schemes of Ultraweapon, who wears armor so powerful it makes Cal’s look like a museum piece?

See the world of "righteous do-gooders" through the eyes of someone who doesn’t particularly care for them.

And remember - Losing an argument with a group of rioters isn’t a good excuse to start lobbing tear gas indiscriminately at them. You’ve only got so many rounds and it’s going to be a long day, so make sure you get as many as possible with each one.

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Confessions of a D-List Supervillan
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If you liked "The Tick" this is your story
December 5th, 2014
One of my friends on facebook happened to share a blog post about Jim Bernheimer, and I was intrigued enough by the title of the story and the cover that I went and hunted him down (the post didn't contain a direct link). I'm not sorry I did. This story delivers all the snarky deliciousness of an action-humor-adventure with just enough heart thrown in to satisfy anyone who's a fan of the superhero genre, and many who might not know what they're missing. Cal is my favorite type of hero--he's not perfect, he's snarky as hell, and he's got a lot of experience in failing in awesome ways, which naturally makes him so much more a hero than the garden-variety superhero. It was a joy to see Cal go from disgruntled, Last Free Man On Earth loner to the Guy Who Saved The World, but the real pleasure is in reading past chapter two, when the smoke clears, and we get an entertaining insight into life in a super-powered world *after* the epic crises are over. There's a certain behind-the-scenes wit reminiscent of the Watchmen, and a hefty dose of self-aware absurdity that will make fans of comics/shows like "The Tick" (and its sly genius) want more. I found myself rooting for Cal, and I'm game for further adventures. I hope Bernheimer continues this world--I'll be tagging along on a hammed-together powersuit!
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Good book!
October 7th, 2013
This book was very good and interesting. It was confusing at times though.
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