Arriving early across the pond, Andrez Bergen's newest book Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa offers a unique twist on the superhero genre. A combined homage of forties noir mixed with a passion for 60's Marvel creativity brings us an enthralling dystopian/sci-fi blend complete with illustrations from the world of Heropa.
What is Heropa? It is described as ‘a vast, homogenized city patrolled by heroes and populated by adoring masses. A pulp fiction fortress of solitude for crime-fighting team the Equalizers, led by new recruit Southern Cross – a lifetime away from the rain-drenched, dystopic metropolis of Melbourne.
Who, then, is killing the great Capes of Heropa?”
Any fan of comics, harboiled noir fiction, or simply a good story will enjoy Bergen’s newest novel, much like a few reviewers have already:
“The best non-comic book superhero story I’ve ever read.” COMIC BASTARDS
“A fresh, exciting look at crime fighters who don capes, masks and union suits to fight the forces of evil.” FORCES OF GEEK
“That this story about comics should be so similar to a murder mystery of the Sam Spade kind is just the cherry on the cake.” THE MOMUS REPORT
“The most wildly imaginative places you will ever encounter in fiction.” DEATH BY KILLING
“Jack Kirby meets Philip Marlowe? It’s got my vote!” BRYAN TALBOT, 2000 AD/GRANDVILLE
“A sledgehammer of a novel.” BOOK REVIEWS BY ELIZABETH A. WHITE
“Who knew hardboiled superhero/pulp fiction could be so great?” GEEK OF OZ
Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa will be released everywhere September 9th, or you can pick it up early from Amazon UK.