The Astounding Antagonists

[PDF] The Astounding Antagonists | by ☆ Rafael Chandler - The Astounding Antagonists, The Astounding Antagonists An alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here A cryogenic drug lord a hellbound jewel thief a metallokinetic communist a church burning psychopath and a megalomaniacal inventor they are the A [PDF] The Astounding Antagonists | by ☆ Rafael Chandler - The Astounding Antagonists, The Astounding Antagonists An alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here A cryogenic drug lord a hellbound jewel thief a metallokinetic communist a church burning psychopath and a megalomaniacal inventor they are the A

  • Title: The Astounding Antagonists
  • Author: Rafael Chandler
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  • Page: 115
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The Astounding Antagonists

[PDF] The Astounding Antagonists | by ☆ Rafael Chandler, The Astounding Antagonists, Rafael Chandler, The Astounding Antagonists An alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here A cryogenic drug lord a hellbound jewel thief a metallokinetic communist a church burning psychopath and a megalomaniacal inventor they are the Antagonists the most dangerous supervillains alive Pursued by violent superheroes and high tech billionaire vigilantes these villains have assembled in order to pull off th [PDF] The Astounding Antagonists | by ☆ Rafael Chandler - The Astounding Antagonists, The Astounding Antagonists An alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here A cryogenic drug lord a hellbound jewel thief a metallokinetic communist a church burning psychopath and a megalomaniacal inventor they are the A

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The Astounding Antagonists

About “Rafael Chandler

  • Rafael Chandler

    Rafael Chandler writes novels The Astounding Antagonists, Hexcommunicated , video games SOCOM 4, Rainbow Six Lockdown , and tabletop role playing games ViewScream, Pandemonio He s a metalhead, kaijuphile, gamer, and gorehound.



754 thoughts on “The Astounding Antagonists

  • The Astounding Antagonists is an entry into the sparsely populated field of superhero novels It skillfully blends common superhero tropes, subverted tropes, and obvious deep thought about the implications.The book focuses on the exploits of a group of supervillains who run the gamut from idealistic rebellion against the status quo to self interested greed The Antagonists present a varied group with complex motivations, interpersonal relationships and behaviors Chandler has clearly taken the idea [...]


  • Rafael Chandler s The Astounding Antagonists is a superhero and supervillain page turner and, so far, the best novel I have read in the genre It s not easy to make a genre primarily associated with visual media come alive solely with words, but Chandler does a beautiful job.The first thing that hooked me, from the very first few paragraphs, is the strong characterization, with interesting, likeable, believable, and diverse characters Then we get to see a web of relationships established between [...]


  • The best capepunk novel since Soon I Will Be Invincible I ve read a lot of books in this genre in the past few years, and discovered many gems among the dross, but Chandler s is the first since Grossman s to give me this much of a visceral, emotional and literary thrill His characters are so strong, uniquely voiced, understandably motivated, and genuinely engaging I found myself fearing for their lives and well being with every turn of the page Well, the villains anyway Chandler creates a root f [...]


  • Really interesting, liked the concepts of good vs evil but in way you don t expect it Characters grow on you, they have good depth and are interesting Really enjoyed the style, and I am not a huge comic fan.


  • I m not sure what to rate this one It didn t really grab me the way some books have, but at the same time there are a lot of books out there I ve liked a lot less So, I guess I ll go with three stars The story direction is reasonable A harsh look at the so called superheroes who run things from the perspective of their antagonists The writing is decent in most places, although some of the scene descriptions are lacking and left me somewhat confused as to what actions were taking place At times i [...]


  • A well written, well paced, gripping superhero story Worth the read if you can overlook the amateurish formatting and obvious political slant.The Astounding Antagonists is a story about superheroes and supervillains, only, it flips the script on the usual take Heroes are self absorbed superbrats and vile corporate billionaires, villains are socially sensitive rebels fighting an uncaring system of financial and legal oppression Well mostly.The story is told from the points of view of several diff [...]


  • Loved itGreat it was great Fun read Love motley Funny why do I need a long description It was a fun read.


  • At the urging of his alien partner in crime, Helen Damnation, Dr Argon is putting together a supervillain team to pull off the ultimate crime the destruction of Helen s space station to keep it out of the hands of super heroes.If they pull it off, the world will be free if not, the heroes will have unprecedented power to impose their vision on the world a vision garnered from their ivory towers that cares little for the people who are disposed of out of their view.This book hit all the right not [...]


  • Superhelden sind ja immer auch die Verk rperung von Idealen, und wenn sie nur das sind, sind sie stumpfe Abziehbilder und langweilig Allen voran der langweiligste Superheld von allen mit dem langweiligsten Namen von allen Superman In solchen Geschichten, und insbesondere in den Geschichten von Supie sind die B sen nicht nur deswegen die interessanteren, weil sie die cooleren Kost me haben, sondern auch, weil sie nicht auf die Verk rperung von Idealen beschr nkt sind, sondern richtige Schicksale [...]


  • I enjoyed this tale about a group of super villains and their plot against the world s superheroes What made this book enjoyable was the author s exploration of the motives of the villains versus the hubris of the heroes The villains are criminal with sympathetic motives, while the heroes are powerful and act like jerks My favorite characters where Agon, the genius villain who is so analytical that he feels removed from humanity and Sacrament, a Christian right version of Superman Recommended fo [...]


  • I just don t care any I don t particularly like any of the characters The heroes are all petty, entitled, shallow snots The villains are likeable but even then they have their own goals and have no problem manipulating the rest to accomplish them The author has a very strong 1% v 99% theme going where being rich and powerful automatically makes you bad and only the poor are deserving of anything I kept waiting for someone to scream occupy Wall street Eventually, I just wore out.


  • Good Read.A lot of the reviews here bash the book for its politics and nearly made me pass this one by I m glad I didn t I like my heroes and villains all sorts of grey and gray, and this book delivered The action flowed nicely, characters stayed true to themselves, and even though the line up of heroes and villains is stereotypical, Chandler does an excellent job with them While this book won t change your life, it is a wonderful time waster and is fun to read.


  • High Three 3.8 probablyIn a frighteningly familiar dystopia, America s greatest heroes are its most wanted villains.As others say, the heroes are evil and selfish jerks, the villains are the ones trying to make the world better, and they are about to lose forever.Well paced with interesting characters, following Motley is what keeps you reading Without her, its another depressing look at these powerful monsters tale With her, it is quite enjoyable.


  • Other reviews warned me of the political preaching they didn t prepare me fully Every single character talked or thought about their political agenda in almost every scene Even the guys in power gloated about the corrupt they managed to create and hoped to sustain I liked the overall plot, but just couldn t stomach the constant preaching.


  • If you re going to write a superhero novel, you might as well turn up the volume and wake up the neighbors Otherwise, what s the point Full review here superheronovels 2014 12 05


  • Amazing absolutely amazing Guardians of the galaxy meets Star Wars Diverse, well written, complex, fast paced basically everything you want from a superhero novel called astounding antagonists I fell in love with all the characters and the POV switch was masterful Srsly A



  • Very entertaining Moves at a good pace with sympathetic characters that are a few degrees off from your typical hero.




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