Marcus says: Let’s talk about SANDERSON OF METRO by Frank Dirscherl and Bobby Nash and published by Trinity Comics. This one took me a little longer to read than past WRAITH volumes, but I think part of that was I was subconsciously taking my time because I was enjoying the novel so much. This book is at its heart an origin story, but not the typical origin story, if you’re familiar with the WRAITH’S lore and the character of PAUL SANDERSON. The writing is great and well edited, and even though it lacks some of the typical Dirscherl style, the novel is still a great work of Neo Pulp/Superhero fiction worthy of any collection. Dirscherl and Nash need to be applauded for collaborating on a fantastic prequel novel that answers many lingering questions many readers may have had about the history of the WRAITH. The book is well plotted and the pacing is perfect, even when the narrative is jumping back and forth in time. At the end of the day, this novel is a worthy addition to the WRAITH’S continuing story and a necessary purchase if you’re a fan of the character. It’s also just a flat out enjoyable reading experience. What more could you ask for in a Neo Pulp/Superhero novel? Definitely look out for this book if you’re a fan of THE SPIDER, THE SHADOW, or BATMAN comics made around the 70’s and 80’s. 5/5 stars.
Thanks again, Marcus.
Learn more about Sanderson of Metro below.
SANDERSON OF METRO
A novel featuring The Wraith by Frank Dirscherl and Bobby Nash
Two masters of the superhero pulp fiction world, Frank Dirscherl and Bobby Nash, have come together to tell this tale, the NEVER before told origin of the first Wraith/Paul Sanderson, as only they could.
Witness to the original Sanderson's early childhood, the emptiness in his soul, his yearning for meaning in his life, his finding it in the wilds of Africa and coming face-to-face with the man who would one day become his greatest nemesis. And finally, how he was endowed with the awesome powers of the Eyes of Judgment, becoming the very first Wraith Dread Avenger of the Underworld.
This action packed, atmospheric thrill ride could only be told now and could only be told by master storytellers like Dirscherl and Nash. An epic, never to be repeated and not to be missed.
SANDERSON OF METRO is now available for purchase at the following:
Barnes and Noble (paperback)
Amazon UK (paperback)
More to come...