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Retirement. Publishers, thank you for the many years of reading pleasure you gave me, but all good things must come to an end. Due to failing eyesight I am forced to retire. I can no longer review your books, and any that you send will be donated to the local library, unread. Do not send any more. I can only read for a couple hours every day, and this does not allow me to finish a book in reasonable time. I will be devoting time to my own books from now on, and reading on a personal level. Books that interest me. I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks, not eBooks. My eyesight has been failing the last few years, and I cannot handle hundreds of review books any more. My books are still available for review. Anyone interested in reviewing any of them, they are found in the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. Contact me for pdf copies at

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mystery Men

Mystery Men contains three interrelated short stories, as the Crimson Crusader (a vigilante), Karma (a martial artist) and Dr. Stellar (a scientist) each face a different aspect of a deadly threat to mankind. These heroes bridge the gap between pulp vigilantes and superheroes, operating in the 1936 Argentverse.

Mystery Men (Superhero Fiction)
By Jeff Deischer
Westerntainment Publication
ISBN #978-1537500003
152 Pages
Rating 5-Stars

“A Fun Read”

From the Argent universe, the author brings us three entertaining stories featuring three different heroes in connecting stories. The time is the mid 1930s, and otherworldly aliens are on Earth. They are using higher technology to force humans to work for them. The stories reminded me of Saturday Matinee serials and over-the-top pulp heroic tales of the Thirties, as well as the super heroes of the comic books from the same period; great characters, and lots of action. The author spins tales of daring-do, with heroes facing great odds, yet overcoming in the end, and we know that good will triumph over evil when we turn to the last page. The Crimson Crusader, Karma, and Dr. Stellar are thrown into the war in separate tales, stopping space aliens from conquering our planet.  A quick and fun read, not to be missed. Highly recommended.

Tom Johnson