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Notorious by Robert C. Rodgers

Life gets complicated when you're a supervillain going straight. 

Jack Burroughs used to be one of the most feared names in the business. As an assassin who specialized in killing superheroes, he made a name for himself as the guy to go to when you needed a cape taken out. But after undergoing an experimental treatment, Jack woke up to discover that the cold-blooded bastard he was had died.

Now, burdened with a conscience, pursued by superheroes and supervillains alike, he’s switched sides and started playing for the good guys—but how long can he keep it up with a violent, murderous past nipping at his heels?

It’s hard to do the right thing when you’re notorious.

Note: Notorious is unfinished, and will likely remain so.  It contains some graphic violence and harsh language.


An abandoned novel

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Listed: Aug 10, 2011

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By Chris Poirier, editor

Aug 10, 2011: Solid, easy writing and a fast pace: it’s popcorn, with lots of butter. Enjoy!

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Building a Solid Reputation

By G.S. Williams, author of The Surprising Life and Death of Diggory Franklin

Aug 22, 2011: I’m starting to find Robert Rodgers a very reliable source of unline fiction. So far, I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read of his, and not just his stories but also his reviews of stories. He has a penchant for snarky, dark humour and action, and it’s hard not to get pulled headlong into the adventures he imagines.

"Notorious" is no exception. Set in the same superhero universe as "The Last Skull," it’s a stand-alone story, so it’s not necessary to read "Skull" [more . . .]

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By Starbat Wiles, member

Oct 8, 2012: This is an engaging, fun action/adventure story set in the same world as "The Last Skull." The title character is a (the author makes this comparison) Jason Bourne-type non-powered assassin making his,way in a world of capes.

But we don’t get too much past the premise, because the story stops after Issue 2.7. No explanation, clearly not an ending, just no updates in over a year. Too bad.

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