Richard Andreoli

Author • Editor • Screenwriter

Battle at the comic expo

A Novel
By Richard Andreoli

 Cover illustration and design by  Michele Svengsouk .

Cover illustration and design by Michele Svengsouk.


About the book

Ron Lionel is the hottest creator working in comic books today -- and he knows it. His book, The Enduring, sells out every month and is set to become a major motion picture. Joe Cotter, on the other hand, gave up his dreams of being a successful writer years ago, and now lives for a steady paycheck. Joe has a sense of right and wrong that was born from years of reading comics and fantasy novels, and growing up in fandom. And, as the security chief for America's Finest Comic Book Expo, he's as strong-willed as any hero with a power ring.

Enter Velma, an obsessed fan with some deep and disturbing questions about The Enduring. When her righteous plan to gather answers backfires, the two disparate men become swept into a dangerous world where heroes and villains aren't always black and white, and definitely aren't born from spider bites, on alien planets, or with simple back stories.

Can the man with the mightiest ego work with the world's most immovable force to save one another and stop Velma's demented vision? Or will they end up being the force that helps destroy the largest comics event in the United States?