A review by 0_nightowl_0
Behind the Mask: An Anthology of Heroic Proportions by Carrie Vaughn, Kelly Link, Cat Rambo


I haven’t read short stories since my teenage years and I must say I have been missing out.

What a great collection this was, we are introduced to a myriad of new superheroes, villains with a range of quirky powers. I especially loved the truth serum beard; this particular one had me laughing out loud. We follow these characters as they not only try to save or destroy the world but also their daily struggles of whether they should change their appearance, listen to their guilty conscience or if their body odour is really that noticeable.

If you’re looking to escape reality for a bit on your daily commute or when you have nothing better to do, you have 20 marvellous worlds to visit where superheroes and villains are the norm and a whole cast of unusual, but likeable characters to meet.

All in all a great read and I look forward to seeing more from all the authors featured in this book.

*I received this ARC from the publisher via LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.