A Marvel Heroines Novel
by Tristan Palmgren
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Pub Date 28 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 20 Aug 2021
Aconyte Books, Aconyte
Inez Temple, aka Outlaw, is a key member of Domino’s mercenary team, the Posse, but when a job goes sideways Outlaw finds herself on the outside, and in an alarming state. A merc in her line of work needs to be sharp, but Inez’s mind is slipping away from her. Mutant-hating telepath Johnny Dee is robbing her of the only things she’s ever counted on: her wits and her courage, and worse – her very identity. Inez’s bloody revenge will take her on a chase through the Texas desert and a labyrinth of her own worst memories.
A Note From the Publisher
THIS IS NOT A GRAPHIC NOVEL OR COMIC.
“Ambitious and intelligent, breathing new life into familiar forms. Truly outstanding.”
– New York Times-bestselling author, Una McCormack
“It’s a great book that can put you into the same heart-pounding position as its characters, just trying to figure it all out.”
– Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
“This book is bangin’! If you miss Domino from our run, she’s back, with a great espionage/thriller take. Tristan Palmgren nailed it!”
– Gail Simone, author of Domino Vol 1 and Hotshots, on Domino: Strays
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Palmgren’s Outlaw Relentless is the latest in a line of Marvel superhero prose novels. So if you pick this one up thinking it will be a graphic novel, be aware that the only artwork is on the cover, but the story is well-written and quite powerful. Outlaw, in the marvel universe, is a mutant with superpowers who works with a team including former Avenger Black Widow as mercenaries, often employed by none other than Tony Stark. This one opens with a pitched battle aboard a cargo ship as Outlaw fights to prevent a shipment of arms to bad guys in Boston. The focus of this story arc happens to revolve around Outlaw’s nemesis, Johnny Dees, who is a mutant who happens to have a growth in his chest that absorbs DNA and spits out little voodoo dolls that allow Dees to puppet people. The writing here is sharp and the story is action-packed. It feels much like a men’s adventure novel of the early Seventies, but Outlaw is a woman as are all her companions in her mercenary squad. Strike that one for Women’s Lib. Familiarity with either this Texan-born mutant warrior or others in the Marvel Universe is unnecessary, although such background is, of course, always helpful in these situations.
Outlaw: Relentless is an action packed adventure featuring one of Marvel's lesser known characters. Admittedly, I knew very little about Outlaw coming in on this book but having read Domino by the same author I wanted to read this bad. Outlaw is a tough as nails mercenary, who works along side Domino, Black Widow, and a couple more butt kicking ladies. When a mission for Tony Stark runs into complications, Outlaw questions whether she is getting too old for the business as her mind seems to be failing her. Home is calling and Outlaw heeds the call to return to Texas only to run into a big heap of mutant hating inspired trouble. Danger and pulse pounding suspense keeps the pages turning for a story that literally has no stopping place. This book will keep you reading way passed your bedtime and still leave you wanting more. Wonderfully written and addicting for a darn good time, the Marvel Heroines novel series is a must read for new and old fans alike. My voluntary, unbiased review is based upon a review copy from Netgalley.
Outlaw is a non-stop adventure read. I cast Miley Cyrus as Outlaw battling the mutant hater (with a secret of his own) Johnny Dee who has managed to invade Outlaw’s mind. Cannot wait until this book becomes another Marvel movie. #OutlawRelentless #NetGalley[NetGalley URL]