A cryogenic drug lord, a hellbound jewel thief, a metallokinetic communist, a church-burning psychopath, and a megalomaniacal inventor: they are the Antagonists, the most dangerous supervillains alive.

Pursued by violent superheroes and high-tech billionaire vigilantes, these villains have assembled in order to pull off the perfect crime. There's just one catch: if they succeed, they might just save the world.

From the skyscrapers of Apex City to the depths of the Marianas Trench, the Antagonists wage war on their jackbooted enemies. But as loyalties are tested and old hatreds are rekindled, the line between friend and foe begins to blur.

"The writing in the book is superb... It's a beautiful thing when a writer can pull together humor, sadness, euphoria, and dismay all into one book, and Chandler does just that." (

"A fantastic novel from a very talented writer... If you're a fan of super hero movies and comics, and want to read a good noir-ish heist story about some bad guys that aren't all that bad, pick this one up." (Joshua Kubli, designer of Invulnerable)

"It all culminates in a brutal street brawl with lots of accusations, recriminations, and payback. It's like a giant crossover event scribbled on a napkin by James Robinson and Marv Wolfman." (

"I recommend this work for those who like shades of morality other than the simple black and white of comic books, and don't mind rooting for the 'bad' guys." (Tim Kirk, designer of Hearts & Souls)