Fid's Crusade


A supervillainous tale of rage, grief, guilt and violence.

Also, of humanity rediscovered.

For more than two decades, the sight of the Doctor Fid's powered armor has struck fear into the hearts of hero and civilian alike. But when a personal tragedy motivates the veteran supervillain to investigate a crime, a plot is uncovered so horrific that even he is taken aback.

Haunted by painful memories and profound guilt, Doctor Fid must race against time if he is to have any hope of confronting the approaching threat. Every battle takes its toll…but the stakes are too high for retreat to be an option.

In the end, it may take a villain to save the world from those entrusted with the world’s protection

Winner of the “Science-Fiction / Fantasy / Horror” category of the 2018 Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize!

"Fid's Crusade by David H. Reiss is one of the most refreshing and lively takes on the superhero genre I've seen in years. His title character's crusade is colorful, compelling, and takes wonderfully unexpected turns, and the novel delivers an impressive emotional punch (to go along with the super-powered ones). It stands easily alongside other character-driven superhero novels like Austin Grossman's Soon I Will Be Invincible, Carrie Vaughn's After the Golden Age, and Paul Tobin's Prepare to Die!."

- Hugo award-winning author Tim Pratt

"A humorous and intelligently-written take on the superhero genre that's well grounded in adult thriller and conspiracy fiction (...) Overall, I'd definitely recommend Fid's Crusade as an innovative homage to superhero fiction that elevates storytelling for the modern age."

- K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

What reviewers are saying about Fid's Crusade:

"One of the most coherent and interesting takes on a super villain I’ve ever read."

"...manages to meld the intrigue of an action thriller, technical geekdom of sci-fi, cadence and form of classic writers, and the fun of graphic novels."

"The writing is clever, insightful, and funny, and the reader is apt to be charmed and appalled by Dr. Fid at nearly the same time."

"...a delightful, energetic, and engaging superhero novel."