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The Tournament of Supervillainy

(The Supervillainy Saga #5)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Being a supervillain was all Gary ever wanted to be but the constant beatings, moral ambiguity, and the fact he now has a young daughter to look after have caused him to reconsider his career path. As he debates making a jump to the "other side", Gary finds himself recruited by Death to serve as her champion in a multiversal tournament for the ultimate prize: anything you ...more
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Published December 15th 2018
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Montzalee Wittmann
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Tournament of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga #5) by C.T. Phipps is a book I requested and the review is voluntary. I just love this zany series! Our super villains get conned into going to a Tournament where there will be Supers from all over the multi -verse. Super heroes and villains! The problem is, our super villain only kills bad guys when he has to...not much of a Super villain right? Just don't let him hear you say that, he might send his wife or girlfriend after you! Or worse ...more
C.T. Phipps
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This book took awhile to get out due to conflicts with the publisher and being rewritten a couple of times. Basically, I just didn't want to do another 'silly' Gary book but wanted to actually progress his story both emotionally and universally. However, how DO you progress a superhero universe? They're innately bound to the status quo, aren't they? Well, this story shakes things up permanently in the Garyverse. It's also, appropriately, a parody of the big CRISIS ON INFINIT EARTHS style stories ...more
Dec 10, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: comedic, super-heroes
I am fascinated with any additional insight an author can give, without spoilers. I appreciate that CT Phipps provides these brief "behind-the-scenes" posts:
Matthew Davenport
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All the way back to when the Jetsons met the Flintstones, and every dang Scooby Doo special, I've always loved a good Crossover. Most recently, the CW Superhero shows reminded me how much I love Crossovers. Crossovers are great because they mean that no longer are there no consequences in a story. The story is unequivocally effected by having the rules of each story's world suddenly become part of their own. I find it exciting and fun to know that the sandbox the creators are playing in is so mu ...more
David Harriss
Fun parody

It's a fun fighting game superhero parody. Solid jumping on point, though you wonder at the references.
But it's crippled by the proofreading. Incorrect names, changing tense, alternating person, and a few simple typos. It desperately needs a couple rounds of real proofreading before I could actually recommend it.

Should be a five, is currently a three.
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Steve Caldwell
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I discovered C. T. Phipps when I came across the first book in this series, The Rules of Supervillainy. I was instantly enthralled with the story of a man given the powers of the city's greatest hero, and deciding heroics is for chumps, I'll be a villain instead and make some money! That appealed to me, in the same way Ben Bequer's Blackjack books caught my attention. To say I was anticipating book five is an understatement, and I was not disappointed with the final result.

Through the first four
Shane Phillips
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Well, it was ok. I think this series has run itself out. This book took a long time since book 4 and the author gives a forward explaining why. It is a fine ending if it stops here. I got the sense the authors heart was not 100% into it compared to his other fine work.
Jan 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, not great

TBH while I enjoyed this book, it definitely needs a copy editor. Hopefully it’ll get one and be re-released; there were a bunch of typos, missing words, etc. But I enjoyed the story...
Ed Nemo
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: super
Tournament of Supervillainy is Gary at his finest. With characters from multiple CT Phipps Universes meeting to battle, the Fourth Wall is just a memory as one person's dime store hero is another reality's living breathing protagonist.

Gary aka Merciless is still a supervillain. Even if he habitually saves the world and isn't actually evil. Snarky and quick witted, Gary is never at a loss for something to say...much to chagrin to those around him. But when pop-culture references won't save the da
Elizabeth Robbins
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, romance
As of today, this is my absolute FAVORITE Phipps story! As a prolific reader, the crossovers and pure fan-fic-ness of this book appealed to my inner comic book nerd, in a huge way. The author tends toward pop culture and pure craziness, but I wasn't ready for Tournament. I absolutely loved this book, hard. When recommending, I'm going to tell all of my people that THIS IS THE BOOK THEY'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! Gary and his harem...ahem, retinue... face some universe altering challenges, along with J ...more
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Tons of pop culture and geeky references...if you can stay up with them all, well done you. I'm any case, read the whole series! CT Phipps is a lot of fun!!!
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C.T Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular blogger on "The United Federation of Charles" (

He's written Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, Esoterrorism, I Was A Teenaged Weredeer, Lucifer's Star, Straight Outta Fa

Other books in the series

The Supervillainy Saga (6 books)
  • The Rules of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga, #1)
  • The Games of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga, #2)
  • The Secrets of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga, #3)
  • The Science of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga, #4)
  • The Future of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga, #6)