we this is definitely the weakest of the supervillainy series. there is a lot of the Riders personal politics and this piece and it seems as though many if not most are the references in the book are forced in because references equals comedy and good writing. Which is sad because this is one of my favorite book series and I quite enjoyed the character of merciless. but it wasn’t all bad though there are a lot of very creative ideas and great action sets. very huge fan of the series you need to read this to complete the events of what happened in the last book but if you’re not a fan I’d give it a pass.