Vicious is an apt title indeed! This is a dark tale of two college buddies who set out to prove how a superhero is made but they don't anticipate the tragedy that comes of their experimentations. What follows is a story of vengeance. In my opinion, this books peeks at brilliance but never quite makes the cut. It could have been so much more. It does have some morbidly funny moments but I expected so much more for some reason.