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Saturday, March 8, 2014

FIGHTS: Review - "Santo Diablo vs. The Albino Alligator' initiates a new pulp superhero

Bowie V. Ibarra

Holy crap! What a short story!

What started out as a sweet little fantasy/superhero story with a luchador as the protagonist turned into a gritty and dark story of a lost soul searching for redemption.  Andrew Crevier's 'Santo Diablo vs. The Albino Alligator' from Grind Pulp Press is a fast-paced story of a crime-fighter seeking internal peace in a violent world.

As a fan of El Santo and his crime-fighting legacy in film, this title piqued my fancy.  With a luchador as its lead, how could I go wrong?  And it ended up delivering more than I bargained for.

I was immediately drawn in to the way the story was constructed.  When it starts, you think its going to be some kind of superhero-style tale.  But as the story progresses, you come to realize things are more real than expected.  I was impressed with how the story started with a fun vibe before being skillfully transformed into a gritty crime-fighting story.

Since it's a short story, I don't want to give to much away. But just know the crusade of St. Devil against The Albino Alligator is a solid superhero story, from the disgusting location of the final fight, to the final pages that reveal the hard truth of the story and the life of Santo Diablo that will pull the readers arm behind their head before punching them in the heart.

Whether you're a fan of crime-fighting luchadors or not, get Andrew Crevier's short story now here.  Network with Grind Pulp Press at their official website here.

And if you dig masked lucha libre superstars, check out this 'lucha libre vs. zombie' themed short story from  'Sword of the Angel' is available now in paperback and kindle here.  If you loved the story of 'Santo Diablo', you will enjoy 'Sword of the Angel'.

Here's the book trailer and book cover:

BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the acclaimed 'Down the Road' zombie horror series from Permuted Press.  He earned a BFA in Acting and a MA in Theatre History from Texas State University.  His latest titles explore superhero themes, including 'Codename: La Lechusa', 'Room 26 and the Army of Xulhutdul', and 'Tejano Star and the Vengeance of Chaplain Skull'. 
Network with Bowie at his official website,, the leader in Tex-Mexploitation literature.

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