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Creator / C.T. Phipps

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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 and Grimdark Magazine.

C.T. Phipps is also the creator of the popular tabletop RPG setting, Halt Evil Doer!. He is also the author of The Rules of Supervillainy, Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, and Lucifer's Star, and The United States of Monsters.





  • Art of War: Anthology for Charity
  • At Hell's Gates 2: Origins of Evil
  • At Hell's Gates 3: Bound by Blood
  • Blackest Knights
  • Blackest Spells
  • Horror, Humor, and Heroes Volume 3: New Faces of Science Fiction
  • Humanity 2.0: Emergence
  • High Tech/Low Life
  • Monster Hunter: Blood Trails (Legends of the Monster Hunter Book 4)
  • Tales of the Al-Azif
  • Tales of Yog-Sothoth

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His works contain the following tropes:

  • All Myths Are True: The case in his urban fantasy and superhero books.
  • Anti-Hero: Gary Karkofsky (supervillain), Cassius Mass (ex-fascist starfighter pilot turned criminal), Agent G (professional assassin), Jacob Riverson (Ringwraith), and more.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Used to review a lot of Crossroad Press' books, now is a writer for them.
  • Author Appeal:
    • Goth girls make a disproportionate number of appearances in his books.
    • A number of his characters are in Love Triangle relationships if not outright polyamory.
    • Action Girl supporting casts tend to surround the male protagonists in his works.
  • Author Filibuster: Not as frequent but tends to crop up whenever his characters would get into a rant against Mega Corporations and how they care more about building their bank account than improving the world.
  • Cape Punk: The genre for The Supervillainy Saga. It's a Deconstruction of superhero morality when it's not zig-zagging into Reconstruction territory.
  • Capitalism Is Bad: Megacorp and Corrupt Corporate Executive types are frequently villains in his stories.
  • Canon Welding:
  • Comic Books Are Real: All of his various books are fictional media properties in other universes, which leads to the odd situation of Gary and other characters knowing characters from reading their books or watching their movies.
  • Disposable Woman: If the main character is male then has a love interest then expect said love interest to die in some manner.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: The kind of endings you'd expect from his series range from bittersweet to downer endings. Rarely do any of his main characters get a truly good ending.
  • First-Person Smartass: Most of his novels. He seems incapable of actually writing someone who isn't one.
  • The Multiverse: All of his fiction shares one and started having characters jump from one reality to another. Mostly this is restricted to his comic book universe but is referenced in their home books.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: Almost all of his protagonists (Gary Karkofsky, Agent G, Jane Doe, and more) are ass kickers with an intimate knowledge of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Disney.
  • Sliding Scale of Comedy and Horror: The United States of Monsters series includes quiet drama scenes and horrible violence in-between ridiculous puns.
  • Space Opera: Played with. The Lucifer's Star series is a universe with eldritch space gods, aliens, and sentient robots but is also a darkly cynical hellhole.
  • Urban Fantasy: The United States of Monsters novels are an urban fantasy series where the supernatural has come out.
  • Villain Protagonist: Gary Karkofsky a.k.a Merciless, Agent G, Jacob Riverson, and Cassius Mass all qualify as this due to being ruthless criminals or out to literally take over the world.
  • World of Snark: Every one of his characters seems to be somewhat sardonic and catty.

Alternative Title(s): Charles Phipps