I keep forgetting to mention this, but as I make my trek through The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy, I've actually got a Goodreads Giveaway going on the anthology. If you clicky the linky, you'll get to the giveaway, which is open to US or Canadian folk.
So, if you're interested in bent supervillains, I have to say Tom Cardamone did a kickass job collecting these dark tales of queer villains.
"The Ice King," by Tom Cardamone
Speaking of Mr. Cardamone, the next story in the collection is his tale, "The Ice King." Here we meet a villain who - as the title suggests - is a being more of ice and cold than flesh and bone - and a deep core of hatred, anger, and arousal over a wound he gained in battle with a hero of light.
Revenge on a stranger is one thing, but revenge on someone with whom you shared a bond, however - that can be the kind of cold that cuts to the very bone.
Cardamone's villain is crafted with a kind of cruel glee - a villain you could easily imagine born of those powers and his life. The ultimate conclusion left a sly smile on my face and reminded me of why I adore Cardamone so much to begin with.