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The Legion of Nothing by Jim Zoetewey

Not all superheroes are bigger than life

The Legion of Nothing is the story of Nick Klein and what happens when he takes on the identity (and powered armor) of “The Rocket.” Originally his grandfather’s superhero identity, the powered armor comes with a lot of baggage. Ranging from his grandfather’s service in World War II to connections with other heroes (and villains), the past has a . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes twice weekly.
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Ward by wildbow

The Rules Have Changed

Sequel to Worm, Ward features a change of protagonists and takes place after the events of the first work. Spoilers below. The unwritten rules that govern the fights and outright wars between ‘capes’ have been amended: everyone gets their second chance. It’s an uneasy thing to come to terms with when notorious supervillains and even monsters are playing . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Summus Proelium by Cerulean

Cassidy Evans lives in a world of superheroes and supervillains. Born to a rich, prestigious family who genuinely and openly love and care for her, she has never truly wanted for anything. It is, in so many ways, a fairy tale life. But Cassidy is about to learn that fairy tales come at a cost. Witnessing something horrific, something . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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The Zombie Knight Saga by George M. Frost

Death is coming. And he wants to help.

A young man dies, and a grim reaper offers to revive him in exchange for servitude. Responsibilities include saving other people’s lives and occasionally fighting unspeakable horrors. But this particular young man is cripplingly shy. No, seriously. He can barely even speak to people. It’s really bad. Takes place in the modern fantasy world of Eleg. . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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Shimmer by Miranda Sparks

Not your average hero...

To friends and family there is nothing remarkable about Justin Cade. Seeing only an awkward, sometimes isolated high school sophomore they would never suspect that he lives a double life as Milestone City’s protector: the holographic heroine known as Glimmer Girl. Juggling school, superherodom and his own skewed sense of self Justin starts down the road of transition into . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes sporadically.
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Curveball by Christopher Wright

One stormy night in New York City, America’s greatest superhero is murdered in his home. Liberty is dead, murdered by his oldest living enemy. The only clue he leaves behind is an encrypted file he sent to his best friend: former sidekick, former arch-enemy, the villain-turned-hero Curveball. One hot night in Farraday City, CB shows up at his favorite . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes monthly.
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Stone Burners by Syphax

We're All Human

Olivia has awoken to a strange world. With mere scraps of memories and a warped, unfamiliar body, she must find help to survive. However, terrorists, an urban legend, and an authoritarian government all threaten to snuff her out before she can find her footing. . . .

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Worm by Wildbow

Doing the Wrong Things for the Right Reasons

An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempt at taking down a supervillain sees her mistaken for one, thrusting her into the midst of the local ‘cape’ scene’s politics, unwritten rules, and ambiguous morals. As she risks life and limb, Taylor . . .

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Not All Heroes by Rhodeworks

Not all apocalypses are cataclysmic

The year is 2061. The Golden Age of empowered heroes ended in the cataclysmic fires of The Collapse. Costumed demigods brought the world to a dire precipice and individuals and institutions are still picking up the pieces, still walking the precarious tightrope of a world-shaking paradigm shift. The world is not as it once was. The relics of the . . .

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Inheritors by Megajoule

A clone of the greatest super ever, with only a fraction of the power.

Gabe is a clone of the greatest superhero in the world. He lives in the gutters of Houston, hiding from agencies that would liquidate him, and trying to live up to the legacy that Megajoule left behind. He bleeds in dark hallways, he breaks bones over little girls sold into sex slavery. He wonders: can he make a difference . . .

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Star Child by Leonard Petracci

A Superhero Story

Everyone has a superpower based on the topography of where they were born (IE: Mountains, deserts, etc.). The first child has just been born in space. . . .

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Nowhere Island University by t4nky

Nowhere Island University is the story of recent high school graduate Nathan Jacobs and his time at a very special university. The stated purpose of Nowhere Island University is “to prepare the best and brightest scientists, parahumans, spies, businessmen and soldiers for a rapidly changing world.” However, the United Nation Investigations, Extranormal (UNIX,) is suspicious. Soldiers who have graduated . . .

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THE LEGION OF NOTHING

Pow! Slam!

By Sonja Nitschke, editor

Jul 26, 2008: Caveat: the story is still being updated regularly, so review subject to change on future installments.

Legion of Nothing is about superheroes – both kinds: mutants and those that rely on technology and their own brains.

They even come in costumes.

There’s plenty of everything: humor, conflict, action sequences, a hint of romance, and even intrigue.

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WORM

Bullying, Bads, and Bugs

By Robert Rodgers, author of The Last Skull

Jul 26, 2011: Worm is a story about Taylor, a teenage victim of severe bullying who finds her escape in superheroism—using her control over insects to fight crime.

The story’s got some bumps, yeah—the dialogue doesn’t always snap, the main character’s narrative gets a little info-dumpy, and there are a few bits that get mired in expository mud. But what makes Worm really crack—what, for me, knocked it from a 3.5 to a 4—was its main character, and how she calls back to Steve [more . . .]

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