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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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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 . . .

A complete novel.
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Interviewing Leather by Eric Burns-White

An online classic of superhero prose, “Interviewing Leather” is the story of Todd Chapman, a journalist for an alternate world version of “Rolling Stone” called “Amplifier” who does interviews with musicians. Everything changes when his editor calls him in—not to do another celebrity interview, but an interview with a supervillain named Leather. It’s safe to say that it . . .

A complete series.
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The Last Skull by Robert C. Rodgers

Teenagers. Super-heroes. Explosions. Time-travel.

After her mother died in a car accident, Sue Daysdale never expected to stumble upon the family secret—that the mild-mannered soccer mom who taught her how to dance, sing, and properly dress a wound was the Skull, one of the most legendary (and terrifying) super-heroes alive. Now, saddled with an unpaid mortgage, a drug-addicted guardian, and a basement full of . . .

A complete novel.
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Graven by Sharkerbob

In 2029, thirteen unearthly structures called Doorways appeared across the world. Any human that entered immediately disappeared. Thousands were never seen again, but every once in a while, someone would come back out after a few days, garbed in strange clothing and possessing superhuman powers. Despite the odds, many of the desperate, ambitious, and hopeful surged through the Doorways in . . .

A complete novel.
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The Extraordinary Adventures of the Alpha Six by SKIIW

Welcome to a new world of wonders and magic.

‘The Extraordinary Adventures of the Alpha Six’ is a coming of age fantasy action-adventure web serial that follows six adept and ambitious youths: Evie, Roman, Theo, Lana, Liam and Alvin, as they work for a classified government program that investigates strange cases from homicides and heists to ones beyond the scope of human understanding. ‘Alpha Incorporated’ is the first . . .

A complete series.
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Outliers by knifleman

Super Powers, Not-So-Super People

30 years ago brought the first superhumans, regular people given great power seemingly at random. 15 years ago brought the paranormals, stranger and often weaker in their abilities, but far more numerous. Today, the world holds its breath . . .  Or at least, it should. Most people, though, are just trying to get on with their lives; some . . .

A complete novel.
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Defection by Taulsn

We would appreciate it if time travel, interdimensional invaders, and all the fairies would kindly get stuffed

Alecia is smart, driven, and . . . bored. She is one of the best at what she does, and this is not a good thing given the sheer capacity for chaos she is capable of inciting. Jessica is a dangerous fighter, with a troubled past, voted most likely to shoot up the school. Prysim is very likely the smartest super villain alive, . . .

A complete novel.
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Fine Structure by Sam Hughes

Every year, a random person on Earth is struck by lightning and gains superpowers. Each new superhuman is twice as powerful as the previous one. This has been going on for ten years. . . .

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A Bad Idea by Billy Higgins Peery

Anne’s got a problem — there’s a corpse in her bedroom. Dealing with both a criminal record and a chip on her shoulder, she’s doing her best to stay out of jail. Sure, she’s making dangerous weaponry, hanging out with criminals, buying drugs, crashing weddings . . .  I forgot where I was going with this. . . .

A complete novel.
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16Sunsets by Mark Gardner

All humans used to have super powers. Mutations in our genes hid these powers from us and the world. Every story or legend you’ve ever heard are of super powers. 16Sunsets tells the story of two people who realize they have powers and the way the world reacts to them. There are 41 installments ranging from 500 – 1600 words . . .

A complete novel.
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SHIMMER

Reading Comic Books — Pow, Bam, Zap!

By Morgan O'Friel, editor

Sep 5, 2008: Shimmer rocks my socks. It has an action-packed plot, interesting characters, and a wealth of superhero lore to support its storylines. Reading through, it’s almost as though I’m viewing one of my favorite comic books—it reads beautifully.

Shimmer also handles some difficult issues, including identity, secrets, family, and gender construction. They’re not just thrown around for the shock factor, but are actually examined in a well-integrated fashion.

The only thing I wasn’t [more . . .]

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WORM

Stellar fic

By HiddenSage, member

Sep 25, 2013: Worm definitely qualifies as one of the premier superhero epics on the internet today. Actually, scratch that, It’s one of the top fiction works on the internet today. The author’s sense of pacing and narrative direction is almost perfect in execution, jumping from exciting scene to exciting scene with just enough downtime to let you stop and catch your breath.

The myriad interlude chapters flesh out the world of Worm to be much more vast and all-encompassing than one usually gets [more . . .]

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