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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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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 . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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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 . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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ATL: Stories from the Retrofuture by Thedude3445

In the future of decades past, a world of robots and CRTs, Atlanta is the most powerful city in the world. And in that city, one twentysomething slacker named Morgan Harding dreams of being able to live a normal, peaceful life, but . . . that’s not happening. Together with a mysterious sentient robot and an overworked college student, Morgan must keep Atlanta safe . . .

A serialized novel, updating thrice weekly.
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Special People by Tim Sevenhuysen

Special people have special problems.

Special People is a fiction project about people with special and unusual powers and abilities. But don’t call them superheroes! The stories are action-oriented and humourous, but definitely not what you’d expect from your average “superhero fiction.” From a human cell phone to a man who can conjure bacon out of thin air, these are unique, interesting characters, special . . .

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aka by Cy

Everyone Wears a Mask

Since the 1960’s, the public has known of the existence of metahumans. Individuals with extraordinary abilities were appearing with ever-increasing frequency. Some saw their power as justification to force their will upon the canvas of the world, but just as they came against humanity, some stood against them. These individuals were branded as heroes; protectors of mankind. The fight is . . .

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Trillodan Exiles by Elisha Sears

In a reality where Earth is no more, humans are now residing on alien planets as refugees, trying to keep their head down and survive as a species. One such planet is Tso’got, a planet rife with corruption and misery, where strength is everything. Humankind have been accepted there since 2056, but tensions are high due to Adaptations: the impossible . . .

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Mother of Exiles by Noah Buchanan

A story about nine things that look like people.

Earlier today, in Manhattan, nine very different people began an attack on New York. They fought with coordination, with relentless strength, and with supernatural abilities. After the attack, the nine attempted to escape New York City out to sea, but were stopped by the authorities. When questioned, they revealed that not only did they have no idea why they had . . .

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Super & Real by Alejandro A. Gonzalez

Our world suddenly changes when the sky lights up one evening. Suddenly, millions of people around the world get superpowers. Caught up in the midst of this, is Manny, a down-on-his-luck loser who gains the power to turn into one of his favorite superheroes from fiction. It’s just that, she comes with problems he’s never faced before. . . .

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Justice Knight by E. H. Lau

"I am the knight who delivers justice!"

The Iron Legion has been attacking the city! With its cyborg army, the Iron Legion seemed to be unstoppable. That is, until Justice Knight showed up with his advance exosuit. Now, he is the only one capable of fighting the generals of the Iron Legion on an even level. With the support of his unit, Justice Knight will have . . .

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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 . . .

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CURVEBALL

Superhero Mystery

By Palladian, editor, author of Super

Dec 24, 2013: From the beginning of this story, I liked how the author not only throws the reader into the deep end, action and story-wise, but I also liked the way he mixes a fairly straightforward superhero-type story with a more traditional mystery. As the story really begins, the protagonist, Curveball, is drawn back into the superhuman circles he used to frequent through the killing of one of his former comrades. The mystery centers around the fact that the man is so well-liked, both among heroes and villains alike, that no one [more . . .]

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SPECIAL PEOPLE

Ordinary people, signs of special writing

By G.S. Williams, author of No Man An Island

Mar 11, 2012: "Special People" features a somewhat interesting premise for superpowers—characters have unusual abilities that very rarely come in handy. Instead of following a Superman or The Hulk, the story follows ordinary people.

I say "somewhat interesting premise" because there’s a reason comic books are about superheroes and not their neighbours—we all know what ordinary life is like, and there’s not much escapism in following an ordinary person whose arms can fall off, or who can make bacon appear in mid-air. Watching them [more . . .]

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