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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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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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A Grey World by Joe

A Grey World follows Alexis, who has gone all out badass. Yeah, her mom’s an abusive druggie and her father is [classified]. Oh, and school’s no better, having a resident psychopath with a grudge. As a new member of the hitting-people-in-the-head school of therapy, she sets about taking out her problems on the local drug cartel. What could go . . .

A partial series, with no recent updates.
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The Rebirth of a Dragon by Marmar Zakher

This is a story about a sixteen year-old boy named Seth Drak. He doesn’t think that there is anything out of the ordinary about him except for his above average grades that landed him in the top school in Manhattan when he was in the fourth grade. This all changes when the Alecard twins transfer. Transfer students were weird enough, . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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The Zone by Typist kid

A sci-fi story set in the 32nd century. John had been lying dormant for two years. He was preparing. For something big. Something that would engulf the entirety of the galaxy. But he knew it wouldn’t be enough. Whatever he did, it wouldn’t be enough. The Event was inevitable. So he decided to live as much as . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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True Identity by Paradox

The Success of Hardwork

This story is about a hardworking MC, James Oliver, who plays a virtual reality game called Absolute Authority or in short AA. James plays AA in order to escape the superficial society and to explore the new world. In Absolute Authority, James goes on extreme adventures, completes various quests, finds new friends, and even meets a love interest. . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Fallowfell by Sebastian Lindblad

A pagan city without a church... a mysterious stranger... a destroyed barrow and several murders.

Rune Fallowfell is a one-eyed young man with an eye-patch, anxiety issues and a dead family. He lives in a villa with a German caretaker called Hermann, who makes a devilishly tasty blueberry jam.The city of our story, which so happen to share the same name of our main character, while at the same time being the name of this . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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There Are No Heroes by yinyangorwuji

A Web Serial About Irregular People in an Irregular World.

A story of a group of teens, high school-college age, working on a superhero team. Or at least, that’s how it starts. This is no perfect world story. People die, and people get seriously screwed up. . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Tokyo Demons by Lianne Sentar & rem

Illustrated light novel

Written by Lianne Sentar (Tokyopop, Seven Seas) and illustrated by rem (Tokyopop, Yen Press) in the style of the Japanese light novel/manga, this story follows Ayase, a young woman who can turn her body into a swarm of insects, and Jo, a young man with a talent for charm and pickpocketing, as they enter high school and are subsequently dragged . . .

A 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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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves . . .

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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.

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WORM

Wow!

By Von, member

Jul 4, 2011: Wow.

I was skimming through the various unreviewed entries and came upon this. Thinking to just kill a few minutes I started it and was hooked.

Worm is one of those stories that (so far at least) rises above its genre. I’ve read, here on WFG, several superhero stories, some bullying stories, lots of teen stories, and this one takes those genres and twists their tails a little . . . all the while well written.

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