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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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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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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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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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Edally Academy: the Angry Aetherist by Lyn Thorne-Alder

A tale of steampunk & boarding school.

Getting into the legendary Empress Edaledalende Academy of Higher Learning at Ileltedez took Tairiekie years of study and hard work. Now that she’s here – with dozens of other kids who’ve also worked hard and studied harder – it’s going to take more than that to stay in school. Now, if only people would stop distracting her with interesting . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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Teal by Tanner Helland

Teal Garrison is having a bad week. Green explosions, frightening visitors, and apocalyptic warnings from the school’s creepy new janitor are bad enough . . . and then his family disappears. Alone and answerless, he is left with an agonizing choice: save himself, or fight back at whoever is destroying his life. Teal’s decision ultimately leads him to a place where more than just . . .

A complete novel.
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The League of Prey by flame7926

Sometimes quarantine isn't a bad thing

The League of Prey follows Elie, a teenaged girl, who is miserable in school and her town, and longs for college as an escape. Little does she know that her small city is soon going to be the center of attention. Disaster strikes one day, and nothing is ever the same. No zombies were created, nothing like that, yet . . .

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THE LEGION OF NOTHING

Superb

By Eli James, editor

Dec 6, 2008: Let me start off the bat by saying that I have a thing for superhero fiction. I watch Heroes, I read comics (or I used to, until I realized there was absolutely no way I could keep up with characters who never actually died), and I think superhero movies were the best thing to happen to cinema since Citizen Kane. Part of the draw of superhero stories is how fundamental they are: how simple the interplay of light and dark, how human the emotions behind the masks, how basic and [more . . .]

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WORM

Superpowered fun with creepy-crawlies

By Senna Black, member

Jul 10, 2011: Taylor, the main character of this webfic has a superpower that allows her to compel bugs to her will. I am saying this up front so I can explain that for someone who loathes all creepy-crawlies as much as I do, reading some parts of this webfic have been challenging.

That said, there is a lot to like. I agree with Von that this story rises above both the YA and Superhero genres. It is really compelling. The writing is absolutely [more . . .]

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