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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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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 . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes infrequently.
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YakuTaku by GeneralPhone

Yakuza, Mansions, and the Dangers of Women

Enter Kazutoshi Murakami, (anti)-hero who recently expelled from his old high school because he wanted to go to Onizaki high, the self proclaimed school of thugs. Why would anyone leave a prestigious school to enter something like that? Well obviously someone that wants to join the Yakuza can’t find success in a school that nurtures doctors and lawyers. Next comes . . .

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I Hraet You by Voltech44

He’s the Prince of Love. The Sultan of Swoon. The Violet Peacock. He’s Lloyd B. Hoigleheimer, self-proclaimed agent of Aphrodite. He’s also an idiot prone to out-hamming a drunken William Shatner. And following a near-death experience, he’s about to have a stroke of good fortune. Awakening to a mysterious power within, Lloyd decides to use his psychic abilities—the power . . .

A complete series.
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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 . . .

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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 . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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Time and Tied by Gregory Taylor

Teenagers, time travel, and destiny.

Carrie thought she was a normal Canadian teenager. Then came the time machine, and she discovered that her life – past, present and future – would never be the same again. Can she handle being tied to a destiny? Which of her friends can she trust, given how some of them have their own agendas? Most importantly, how can she . . .

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SHIMMER

All That Shimmers…

By Stormy, editor, author of Require: Cookie

Jul 23, 2008: A book called "Soon I Will be Invincible" helped give superhero fiction a shot in the arm – it started a new genre of superhero books. Original superhero stories, not novelisations of the already famous heroes who have sunk into the public consciousness.

Stories that involve the super, the not-so-super, those struggling with their powers or embracing it, those "blessed with suck" or just given a power that is easy to keep under wraps.

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THE LEGION OF NOTHING

Legions of Fans should find this…

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

Jul 30, 2008: I have to admit, I have a bias. I grew up with comic books because of my father, and have a deep appreciation for the medium. I had access to forty years of X-Men comics, and samplings of Spidey, the FF, Avengers and Daredevil . . . 

"The Legion of Nothing" has the high level of excitement that these works carried in the early days. The anticipation of new characters and their origin stories, discovering their powers, working out code-names, and making the mistakes [more . . .]

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