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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 worm turns

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Sep 28, 2011: An intriguing, ambiguous situation has been set up here: a bullied, miserable incognito superpowered teen finding the friends she never had among the minor supervillain gang she plans to infiltrate and betray.

The matter of fact way she deals with her unhappy life comes through poignantly (there is a sense of emotions being muffled and deeply suppressed to the extent that it affects her judgement about other things), action scenes have vivid, solid detail, and cityscapes establish atmosphere. Technically, the [more . . .]

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My (long) take on Worm.

By John Deathcall, member

Sep 1, 2016: So . . . Worm, by Wildbow.

I’ve got a lot to say, but it’s more for the author’s benefit than for any possible reader so before I jump down into it I’ll just go along and recommend it. It’s a mix between The X-Men, Watchmen and some other dark(er) and gritty comic book series (though completely original). It’s got flaws, just how many and grave depends on your perspective, but it’s worth the read if only for the author’s amazing creativity.

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