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The Descendants by Landon "Vaal" Porter

A Comic Book Universe . . . without the pictures.

The Descendants is web serial styling itself after a comic book universe, right down to a format that included minis, annuals and one shot stories. The central plot follows the lives of a group of superpowered individuals (psionics) as they attempt to live together following a betrayal by the organization supposedly meant to protect them. Interpersonal relationships take as . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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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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Dreams Come True by Parky

In a futuristic world of superheroes and supervillains, the ability to dream of another world doesn’t seem that applicable nor useful. But for Demund, who has recently sent off his best friend to the superhero training grounds—the Preliminary Islands—it was nothing but life-changing. For him, a rejuvenating vacation to a world of magic is now only a good night’s rest . . .

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The Lightning Brigade by Burkion

At the cost of all you love, ignite your soul! Fight, Lightning Brigade!

Most people have problems with their parents. Anna had it worse than most, with her mother being the most powerful super-being on the planet. At least, until Anna awoke her own power. Joined by Jordan and Rick, peers with powers similar to her own, the three set out to fight the ills of the world. Rebecca seeks to shield . . .

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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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Earth 2 by CJA Works

One day, a green light washed over planet earth, and many people had newfound powers. Follow Jude, Paul, and Vanessa as they test the bounds of their powers and help people along the way. The content ranges from PG to PG-13, with some language and violence. There will be uploads every Friday. . . .

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CURVEBALL

Punk rock superhero

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Dec 16, 2012: Doesn’t that sound intriguing?

Instead of reading the first two chapters, you could listen to them in a podcast. I recommend that – Wright has a good reading voice. The debut scene is breathtaking. A man sits in a penthouse apartment, listening to In the Mood over and over. He’s feeling nostalgic. Something is about to happen. He sends an email. Suddenly, assassins attack!

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NOT ALL HEROES

Ehh, not for me

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Oct 29, 2018: Didn’t really click, for me. Felt like a budget version of Worm (even the design of the page), but maybe the comparison is unfair. I only got up to chapter 12 before completely losing interest. The perspective changes are so frequent it’s jarring, and almost nothing has made me feel interested about the characters. We just meet them, don’t really even get to know them or care about them, and all of a sudden we’re shown so much of their traumas (past and present), "deep feelings" and histories, it’s [more . . .]

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