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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 . . .

A partial series, 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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SHIMMER

Enjoyed this; wanted to enjoy it more

By D. D. Webb, author of The Gods are Bastards

May 27, 2015: The concept of Shimmer is irresistibly cool; a teenage transgender superheroine coming to grips with her own identity at the same time as the great power/great responsibility dynamic that characterizes the genre. The story certainly lives up to that promise: it has cool in abundance, all the cool a comic book fan could ask. Unfortunately, it seemed to me that cool was all there was to it, covering a lack of substance. Considering the comic antecedents of the genre, that may or may not be a problem for readers.

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