High school is miserable for Taylor. Despite the fact that her superpower is a little less conventional than super strength or shooting laser beams from her hands, she’s been holding on to a dream of becoming a superhero. As she takes the plunge, however, things don’t go as planned. Taylor finds herself immersed in a world of black and . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Titan City, a hub of superheroics, where gods walk the streets and demons stalk the shadows. A place where destiny has the phone book and a mean sense of humour to go with it. Where a young man can rise up and become a hero . . . or a villain . . . . . .
Actionlad’s Journal is the fictional blog of Blake Anderson, who as Actionlad is the pre-teen super-hero sidekick of his parents, Deca-Man and Dart. The Blog focuses on what life would be like for a teen super-hero, not just the crime fighting but bullies, first dances, girls etc. . . .
After her mother died in a car accident, Sue Daysdale never expected to stumble upon the family secret—that the mild-mannered soccer mom who taught her how to dance, sing, and properly dress a wound was the Skull, one of the most legendary (and terrifying) super-heroes alive. Now, saddled with an unpaid mortgage, a drug-addicted guardian, and a basement full of . . .
The governments of the world are keeping an uncomfortable secret, one that has had repercussions throughout the entirety of human history. They are no closer to understanding the nature of this phenomenon, and for now their best option remains to keep it far from the minds of the general population. Their secret has been dubbed ‘metahumanity’ – the existence . . .
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.
Feb 4, 2013: Shimmer is unabashedly a transgender story. The author goes out of her way to tug at the heartstrings, throwing one challenge after another at the struggling main character as she tries to cope with school, parents, relationships, and supervillains. Virtually every chapter involves twisting the knife a little harder and/or the main character overcoming some of her problems. If you or someone you love is trans, it can be a tough read at some points.
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