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The Legion of Nothing by Jim Zoetewey

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Genre: Superhero / Sci-Fi

Updated: Every Few Days

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Occasional Coarse Language

Occasional Violence

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Overall Rating: 7.261

Average Rating: 8.83 (Guests), 8.01 (Members)

Ranking: #15

Rating Count: 31 (18 Guests, 13 members)

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Synopsis

"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 way of intruding on Nick’s present.

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Superhero Protagonist, Superheroes, Superpowers

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"Very engaging and endearing"

Rating: 8 / 10

When I started reading Legion of Nothing, I read it for almost six hours straight. It was that engaging. The narrator, Nick, is endearing and as a reader I found myself feeling sorry for him even as I cheered him on--no one likes to have their destiny picked for them, and to be a "normal" teenager stuck following in your grandfather's footsteps as a super hero? Not an enviable task when…Read More

"A fine addition to this genre"

Rating: 9 / 10

You read the blurb and say "great, Iron Man goes to high school".  And it’s tough to get much love coming on with super heroes or high school.  With me it sure is.

But this transcends all that.  First of all, it really is well-written and has an authentic and engaging narrative voice.  The characters don’t have that "good animes get to become real boys and girls"…Read More

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