The Pen & Cape Society presents The Good Fight 4: Homefront. Explore the private lives of superheroes when they're not out fighting to save the world in this anthology of stories written by some of the best authors working in the superhero fiction genre.
The Pen and Cape Society presents the third volume of superhero stories by its members: The Good Fight 3: Sidekicks. After you read these tales, be sure to check out the first two volumes of The Good Fight, and the work by the individual authors!
The age old struggle between the Morlocks and the Eloi becomes a full scale war in the heart of the city with Lightweight and Howl trapped in the middle! In a battle fought over two dark futures for him, Lightweight must find his own path, but with the threat of Black Death still looming, he might not survive to see it!
Kodiak takes the lead as he travels to Texas to investigate strange happenings in the tiny border town of Innsmouth. Something strange is growing beneath the Rio Grande, and Kodiak must team up with the son of the legendary hero Jaguar Maximo in order to stop it!
Cinder takes center stage in the second installment of the new super powered serial! Prometheus Morgan travels to New York in search of answers about his family's past. Instead he finds a murder, a suspicious cop and a killer with powers similar to his own.
Cinder must fight to survive against deadly odds in the second installment of the series that opens the Quadrant Universe like never before!
Athena. Bagheera. Flint. Air Raid. Beauty. Thief. Devil Boy. Solid. Wave. These are the men and women of Epsilon, the teachers and students of the Eastman Academy. But in the wake of their mentor's death, the team must rebuild, even as a greater threat looms on the horizon. In a new full length novel set in the Quadrant Universe, meet the strange heroes of a new world-changing team!
All things must be revealed! In the ninth chapter of Lightweight's ongoing adventures, Kevin finally learns why the Morlocks and the Eloi hate each other so much as the Eloi's master plan is finally revealed! Will Kevin finally find new allies or will he face an even bigger threat than ever before?
They are four heroes that live in the shadows. But Jigsaw, Cinder, Enigma and Kodiak soon will learn that the shadows cannot contain them. Now in the world for the first time, the four young heroes have found themselves at odds with the organization that created them. But even with their great super powers can Quadrant hope to survive to see a Book Two?
In the aftermath of his battle with Sigma, a dark dream strikes Kevin Mathis. And he knows it can have only one meaning: Hellfire is back. Lightweight sets out to stop his bully turned supervillain, but when one of his closest friends ends up in the crossfire, not everyone will survive the confrontation!
With Bethany's life in danger, Lightweight finds himself out of his element against the deadly killer known as Sigma. Plus new threats move into place that will challenge Kevin Mathis like never before! And the identity of the Gray Man revealed!
A short story that introduces the greatest ape superhero in the Quadrant Universe. While attending a technology and design conference, the 150 year old gorilla known as Ape Lincoln reveals his history as battle threatens to break down everything he spent his life on.
A prequel to the upcoming F.O.R.C.E. from Metahuman Press!
Lightweight is back and this time he has questions he wants answered! Alongside Howl, the city of Federation's top hero sets out to find out what Noctus and his Morlocks want with the hero. But his answers may come at the cost of his own life as he walks into a trap unlike anything he's faced in the past!
The American Arsenal leaps into action! The hero of the 1980s is a rampaging beast, fueled by aggression and on a never-ending war against crime and terrorism. But Arsenal is more than a war machine, but as he tries to unlock the mysteries of his own mind, can he hope to survive the super-powered villains aligned against him?
She was always a genius, but Madeline Madison was also always quite mad. Dubbed "Mad Maddie" at a young age, she set out to become just that. Now on a quest to finally prove her genius once and for all, she seeks only world conquest, but a small snafu gets in the way of her mission.
A new Short Shot of fiction by Nicholas Ahlhelm
Jenny is a young adult that just wants to enjoy life. Poor and jobless, she lives between friends and acquaintances even as she struggles to find her calling. A strange girl at a party gives her the beginning of her future as she starts to unlock what it means to be a Shifter.
The Defenders of Democracy are a superhero team in crisis. It's 1967 and political turmoil within the ranks threatens to tear the entire unit apart. Enter a force for change on them and the world, a goddess reborn with a desire to just have a lot of fun, starting with America's premiere super-team!
"It was 1963, at the height of nuclear weapons proliferation. But their experiment went wrong and created something it never should have. My name is Davy Daniels and this is the story of how I met the Atomic Werewolf."
Nicholas Ahlhelm brings a new Timeline Story short that introduces one of the most terrifying monsters in the Quadrant Universe!
Mister Haunt lurks in the city, doling out justice to those who would endanger the citizens of his city. But what made the mysterious figure into a dark vigilante able to melt in and out of the darkness? "Out of the Shadows" introduces a new vigilante hero in a new series of short fiction adventures.
Travel back into the days of the Old West to experience a key moment in the history of the Quadrant Universe. Meet Firehair, the red-headed spitfire raised by Indians to be a warrior woman as she joins forces with the greatest heroes of the era to take on a threat out of ancient legend, a threat large enough to wipe out modern civilization. A threat known simply as the Wild Hunt.
All Ferris wanted was to get home to his daughter. But the tornado got in his way and the tornado did something, not just to him, but to everything. The world has became a very different place. Can Ferris survive it long enough to find his family?
A mysterious figure in a yellow robe stumbles upon a massive path of devastation. A meeting with a man from his past uncovers the secret of Tunguska's destruction. And in the end, the man named Citrine faces a decision that may change the world forever!
This short story is a key moment in the history of the Quadrant Universe!
In the fourth Lightweight story, Kevin meets the new foreign exchange student, but doesn't exactly get what he expects! At the same time, it is the return of the Titan robot that Lightweight faced in chapter one, only this time there are six of the robots that almost killed him just three months ago!
Plus more with the Gray Man, Andy makes a new friend and the debut of an all new hero!
He walked for hundreds of miles. He was a strange figure, not quite man yet not quite monster. He found his way to a monastery high in the mountains of Tibet. There, the man seeks redemption but his quest for peace may never truly be possible.
"Not a Monster" is a new tale of adventure that sets a new path for the monster of Victor Frankenstein.
Kanu Ashanti wanted to never return to his homeland. But a deal is a deal. When he returns to his African homeland, he finds a burnt out wasteland. His family is dead, his friends are lost and his entire country is in danger. A strange woman appears and Kanu finds his destiny changed forever, all because of a simple sagai, a strange spear unlike any ever seen.
Hellfire menaces the city and only Lightweight can stop him! But when Lightweight learns that the fiery villain is a figure from his own everyday life, can he bring himself to do what it takes to stop the monster?
The first story in the Short Shots series, short stories released under a Creative Commons license.
"The Editor" introduces the character of Marie Malis, a woman with unusual skills and an even more unusual life. Follow Marie as she completes one of her many edits, a contracted kill of a crime boss, and its aftermath.
Rulah is really Jane Dodge, intrepid pilot lost in the heart of Africa. But how did Jane become the so-called Jungle Goddess. "The Rise of Rulah" tells the origin of Matt Baker's classic character in full detail as she encounters another would be goddess and two warring tribes in a mystical land on the edge of reality.
As Kevin becomes more comfortable with his powers as Lightweight, the threat against him grows greater. A new enemy is assigned to eliminate him, a powerful assassin named Ronin. At the same time, his life is contemplated by his foil at school, a man that also knows his secret identity!
A hero is born!
Kevin Mathis discovers he has fantastic powers. But the sudden arrival of his control over gravity also brings with it a great threat as mysterious villains send a deadly adversary to attack him!
Pulp Empire's popular anthology of swashbuckling action and adventure returns for a second collection of amazing tales. Inside these pages, you will find five all new novelettes from some of pulp and fantasy's greatest writers.
Freedom Patton wanders the country helping those in need and searching for his own answers along his way. He finds himself with a twentieth century calling in a twenty-first century world. With the help of a former lover he goes in search of a homeless teenager. But when dark forces start moving through the small towns of Iowa, he quickly ends up stuck in the middle.
While most New Pulp histories trace their history back to the 20s and 30s, Pulp Empire is proud to introduce eight new stories of pulp fiction action set in the present day.
From Terry Alexander's E-31 to Teel James Glenn's Deacon Furie to Caine Dorr's Commander Knight, Modern Pulp Heroes features over half a dozen great New Pulp heroes, many appearing here for the first time!