Nicholas Ahlhelm produces new super powered fiction, often in a serialized format like you see here with Lightweight. He lives in Eastern Iowa where he wishes the winters were just a bit less wintery. Learn more about his work at superpoweredfiction.com. To directly back his writing and get new serialized stories months before everyone else, support him at Patreon.com/ahlhelm.
America's first line of defense! An initiative to redirect the wealth of America resulted in a drastic reduction of operations of the Armed Forces. In their place comes the Federal Organized Response for Critical Engagements. A collection of American's brightest and bravest metahumans, F.O.R.C.E. exists as America's first line of defense against the terrors of the world!
Noah Logan was a normal guy. Now he's suddenly got the power to explode anything with a punch. Aliens have come out of the woodwork and they all want him dead or as an ally. He just wants to live his life in his hometown, but as long as he's around, Cedar Rapids will be overrun by alien attackers! Life used to be simple. Now it's nothing more than a... Shockwave.
Doctor Cosmic Presents is a series designed to take trips into the corners of the Quadrant Universe not traveled by other stories set in the same universe. Hosted by the enigmatic protector known as Doctor Cosmic, find yourself whisked through space and time to the corners of the universe unlike any other!
Cinder. Enigma. Jigsaw. Kodiak. Gathered as children by the mysterious Karate Keith, they have been raised as a new generation of superhuman fighting machines. Now unleashed on the world, they find themselves targeted by an evil criminal enterprise and a time-traveling madman! But that's just the tip of the iceberg for the adventures of the Quadrant!
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Life Support once used his powers for cheap fame. As he finds himself drawn into a movement for justice, he also finds himself embroiled in the life of a hero. When Aquamarine enters his life, nothing will be the same for his life ever again!
Alexander the Great has destroyed F.O.R.C.E. headquarters. He has stranded the most powerful members halfway across the galaxy! Now his final endgame is at play. Can the surviving team unite to stop the threat to the country?
The climactic final chapter in the saga of F.O.R.C.E. as Legend and company face challenges greater than anything seen so far in the series!
The Smoking Skull's ultimatum is clear. Lightweight has no choice but to face a dangerous threat in the midst of a police force intent on his death.
Their battle threatens to shake the foundation of the city of Federation.
Plus Cent faces a deadly threat alone!
The 1930s. A dozen freighters have went missing, attacked and apparently destroyed by a group of pirates no one has ever seen. When an old friend perishes in an attack, the legendary adventurer Thunder Jim Wade takes the Thunderbug out to investigate. With the aide of a marine biologist, Wade and his compatriots quickly stumble upon a conspiracy far more dangerous than he could ever imagine!
After nearly two years away, Kevin Mathis is back in Federation. His alter ego Lightweight once again flies over the city he loves. But rebuilding a life after two years away is anything but easy. When an old threat returns, Lightweight rushes into action to stop him. But will a new Red Sparrow spell the end for the hero before his new life can begin?
Quadrant finally comes together as the Morgan brothers and Emma all find themselves in the dark future of Federation! Tempus Dux rules all here, and not even old friends can be trusted in this terrifying new world. It will take the combined might of Cinder, Jigsaw, Enigma and Kodiak to escape with their lives, but can the heroes save their friends and their timeline?
A new threat emerges in the form of the Smoking Skull! With an explosion rocking downtown, Kevin cannot resist his need to help, even as the entire city is on the manhunt for Lightweight! This brings him into conflict with a new version of an old foe in the latest installment of the ongoing adventures of the gravity defying Lightweight!
Rocketman is dead! An alien invasion threatens the Earth! The most powerful heroes of F.O.R.C.E. head into space for the first time to take on a dangerous threat!
This brings back memories of Cyber's own dark history as he remembers the months he lost once before to an unexpected trip into space, a fate he doesn't want to face again.
Lightweight feels confident as the defender of his city, but even he will be tested when he faces down the amped up abilities of the bank robbers known as The Royals. With new armor and a new leader, Ace of Hearts, it will take every ounce of Lightweight's abilities to stop their new heist!
The energy signature of The Aviator appears in Denver. But the Aviator is dead, isn't he?
Doc Telsa leads a F.O.R.C.E. team on an immediate investigation, unsure of what this means for one of her oldest allies in her career as the heir to Nikola!
Plus: a new metahuman hero emerges, but will he survive past his first day on the job?
The Femazons have taken over a small extremist state, incapacitating every male with a biological weapon. The women of F.O.R.C.E., led by Doc Tesla, have to enter the country and disable the weapon. They are faced with a startling choice: save the day and allow a repressive society to rise again or let hundreds of thousands of men die.
Lightweight thought his battles with Hellfire were long behind him. His adult life in Federation seemed to finally have a shape as he meets an old friend for a job interview. Long thought dead, Kevin's old high school rival George Arnold rose from the ashes of his last defeat. The source of George's hatred will finally be revealed!
The events of Noah Logan's past five adventures come to a head as the Paradox War makes its way to Earth! Noah learns secrets of his family's past. Tia learns her own role in the struggle, and the plans of the Overlord put everyone in danger! The cosmic adventure rips through Cedar Rapids and threatens to change everything for our hero!
The city of Cedar Rapids faces total destruction as the Paradox War rocks Earth! Noah Logan must test his newfound abilities against a murderous betrayer! A wave of deadly clones wreak havoc across downtown! Tia must face down the power of the Vylkirons!
The final chapter brings the adventures of Noah and company to an explosive finish that will leave no one untouched!
Transported back to 1720, Jigsaw lands on a pirate ship in the midst of battle! These pirates are anything but hardened criminals, but a group of metahumans, hated and feared everywhere in the Caribbean! If pirate hunters weren't enough of a danger, the crew also faces a second band of pirates that pollute the air and sea with their ships!
Still without a job, Kevin Mathis finds himself embroiled in combat with a pair of old foes. A local food bank is damaged in the process, which leaves Kevin with the motivation to volunteer. But even as he gets to know the people there, an attack by a new villain threatens everyone around him with Lightweight being everyone's only chance at survival!
Shot by a bullet able to penetrate is nearly indestructible skin, Legend lays near death. The shrinking super-scientist Inch may be his only hope to survive the near fatal injury.
Meanwhile, the rest of the team is on a mad scramble to find his attacker before the super-powered assassin can escape!
Kevin struggles to rebuild his life after years away from home. Meanwhile, Cent realizes she's made her own share of mistakes as well. The troubles for both comes to a head when an international assassin with superhuman speed finds her way to Federation. Her newest target puts Lightweight right in the crossroads of violence and murder!
Backoff grew from a sidekick to a hero. From a teenage girl into a young woman. But one fateful day in the city of Federation served as a pivot point that changed the Quadrant Universe forever. This is her story from her viewpoint, as only Doctor Cosmic could unlock.
The adventures of Shockwave continue in an all new chapter!
The action heats up for Noah Logan as he finally comes face to face with the enigmatic Overlord! The leader of the Elderspawn has a message for the young hero, one that bodes even greater ill for his future! Plus Oditus' plan for Sarah and company is revealed!
As Celeste reveals Tia's true origins, Noah and Parris go to war with the mind controlled Oditus and his alien army. But the villain has a shocking surprise for his enemies. Mentark and Sarah rush to their aid, but even more dangerous threats lurk in the shadows in this penultimate chapter in the first saga of Shockwave!
1500. Rome. Enigma is out of place and he may be out of time. As a new century dawns, the center of the world falls under the threat of an ancient evil as it returns from the stars.
Enigma will test all his telepathic, telekinetic and omnipathic abilities if he will have any hope of stopping a danger far greater than any of the Morgan brothers have faced before!
The battle between Lightweight and Ragnarok ended before it could even begin. Now trapped in Ragnarok's lair, Kevin and Millie find themselves at the center of two separate plans for the destruction of Lightweight and the conquest of the world.
As his adventure on the alien world continues, Noah Logan learns more about the past as Daemos reveals the dark history of the two royal families of Paradox. On Earth, Tia and Sarah both encounter new threats as the alien invasion of Eastern Iowa begins! Things heat up as the first volume of Shockwave continues!
Lightweight and Zia arrive back in his home city. But Federation will prove anything but a warm welcome as Lightweight comes under attack from a familiar foe! His quest to confront the megalomaniacal Ragnarok hits a speed bump in the Federation airport as our hero fights just to survive!
The Golden Age hero Ferret has went through a metamorphosis, one he still doesn't completely understand. But as the mysteries of his past still haunt him, he must join his team as they face down a threat on a murderous rampage across the Southwest.
The time traveling adventures continue as Kodiak finds himself dropped into the middle of a war between Norsemen and the strange creatures known as the svartalfar! With the aid of the warrior maiden Astrid, he inserts himself into the fight for the survival of a people and a way of life. Kodiak gets a taste of magic as he becomes "The Hairiest Viking!"
A new series of standalone stories that explore the corners of the Quadrant Universe! With "Connection" the mysterious Doctor Cosmic delivers the first meeting between Lightweight and the four brothers of Quadrant! This special story pits Lightweight, Cinder, Enigma, Jigsaw and Kodiak against a dangerous creature from another dimension, one which threatens to destroy the city if it's not stopped!
Noah Logan has super powers. He's already fought off two attacks by killers from outer space. But now he wants answers as to where his explosive punches came from. The answers are waiting for him, but first he'll have to travel across the galaxy to the strange world of Paradox! Plus Tia has her own strange encounter, one that may prove just as life changing as her boyfriend's!
En route to America, Kevin Mathis finally learns how Zia knows so much about the war between the Eloi and Morlocks as she reveals an unwritten chapter in the history of the Quadrant Universe! In early twentieth century California, she uncovers a villain unlike any seen before in the pages of Lightweight!
Cinder finds himself trapped in the earliest days of civilization. Declared the sun god Aten by the soldiers he meets, the pharaoh Neferneferuaten needs him. Egypt is under threat and his powers may be the only thing that can aid her in her battle against supernatural forces unknown to history. The nature of godhood in the Quadrant Universe is finally revealed!
On their quest to discover the whereabouts of Ragnarok, Lightweight and Zia find themselves in Berlin. But before they can even step off the train, they're in battle with the survivors of a group that swore ultimate vengeance on Lightweight a long time ago! The Morlocks are back and they will stop at nothing to kill Kevin and anywhere with him!
Plus the return of a fan favorite character!
Jigsaw, Cinder, Enigma and Kodiak find themselves back on Earth. Only one small problem: they've arrived about a hundred million years earlier than they left! With dinosaurs on the loose all around them, the heroes find themselves far from home... and "Out of Time!"
Noah Logan has super-powers! He may not know why, but he knows someone has already killed him twice. With his girlfriend Tia at his side, he wants to find answers about where his powers came from and why anyone would want him dead for them. Instead, he'll find himself in a pitched battle between godlike beings! Can even his explosive abilities survive this war?
Kevin Mathis is back on Earth. But he's still far from home. His battle on Fogg Island done, he meets a new ally in the form of the mysterious Zia. She warns him of an even greater threat, the legendary villain Ragnarok. The murderous megalomaniac has designs on Kevin's future, but not if Kevin and Zia can find him first!
Every city needs a hero!
Noah Logan is a normal twenty something. He works a deadend job in a deadend industry just to make ends meet. But there's far more to Noah Logan than even he suspects. An attack by a monster reveals Noah's own hidden powers and leaves an Iowa city reeling under an attack from the beyond!
A new hero dawns as he faces... Destiny's Beginnings!
After a year lost on a desert world far from his own, the hero known as Lightweight finds himself back on Earth. His memories muddled by the journey, he finds himself on a mysterious island off of Wales, one under attack by an ancient god bent on total destruction! Kevin Mathis may not have a costume anymore, but he's still a hero. But can even he stand face to face with Thor?
The adventures of the four young heroes known as Quadrant extends into space! Trapped in a dangerous part of the galaxy, they must undertake a dangerous mission in order to pay off their rescue. But in order to do so, they face a ravenous alien horde that brings death wherever it travels! It's another huge adventure for Cinder, Enigma, Jigsaw and Kodiak as the tales of the Quadrant continue!
Superheroes have been around for a long time, and the period from just before to several years after World War II is known as comics' golden age. In The Good Fight 5: The Golden Age, presented by the Pen and Cape Society, some of the best writers in the superhero fiction industry share their stories set during this time period.
Damocles Morgan, known to his enemies as Jigsaw, stumbles onto the doorstep of his old ally Emma, very nearly dead. How did he come to be this way? As they seek to unravel the truth, Emma and Jigsaw may finally uncover the secrets behind the creation of the four brothers known as Quadrant.
Enigma takes center stage as the threat of Tempus Dux is first revealed to the Quadrant. Cut off from his omnipathic link to every mind in the area, Enigma feels alone for the very first time. Without his brothers at his side, he must face one of Quadrant's deadliest foes, but help might arrive from the strangest of places.
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!
After the team gets a new recruit found in space, F.O.R.C.E. Headquarters comes under attack by a strange group of armored beings very familiar to the techno-symbiotic hero Cyber. John Sprouse must once again don his armor to defend his family and his new home, but with most of the team away, even his abilities might not be enough!
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!
Go Girl gave up her life as the super-fast hero of Baltimore to get married and raise children. But that decision came with consequences. Those same consequences come to dangerous light in the present as she faces down a horrific threat on the streets of New York City that maybe even the fastest woman in the world can't outrun.
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!
Doc Tesla may be new to the legacy of her name, but she has embraced the Tesla name as her century of predecessors did before her. But it wasn't always that way. As she faces down a threat that could destroy the entire Seaside Islands, she must face down her legacy once and for all.