How would you feel about a superhero story that makes Watchmen look like Superfriends? This is a superhero story that kicks Marvel's and DC's asses out of the multiverse. It's fast, emotional, tactical and above all it's consistent. In a world where people get their powers by triggering under extreme stress and/or trauma, the distinction between ''hero'' and ''villain'' is simply a matter of perspective. Widely regarded as ''the Game of Thrones of superhero stories'' Worm is an intense exploration of a world much like our own if a large number of people started getting superpowers starting in the 1980's.
After an exceptionally traumatizing event, Taylor Hebert finds she has the seemingly-mundane ability to control insects. Told primarily from her perspective, Worm follows Taylor as she decides to use these powers for the greater good - no matter what the cost. Her first attempt at taking down a supervillain sees her mistaken for one, thrusting her into the midst of the chaos and complexities of the 'cape' community of Brockton Bay. Cape politics, factions, rivalries, information warfare, and the individual problems of the unbalanced people beneath the costumes puts even the heroes' morality in question. Taylor's actions in the midst of this leave her in a position where she's forced to make some hard choices, facing the reality of having to do the wrong things for the right reasons.
''The only superhero work to show the world as worse because of superheroes''
''X-men has more continent busters, while Worm has more busted continents''
''You know all those times in superhero stories where you wonder why they don't just do *this* or *that* with their power? In this, they *do*''
Ward, the sequel to Worm, is being released and has just entered it’s 4th Arc!
In equally great news: I’ve begun a new audiobook project for this sequel! I’m handling things a little differently this time so I hope you’ll continue to listen and enjoy!
You can read Ward at parahumans.net or listen to the audiobook at ParahumanAudio.com
Narrator: the Snickety
Narrator: Edgar Preen
Narrator: Chris Batkin
Too good to be free... yet it is.
I do not much write reviews but this “super hero soap opera” has totally captured my heart. The breadth of knowledge the authors exhibit casually is quite impressive, the anti-hero is so endearing that I was actually brought to tears. The greatest binge experience I have had in quite some time. I really hope these people are rewarded for their effort and I thank them for the hundreds, yes I think it may be in the hundreds (as I’m now on “Ward”), of hours I have enjoyed.
Best podcast i’ve ever listened to
Might not use apple podcast app, but that’s on the platform
This podcast has been a wild ride. Wonderful experience! Thank you to all that made it happen!