Hey, super readers. It’s already April somehow, and I haven’t done a roundup of new superhero fiction yet this year. Yikes! Not sure if I’ll be returning to the monthly schedule for these posts, or if I’ll do quarterly roundups like this going forward to save time. Either way, I know I’m missing a lot of great books, so leave a comment about any other superhero novels you’ve read and enjoyed lately.
As usual, I haven’t read all of these books personally, so check out the samples and reviews before buying.
Heroes Fall: A Heroes Unleashed Novel (Serenity City Book 1)
by Morgan Newquist
He wanted to be a good man. Instead he became a hero.
Twenty years ago, Serenity City’s great Triumvirate of heroes – Achilles, the Banshee, and Pendragon – maintained a golden age of peace and prosperity. Then, in an instant, it all went wrong. The city’s mightiest champion, Achilles, lost his mind during a showdown with the enigmatic supervillain Thanatos and went on a rampage across the city, leaving the Banshee dead and a swath of destruction in his wake before Pendragon could stop him.
Today, as Achilles rots in solitary confinement, Victoria Westerdale investigates a new mystery. Why are young and forgotten heroes disappearing off the streets? Why doesn’t anybody else care? And how is it tied in to those infamous events that brought the city’s greatest heroes to ruin?
And what’s going to happen to them all after Achilles escapes?
Age of Heroes: A Superhero Adventure (The Pantheon Saga Book 1)
by C.C. Ekeke
So does every villain.
When the world’s greatest superhero is found murdered, new threats emerge. And three lives are forever changed. From the ashes rises a new generation of superheroes. But with immense superpowers, and a history of tragedy, the line between right and wrong blurs.
Will they become protectors of justice, or agents of chaos?
Choose your side in Age of Heroes, the first book of The Pantheon Saga superhero series. Start reading today.
Beyond The Mask: A Fiction-Atlas Superhero Anthology
There’s so much more to each hero beyond the mask…
Fighting crime is not always a walk in the park.
The power to protect citizens comes at a price… your identity.
How do you live an ordinary life when you can do such extraordinary things?
All proceeds from the print and digital sales of this book will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, an organization that is a superhero to the many children diagnosed with childhood cancers. ALS’s mission is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.
The Wraith: Welcome Home (Superhero by Night Book 2)
by Jeffery H. Haskell
Killing is her art, and she’s about to paint her masterpiece!
Madisun has returned home to New Orleans, almost a year to the day her family was murdered. The people who did it are still free. The man who betrayed her is still alive. Justice is coming to the criminals of the city, justice without mercy.
Welcome home, Madi. Try not to burn the whole city down.
From the bestselling author of the Full Metal Superhero comes an exciting new ongoing series set in the same world as Arsenal. The Wraith is 60,000 words of badassery done right. Buy it now and start enjoying justice served hot!
Hollow City (Song of Karma Book 1)
by Kai Wai Cheah
Six kills in six years.
Super powered cop Adam Song has dedicated his life to the law. In the military and the police force, Adam ruthlessly protects the innocent.
But this time he’s killed the wrong bad guy. Now the local drug lord’s son is dead, and the boss is out for Adam’s blood. Even his secret identity won’t keep him safe. The police department hangs him out to dry, his years of exemplary service forgotten. Adam must take justice into his own hands to keep his family safe.
Because Adam is a Song. And Songs take care of their own. No matter the cost.
When does justice become murder? And just how far will he go to protect his clan?
Dragon and Hugo Award nominated author Kai Wai Cheah steps onto the superhero scene with his debut Heroes Unleashed novel. His characteristic fast-paced action and attention to detail brings Adam Song and the Chinatown of Hollow City vividly to life.
What makes a straight-laced hero cop go rogue? Buy the book or read it in Kindle Unlimited today to find out!
Catalyst: A Superhero Urban Fantasy Thrillride (Steel City Heroes Book 1)
by CM Raymond and LE Barbant
How far would you go to save the city you love?
A mad scientist fighting the laws of man and nature.
A demon-monster of mythical proportions.
A corporate conspiracy that goes back more than a century.
The Steel City is in desperate need of a hero.
Willa Weil has a secret—she comes from a long line of magicians trained to unlock the power hidden within poetry. This skill requires discipline, and the Guild demands obedience. Willa has long kept her power to herself, but when a molten metal creature threatens to consume her friends, she can no longer remain on the sidelines.
History professor Elijah Branton moved to Pittsburgh for the job of a lifetime, researching the family history of one of the nation’s wealthiest and most attractive CEOs. But not everything is as it seems in the Steel City. The historian soon unearths a deadly conspiracy that threatens to unravel his world.
Can they save their city, or will they lose themselves in the process?
Catalyst is Daredevil meets The Dresden Files, a gritty and gripping superhero/urban fantasy story for the 21st century. With magic and monsters, science and secrets, Catalyst pushes readers to consider their own path and the ethical compromises we all make—heroes and villains alike.
Welcome to The Steel City.
Cinco de Mayo (Just Cause Universe Book 15)
by Ian Thomas Healy
For the kids of the Neighborhood Watch, the final weeks of middle school are interminable. In the fall they will get to attend the Hero Academy, studying to become Just Cause superheroes. Their plans get derailed when police officers gun down an unarmed black man. Annalisa, aka La Capitána, gets video of them trying to cover up the killing.
The incident leads to protests, which inevitably turn violent as emotions run high. The kids of the Neighborhood Watch do their best to calm things down and keep people civil, but situations escalate and people get hurt. How can a group of fourteen-year-olds keep their hometown from dissolving into riots, especially when the protests attract the attention of a pair of supervillains who thrive on chaos?
Action Figures – Issue Eight: Crawling From the Wreckage
by Michael C Bailey
One war is over but a new war is beginning, and Lightstorm is once again caught in the crossfire.
After eight months in space fighting alongside the Vanguard against the Black End, Carrie “Lightstorm” Hauser comes home to rejoin her friends and family — but do they even need her anymore?
Carrie returns to Earth and finds herself a stranger in her own life. Matt has taken over as leader of the Hero Squad, her secret identity has been revealed to the world, and her father wants nothing to do with his super-hero daughter. Worst of all, Concorde refuses to let Carrie back in the field until she deals with the trauma she suffered in the Black End War.
As Carrie struggles to figure out her place in the world, a new threat rises in the form of Massacre and Vendetta, two rival super-villain teams on a collision course — and Kingsport is their battleground.Heroes will rise.
Heroes will fall. And no one will walk away unscathed.
2 thoughts on “New Superhero Fiction for 2019”
I missed this. Great to see Superhero fic still happening, still popping even after all this time. I remember thinking years ago that the market was saturated and I didn’t have a shot at making it in. Thanks for compiling new releases!
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Thank you! And while I have no data to back this up, I feel superhero fiction is still pretty niche and not over-saturated yet. 🙂
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