Mention the idea of fanfiction to most comics fans and theyâ€™ll run screaming - and rightly so. An awful lot of fanfic is little more than badly-written basement fantasy porn, often involving promiscuous animals, stalwart heroes suddenly stricken with emo tendencies, and Harry Potter. Sometimes all three.
But did you know there was a thriving community, spread over a number of sites and involving dozens of writers, dedicated to producing traditional adventures starring all your favourite Marvel and DC characters every month? And not just feature stars such as Batman, Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Avengers and the JLA, but a whole host of more obscure heroes such as Captain Britain, USAgent, Shanna The She-Devil, Animal Man, Gravity, Sleepwalker, the 1970s Champions, and many more!
Whether you enjoy the modern, darker comics age or the time-honoured excitement of the 70s and 80s, we may have something youâ€™ll enjoy. Please check out the last few months of new releases from the communityâ€™s links page, The Fanfare - and remember, weâ€™re always looking for new writers as well as readers.
Hope to see you soon!