The Legion of Nothing: Rebirth
series: The Legion of Nothing, #1
Author: Jim Zoetewey
Genre: Young-Adult, Superhero,
Publisher: 1889 Labs
"You may kill somebody today. We won't think anything less of you for it."
Nick Klein's grandfather was the Rocket.
For three decades, the Rocket and his team were the Heroes League--a team of superheroes who fought criminals in the years after World War II.
But Nick and his friends have inherited more than their grandparents' costumes and underground headquarters... they've inherited the League's enemies and unfinished business.
In the 1960's, Red Lightning betrayed everyone, creating an army of supervillains and years of chaos. The League never found out why.
Now, Nick and the New Heroes League will have no choice but to confront their past.
“What I’m thinking,” Jaclyn’s grandfather said, “is that stealth would be best. Travis and Haley, you both have Chuck’s abilities, correct?”
Travis said, “Yes, sir,” while Haley said, “Right,” in a chirpy voice that seemed out of place.
“Good. Then I think the two of them should sneak in, knock him out, and leave.”
“Unless the mayor senses them and bores straight into their heads,” Daniel said.
“That’s the hole in the plan,” Jaclyn’s grandfather said, amused.
That you could drive a truck through, Daniel sent to me.
In both of our minds, Daniel’s dad said: Listen.
“Since stealth isn’t an option,” Jaclyn’s grandfather said, straightening in his chair, “we’ll have to take the direct route. Larry, could you take the Rhinomobile straight up to the door?”
Larry laughed. “I could drive it into the living room.”
“That’s not what I want you to do. I want you to drive straight up to the house and distract the police and the Guard. Fight them if you have to. Everyone who can’t fly will be with you.
"Everyone who can fly will be going in through the second floor. Nick, you’ll want to hang back while Daniel and his dad subdue the mayor. Someone will need to be watching for aerial attacks.”
“Is that likely?” I asked.
“Anything’s possible,” he said. “The Hangmen are in town. They’ve already been beaten back from the mayor’s house once today. When the Rhinomobile breaks through, it’ll be a race between you and Vengeance’s Hangmen. Be there first.”
He moved his head to face everyone at the table, regarding us with his near-sightless eyes.
“One more thing: you may kill somebody today. We don’t want you to, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. We won’t think anything less of you for it.”
“No. It can be avoided,” Daniel’s dad said. “Always. And it should be. Whatever we might think, in the public’s opinion you’ll have killed an innocent man.”
“Not in my experience,” Jaclyn’s grandfather said.
Daniel’s dad stood up. “We need to talk through a few things privately. Nick, is the lab unlocked?”
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About the Author:
Jim Zoetewey grew up in Holland, Michigan, near where L Frank Baum wrote The Wizard of Oz and other books in that series. Admittedly, Baum moved away more than sixty years before Jim was even born, but it's still kind of cool. He's a web developer, a religion and sociology major, and the author of the superhero series The Legion of Nothing. He's also not sure why he's writing this in the third person, but he's never seen an author bio written in first person and doesn't want to rock the boat.
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