J. C. Westonis creating Paternum: A Superhero Web Serial
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A special badge in the fan discord server, where I'll check in to chat.
You'll also have access to up-to-date downloads of the story in several formats (.epub, .mobi, and .pdf), but not including access to the exclusive interlude arcs.
There will occasionally be art as part of the story. This tier will get you access to a discord channel where I'll share the art a week before it's uploaded as part of the story. You'll also have access to the exclusive interlude arcs - each acting as a non-plot relevant expansion of the previous arc, delving into character motivations and providing additional closure.
You'll also get a name of your choice in Paternum's "Thank You" page!
This tier will get you access to a discord channel where I'll share scenes a week before they're uploaded as part of the story.
You'll also get a name of your choice in the "Special Thanks" section of Paternum's "Thank You!" page!
When Quinn finds an experimental superpower-granting costume in their parents’ attic, they didn’t expect to be drawn into a web of superhuman intrigue, but their discovery serves as the catalyst for that conspiracy to slowly unravel.
Hello! I write a superhero webserial called Paternum, which can be found here. At it's heart, Paternum is an extended coming-of-age story for the main character in a world with more reasonable stakes and less powerful heroes than many superheroic worlds. Themes include what art means to different people, and what it means to be a patron, whether as a sponsor, a parent, or a supporter.
I consider Paternum's primary influences to be the various versions of Spider-Man, J. C. McCrae's own superhero story Worm, and Drew Hayes' story SuperPowereds. I hope that the fans of such stories can find something to enjoy in mine as well.
Reviews have said things like...
… I couldn’t be happier with the protagonist. … this is the standout hero story that reminds one of lighthearted marvel and dc comics. … It’s just a good story to sit down and enjoy after a long day. The stakes are reasonable, the decisions are real with relatable consequences, and every single character so far is enjoyable. … the interactions between the groups is always an addicting read. This world is great and deserves a lot more attention …
Review by Darch
… I’m loving the MC. They are interesting and I love the relationship they have with their dad. … The sketches throughout are a nice added touch.
Review by Nova Girl93
… this story is off to a great start. Quinn, the main character has a well defined personality so far and an intriguing situation in a world of super powers and magic. … I’m looking forward to seeing where this one goes!
Review by HueyHare