"It's like a comic book... But not."
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[[caption-width-right:297:Brat Pack: Saving the world... Right after practice.]]

[[http://www.lessthanthreecomics.com/ LessThanThree]] comics is a group of ongoing super-hero based serial novels.

Set out much like a real comic company, <3 Comics have two titles, ''[[http://www.bratpack.lessthanthreecomics.com/ Brat Pack]]'', the flagship 'comic', and ''[[http://presents.lessthanthreecomics.com/ <3 Comics Presents]]'' ,a platform for new titles, based on which heroes (or villains) the Author wishes to write about in a given month. In July 2010, a third title was added, ''[[http://legends.lessthanthreecomics.com/ LessThanThree Legends]]''.

''Brat Pack'' documents the ongoing adventures of a teen super-hero team in California (the eponymous 'Brat Pack'), as well as further exploring the '<3-Verse'.

''<3 Comics Presents'' has presented a number of heroes, including The Shadow, Thunderbolt and Perdition.

''LessThanThree Legends'' reveals the history of the <3-Verse, chronicling the major events.
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This site provides examples of:

* ActionMom (Talon)
* AffirmativeActionLegacy (Uncle Sam III/Miss Liberty II)
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter (Mr Perfect is this to Firestorm, always saving the day, when Firestorm is unable to. However, Captain Awesome is also this to Mr Perfect, their similar powerset making the comparison more obvious.)
* AnIcePerson (Ice Princess and Coldstar)
* ArchnemesisDad (Firestorm and Napalm)
* AudienceSurrogate (Often Firestorm, sometimes Mr Perfect)
* {{Badass}} (The Shadow and Firestorm/[[spoiler: Pumpkin King]])
* BadassGrandpa (The original Uncle Sam)
** Also RetiredBadass
* BerserkButton (Firestorm, when compared to his father)
* BornLucky (The Sawyers)
* BrotherhoodOfEvil (The Assembly of Evil)
* CallingTheOldManOut (Firestorm at Hire-A-Hero Headquarters)
* TheCape (Mr Perfect, Thunderbolt and Uncle Sam)
* CuteBruiser (Dark Rose of Blood)
* TheCutie (Pixel)
* DeathByOriginStory (The Shadow's brother)
* FiveManBand (Brat Pack)
* FutureBadass (Fissure)
* GoodThingYouCanHeal (The Shadow)
* HeroWithBadPublicity (The Shadow)
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold (Firestorm)
* LegacyCharacter (Half the 'Verse)
* MadOracle (Mac)
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover (New Vindicators ''Hostis Humani Generis'')
* PlatonicLifePartners (Mr Universe and Belle)
* ReedRichardsIsUseless (Thunderbolt (Aversion))
* TheStoner (Tom and Mac)
* SuperStrength (Too many to mention)
* TripleShifter (Brat Pack, mostly Belle)
* TheVerse (<3-Verse)
* VigilanteMan (The Shadow)
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld (Brat Pack)

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