Minor Acts of Heroism is a webcomic written and illustrated by Adriana Ferguson and Kristen Van Dam since May of 2010.The first chapter focuses on the introduction of the two main characters: Simon, the foul-mouthed stepson of Dr. Bradley Thorne, and Sergio, the ward of Julius Catargiu, the "old fashioned" friend of the aforementioned doctor. The two boys find some common ground when Simon sees Sergio's room and finds out that he's a fan of Everywhere Kid, a superhero with the power of teleportation. As the boys explore Julius's mansion, they discover an underground water passageway that leads to an enormous door that, when opened, unleashes a monster that threatens to drown Sergio. This leaves Simon, Bradley and Julius no choice but to reveal their superhero identities: Everywhere Kid, Everywhere, and The Gentleman.The comic is ongoing, updated often (but with no set schedule), and in full color.This webcomic provides examples of:
Expressive Mask: This trope is averted with The Gentleman in that his eyebrows are visible above his mask, doing all the expressing necessary. The Everywheres' masks cover most of their faces (including their eyes), but the indentation of their eyebrows are visible. The eyeholes on their costumes thus remain reasonably static.
Fluffy the Terrible: Eurynomos, the Devourer, Lord of Flies, Father of the Dead and creator of vampires, and apparently Grandsire to Sergio, who appropriately calls him "Grandpa."
Bradley: If anyone can make him [Sergio] less shy by example, it's Simon. I just hope he's not being rude...
Simon: *to Sergio* So, what's up with the Dracula house and the mortuary clothes? Is this for me 'cause, like, Bradley didn't say nothing about dressing up. I don't high tea or whatever you people do in horror movie mansions.
Insistent Terminology: A mild example in Simon pointing out that Bradley is his stepfather, not biological father. This doesn't explain why they look blood-related and both have powers of teleportation.
Monochromatic Eyes: Happens when the characters put on masks (ex. the Everywheres and The Gentleman). Justified in the case of the Everywheres, since it seems that their masks actually do cover their eyes. Nilus's eyes are monochromatic black, with a purple sheen to them. Strangely enough, the only other Atlantean introduced in the story doesn't have Monochromatic Eyes, so it can be gathered that Nilus's eyes are unusual, even among Atlanteans.
Not Distracted by the Sexy: Bradley doesn't seem to even notice the increasingly forward invitations of a hot science chick who visits his office.
Not So Different: When Simon starts pointing out how weird it is that Julius is a vampire, Bradley points out that he and Simon can teleport.
Not What It Looks Like: Julius and Bradley in this page. It took this Yaoi Fangirl Troper quite a few pages even after it's revealed that they were only suiting up for a night of crime-fighting to realize that they weren't lovers.
Tangled Family Tree: Julius sold his family's bloodline to Eurynomos, demon and creator of vampires, in exchange for saving his son's life. Julius' descendants now have Wing Ding Eyes but that's mostly it. Eventually, Sergio's dad is born. On the other side of the tree, Eurynomos romanced a mortal for some reason and while the offspring wasn't demonic herself, she carried the gene. This was Sergio's mom. So to sum up, Sergio has a demon-grandpa, a vampire-grandpa, 2 half-human dead parents and a puppy familiar named Baskerville because why not, which makes Sergio… weird.
Teleport Spam: Simon has been seen using his teleportation powers to move a few feet, embarrass Sergio, and even just to move from a laying-down position to a standing-up position.
The Unintelligible: General Samekh Atlantus, Atlantis's military attaché accompanying Nilus. So far, none of his few lines have been in English (or any other language recognizable by any characters other than Nilus and Julius).
Unsound Effect: This page has one, when Sergio realizes a few pages after the fact that Simon and Bradley are the Everywheres