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Heroes Unite is a Super Hero webcomic hosted on The Duck. It is possibly the first webcomic done in a similar style to JLA or Avengers. Most of its members are superheroes from other webcomics hosted at Drunk Duck, Original Generation created for it or earlier, that didn't previously appear anywhere else. It won the Drunk Duck Award for the best cooperative work in 2009 and spawned three spin-offs:
- Heroes Unite Adventures: A series of short (4-page) tales starring the heroes of the Heroes Unite Initiative and related characters.
- Heroes Alliance: A series following Bombshell's spinoff team Heroes Alliance.
- The New Guard: Follows a new and separate team led by Tazer after the events of Energize: Hunted. This is a reboot of the aborted 'The Heroes Unite' storyline that was originally published in Heroes Unite.
The following webcomics take place in HU Universe:
- Acrobat - The comic itself is not in the HU-verse according to its creator, but Heroes Unite uses a nearly identical version of the Acrobat character (also of Plot Twist and Coil) for crossover purposes.
- The Blonde Marvel
- Blue Jay
- Comet Kid
- Fearless - Originally. Now it's set in the "reboot" of the universe, called the "Fracture Univrse"
- The Flea
- Hero Force - Characters from Hero Force appear in HU stories, but it is not clear on whether or not the Hero Force canon and HU canon are one and the same.
- The Impractical Mr Imp
- Karabear Comics Unlimited - A portion of it, the parts of the comic relating to Astral and Sparkle
- Nebulon, Son of the Star
- Oz Stars
- Retake And its continuation - Relik''
- Saroth - The first HUverse villain to get his own comic.
- Shadow Fox
- U.N.C.A. S.A.M. - A short, abandoned project made by the creator of Bombshell.
- Vanguard - Set in a possible future of this universe.
- Vora, Princess of the Skies
Heroes Unite provides examples of:
- The Adjectival Superhero: The Impractical Mr. Imp, named in Parody. The author is a fan of Marvel Comics, whose titles are infamous for these.
- Art Shift: Each page is drawn by a different artist, each with their own unique style.
- Boss Subtitles: Often seen in Heroes Alliance whenever a new character is introduced, hero or villain.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Relik, who, despite his dark and sinister appearance, is one of the more heroic characters.
- Man Behind the Man: In the third issue, it was believed that the villain Motherboard was controlling EGO, when in fact it was the other way round!
- Multinational Team: So far, the team includes two Australians (Azumorph, Quantum), a Japanese man (SHELL) and a Canadian (Wireless) along with all the Americans. The team of writers and artists involved in the project could also count, consisting of American, British, German, Australian, Swedish and South American users.
- Second Episode Introduction: The HU Commander didn't appear until the second issue.