Okay, as I promised, I'm doing a breakdown on each title here... and yes, I read each of them, from beginning to end.
JamieWolfe7 - Captain Ireland - While I found the mythology used to be personally pleasant, and the research invested to be rarely remarkable, this is just... well, not really a story. While it has designs and backstory, the lack of actual forward motion and genuine prose makes it feel a bit limp. We don't really get a feel for Captain Ireland -- we learn WHAT she is, but never WHO. 3/10
BlueEcho - Lady Luxembourg - This really isn't bad, per se. It's decently written, tells a story (however simple), and even gives a strong inclination towards how "badass" the title character is. That said, this isn't without a number of flaws. Certain elements are exaggerated to the degree of being condescending ("Danger Man 53, Lady Luxembourg 842," Retrobot replied.), creating a feeling that the reader is being talked down to. We see early on that Lady Luxembourg is tough when she saves Danger Man, and the revelation that she's had powers all along is actually a fun twist that I didn't see coming -- but giving us an actual numerical value seems like overkill here, especially after it's already been made obvious that she's head and shoulders above Danger Man.
Secondly, I don't know these secondary characters, and after reading this piece, I still don't. They feel like old OC's that I'm unfamiliar with, possibly from other CCC's, but as far as I'm concerned in my reading, Danger Man and Retrobot are blank digital mannequins with no descriptions and no past. 4/10
4donkeyjohnson - Captain Norway - I have no idea what to do with this. It's cute, but... I... yeah. x/10
ImpurestCheese - The Tale of Sergeant San Jose - This piece is something I really wanted to be impressed by. It clearly has a story to tell and it technically does tell it. The inclusion of the sudden death of the supposed protagonist caught me pleasantly off-guard, and the message of peace and strength through unity was a really refreshing one. Unfortunately, there's a sense of hasty and messy writing that makes this message not shine through anywhere near as cleanly as it could or should. Bottom line, this story needed to be about twice as long as it is. Nobody realistically goes from "genocidal space titan" to "pacifistic hero of the people" in that short a span of time -- it wouldn't work in real life and it doesn't really work in this story either. If we knew more about War Chest, if we had more insight into his feelings before the events of the story, or if things were handled with a bit more patience, this could have been a winner due to how evocative it can be when it tries. As it stands, it gets a 5/10.
Batkevin74 - Captain South Ossetia - A cute idea, here, finds itself decidedly outweighed by the lack of description, clumsy dialogue structure, exhaustive amounts of ALL-CAPS SCREAMING, and vague racism. Most importantly, however, is the lack of any real "presence" to these characters -- Captain England stands out as having the most personality, simply in how stereotypical he is, but Captain South Ossetia could be surgically removed from his own story with an insignificant degree of impact. As I said originally, the idea is cute, and handled differently, the Coalition of Unrecognized Nations and Territories (I see what you did there, by the way; classy) could have been an interesting team with unique characters. 3/10
CBishop - The Second Reign of Women - I'm a bit confused by how I want to tackle this one, and I definitely find myself on the fence on it. As a story, it... doesn't exist, it's a news report that only really stands up as such. The way the news report itself is dealt with is interesting and the concept is fun -- as a running joke in a movie, I think I'd really like it, it's handled smoothly. My big issue with this is trying to find an actual protagonist out of the mix, the "character" that's being "created." By the climax, this roulette wheel of characters seems to have settled on the Sultana of Turkey, a character we know very little about and never see in action. The overall story isn't bad, but leaves me with something of a sense of confusion as to who I was supposed to be focusing on. Don't give up on this concept, but try to refine it a little more next time. 5/10
KCSSHD- The Man of Sin - Here's our masterpiece. Damn, dude, did you make up this world by scratch just now, or is it something you've been working on for a while? Whichever the answer, you have serious talent. Engaging descriptions, a world that feels distinct and lived-in, and writing that's non-indicative enough to keep the reader on their toes. I got really invested in the action and the world here, as well as the actual characters themselves -- it feels like "just another day in the life" of the Man of Sin while also giving us a pleasing look into the way he acts and operates in this dystopian political neo-noir action story. It feels clean and dirty all at once and I really, genuinely enjoyed reading through it. If you keep writing these, I'll keep reading them. 8/10