May 26th, 2019

A Birthday

the metaorigin

Is it possible to write an original superhero universe novel without a metaorigin?

DC and Marvel don't have 'em, of course.  Then, both have grown up over decades accumulating aliens from other planets, magicians hanging out in NYC,  supertrained women from all-female utopia with gifts from gods, victims of radioactive spiders or explosions, etc.  And even they have a concentration of origins between mutants and the "metagene".  The lack's a bit much to handwave in a single novel.

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