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.( Collapse )