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What Is The Awesomeverse?

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The Awesomeverse* is a shared setting of works beginning with Supreme: The Ivory Icon, intended to continue and expand upon where Alan Moore left off at Image Comics in reconstructing the tone and feel of yesteryear's superhero stories.

Formatted as "comic books in prose form" (in contrast to other works on SBC which format themselves as episodes of TV shows), each installment consists of multiple, relatively self-contained "issues" concerning the adventures of the setting's various superheroes. However the ostensibly simple premise is tied together by themes rooted in metafictional commentary on comics and the relationship between humans and fiction as a whole*.

Beginning at the end of the fanmade Supreme #64* with the "revisioning" of the universe (and subsequently the literal birth of the Awesomeverse continuity, just as Moore did on his run of Supreme), the Awesomeverse is not intended to be a direct continuation of Alan Moore's work, instead using the foundations of what he built to create something new.

Because of the scope and ambitions of the project, Rip-Roarin' Rebel* decided that she needed other contributors to lighten the workload. And that's where you come in, true believers! You too can contribute to the majesty and grandeur of this project by submitting story ideas and even potential "prose comics" of your own making at the Awesomeverse Story Stable! So feel free to if you wanna! 'Nuff said.


* named for the subset of Image that published the vast majority of Alan Moore's work under the company, Awesome Comics

* See "Recommended Reading"

* While these themes, tied directly into Moore's beliefs on magick and the occult, are very apparent in his Image work, they would not reach full bloom until his comic Promethea, made under the America's Best Comics imprint.

* From here on, I will refer to myself by this moniker in homage to Stan "The Man" Lee and the Marvel Bullpen Bulletins he pioneered. I highly encourage any other contributors to come up with similarly alliterative names. Excelsior!

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