Superhero Crossovers (Online Fiction Crossover)

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  1. joel wyatt (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE this idea! (thanks for the head's up, JZ)

    The problem for me is that Flyover City! has always been a single, unified story with a specific beginning, middle, and end - and there is only three "issues" / chapters / entries until that story is complete. That said, I did / do have something I wanted to ask the other superhero fiction authors about (and this seems like an appropriate place to do so):

    The final issue of FC! is going to be (in part) a "current events" update, about the protagonist's personal life, as well as what's happening around the country (i.e., superhero battles / crises, etc.) I wanted to know if anyone would be interested / willing to have a "shout out" to their work in that.

    Nothing too specific (that would step on the continuity in your own 'verse); it would be more like an "Easter Egg" that mutual readers would appriciate(like ET showing up in Phantom Menace, or the mention of Gotham City in "Superman Returns). And of course, the mention would have links to all of your sites.

    If interested - let me know here, or you can email me. If there's a particular current event you'd want mentioned, you'd could say so (keeping in mind that time in the 'FC!' universe has a tendency to move MUCH slower than in most other fics I've seen. But I'm off work next week, so there's no reason for me to not get this thing wrapped up!)If someone expresses interest, but doesn't have something specific for me to mention - I would just pick something from your current storyline.

    The other thing is that 'FC' has always centered around an OUTSIDER'S perspective of what's going on in the superhero world, so the mentions would all be the type of thing that would show up in the newspaper (i.e., "New York City attacked by (your villian here), as opposed to something occuring in a hero's civilian life)

    This'll all tie in to the fact that, at long last, when 'FC!' is done, I'll be reviewing all the 'hero fictions listed on the wfg!

  2. Robert Rodgers (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    That would be awesome (or at least I think so!); one possible in-continuity shout out would be to the cross-over itself--once we figure out what the cross-over entails, you could make a reference to someone else being involved in some sort of parallel dimension shenanigans, and link to the main page we'll use to post all the cross-over stuff (meaning the cross-over happened in your setting too--it just happened to someone else, and was never really referenced in the narrative). But I'm totally for a general non-continuity shout-out ala ET in the Phantom Menace, too (and I have several things in mind that'd work for me).

    If you're interested, I'd go so far as to say that the cross-over that's referenced in your narrative could be fleshed out on the cross-over page we'll have (they could show up in the cross-over stories, with you writing a part, if you're feeling up to it--it would just never show up on your main page because it was never part of the central narrative, but it still happened in your setting).

  3. G.S. Williams (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    I love the idea, I just don't think Samaritan Project is developed enough to get involved. Though if a villain with time travel/ possibly dimensional abilities was needed, there's always Zebediah from The Surprising Life and Death of Diggory Franklin, I don't know if that's helpful.

  4. Robert Rodgers (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Well, once we're done with this big crossover event, I can see us leaving it open for more minor crossover events--between individual authors, or small groups--the whole idea is to create an interesting narrative excuse to allow for authors to collaborate and create connections between their characters, after all. So if you don't feel that your work is ready for a crossover yet, that's fine--there's always potential for a crossover in the future. As for Zebediah, I'd have to read the story to give you my opinion on how he'd work--but there's always room for more, so if you're interested, feel free to join the google group listing.

    (I should add--in case people are worried that we're going to get too big and unwieldy--my plan is that if we have too many authors involved, we'll split off into small groups and possibly pairs--not every character has to meet/work with everyone else's character, after all)

  5. A. M. Harte (Moderator)

    Posted 9 years ago

    This seems like a fun initiative (although I am not a superhero writer). In any case, you may be interested to see a similar endeavour organized by Nancy Brauer a while back -- the Uhopping adventure.

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  6. Tamyrlin Ink (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Okay, scary. I was thinking of something EXACTLY like this the other day, and lo an behold, someone's beaten me to the punch. Damn, now I can't say that I thought of it first!

    Anywho, like other people have said, I don't think 'The Grimmery' is far enough into it's narrative to lend its characters to this, but I'll definitely be on board for the next one, if and when it comes around. Though they aren't technically superheroes. Well, I suppose they are in the loosest definition of the term (have powers + save people, even if the people don't know they're being saved).

    In any case, I'll certainly be reading this project when it comes out. I haven't been much into reading web fiction (bit more preoccupied with the writing at the mo), but this seems like an excellent way to see what I might be interested in.

    But, um... Good luck, I guess. Don't all kill each other. ;)

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  7. dziwozony (Member)

    Posted 9 years ago

    Hey there,

    Jim Z dropped me a line to give me a headsup about this. I'd be interested in participating. Wonder City Stories ( is far enough in that I've got characters all over the place who've had mentions or walk-ons or scenes (or even point of view characters) that I could develop further in a crossover.

    Also, shout-outs are ALWAYS welcome.


  8. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 9 years ago

    dziwozony: Join the google group. We're close to agreeing on a plot. We've got to hash out the details now, and then we'll start writing.


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