The post for which I was writing this comment seems to have disappeared,
and now I can no longer recall the name of whom I am quoting, but I wanted to save this idea. EDIT: It was Sam Zeitlin who came up with this great idea!
If you want to run a supers game, why not take the premise that you are a new edgy British writer who has been given control of a flagging title with freedom to retcon and revamp to meet his ideas of what’s realistic and interesting, leaving the characters to cope?
I would play this game so hard.
Most of the graphic novels on my shelf are deconstructions or “beloved character seen through the perspective of genre-weary writers”: Watchmen, Top 10, Tom Strong, Astro City, Supreme, etc. I feel like no one has yet attempted this meta-genre in an RPG. I don’t even know if it can be done!