I'm in a bit of a quandary at the moment. I have this really cool idea for a story where the cast from my super-hero story travel to a parallel reality and meet different versions of themselves. They discover what may have been, what might happen and what they might be hiding. The story is meant to be one of THE major events in the continuity. It's going to be awesome.
One problem though; how do they get from Earth A to Earth 1 in the first place? Well, like I always do, I see what others have done. Inspired by Neil Gaiman's Marvel 1602, I have an idea of what sets the plot in motion and how they are able to achieve inter-dimensional travel.
The inhabitants of Earth 1 have developed a device that rips a hole in the space-time continuum in such a way that it actually threatens to destroy it, or at least a very
big chunk of it. This 'dangerous' rip doesn't go unnoticed and a god-like figure in Earth A (himself an immigrant from a dimension that naturally succumbed to entropy) warns the heroes of the disaster, sending them through the rip to Earth 1.
What I'm asking you guys is this: does that explanation float? Does it bring up any plot holes? Do you think the readers will just go with it?
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.