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Standard Super-Hero Setting

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What Standard Fantasy Setting and Standard Scifi Setting are for Fantasy and Science Fiction, this is for Super Hero genre: a setting of the sort in which most (though not all) superhero comic books and other narratives take place. Through the genre dates to the 1940s, the clear and definite rules for generic superhero settings weren't really solidified until The '60s, when Marvel Comics and DC Comics started making a full use of their Universes. See also Superhero Prevalence Stages.

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