The Superguy Mailing List started on February 11, 1989, as forum for humorous superhero fiction. Since then it has exploded in popularity, to the point where it hosts several subtopics, including Superguy itself and its inspiration, Sfstory, which used to be a separate mailing list, before it waned in popularity.
In fact, maybe I should just clear up the various things 'Superguy' can refer to:
All clear now? Good.
As noted above, Superguy began as a parody of superheroes, especially in comic books. Indeed, many heroes in Superguy can be traced to "real" superheroes; e.g. Superguy, Supermøøse, Genericman, Superiorman, !, and Mighty Guy are all parodies of Superman. However, the tone has gotten more serious in recent years, although it retains its humorous core.
I was introduced to Superguy through a crossover between the Superguy series Team M.E.C.H.A. and the LNH series Dvandom Force known as the Grand Tour. This crossover is one of several which are infamous for taking forever to end, and during the wait I decided to read back issues of Team M.E.C.H.A. so I could know who these people were. Well, they had been involved with an immense crossover that, for the sake of any Superguy Authors who may be reading, I will not name. The end result was that I ended up reading a good chunk of the archives -- especially after I found the the Superguy Autocollector, which makes archive browsing easy and fun.
Newcomers to Superguy will no doubt be disoriented by the fact that few of the series are in sync with each other -- indeed, there are currently three or more consecutive crossovers being written simultaneously. I recommend just going with the flow.
Several Superguy authors have web pages. Check out the Other People page for a list.
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