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Pieced together from ancient legends by: David Morgan-Mar
The author writes:
In this reality superhero comics never became a thing, because superheroes were real, so people didn't see them as escapist in any way.
Instead they invented a whole different genre of people who didn't really exist: Pirates. Pirates (in this reality) were kind of outlaw sailors who attacked other ships to loot them for treasure. Pretty far-fetched, I know, but about on par with superheroes if you imagine they never really existed and you had to describe them to people.