ok, heres the second storyline I thought up which doesn't require the characters to know they're actually comics instead of real people.
Ok, so basically from out of no-where all of our characters are summoned into an alchemists laboratory. The mage in charge describes everything. You have been summoned to the plane of elements. It is here that things such as luck, determination, greed, seduction, anger ect. live while their eternal spirits effect all the worlds in existance. The elements of life have lived here since the dawn of time. One element in particular known as Fate has grown bored. Not only has he lived so long that he's experienced everything the universe has to offer, he is cursed to know how the world will continue to play out until the end of days.
One day Fate could stand the monotony of knowing all things in the future no more. He desired to alter the fate of other worlds and summon them to a new kingdom he was creating. His plan is to build a new world separate from the common fate and control the fates of his new kingdom independently just for his amusement. Ignoring the basic fate of man how-ever will soon cause chaos in all realities that exist.
The alchemist has freed each of the players from the binds all fate so that they could venture forth without Fate taking control of each player. The various worlds now bow to Fate and do his bidding. The team was summoned because the lands that make up Fates new kingdom are the worlds we each come from.
These are the objectives: Enter each world and find the loom that spins the new treads of fate that controls that world freeing the people from Fate's manipulation. Also, The Alchemist gives you a instructions on how to build a puzzle-box un-effected by the elements that Fate will become enthralled with enough that he will return to his post.
I realise this is alot easier for comics that have battles in them but in this scenario there is room for romantic characters as they would be eager to free they're boyfriend/ girlfriend from a life of servatude.
anyways thats my second story idea so if you could tell me if your in or not let me know as well as letting me know which storyline you perfer most.