The plot: An epic tale that entrusts a dying Superman with carrying out 12 mind-bending, soul-searching labours of seemingly impossible and unsurmountable odds.
The gabillion dollar setpiece: So, so many. From Lois Lane being super-powerised (and then snogging Superman on the moon), to a prison break with Lex Luthor, fighting alongside his time-travelling descendants, fighting a creature with the ability to eat suns, and travelling into an anti-verse, it's a story that would never be short of ideas.
Chance of happening: 85%. Writer Grant Morrison has never been one to shy away from big concepts - but All Star Superman succeeds in having emotion, pathos and grandiose craziness to match, with each labour saying something about why and how Superman's as important a hero as he is.