Interesting. DC used to be fanatical about having that outline pulled down.
Guy Gardener wrote:
Moore recycles everything with Bates, Miracle Man and Kid Miracle Man with the Marvel Family after the world finished and Superman picked up the pieces declaring himself king.
That's the way Moore used to work. He had files full of ideas, and he'd take an idea he'd written up for something else and apply it to whatever he was offered. His Swamp Thing
run originated in an outline he wrote for The Heap
(an old horror comics character). He claims that Watchmen
began with an outline for a story with Archie Comics' Red Circle heroes (the Shield, the Fly, the Comet, etc.).
Keep things archetypal, and eventually the key will fit.