^I kinda really like the "origins" story of Greg Cox's novels--the wars channeled through real
-life history. Do these comics do the same kinda thing?
To the OP's question--as the great Hitchcock would say, it's not the idea that would make it "good" or "bad", necessarily...it's what you DO with it!
So, I'd say have at it--and let's see HOW your attempt comes out.