The British public had been largely unaware of their existence throughout the '60s and '70s, thinking them to be fictional.
Most of the IPC heroes are now interred within an asylum (comparisons are drawn with Camp X-Ray), and the daughter of one of the inmates (who calls herself Penny) is determined to reveal their existence to the larger public.
Albion is a six-issue comic book limited series plotted by Alan Moore, written by his daughter Leah Moore and her husband John Reppion, with covers by Dave Gibbons and art by Shane Oakley and George Freeman.
As a result of a deal forged by Vice-President Bob Wayne of DC Comics and Publishing Director Andrew Sumner of IPC Media, it was published through DC Comics' Wild Storm imprint.
The story revolves around a modern-day Britain where comic book characters have turned out to really exist.
), formerly romanized as Chengtu, is a sub-provincial city which has served as capital of China's Sichuan province.
It is one of the three most populous cities in Western China (the other two are Chongqing and Xi'an).
Using a similar narrative device to that which Alan Moore employed in Supreme and Tom Strong, flashbacks are related in the style of comics of yesteryear.
For example, Penny Dreadful's childhood is drawn in a style similar to Dennis the Menace or the Bash Street Kids.