Yeah, all you have here - as with so many - is just comic creators upping the ante. When you have the ability to look at something that already exists and one, two, three-up it, it becomes very wan. It's like a bunch of bullshitters sitting around and going "Oh yeah? You think that was bad? Well this is what happened to me......." It's hardly a challenge to make up bigger and badder stuff, and after the fact counts less.
I think I should have use the oh-so-useful , shouldn't I? xD