Comic book intercompany crossovers

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Noddy, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. dragunzng

    dragunzng Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 10, 2003
    Ortigas, Philippines
    I've always preferred it when the story doesn't try to explain things and just dives into the good stuff, the character relationships. I don't really need to know how these two universes collided unless it's important to the tale being told.
  2. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 15, 2000
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    Gary 7 made out with Dark Phoenix.

    Shit happened.
  3. Reverend

    Reverend Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2002
    I have a vague memory of the Dredd vs. Batman comics and at the time at least I thought they meshed quite well. Not surprising really given the tonal overlap, similar characterization and diametrically opposed viewpoints.

    Also, not quite the same thing but didn't Stan Lee do a series where he re-imagined all of the big DC heroes? I can't remember if it was any good or not...which I suppose probably answers it's own question...
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005
    Batman vs Predator was a little out there.

    No reason Bruce should have been able to beat one of them, even with the Huntress' help.
  5. the G-man

    the G-man Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 22, 2010
    to your immediate right
    I'm just spitballing from memory here, but the JLA/Avengers was arguably the first time that parallel earths merged "post-crisis." The whole point of crisis was that dozens of parallel earths got merged for good and supposedly there weren't any more. Perhaps, the arrival/discovery of additional parallel earths was of earths where merger had repercussions not seen in the earlier merger.

    As for my favorites, the Shooter-written Superman/Spider-man is probably still my favorite, followed closely by JLA/Avengers.

    I also enjoyed Batman/Capt. America and one of the Batman/Spider-man team-ups, though I can't remember which one.

    In the case of the Batman/Spiderman book, it was less the story or art and more the moment where Batman gave Spidey a "look" in the Batmobile over some of his usual Parker wisecracks and Peter immediately got embarrassed and apologized to "Batman, sir." I liked it because it made sense for the characters, insofar as Peter is/was about the same age as Dick Greyson and you'd expect him and Batman to end up in a similar dynamic because of their ages.
  6. drychlick

    drychlick Captain Captain

    Dec 6, 2008
    phoenix. az
    :)My all time fav. comic is Superman vs Spider man and Batman vs the Hulk ! from the 70's great story! I wish DC and Maviel would make nice and make movies out of them PLEASE ! what you guy should think that should happen? As for the OP. back in the 70 the team up happen and they did not care to explan it ! have a good day
  7. Noddy

    Noddy Captain

    Jul 29, 2013
    So, what about the Fallen Angel/Illyria crossover?
  8. Noddy

    Noddy Captain

    Jul 29, 2013
    Anyone remember the cameo by Maggie Walsh, from BtVS, in Greg Cox's first Eugenics Wars novel? As already mentioned, Illyria has met Fallen Angel, who in turn has crossed paths with Crusade Comics' Shi. Be wild if they all did inhabit a shared universe, eh? Shi's encounters with Vampirella and various Marvel and Image characters might be a bit harder to reconcile with Buffy and Trek though....