Crossovers: Every Which Way But Up!

OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Graphic Violence
With the news from NYCC on an actual crossover between IDW's take on Transformers and Marvel's (pre-CW) New Avengers, I thought it'd be a good idea to put up a thread to discuss the merits or faults on having not just this crossover but on past ones as well. From the first meeting of the heroes who'd become the Justice Society to DC Vs. Marvel to Marvel Zombies/Army Of Darkness, we as fans have seen these mergings (or clashings) of some of our favorite characters come about to produce something really great or something you'd only see on a traffic school's accident video. Are they really worth it in the end? Is there any crossover story that stands out today one way or another?

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Grendel/Batman.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited February 2007
    the planetary/batman crossover is kinda fun

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Does Spirit/Batman count?

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I wonder when we're going to get announcement on what was mean when Didio said to Griffen "A cross over is just what we need"?

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  • CharmyCharmy Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I want the Fantastic Four to crossover with themselves, from the 1960's. Preferably from around the time they went back in time to steal Blackbeard's gold.

    It would be called "Fantastic Four x Four" and be a hilarious source of Silver Age madness.

    On another note, the crossover that led to the Justice Society is probably one of the most significant moments in the history of American comics. We largely have it to thank for starting to company universes we know today.

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  • Green LanternGreen Lantern Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    JLA/Avengers was pretty cool and there is of course

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    edited February 2007
    New Avengers/Guiding Light

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Geebs wrote: »
    New Avengers/Guiding Light

    Geebs I'm going to have to take your Mod badge from you.

    I'm sorry, but it's the only way.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    edited February 2007
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Geebs wrote: »
    New Avengers/Guiding Light

    Geebs I'm going to have to take your Mod badge from you.

    I'm sorry, but it's the only way.

    Pride of Baghdad/The Lion King

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  • hughtronhughtron __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2007
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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Marvel vs Capcom 2!

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    hughtron wrote: »
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    I saw this at a used bookstore a couple weeks ago. There is no D: big enough to express my feelings about such a crossover.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Geebs wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Geebs wrote: »
    New Avengers/Guiding Light

    Geebs I'm going to have to take your Mod badge from you.

    I'm sorry, but it's the only way.

    Pride of Baghdad/The Lion King

    It would confuse me so much since I read the lions in Pride with Lion King voices

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  • rockmonkeyrockmonkey Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I have a crappy wolverine vs nightman crossover and also the one from my sig/av.

    On the whole I think crossovers between differing universes are a bad idea. That being said I digged both of the spidey and bats crossovers.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Batman/Aliens is evidence that if there is a God, he surely hates us.

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  • FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Batman/Aliens is evidence that if there is a God, he surely hates us.

    But Superman/Aliens was pretty awesome.

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
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    My favourite crossover of all time.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I just noticed it's a triple crossover, because there's also Josie and the Pussycats.

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User
    edited February 2007
    Batman/Hellboy/Starman is pretty OK.

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me! Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    hughtron wrote: »
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    I've read it. It is as bad as you imagine. Somethings are campy bad. This isn't one of those things.

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Batman/Planetary was so awesome.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Furu wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Batman/Aliens is evidence that if there is a God, he surely hates us.

    But Superman/Aliens was pretty awesome.

    I could justify that on novelty alone. Biggest mismatch ever! Unless they had some sort of kryptonite blood plot device, it should've just been called "Superman Annihilates Shit".

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User
    edited February 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Furu wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Batman/Aliens is evidence that if there is a God, he surely hates us.

    But Superman/Aliens was pretty awesome.

    I could justify that on novelty alone. Biggest mismatch ever! Unless they had some sort of kryptonite blood plot device, it should've just been called "Superman Annihilates Shit".

    That's pretty much how Green Lantern/Aliens went. Kyle lost his ring for a bit, but then he found it and fucked shit up.

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  • Conditional_AxeConditional_Axe Registered User
    edited February 2007
    Old school GI Joe/Transformers from the 80s.

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  • The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    "Green Lantern vs Aliens!"
    "Oh hi guys. I'm gonna make a giant green hammer and start pounding you guys to shit. Okay?"

    Also, I've been reading JLA/Avengers, and it's not bad. Although it's weird seeing Superman and Captain America so...on edge(which is explained).

    And Spider-man/Batman are supposed to be good, right? At least worth reading if I like both characters?

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  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    Does Spirit/Batman count?


    It counts awesome X 10

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    "Green Lantern vs Aliens!"
    "Oh hi guys. I'm gonna make a giant green hammer and start pounding you guys to shit. Okay?"

    Also, I've been reading JLA/Avengers, and it's not bad. Although it's weird seeing Superman and Captain America so...on edge(which is explained).

    And Spider-man/Batman are supposed to be good, right? At least worth reading if I like both characters?

    Yeah. There were two of those if I remember right. Depends on what you think of Bagley's art around then.

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  • Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Furu wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Batman/Aliens is evidence that if there is a God, he surely hates us.

    But Superman/Aliens was pretty awesome.

    I could justify that on novelty alone. Biggest mismatch ever! Unless they had some sort of kryptonite blood plot device, it should've just been called "Superman Annihilates Shit".

    No kryptonite blood, but i think there was no yellow sun where he was fighting them. i didn't read the series though, so i could be wrong.

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  • Oberon311Oberon311 Registered User
    edited February 2007
    I would like to elect the Lobo/Authority crossover for the 'largest pile of steaming dog crap ever conceived' award.
    "No thank you" to a face full of articulately illustrated man-nipple every three panels. Just because a man's gay doesn't automatically mean he prances around like a fairy with no clothes on all the time.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited February 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Furu wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Batman/Aliens is evidence that if there is a God, he surely hates us.

    But Superman/Aliens was pretty awesome.

    I could justify that on novelty alone. Biggest mismatch ever! Unless they had some sort of kryptonite blood plot device, it should've just been called "Superman Annihilates Shit".

    No kryptonite blood, but i think there was no yellow sun where he was fighting them. i didn't read the series though, so i could be wrong.

    yeeeeeeeeah, he was in space or something and his 'battery' was constantly winding down so he was getting less and less powerful as he fought them. that's the only part i remember, and i don't recall how he won.

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  • Oberon311Oberon311 Registered User
    edited February 2007
    "Green Lantern vs Aliens!"
    "Oh hi guys. I'm gonna make a giant green hammer and start pounding you guys to shit. Okay?"

    Also, I've been reading JLA/Avengers, and it's not bad. Although it's weird seeing Superman and Captain America so...on edge(which is explained).

    And Spider-man/Batman are supposed to be good, right? At least worth reading if I like both characters?

    I personally enjoyed this story. It was nice to see Batman scare the shit out of and then hand the smack down to Carnage.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I've always avoided crossovers like the plauge. Even as a child I would hate to see my transformers and gi joes interact in any way.

    It just wasn't natural. Plus it was agony trying to decide who would win in a fight: Optiums Prime or Snake Eyes?

    DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE!!!

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Err....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Dead_End

    Any of you ever seen this?

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  • DeVryGuyDeVryGuy Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Furu wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Batman/Aliens is evidence that if there is a God, he surely hates us.

    But Superman/Aliens was pretty awesome.

    I could justify that on novelty alone. Biggest mismatch ever! Unless they had some sort of kryptonite blood plot device, it should've just been called "Superman Annihilates Shit".

    If I recall correctly, it had a "Supes is really goddamn far away from a yellow star" plot device.

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  • DeVryGuyDeVryGuy Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Err....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Dead_End

    Any of you ever seen this?

    Yes, and up until the part where
    The Joker gets eaten by an alien

    I thought it was one of the best film adaptations of batman ever. They really drew me in with the Bats/Joker dialogue.

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  • Peeps ChickenPeeps Chicken Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    august wrote: »
    Grendel/Batman.

    Yes.

    I remember actually liking the X-Men/Classic Star Trek crossover as a kid. I'd kill for a scan of Gladiator punching the enterprise, and Kirk's subsequent reaction.

    "Did he... punch... my ship?"

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