When it comes to comic books, one of the very building blocks of the industry is the crossover. With so many individual fictional universes existing side-by-side on the racks, it’s natural to want to see them interacting with one another, leading to crossovers both big (Dynamite Entertainment’s ‘Masks’ combines most of the surviving major pulp icons, save for Doc Savage himself) and small (such as the still-adorable romance between Tim Drake and Jubilation Lee during the DC/Marvel shmageggi’s of the 1990s.) Some of ’em aren’t even official, like Vampirella’s run-in with “Fluffy, The Vampire Killer” or the wonderful Batman/Superman annual which features Deadpool-by-any-other-name. Of course, I’m really looking forward to the upcoming Phineas and Ferb/Avengers crossover, one of the first real explorations of what clever bits might come from the acquisition of the House of Ideas by the House of Mouse. I haven’t wanted to see a combination this bad since they announced Star Trek/ Doctor Who last year (although the ridiculously obvious Doctor Who/Legion of Super-Heroes combo is still an untapped well.)
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks the ultimate crossover would be Wold Newton Vs. Tommy Westphall, asking: In this day and age, what potentially excellent mashups, matchups or meetings still remain un-crossed-over? Which do you want to see most?