Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: JLA/X-Men Before Daredevil/Batman Edition

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As a youth, I was fascinated by my cousin’s copy of the Superman/Spider-Man tabloid comic book, knowing just enough about comics to realize that the two characters didn’t usually interact.  Batman/Incredible Hulk followed, but it would be a decade and a half before they really started kicking out the metaphorical super-schmozz jams with Marvel Vs. DC, Spider-Man/Batman, Batman/Captain America and…  Honestly, mostly just random guys with Batman, now that I think of it.  There was an interesting miniseries in which a character with the epically uninspiring name of “Access” crossed back and forth, even merging the heroes together ala the Amalgam crossovers, but the comics industry is nearly as petty and vindictive as the professional wrestling game, and bad blood ended the crossovers some years ago.  Still, as a power-nerd of three decades standing, I find it occasionally fascinating to play what if, to wonder what might have been in a world where editorial camps didn’t have to be such schmucks, which in turn begs a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wouldn’t mind seeing Defenders/Justice Society Of America, but only circa 1977, asking: If Marvel and DC Comics were to work out their differences, what inter-company team-up would you want to see first?