When I began reading comics, at the point where the 1970s gave way to the 1980s, there were a few fleeting crossover tales between Marvel Comics and DC Comics, starting with a co-production of ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ and mostly involving those heroes who were currently on television at the time.  It was a short-lived proposition, and old editorial rivalries flared up again soon enough, leading to a more-than-ten-year gap before they tried it again.  That, too, proved a short-lived but prolific collaboration, and the last decade has been mostly crossover free.  Of course, with so many good comics from non-Marvel/DC companies out there, readers may not even care about slap-fighting between the giants of superhero comic books, which leads us to today’s universe-spanning query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) just hopes that any potential comics come out in the giant 70s tabloid size, because everyone should share my pain in trying to store the things, asking: Do you want the biggest publishers to get their silliness sorted out so we can see crossovers between Marvel and DC Comics characters again?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Sure, you bet. I wouldn’t mind a few fun and ridiculous stories that can romp right through different publishers and give old fans & kids alike something to have a good time with. It’s something I was just thinking about the other day as a matter of fact. Here’s to more Amalagam and whatever else they decide to call it.

  2. YES! One of my biggest dreams is for them to work together once a year for an Amalgam event, like when the two waves of Amalgam comics came as 5th week events (I think), and I’d love to see an occasional crossover story (bring back Access trying to keep the two realities separated). I really enjoyed the stories when they had the two DC vs Marvel mini-series and the JLA/Avengers crossover not too many years ago.

  3. Malone_hasco on

    I would like to see new Marvel vs DC just because I’d like to see if fanboy rage could blow up the internet. And now I kinda feel like bad person.

    • I think Legion and the future version of Guardians of the Galaxy could work, or Legion and Marvel 2099 (rather than a specific team, just an alliance of 2099 characters).

    • That was actually the basis of the DC vs Marvel series, and they even had an in-continuity explanation that the two cannot cross over for too long (even just one or two characters from one universe in the other) or disaster could happen (the two would merge, becoming the Amalgam universe with merged characters like Dark Claw and Spider-Boy). I liked those stories much more than the older ones that tried to play as if they were a single world.

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