As wonderful as the TV adventures of Flash and Arrow and the Marvel Cinematic Universe are to watch, the real magic of comic books is the fact that no one ever ages or changes too much to reprise their role, allowing for Superman (created 1938) to team up with Kyle Rayner (created 1994) and fight Darkseid (created 1970.)  This has led to some wonderful crossover moments, such as when ROM the Spaceknight teamed up with Alpha Flight, or that time that the Legion Of Super-Heroes joined forces with the crew of TOS Starship Enterrprise (a story which featured several characters whose actors had already passed away).  Indeed, as the recent ‘Archie Vs. Predator’ series has proven, sometimes the more lunatic the crossover, the better, which leads us to today’s double-duty query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would like to see Dr. Sidney Zweibel from ‘Buckaroo Banzai’ teaming up with Ian Malcolm from ‘Jurassic Park’ and Seth Brundle from ‘The Fly,’ in “Maximum Goldberg!”, asking: Which characters would you combine in order to create the ultimate team-up adventure?


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  1. Until a few short years ago, one of my long time dream team-ups was Super Sentai and Kamen Rider. There had been mention of Kamen Riders (and other Japanese heroes) in a few past Super Sentai team up movies, and there were often commercials promoting both series where the characters appeared together, but it wasn’t until recently that they had a full official crossover between the two franchises, first in a few episodes of both Kamen Rider Decade and Shinkenger, then in a new yearly movie event (the Super Hero Taisen series, which has also grown to include Metal Heroes),

    Back when DC held the rights to Cartoon Network comics, I really wanted to see a Ben 10/Teen Titans (DCU version rather than the animated version) crossover, with Ben not only in the DCU, but also his Omnitrix tapping into a DCU equivalent of the Codon Stream/Primus (not the H Dial, though) and allowing Ben to transform into DC aliens rather than his usual batch.

    I also would love to see a Buffy/Supernatural crossover. Even though Buffy is a TV series in the Supernatural setting, there are plenty of ways it could come to pass. My idea involves a child who has survived a monster attack making a wish that Buffy were there, which is somehow granted (there are plenty of explanations for that) and Buffy and the Winchesters meet up while tracking the monster/monsters that attacked the child’s family. The story would also end ambiguously as to whether this is just a “fake” Buffy that was materialized out of thin air or if this might be a “real” Buffy from some alternate reality (not unlike when the Winchesters were sent to a reality where they were really actors on a TV show called Supernatural in the episode “The French Mistake”).

  2. Malone_hasco on

    One one can think of right now is Darth Vader/ Dr Doom crossover. I cant see any scenario where putting those two together wouldn’t be gold.

    • “I’m the ruler of my own country, Vader!”
      ‘Well, I’M the second in command of a Galactic Empire!”
      “I heard second in command and just stopped listening after that.”
      “You’re a jerk, Von Doom. I’m taking my Death Star and going home!”

  3. I’ve always wanted to see a Lex Luthor/Doctor Doom team-up. Both have been rulers, both deeply intelligent men with an unyielding dark hatred.. but it’d be interesting to see their differences, as well. Doom’s always seemed like someone who would make a pretty godlike figure if he had the chance(and Secret Wars isn’t proving me wrong so far), while Luthor.. always seemed VERY grounded in human pettiness, more so than Doom ever was. I would love to see that explored.
    Oh, also, it was my ultimate dream to be an Animorph in the DC or Marvel world. Being able, for two hours, to turn into anyone I’ve managed to touch for a second or two? That would be epic.

  4. Jack West Jr. and Scarecrow, which is almost certainly going to happen seeing as they are both written by the same guy. For anyone who doesn’t know Scarecrow is a military action hero who’s saved the world four times and Jack West is an Australian archaeologist who managed to find the hanging gardens of Babylon and travels around with a crack team of international military members and an eight year old girl.

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