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Tony Misfeldt
07-21-2008, 04:43 PM
I'm currently collecting the Army Of Darkness vs Xena Warrior Princess comics, and it got me to thinking about other comic book crossovers. I've read and heard about some great ones. For example, when Raz Al-Ghul teamed up with The Kingpin and Batman and Spiderman had to team up to take them down. Or when Jigsaw teamed up with The Joker and forced Batman and The Punisher to team up. I remember seeing one with Batman teaming up with Spawn on the shelves once (never read that one though). I've also heard about Marvel/DC crossovers where heroes from both worlds end up fighting each other because of some misunderstanding or other. I understand that there've been Batman vs Dare Devil, Batman vs Wolverine, Superman vs The Incredible Hulk, etc.

What I want to know is, what are some of your favorite comic book crossovers? What ones would you like to see in the future? How do you think the story should go? Here's one I'd like to see...

What if Doomsday found his way to Earth in the Marvel Universe? Here's how I see it being written...

1) When Superman sends Doomsday so far into the future that the Universe collapses, the collapsing of the universe opens a rift in the space time continuum and sends Doomsday into the Marvel Universe. He crashes on Earth and the U.S. government (thinking it's just a meteor) sends a team of scientists with a military escort. When they find the "meteor", Doomsday kills them all but not before they transmit a video image of the alien.

2) General Ross, believing Doomsday to be a Gamma Mutation, sends a team of Hulk Busters to intersept Doomsday. Doomsday destroys them all with little if any effort. Mastermold intersepted the military transmission and, believing Doomsday to be a mutant who's gone mad, sends a batch of sentinals to destroy Doomsday. They also meet with utter disaster.

3) S.H.I.E.L.D. sends in thier big guns, The Avengers, to stop Doomsday (who is now making his steady way towards New York City). Hawkeye and Iron Fist are killed in action. Captain America and Iron Man are critically injured and are out of the fight. She-Hulk, Thor, and Power Man are taking a beating but keep coming back for more.

3) The Fantastic Four arrive to lend assistance. Reed finds his strech powers are of little help against Doomsday and takes quite a pounding. Johnny hits Doomsday with so much heat he collapses from exhaustion without having had much effect. The only thing keeping them from being killed is Sue with her forcefield. Ben pounds Doomsday with everything he's got, only to be pounded back.

4) Doctor Doom arrives and offers Doomsday an aliance. Doomsday responds by crushing Doom's skull. Magneto arrives with Sabretooth, The Blob, Mystique, and Pyro and makes a similar offer. Doomsday snaps Magneto's neck. Horrified, Mystique assumes the form of Juggernaught and hits Doomsday with everything she's got. Doomsday puts his fist through her chest. Sabretooth and The Blob attack simultaniously, only to be sent flying. Pyro hits Doomsday with as much fire as he can muster. Doomsday breaks him in half.

5) She-Hulk, Thor, Power Man, The Thing, Sabretooth, and The Blob all team up to try to take down Doomsday. Doomsday fights his way through and is heading straight towards Charles Xavier's School For The Gifted. The Human Torch, who's recovered enough to "flame on", flies ahead and warns The X-Men. All the children, as well as any X-Man who's mutant ability is no match for Doomsday, evacuates the school. Wolverine, Cyclopse, Jean Grey, Collossus, Rogue, and Gambit all stay behind. Doomsday fights through them too. Rogue tries draining Doomsday's life force and ends up looking like a smaller female version of Doomsday. Collossus and Wolverine get pummeled, but keep fighting. Cyclopse is badly injured, and only Jean Grey's telekinesis is keeping Doomsday from killing him. Gambit, however, lost focus when he saw what happened to Rogue and it cost him his life. Even with the added help of the remaining members of The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, and The Brotherhood, The X-Men are unable to stop Doomsday.

6) Spiderman finds himself an unlikely ally in Bullseye as the two agree to join forces to stop Doomsday. Bullseye was hired by The Kingpin to stop Doomsday from destroying New York, and gave him the most advanced antiarmour weaponry money can buy. Spidey just wants to stop this monster's murderous rampage. So they agree to team up. Spiderman engages Doomsday in fisticuffs, and during the fight attaches a web fluid reload cannister in between Doomsday's shoulderblades. Bullseye shoots it, exposing the web fluid to the air and causing it to explode, encasing Doomsday in a coccoon of extra strong webbing. The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, The Brotherhood, and The X-Men all show up and start congradultating Spidey. At this point, Doomsday breaks free and the fight is back on.

7) Just as things are looking thier bleakest, along comes Bruce Banner, who was released by the military specifically to stop this particular menace. He activates a device on his wrist, which gives him an electric jolt strong enough to trigger a metamorphasis. He turns into The Hulk and business is about to pick up.

http://vancouvergamingguild.com/smf/Smileys/default/cool.gif Between The Hulk, Spiderman, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, The Avengers, and The Brotherhood, the superheroes (and even the supervillains) of the Marvel Universe finally manage to kill Doomsday... again.

Webhead
07-22-2008, 09:55 AM
...4) Doctor Doom arrives and offers Doomsday an aliance. Doomsday responds by crushing Doom's skull. Magneto arrives with Sabretooth, The Blob, Mystique, and Pyro and makes a similar offer. Doomsday snaps Magneto's neck...

Whoa, whoa, whoa there! You just killed two of the best villains in the Marvel Universe! Not cool, man...not cool! :brick:

Oh yeah, and you forgot about Apocalypse. As soon as he found out about Doomsday he would totally be on the campaign trying to recruit him (or failing that, aim him on the path of greatest destruction). ;)

Yeah...I think Apocalypse could beat Doomsday...what's it to ya? :D :flame:

Tony Misfeldt
07-23-2008, 07:51 PM
Whoa, whoa, whoa there! You just killed two of the best villains in the Marvel Universe! Not cool, man...not cool! :brick:

Oh yeah, and you forgot about Apocalypse. As soon as he found out about Doomsday he would totally be on the campaign trying to recruit him (or failing that, aim him on the path of greatest destruction). ;)

Yeah...I think Apocalypse could beat Doomsday...what's it to ya? :D :flame:

Apocalypse would probably try to recruit Doomsday, then try to lay the smackdown on him when he responds with violence. Could Apocalypse beat Doomsday? Maybe on their first encounter. Then Doomsday would recover, Apocalypse will think "Hey. I beat him once, I can do it again". Then he'll learn the hard way that it's not quite that simple. If Doomsday doesn't kill him, Apocalypse will have to team up with many of the most powerful heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe just to survive the confrontation.

I didn't include Apocalypse in my initial story because I haven't read an X-Men comic in so long I honestly don't know what his powers are. Thus the story telling would sorta suffer. As for killing off Dr. Doom and Magneto? Their powers would be inneffective against a killing machine like Doomsday. Their arrogance in their belief in their own superiority is what really gets them killed. Plus, it makes way for more menacing villains like Apocalypse to become more powerful & influential.

Tony Misfeldt
07-25-2008, 02:57 PM
Another couple of Crossover comics I enjoyed reading were Ash vs Freddy vs Jason and Hack/Slash vs Chucky. It got me to thinking about some other horror comic crossovers I'd like to see. Like maybe Hack/Slash vs Freddy or Hack/Slash vs Jason. Those would be alot of fun to read.

Tony Misfeldt
07-25-2008, 02:58 PM
One of the worst crossovers I'd ever read was a piece of Fan Fiction on www.thundarr.com (http://www.thundarr.com/). It was called How To Catch A Vampire, and good God was it awful. The author crossed Thundarr with The X-Men and The Incredible Hulk. There was another character that was in the author's previous story, The Mysterious Treasure, that I think was from another comic book, movie, or sci-fi/fantasy novel but I didn't recognize the name. Anyway, I stopped reading when Count Draago was negotiating with the evil mutant Apocolypse and his Four Horsemen.

Personally, if I were to do a Thundarr crossover, I would have him meet the kids from the Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon. Or maybe go back in time and meet King Arthur and The Knights Of The Round Table. Or go further back in time and meet Xena and Hercules. Or even further back in time and meet Conan and Red Sonja. Now those would be Thundarr crossovers worth reading.

Valdar
08-02-2008, 10:45 AM
Oh, there have been some pretty bad crossovers, all right:

Old Trek/X-Men? Sure:

http://members.tripod.com/originalvigilante/startrekxmen.htm

New Trek/ X-Men? Check:

http://www.amazon.com/X-Men-Planet-Star-Trek-Generation/dp/0671019163

And possibly the worst crossover idea in history:

Archie/Punisher (http://superdickery.com/index.php?view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=1113%3Aarchie-meets-punisher&option=com_content&Itemid=24)