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Friday, January 30, 2009

My thoughts on crossovers

You know, I'm always invariably disappointed by Marvel and DC type crossovers. Mostly because they always seem to degenerate into who can beat whom. Don't get me wrong, I like a little healthy competition. But they never fight over anything FUN.

I don't CARE whether Storm could beat Wonder Woman (personally, I call shenanigans on that one, but YMMV) or anything like that. I want to see the characters compete over things that entertain ME.

Like Peter Parker and Dick Grayson in an angst-off! Come on, who can emo more effectively. They can even bring feisty red-haired exes!

Or Jason Todd and Bucky Barnes in the ex-dead ex-sidekick royal rumble!

Or Wonder Man and Max Lord in a competition regarding who can copy their brainwaves into as many mechanical options as possible.

Rogue and Kyle can compete over how many loved ones and complete strangers their affections have inadvertently caused to be maimed or killed.

Nick Fury and Amanda Waller get to have a chess game. With heroes and/or spies as actual playing pieces. If the victims are lucky, they might be informed that they're in a game. But they probably won't be.

And who wouldn't want to see Catwoman and Felicia Hardy have a steal-em-and-bang-em-not-necessarily-in-that-order competition?

Wouldn't that sort of thing be so much more fun?


  • At January 30, 2009 7:48 AM, Blogger Greg Sanders said…

    You hear that there's going to be an Amanda Waller action figure?

    I'm now tempted to set up a game of Heroclix with Waller on one side staring down a Fury action figure on the other.

  • At January 30, 2009 10:05 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    You know...actually these WOULD be fairly awesome crossovers. Especially the Peter Parker/Dick Grayson Angst-fest.


  • At January 30, 2009 12:54 PM, Blogger notintheface said…

    How about Superman and Batman versus Iron Man and Reed Richards in a dickery contest?

  • At January 30, 2009 3:17 PM, Blogger The one letter wonder said…

    I'd kinda like to see a context between Hal and Iron Man over who could get the most phone number. Just 'cuz I think it would be funny seeing those to compete for women.
    Though, the Peter Parker, Dick grayson angst-off would be great to see :)

  • At January 30, 2009 3:19 PM, Blogger The one letter wonder said…

    I meant contest,lol.

  • At January 30, 2009 7:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I want to see a tag-team dork-off between Blue Beetle and Red Devil versus Wiccan and Victor Mancha.

    In the end it'll turn out it was all a ploy by Robin and Amadeus Cho so they duke out who's the more dysfunctional junior mastermind.

  • At January 31, 2009 4:06 AM, Blogger Menshevik said…

    Y'know, the first of the big inter-company crossovers, Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, had a moment like that with J. Jonah Jameson and Morgan Edge sitting at a bar together in a kvetch-in about their respective employees, Peter Parker and Clark Kent.

    Apart from that what I remember most of that story was MJ being rather catty to Lois because she thought she was making a move on her Petey. But then I'm that kind of guy - what do I remember best about the big Marvel-DC crossover mini-series? Yup, not one of the much-touted fights, but the snuggle-fest between Jubilee and and Robin...

  • At February 01, 2009 10:48 PM, Blogger Matthew E said…

    I have thought for a long time that you could do a *great* crossover with Obsidian and Northstar. The possibilities! They'd hate each other for so many reasons.


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