DC Versus Marvel: Inter-Company Crossovers

25 Apr

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I left off last time with Zero Hour, the Crisis followup that had very little effect on things despite it’s purpose of fixing the things that were messed up after the last Crisis.

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A year and a half after Zero Hour, DC’s “only one universe” policy was seriously rejected again when DC decided that it was a good thing to collaborate with other comic book companies.  (I’m not arguing against this.  I wish they would still do it.)

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But before I get to the biggie, let’s start with the prequel.  In December 1995, Green Lantern and Silver Surfer teamed up in a crossover that had them both coming from their own separate universes.  This was different than the crossovers of the late 1970s and early 1980s, which placed Marvel and DC characters in the same universe, a universe that both DC and Marvel considered to not be part of their main canon.  Here, though, Green Lantern was from the DC Universe and Silver Surfer from the Marvel Universe.  We might have presumed that this story was still not canon, but…

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Then came DC Versus Marvel in 1996.  Some might call it Marvel Versus DC, but I don’t.  DC Versus Marvel was an event that displayed that the DC Universe and Marvel Universe were universes that were… created?… by two cosmic being brothers, despite what DC and Marvel origins for their universes were already, and that these universes were linked, despite DC saying their universe was a singular universe with no multiverse and Marvel had a multiverse at this point.

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These brothers pitted heroes from both worlds against each other, and readers got to vote on some of the winners.  This universe spawned a temporary Amalgam Universe where Superman and Captain America merged to become Super-Soldier and Batman merged with Wolverine to become Dark Claw.  This Amalgam Universe ceased to exist at the end of the event, but its popularity would bring about it’s later return.

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In this series, the previous GL/Surfer crossover was referenced as having happened, so we the readers were aware that that series and this were in canon.  But, did that make DC Versus Marvel canon?  Yes.

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A character was introduced in DC Versus Marvel named Access who was co-owned by DC and Marvel.  This character would return in regular titles from both DC and Marvel, establishing that DC Versus Marvel was canon for both companies.

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DC during this period and the following years have many more crossovers with Marvel and other companies.  Some of those were placed on a post-Crisis version of the “Crossover Earth”, which still seems to exist in the Marvel Multiverse but not the DC Multiverse, since there was no DC Multiverse.  The Pre-Crisis version of Crossover Earth was part of the Pre-Crisis DC Multiverse.  Some other stories were part of the multiversal concept where characters from the DC Universe interacted with characters from the other companies, and those were canon for both universes apparently.  And then there were some stories that were shared universe, but the DC Universe was the shared universe.

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One example of this is the Superman and Batman meeting Aliens and Predator.  These were a series of crossovers involving Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and the JLA meeting Aliens and Predator.  These stories were tied together and part of the same canon.  The first Superman/Aliens crossover was referenced on Superman’s regular magazine later in what was a story that was tied into the Final Night crossover event, so Aliens and Predator exist in the DC Universe of that era!

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So that was a lot of information about DC Versus Marvel, and there will be some more DC/Marvel stuff coming up that completely contradicts what I just wrote here!  But first, next week, we’ll get to Hypertime, the multiverse Dan DiDio wants you to forget.

4 Responses to “DC Versus Marvel: Inter-Company Crossovers”

  1. kjconlon94 October 10, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

    You would have to toss the concept of evolution rather than creation out of the window pertaining to comics and science fiction in order to avoid multiverses, megaverses -omniverse(hypertime when pertaining to DC comics). Although there could be a solution: 1. Numbered/labeled universes within a single multiverse.
    2. Numbered/labeled multiverses within a single megaverse.
    3. Numbered/labeled megaverses within the evermore growing more complicated and advanced along with growing in size Omniverse.
    4. Numbered/labeled Incarnations of the Omniverse.
    This is because even if it is true that a single multiverse can have universes that are truely open systems and involve more than just sub-franchise crossovers but also cross franchise/Intercompany crossovers. At the same time a single multiverse could involve closed systems that doesn’t do cross franchise/Intercompany crossovers and sometimes/rarely do subfranchise crossovers if that. That is why a constantly reincarnated growing in size and complexity/advanced Omniverse that contains a growing number of megaverses that contain an Infinite number of multiverses that contain an Infinite number of universes that involve an Infinite number of open and closed cosmic/reality ecosystems. This honestly despite what anyone else says and thinks is the very best structure. However how the Omniverse can/could be remaining Interconnected is by its various parts/components through time travel, subfranchise crossovers, cross franchise/Intercompany crossovers, and cosmic/reality comparative autonomy. In adjacent to how mostly each and every multiversal and megaversal earth🌎 primes are interconnected to each other and the Omniversal earth 🌎 prime. Along with all the multiversal and megaversal earth 🌎 primes originates from the Omniversal earth 🌎 prime through the microevolution to macroevolution evolutionary process. But the very first earth otherwards Omniversal earth 🌎 prime could have been created by a truly Omnipresent (creating something from nothing possibly by just by speaking) Creator Divinity and then choosing to use the microevolution to macroevolution evolutionary(survival of the fittest) process in order to develop Cosmic Infinite reality diversity. In a similar fashion to the Theistic Evolutionists beliefs of the very first microorganisms being created by a Truely Omnipresent (creating something from nothing just by speaking) Creator Divinity and then choosing to use the microevolution to macroevolution evolutionary (survival of the fittest) process in order to develop biological diversity. You can use my fanfiction series storyline in order to attempt at furnishing a structure in how your fanfiction series storyline fits in/links to the Omniverse. My fanfiction series storyline is called “the Mysterious Time Lords and Doctor Who” Fanfiction Series.

  2. kjconlon94 October 10, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

    Taxanomically think of a pocket universe as a sub-species, a whole universe as a species, a multiverse some where between species and family, a megaverse as a family,(cross genre-wise think of a genre as a kingdom), and then in order to answer the question about the different versions of the Omniverse rather than having multiple truly seperate Omniverse imagine that the Omniverse just like the Time Lords of Doctor Who the Omniverse can regenerate/reincarnate in different faces/forms/versions and yet still be the one and only Omniverse.

  3. kjconlon94 October 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

    I also forgot the extra factor of the philosophy of Gnostic Dualism( http://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=wDi-W-DpCaXojwT9o62AAg&ins=false&q=gnostic+dualism&oq=Gnostic+Dua&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-hp.1.0.0l3j0i22i30l2.2897.10788..12086…0.0..0.333.1999.0j9j0j2……0….1…….3..41j46j0i131.YCByW8TfWu8, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a0SwQHpVtoE, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b5W1SLyswp0, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fDMhIkKY7vA, http://www.gnostic-jesus.com/gnostic-jesus/Overview/dualism-and-monism.html, and https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnosticism,https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnosticism#Dualism_and_monism and how the infinite at times the preferably seperate Universes -multiverses creates when considering all of the various earths, universes, and multiverses of all of the various Franchises creates a real mess for the Gnostic Dualism philosophy if there is no one and only Omniverse.

  4. kjconlon94 October 10, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

    If the Gnostic Dualism philosophy was truly going to work as a storyline all of the various Franchise’s earths, pocket universes, universes, multiverses, megaverses, and versions of the Omniverse would have to be some how tied into a single cohesive storyline between all of the various Franchises.

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