Post by joepatrick on Feb 14, 2014 22:11:59 GMT -6
This week's question: What is your favorite inter-company crossover of all time? This could mean a crossover between two truly different publishers (such as “Punisher Meets Archie”) or a crossover between two creator-owned properties that exist separately from one another, even though they happen to be published by the same company (like “Chew/Revival”).
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Guff here. It's been a while since I've participated, but I've finally gotten back on my regular weekly podcast schedule so here goes: Since the large majority of the major crossover events happened during the time I had stopped reading and collecting comics (all things considered...I feel pretty lucky to have missed them), I don't have a whole lot of expertise, but I'll say the one I've read that I liked best was the Spawn/Batman crossover that was done by Frank Miller and Todd McFarland. While there wasn't anything earth shatteringly good about the story, Miller obviously had a great feel for both characters and this "first meeting" between these two was handled very well by him. I'm sure there were tons of limitations placed on what could or couldn't be done, but the tone was right. If the purpose was to just stick the two together, it more than exceeded its goal. The artwork by McFarland was extremely good. Since he had already worked on Batman before, he had a great feel for how he should look and fit into the Spawn world. Overall it felt like a genuine attempt to make a quality story that would work for fans of both characters. --- Not that you asked, but the flip side of this book -- DC's Batman/Spawn -- felt more like it was simply looking to cash in. A mediocre story and artwork by (I think) Klaus Janson that just didn't fit either character very well for me. Image brought their big guns, looking to make something good. DC just threw something out there to see if it would stick (and doesn't that sound familiar). One thing I WILL give the DC book, the name of the story, "War Devil," was great. Just too bad it didn't work out as well as the other book. See ya later.