Comics: Amalgam Comics fanfiction archive with over 79 stories. Mentastic (David Hyde Pierce) (Mento + Mr. On two separate occasions – April 1996 and June 1997 – DC and Marvel co-published a total of 24 one-shot "first issues" (12 in April 1996 (six by DC and six by Marvel) and 12 in June 1997 (again, six by DC and six by Marvel)) under the Amalgam Comics imprint. Also coming out with a series of Amalgamverse, a TV series set after a cataclysmic event. Phantom Girl was now Apparition. Sort by. A second set of 12 comi… Okay, that's it for this Meta-Messages.  All 24 of these issues occurred between the aforementioned issues of DC vs. Marvel. Apollo and other Meta-Mutants was possessed by the Kryptonian Flamebird and since then he has been a being of almost pure energy.  DC Comics has not yet identified or numbered the Amalgam Universe in its Multiverse. Access managed to separate the Brothers with the help of the Amalgam Universe's superheroes; before the merge had taken place, he had planted 'shards' of the two universes inside Batman and Captain America. The original Superboy was famously a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, a team of future heroes. Also coming out with a series of Amalgamverse, a TV series set after a cataclysmic event. You see, Giffen had been the longtime artist and co-plotter of the Legion of Super-Heroes with writer/co-plotter Paul Levitz and when Levitz left the series after a nice, long run (Giffen had recently returned to the book after a long absence), Giffen relaunched the book and had it be set "five years later," allowing Giffen to essentially reboot the series, as there had been a major war in the ensuing five years, and the Legion were now all adults and things were much bleaker for them. When the battles were finished, neither universe was willing to go. And Other Amazing Comic Book Trivia! One of the problems with doing a sort of "post-apocalyptic" take on famous characters is that people are going to want to go back to the original versions of the characters eventually, but here, it was essentially "impossible," despite an attempt to introduce young doubles of the team that received their own spin-off series called Legionnaires after Giffen's run ended, so there would be one group of adult Legion members and a group of teen members. The same was done with teams and fictional locations. These changes happened at various stages of the comics' publication. Both crossover miniseries featured additional Amalgam characters. (Jonathan Freeman) (J.A.R.V.I.S. An Amalgam of Black Panther, TMNT, Pokemon, and Teen Titans. The issues were presented as if the "company" had existed for decades, with stories and editorial comments referring to a fictional history stretching back to the Golden Age of Comic Books, including retcons and reboots; for example, they referred to Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour (an amalgamation of Marvel's Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars, DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths, Marvel's The Infinity Gauntlet, and DC's Zero Hour: Crisis in Time! Today, based on a suggestion from reader David B., we look at how Spider-Boy Team-Up had some fun making fun of the Legion of Super-Heroes' history of dramatic reboots. The two comic book universes came together when the two physical incarnations of their respective universes (referred to as "the Brothers") became aware of each other after eons of slumber. He has written two books about comics for Penguin-Random House – Was Superman a Spy? Teenage Mutant Ninja Dinos, Pokeman, Kori O'Neil, Grendel, Scar Wilson. This allows Kesel, Stern and Ladronn time to cleverly come up with characters that merge notable Legion characters with all sorts of various Marvel characters (they didn't just stick with using future based characters, as we can see how Shrinking Violet is merged with the Wasp, very much not a cosmic or a future-based Marvel superhero).... Spider-Boy and the Legion fight against some Amalgamated bad guys, but the real problem is that someone is screwing around with time itself, and so Spider-Boy finds himself sent five years into the future (of the future) and discovers that things are quite bleak for the Legion five years later... That was a clever reference to the 1989 Legion of Super-Heroes series by Keith Giffen and Tom and Mary Bierbaum. THANK YOU FOR READING SUPER-SOLDIER Superman/Captain America= Super Soldier, Supergirl/Bucky Barnes= Kara Barnes: The Power Soldier, Peggy Carter/Lana Lang= Lana Carter, Jimmy Olsen/Falcon= Jim Wilson, American Dream/Superboy= American Girl, Sharon Carter/Lois Lane= Lois Carter, Red Skull/Lex Luther= Green Skull, Baron Von Struker/General Zod= Baron Von Zod, … ), which featured the well-known cover of Crisis on Infinite Earths #7, but with Super-Soldier holding the dead body of his sidekick (who is female and wears a costume similar to that of Marvel's Captain Marvel), instead of Superman holding the dead body of Supergirl. He married Kori O'Neil after saving her from Baxter Langstrum a scientist who was crazed for power and became Man-Fly. You get the picture. There were some new books, but most of the series were taking the original concepts and putting them into a new type of comic book. You'll notice that Kesel, Stern and Ladronn do the same with their visit to the "Five years later" version of the Legion of Galactic Guardians 2099. 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Come in to read, write, review, and interact with other fans. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. A second set of 12 comic books followed one year later in June 1997, but without the crossover event as a background. The first Amalgam event occurred near the end of the four-issue DC vs. Marvel crossover event in 1996. Amalgam Comics was a publishing imprint shared by DC Comics and Marvel Comics, in which the two comic book publishers merged their characters into new ones (e.g., DC Comics' Batman and Marvel Comics' Wolverine became the Amalgam Comics character the Dark Claw). For instance, Dark Claw had a book based on The Batman Adventures. Six of the issues in the event were published by DC and six by Marvel. 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Usually, the merged characters had something in common (for example, the Challengers of the Fantastic, an amalgamation of the four-member Jack Kirby creations the Challengers of the Unknown and the Fantastic Four, or the Aqua-Mariner, an amalgamation of the water-themed superheroes Aquaman and Namor the Sub-Mariner), or their names or themes allowed for clever combinations (such as Superman and Captain America's amalgamation, Super-Soldier, a reference to the Super Soldier Formula that created Captain America; or the Bat-Thing, an amalgamation of the Man-Bat and the Man-Thing; or Shatterstarfire, an amalgamation of Starfire and Shatterstar). Marvel & DC's Amalgam Comics Dunked on One Team's CONSTANT Reboots. He features legends about entertainment and sports at his website, Legends Revealed. Spider-Boy Team-Up #1 was by Kesel and co-writer, Roger Stern, and was drawn by Jose Ladronn and the late, great Juan Vlasco. As you may or may not know, in 1996, DC and Marvel had a crossover event that pitted the two universes against each other. A'Challa's father is killed by Scar Wilson, 10 years later A'Challa took up the name Ashton P. Ketchum to avoid Scar's spies. Thanks a lot to David for the suggestion! CBR Senior Writer Brian Cronin has been writing professionally about comic books for over a dozen years now at CBR (primarily with his “Comics Should Be Good” series of columns, including Comic Book Legends Revealed). Amalgam Rebirth is an ideal comic book series which is a reboot of Amalgam Comics back in the 1990s. 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