In comic books, an intercompany crossover (also called cross-company or company crossover) is a comic or series of comics where characters that are the property of one company meet those owned by another (for example, DC Comics' Superman meeting Marvel's Spider-Man, DC's Batman meeting Marvel's Wolverine). These usually occur in special "one-shot" issues or a miniseries.

Some crossovers are part of canon—for example, JLA/Avengers, which has been made canon in the DC Universe[1]—but most are outside of the continuity of a character's regular title or series of stories. They can be a joke or gag, a dream sequence, or even a "what if" scenario (such as DC's Elseworlds).

Marvel/DC crossovers (which are mostly non-canon) include those where the characters live in alternate universes, as well as those where they share the "same" version of Earth. (Indeed, some fans have posited a separate "Crossover Earth" for these adventures.)[2] In the earliest licensed crossovers, the companies seemed to prefer shared world adventures. They took this approach to the first intercompany superhero crossover, 1976's Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, and followed the same format in 1981 with Superman and Spider-Man.

Besides the two Superman/Spider-Man crossovers, a number of other DC/Marvel adventures took place on a "Crossover Earth", but later intercompany crossovers tended to present the DC and Marvel Universes as alternate realities, bridged when common foes made this desirable. (The interest in overall continuity has become a major part of even crossover comic books.)[3]

Characters are often licensed or sold from one company to another, as with DC acquiring such characters of Fawcett Comics, Quality Comics, and Charlton Comics as the original Captain Marvel, Plastic Man and Captain Atom. In this way, heroes originally published by different companies can become part of the same fictional universe, and interactions between such characters are no longer considered intercompany crossovers.

Although a meeting between a licensed character and a wholly owned character (e.g., between Red Sonja and Spider-Man, or Ash Williams and the Marvel Zombies) is technically an intercompany crossover, comics companies rarely bill them as such. Likewise is the case when some characters in an on-going series are owned or to some extent controlled by their creators, as with Doctor Who antagonists the Daleks, which are not owned by the UK Television network the BBC although the character of The Doctor is.

Published crossovers

Golden and Silver Ages

[[wikipedia:Image:Inferior5 n10.jpg|thumb|The Inferior Five #10 (Oct. 1968). Cover art by Win Mortimer & Tex Blaisdell.|]]

  • All Star Comics #3 (Winter 1940/41)
The Justice Society of America was created in this issue, combining National Comics' Doctor Fate, Hour-Man (as it was then spelled), the Spectre, and the Sandman, and All-American Publications' the Atom, the Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman. National and All-American, separate editorial imprints, shared the unofficial "DC" label due to joint publishing and distribution.


  • Lois Lane and Captain Marvel
"The Monkey's Paw", a story from Superman's Girl Friend #42 (July 1963), featured a one-panel appearance, with his costume mis-colored, by the defunct Fawcett Comics' Captain Marvel, who was not yet a DC character. The letters page of #113 (Oct. 1971) described it as "strictly a private joke" on the part of former Captain Marvel artist Kurt Schaffenberger. The story was reprinted in #104 (Oct. 1970) with the costume coloring corrected.[4]

[[wikipedia:Image:Wizardofozcomic.jpg|thumb|The first DC Comics/Marvel Comics intercompany collaboration.|]]

  • Homages
Writers during the 1960s and early 1970s sometimes engaged in a form of intercompany crossover with thinly disguised imitations of a competing company's characters, as opposed to parodies in satirical-humor stories. In this way, Marvel's superhero team the Avengers met a version of DC's Justice League of America (Squadron Sinister/Squadron Supreme) in The Avengers vol. 1, #70, 85-86, and 147-48. In Action Comics #351-53 (1967) DC's Superman met a villain called Zha-Vam, whose powers and name were derivative of Captain Marvel (then owned by Fawcett Comics) and of the magic word Shazam that gave Captain Marvel his powers. Superman similarly met versions of Marvel's Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and Sub-Mariner (The Kookie Quartet, Cobweb Kid, and Sub-Moron) in The Inferior Five #10 (Oct. 1968).
In the 1970s, the annual Rutland Halloween Parade in Rutland, Vermont was used as the setting of a number of superhero comic books published by both Marvel and DC Comics. Costumed parade attendees in these books were often depicted wearing the uniforms of characters from the other company. In the fall of 1972, writers Len Wein, Gerry Conway and Steve Englehart crafted a Metafictional unofficial intercompany crossover spanning titles from both major comics companies. Each comic featured Englehart, Conway, and Wein, as well as Wein's first wife Glynis, interacting with Marvel or DC characters at the Rutland Halloween Parade. Beginning in Amazing Adventures #16 (by Englehart with art by Bob Brown and Frank McLaughlin), the story continued in Justice League of America #103 (by Wein, Dillin and Dick Giordano), and concluded in Thor #207 (by Conway and penciler John Buscema). As Englehart explained in 2010, "It certainly seemed like a radical concept and we knew that we had to be subtle (laughs) and each story had to stand on its own, but we really worked it out. It's really worthwhile to read those stories back to back to back — it didn't matter to us that one was at DC and two were at Marvel — I think it was us being creative, thinking what would be really cool to do."[5][6][7] Other issues featuring the parade include Batman #237, DC Super-Stars #18, Freedom Fighters #6, Avengers # 83 and #119, and Marvel Feature # 2.

[[wikipedia:Image:SupermanvsSpider-Man1976.jpg|220px|thumb|Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man one-shot (1976). Cover art by Carmine Infantino (layout), Ross Andru (finished pencils) & Dick Giordano (inks).|]]


The first official intercompany crossover of recent decades. The villains are Doctor Octopus and Lex Luthor.
Superman and Spider-Man battle the Parasite and Dr. Doom, with the Hulk and Wonder Woman guest-starring
Batman vs. The Incredible Hulk
The two hottest-selling teams from each company battle Darkseid, Deathstroke the Terminator, and Dark Phoenix.
Superman and the Masters of the Universe


In DC comics' Justice League of America #142 (May 1977), writer Steve Englehart re-introduced Mantis, a character he had created in Marvel Comics' Avengers, picking up the plot threads from her last appearance there and renaming her Willow.[14][15]
In X-Men #107 (Oct. 1977), writer Chris Claremont and artist Dave Cockrum introduced the Imperial Guard, characters modeled after Cockrum's previous assignment, DC's Legion of Super-Heroes. Members included heroes with the powers of, and similar costumes to, the Legionnaires Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Timber Wolf, Wildfire, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Star Boy and Shadow Lass.


  • The P.I.'s three issue miniseries
Ms. Tree, E-Man's Michael Mauser
With Cerebus
With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Cerebus
  • Cerebus #104
With Flaming Carrot
  • Flaming Carrot #25
With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Usagi Yojimbo #10
With Leonardo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Mr. Monster #9
With Wolff and Byrd, Counsellors of the Macabre
  • Word Warriors one-shot
With Jon Sable, Ms. Tree, Street Wolf
  • Gwanzulums
a race of aliens appearing various Marvel UK comics, including Doctor Who Magazine, The Real Ghostbusters, and Thundercats, and in the Combat Colin strip published as part of Transformers.


With the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.



With Cerebus


With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Deathmate: Preview, Deathmate: Prologue, Deathmate: Red, Deathmate: Blue, Deathmate: Black, Deathmate: Yellow, Deathmate: Epilogue


Superman: The Man of Steel #35-36, Hardware #17-18, Superboy #6-7, Icon #15-16, Steel #6-7, Blood Syndicate #16-17, Worlds Collide #1, Static #14
  • Razor and Shi Special #1
  • Punisher/Batman: Deadly Knights
  • Batman vs. Predator II: Bloodmatch #1-4
  • Razor/Dark Angel: The Final Nail #1-2



  • Superman And Spider-Man (reprint from 1981)
  • The Uncanny X-Men And The New Teen Titans (reprint from 1982)
  • Double Impact/Hellina
  • Hellina/Double Impact
  • Black September: Marvel/Malibu crossover
    • Black September #Infinity
    • Prime #Infinity, 1-15
    • Nightman #Infinity, 1-4
    • Siren #Infinity, 1-3
    • Mantra #Infinity, 1-7
    • The All-New Exiles #Infinity, 1-11
    • Rune #Infinity, 1-7
    • Ultraforce #Infinity, 1-15
  • Conan #4 (features Rune)
  • Conan vs. Rune
  • Conan the Savage #4 (features Rune)
  • Siren Special #1 (features the Juggernaut)
  • Ultraforce/Spider-Man #1A, 1B (featured separate stories)
  • Prime/Captain America
  • Rune vs. Venom
  • Nightman/Gambit #1-3
  • The Phoenix Resurrection: Red Shift #0
  • The Phoenix Resurrection: Genesis #0
  • The Phoenix Resurrection: Revelations #0
  • The Phoenix Resurrection: Aftermath #0
  • Foxfire #1-2 (features Black Knight)
  • Foxfire #3-4 (features The Punisher)
  • Ultraverse Unlimited #1-2 (features Black Knight, Sersi, Warlock)
  • Marvel/Malibu: Dream Team #1 (pin-ups)
  • Marvel/Malibu: Dream Team #2: Battezones (pin-ups)
  • DC vs. Marvel / Marvel vs. DC #1-4[18]
  • The Amalgam Age of Comics
  • Grifter/Shi: Final Rites #1-2
  • Avengelyne/Prophet #1-2
  • Painkiller Jane vs. The Darkness
  • Warrior Nun Areala vs. Razor
  • Razor/Warrior Nun Areala
  • Creed/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Nira X/Cynder: Endangered Species
  • Double Impact/Lethal Strike: Double Stryke
  • Lethal Strike/Double Impact: Lethal Impact
  • Badrock/Wolverine
  • Atomik Angels #1 (guest stars Freefall from Gen¹³
  • X-O Manowar/[[wikipedia::wikipedia:Iron Man| in Heavy Metal
  • Iron Man/X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal
  • Batman/Grendel II #1-2
  • Savage Dragon #34-35 (features Hellboy)
  • Nira X/Hellina: Heaven & Hell
  • Hellina/Nira X: Angels of Death
  • Backlash/Spider-Man #1-2
  • Gen¹³/The Maxx
  • Grifter and the Mask #1-2
  • Youngblood/X-Force
  • Deathblow and Wolverine #1-2
  • Tomoe/Witchblade: Fire Sermon
  • Prophet/Cable #1-2
  • Gen¹³ #13A, 13B, 13C (features, Archie, Bone, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Savage Dragon, Spawn, Madman, The Maxx, Hellboy, Monkeyman and O'Brien, Shi, Strangers in Paradise, Wolverine)
  • DC/Marvel: All Access #1-4
  • Avengelyne/Warrior Nun Areala
  • Silver Surfer/Superman
  • Team X/Team 7
  • Angela/Glory: Rage of Angels
  • Youngblood (vol. 2) #6 (features Angela)
  • Team Youngblood #21 (features Angela)
  • Glory #10 (features Angela)
  • Maximage #4 (features Angela)
  • Glory/Angela: Hell’s Angels
  • Warrior Nun Areala/Avengelyne
  • Batman and Captain America
  • Devil’s Reign: Marvel/Top Cow crossover
    • Devil’s Reign #½: Silver Surfer/Witchblade
    • Weapon Zero/Silver Surfer
    • Cyblade/Ghost Rider
    • Ghost Rider/Ballistic
    • Ballistic/Wolverine
    • Wolverine/Witchblade
    • Witchblade/Elektra
    • Elektra/Cyblade
    • Silver Surfer/Weapon Zero
    • Cyberforce (1993) #30
    • Weapon Zero (1996) #10
  • X-Force/Youngblood
  • Youngblood (vol. 2) #10 (features a cameo by Mojo)
  • Mars Attacks!/Savage Dragon #1-4
  • Daredevil/Shi: Blind Faith
  • Shi/Daredevil: Honor Thy Mother
  • Spider-Man/Gen¹³
  • Mars Attacks the Image Universe #1-4
  • Spider-Man Team-Up #5 (features Savage Dragon and Destroyer Duck)
  • Savage Dragon/Destroyer Duck (features Spider-Man and Howard the Duck)
  • Lobo/The Mask #1-2
  • Catwoman/Vampirella: The Furies
  • Tarzan vs. Predator at the Earth's Core
  • Star Trek/X-Men




  • Witchblade/Tomb Raider
  • Witchblade/Tomb Raider #½
  • Vampirella/Lady Death: Dark Hearts
  • Lady Death vs. Vampirella
  • Superman/Fantastic Four: The Infinite Destruction
  • The Darkness/Batman
  • The Incredible Hulk vs. Superman
  • Witchblade/Darkchylde
  • Warrior Nun Areala/Razor II: Revenge
  • Razor/Warrior Nun Areala: Dark Prophecy #1-4
  • Razor/Warrior Nun Areala/Poizon
  • Wild Times: Gen¹³ #1 (features the Teen Titans)
  • Wild Times: DV8 #1 (features Sgt. Rock and the Easy Company)
  • Wild Times: Deathblow #1 (features Jonah Hex)
  • Wild Times: Wetworks #1 (features Superman)
  • Lady Pendragon/More Than Mortal
  • More Than Mortal/Lady Pendragon
  • Batman/Tarzan: Claws of the Cat-Woman #1-4
  • Superman/Savage Dragon: Metropolis
  • Superman vs. The Terminator: Death to the Future #1-4



  • JLA vs. Predator
  • Gen¹³/Fantastic Four
  • Savage Dragon #83-85 (features Madman and the Atomics)
  • Oni Press Color Special 2001 (features Powers and Madman)
  • Lady Death vs. Medieval Witchblade
  • Witchblade/Lady Death
  • Avengelyne/Shi: Tenshi
  • Avengelyne/Shi #½
  • Superman/Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle #1-3




  • Witchblade/The Magdalena/Vampirella
  • Action Comics #811 (features Mr. Majestic)
  • Adventures of Superman #624 (features Mr. Majestic)
  • Superman #201 (features Mr. Majestic)
  • Witchblade/Wolverine
  • The Darkness/Hulk
  • Witchblade/Dark Minds: The Return of Paradox
  • Majestic (mini-series) #1-4 (puts Majestic in the DC Universe)
  • G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers II #1-4
  • The Magdalena/Vampirella II
  • Transformers/G.I. Joe II #1-6 (cancelled after first issue when Dreamwave went bankrupt)
  • Batman/Danger Girl
  • Dead@17/Misplaced: Misplaced@17
  • Sword of Dracula/Vampirella (Vampirella Magazine #8)
  • Vampirella/Witchblade II: Union of the Damned





  • Army Of Darkness/Xena - Why Not?
  • The Darkness vs Eva
  • Devi/Witchblade
  • DC/Wildstorm: Dreamwar
  • Magdalena/Daredevil
  • Star Wars: Visions of the Blade[26] (Star Wars/Soul Calibur Crossover)
  • Xena/Army Of Darkness - What...Again?!






Miscellaneous crossovers

Collected editions

  • Crossover Classics: The Marvel/DC Collection Vol. 1
    • (collects Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, Superman and Spider-Man, Batman vs. the Incredible Hulk, The Uncanny X-Men/The New Teen Titans)
  • DC/Marvel: Crossover Classics II
    • (collects Batman/Punisher: Lake of Fire, Punisher/Batman: Deadly Knights, Silver Surfer/Superman, Batman and Captain America)
  • Crossover Classics: The Marvel/DC Collection Vol. 3
    • (collects Incredible Hulk vs. Superman, Team X/Team 7, Generation X/Gen¹³, Gen¹³/Fantastic Four, Spider-Man/Batman, Daredevil/Batman)
  • DC/Marvel: Crossover Classics IV
    • (collects Batman/Spider-Man, Superman/Fantastic Four, Green Lantern/Silver Surfer, Darkseid vs. Galactus: The Hunger)
  • Mutants vs. Ultras: First Encounters
    • (collects Prime vs. the Incredible Hulk, Nightman vs. Wolverine, All New Exiles vs. X-Men)
  • The Amalgam Age of Comics: The DC Comics Collection
    • (collects Amazon, Assassins, Doctor Strangefate, JLX, Legends of the Dark Claw, Super-Soldier)
  • The Amalgam Age of Comics: The Marvel Comics Collection
    • (collects Spider-Boy, Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Speed Demon, Bullets and Bracelets, Magneto and the Magnetic Men, X-Patrol)
  • Return to the Amalgam Age of Comics: The DC Comics Collection
    • (collects Bat-Thing, Lobo the Duck, Generation Hex, Super-Soldier: Man of War, Dark Claw Adventures, JLX Unleashed)
  • Return to the Amalgam Age of Comics: The Marvel Comics Collection
    • (collects Spider-Boy Team-Up, The Exciting X-Patrol, Magnetic Men featuring Magneto, Iron Lantern, Thorion of the New Asgods, Challengers of the Fantastic)
  • WildC.A.T.s/Cyberforce: Killer Instinct
    • (collects WildC.A.T.s #5-7 and Cyberforce #1-3)
  • Stormwatch: Final Orbit
    • (collects Stomwatch #10-11 and WildC.A.T.s/Aliens)
  • Tomb Raider/Witchblade: Trouble Seekers
    • (collects Tomb Raider/Witchblade, Witchblade/Tomb Raider, and Witchblade/Tomb Raider #½)
  • Planetary: Crossing Worlds
    • (collects Planetary/The Authority, Planetary/JLA, and Planetary/Batman)
  • The Batman/Judge Dredd Files
    • (collects Judgment on Gotham, The Ultimate Riddle, and Die Laughing #1-2)
  • Majestic: Strange New Visitor
    • (collects Action Comics #811, Adventures of Superman #624, Superman #201, and Majestic #1-4)
  • Tomb Raider/Witchblade/The Magdalena/Vampirella
    • (collects a Tomb Raider story and Witchblade/The Magdalena/Vampirella)
  • Top Cow/Marvel: The Crossover Collection
    • (collects the 8-part Devil's Reign crossover plus Witchblade/Wolverine and The Darkness/Hulk)
  • Other collected mini-series
    • Batman/Aliens
    • Batman/Aliens II
    • Batman/Deathblow
    • Batman/Tarzan: Claws of the Cat-Woman
    • Batman/Grendel
    • Batman vs. Predator
    • Batman vs. Predator II: Bloodmatch
    • Batman vs. Predator III: Blood Ties
    • Deathblow and Wolverine
    • DC vs. Marvel (also includes Dr. Strangefate #1)
    • Gen¹³ #13A, 13B, 13C
    • Ghost/Batgirl
    • G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers
    • G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers II
    • Green Lantern vs. Aliens
    • JLA/Avengers
    • Joker/The Mask
    • Judge Dredd/Aliens: Incubus
    • Medieval Spawn/Witchblade
    • Predator vs. Judge Dredd
    • Predator vs. Magnus, Robot Fighter
    • Spyboy/Young Justice
    • Superman/Gen¹³
    • Superman vs. Aliens
    • Superman/Aliens II: Godwar
    • Superman vs. Predator
    • Superman vs. the Terminator
    • Superman/Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle
    • The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo!
    • Transformers/G.I. Joe
    • WildC.A.T.s/X-Men
    • Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator: Mindhunter

In video games

The concept of intercompany crossovers has also been explored in video games, usually in the form of having one video game company licensed out its characters to another (or vice versa).

Earlier intercompany crossovers in games occurred by taking advantage of licensing for publishing rights. GORF in 1981, produced by Midway, has the missions Astro Battles and Galaxians, which make use of characters and names from Space Invaders (Taito Corporation) and Galaxian (Namco) which at the time of the development of GORF were licenced to Midway Mfg. In 1992, Tradewest released Battletoads & Double Dragon, at that time, Tradewest owned the rights for publishing of Double Dragon by Technos Japan and Battletoads by Rare Ltd.. Rare Ltd. developed the game while Technos Japan was barely involved in the production of the game.

In 1989, DIC Entertainment produced Captain N: The Game Master, a cartoon show that featured characters and settings from Nintendo franchises and others appearing on Nintendo video game systems, possibly, taking advantage of Nintendo's licensing system to publish games. Characters such as Simon Belmont, Dracula and Alucard from Konami, Mega Man, Dr. Wily and Dr. Light from Capcom, Malkil of Wizards and Warriors from Rare and settings from Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy (by Square Enix, independent from each other at that time), Burger Time (Data East) and Faxanadu (Hudson Soft/Falcom) appeared in the series. The 1990 animated series, The Power Team (part of the Video Power TV show) had characters from arcade games ported by Acclaim to the NES as well as games which Acclaim had publishing rights. These games were NARC, Arch Rivals (Midway), Kwirk (Atlus), Wizards & Warriors (RARE) and BigFoot (based on the famous monster truck from the game by Beam Software).

The first major intercomany crossover properly licenced is the Marvel vs. Capcom series, which originally began in 1994 with X-Men: Children of the Atom. Capcom followed this act by teaming up with rival fighting game developer SNK in 1999.

After the successful Capcom/SNK crossovers, many others have appeared since then.

Midway Games' Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe pitted characters from Midway's Mortal Kombat video game franchise against DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, The Joker, and others. This game was produced prior to the acquisition of Midway by Warner Bros., since then, Freddy from A Nightmare on Elm Street (a WB movie) apeared in Mortal Kombat (2012) and Scorpion appeared in Injustice: God Among Us (2013). However, these can't be considered intercompany crossovers.

The games Super Smash Bros. and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale were made possible by the "second party" model, in which independent developers work closely with the console maker to ensure exclusivity and quality. In both games, other third parties also appear as guest characters.

  • GORF (1981, Midway Mfg, Arcade)
Features characters from Taito and Namco.
  • Captain N: The Game Master (1989, Nintendo/DIC Enterprises, TV Cartoon)
Features characters and settings of games from Konami, Capcom, Data East, Rare, Squaresoft, Enix, Hudson Soft and Falcom.
  • The Power Team (1990, Acclaim/Bohbot Entertainment/Saban, TV Cartoon)
Features characters of games from Midway, Rare, Atlus and Bigfoot 4×4, Inc.
  • Battletoads/Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (1992, Tradewest/RARE, NES, SNES, GB, Game Gear, Sega Genesis)
Double Dragon characters were created by Technos Japan.
  • X-Men: Children of the Atom (1994, Capcom, Arcade)
Akuma/Gouki from the Street Fighter series is a hidden character.
  • Marvel Super Heroes (1995, Capcom, Arcade)
Anita from the Darkstalkers/Vamire series is a hidden character.
  • X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1996, Capcom, Arcade)
  • Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal (1996, Acclaim, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Game Boy, Game Gear)
Marvel's Iron Man teams-up with the Acclaim Comics incarnation of X-O Manowar.
  • Diddy Kong Racing (1997, Rare, Nintendo 64)
Characters from Banjo-Kazooie and Conker series, fully owned by Rare and in-development at the time of DKR release, appear along with Donkey Kong characters, owned by Nintendo.
  • Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (1997, Capcom, Arcade)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (1998, Capcom, Arcade)
  • Super Smash Bros./Nintendo All Star! Dairantō Smash Brothers (1999, Hal Laboratory, Nintendo 64)
Features characters from Nintendo, Hal and Game Freak.
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (1999, Capcom, Arcade)
  • SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash (1999, SNK, Neo Geo Pocket)
  • SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium/Chōjō Kessen Saikyō Fighters SNK vs. Capcom (1999, SNK, Neo Geo Pocket Color)
  • Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 (2000, Capcom, Arcade)
  • Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 PRO (2001, Capcom, Arcade)
  • Capcom vs. SNK 2: Millionaire Fighting 2001/Mark of the Millennium (2001, Capcom, Arcade)
  • SNK vs. Capcom 2 Expand Edition (2001, SNK, Neo Geo Pocket Color)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee/Dairantō Smash Brothers DX (2001, Hal Laboratory, Nintendo Game Cube)
Features characters from games by Nintendo, Hal Laboratory, Game Freak and Intelligent Systems.
  • Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO (2002, Capcom, Nintendo Game Cube)
  • SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom (2003, Playmore, Neo Geo/Arcade)
  • SoulCalubur II (2003, Namco, Nintendo Game Cube, XBOX)
The Game Cube version features Link from The Legend of Zelda by Nintendo and the XBOX version includes Spawn by Todd McFarlane Entertainment as playable characters.
  • DreamMix TV World Fighters (2003, Bitstep, Hudson Soft, Nintendo Game Cube, PlayStation 2)
Characters from different franchises by Konami, Takara and Hudson Soft are playable.
  • Namco X Capcom (2005, Monolith Soft/Namco, PlayStation 2)
  • SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS (2006, SNK Playmore, Nintendo DS)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2007, Nintendo/Sega, Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes (2008, Capcom, Arcade, Wii (Japan Only))
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl/Dairantō Smash Brothers X (2008, Nintendo, Wii)
Features characters from games by Nintendo, Hal Laboratory, Game Freak, Intelligent Systems, Konami and Sega.
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008, Midway, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360)
Midway acquisition by Warner Bros. (owners of DC Comics) was a year later.
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009, Nintendo/Sega, Wii, Nintendo DS)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up (2009, Game Arts/Ubisoft, Wii)
Ubisoft's Raving Rabbids characters are playable characters.
  • Cross Edge/X Edge (2008, Idea Factory, PlayStation 3)
Features characters from games by Capcom, Nippon Ichi Software, Namco Bandai and Gust.
  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (2010, Capcom, Wii)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011, Capcom, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3)
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011, Capcom, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3)
  • Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games (2011, Nintendo/Sega, Wii, Nintendo 3DS)
  • Pokémon Conquest/Pokémon + Nobunaga no Yabō (2012, Tecmo Koei, Nintendo DS)
  • Street Fighter X Tekken (2012, Capcom, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360)
Besides of Tekken charcters by Namco, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions include characters by Sony and Sucker Punch.
  • Dead or Alive 5 (2012, Team Ninja, Sega AM2, Tecmo Koei, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Charcters from AM2's Virtua Fighter series are playable charcters.
  • Professor Layton vs. Gyakuten Saiban (2012, Level 5/Capcom, Nintendo 3DS)
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012, SuperBot Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio/Bluepoint Games, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita)
Besides characters from Sony Computer Entertainment, it features characters by 2K Games, Sucker Punch Productions, Titan Studios, Namco, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Naughty Dog Inc, Ninja Theory Ltd, Konami and Insomniac Games.
  • Xuan Dou Zhi Wang (2013, Tencent Games, PC)
Terry Bogard and Benimaru Nikaido from King of Fighters, have been licenced by SNK Playmore.
  • Project X Zone (2013, Banpresto/Monolith Soft, Nintendo 3DS.)
Features characters from games by Namco Bandai, Capcom and Sega.
  • Dead or Alive 5 + (2013, Team Ninja, Sega AM2, Tecmo Koei, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360)
Charcters from AM2's Virtua Fighter series are playable charcters.
  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013, Team Ninja, Sega AM2, Tecmo Koei, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Charcters from AM2's Virtua Fighter series are playable charcters.
  • SoulCalubur II HD Online (2013, Namco, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade)
Features Spawn by Todd McFarlane Entertainment as a playable character.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/for Nintendo 3DS (Working Title) (2014, Sora Ltd/Namco Bandai, Wii U/Nintendo 3DS)
Characters from games by Nintendo, Hal Laboratory, Game Freak and Capcom have been announced.
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 (2014, Nintendo/Sega, Wii U)
  • Tekken X Street Fighter (TBA, Namco, Platforms TBA)
  • Kingdom hearts (Disney,Square Enix)

See also


  1. Brady, Matt. "AT PLAY IN THE DCU: KURT BUSIEK TALKS JLA" [[wikipedia:Newsarama|]], 14 July 2004.
  2. Christiansen, Jeff. "Earth-Crossover", The Appendix to the Handbook of The Marvel Universe. Retrieved August 13, 2008.
  3. Timeshredder. "Superman and Spider-man", Everything2 (April 12, 2004). Retrieved August 12, 2008.
  4. Voger, Mark; Voglesong, Kathy (2003). "Front Page Romance". Hero Gets Girl!: The Life and Art Of Kurt Schaffenberger. [[wikipedia:TwoMorrows Publishing|]]. pp. 45. ISBN 1-893905-29-2. "'That was sort of an 'in' joke.' [artist Kurt Schaffenberger] later told an interviewer. '[Editor] Mort [Weisinger] knew what I was doing. We both figured at that time that Captain Marvel was a thing of the past...He was colored differently - green instead of red, I think. But then when reprinted in a Lois Lane Annual [sic], they put the red union suit on him.'" 
  5. Larnick, Eric (October 30, 2010). "The Rutland Halloween Parade: Where Marvel and DC First Collided". Archived from the original on December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  6. Cronin, Brian (October 1, 2010). "Comic Book Legends Revealed #280". [[|]]. Archived from the original on December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  7. Amazing Adventures #16 (Jan. 1973), Justice League of America #103 (Dec. 1972), and Thor #207 (Jan. 1973) at the [[wikipedia:Grand Comics Database|]]
  8. DC/Marvel Crossovers Volume 1
  9. McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1970s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. [[wikipedia:Dorling Kindersley|]]. p. 165. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "The Yellow Brick Road from Munchkin Land to the Emerald City was also wide enough to accommodate DC and Marvel as they produced their first-ever joint publication...Roy Thomas scripted a faithful, seventy-two page adaptation of Dorothy Gale's adventure, while John Buscema's artwork depicted the landscape of Oz in lavish detail." 
  10. McAvennie "1970s" in Dolan, p. 170: "The tale was written by Gerry Conway and drawn by Ross Andru, both among the few [at that time] to ever have worked on both Superman and Spider-Man...The result was a defining moment in Bronze Age comics."
  11. Manning, Matthew K. "1980s" in Dolan, p. 194: "In an oversized treasury edition carrying a hefty $2.50 price tag, the Man of Steel paired for the second time with Marvel's iconic web-slinger...The issue came together thanks to the script of writer Jim Shooter, a bit of plotting assistance by Marv Wolfman, the pencils of longtime Marvel luminary John Buscema, and a veritable fleet of inkers."
  12. Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 195 "Written by Len Wein and illustrated by José Luis García-López, the comic saw...Batman and the Hulk doing battle with both the Joker and Marvel's ultra-powerful Shaper of Worlds."
  13. Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 199: "The issue, written by longtime X-Men scribe Chris Claremont and drawn by Walter Simonson [was] of the most well-received crossovers of its time - or of any time for that matter - the team-up was a huge success."
  14. Cronin, Brian (September 15, 2005). "Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed #16!". [[wikipedia:Comic Book Resources|]]. Archived from the original on April 21, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2012. "Englehart next began a run on Justice League of America, and in issue #142, Mantis showed up! Only this time, she was calling herself Willow." 
  15. The transplanting of Mantis/Willow was acknowledged in the letters page of Justice League of America #146 (September 1976)
  16. Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 267: "Fans were also treated to a companion special entitled writers Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, and Alan Grant, and artist Klaus Janson.
  17. Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 267: "This prestige one-shot marked Frank Miller's return to Batman, and was labeled as a companion piece to to his classic 1986 work Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. The issue was drawn by Todd McFarlane, one of the most popular artists in comic book history."
  18. Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 272: "Written by Peter David and Ron Marz with art by Dan Jurgens and Claudio Castellini, this four-issue miniseries event consisted of five major battles voted on in advance by reader ballots distributed to comic stores."
  19. Cowsill, Alan "2000s" in Dolan, p. 311 "[JLA/Avengers] was an event that...proved to be one of the biggest and best of the DC and Marvel crossovers, incorporating many of the two companies' greatest heroes and villains."
  20. DC Comics
  21. Newsarama.Com: Dc Previews: The Spirit, Scalped, S&Bva&P
  22. Oeming, Rosemann On Spider-Man/Red Sonja - Newsarama
  23. WW: Chicago - Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash Coming in November, 12 August 2007, [[wikipedia:Newsarama|]]
  24. MANO-A-MANO-A-MANO: "Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash", August 21, 2007, [[wikipedia:Comic Book Resources|]]
  25. Ron Marz And Michael Broussard On Unholy Union - Newsarama
  26. "Star Wars: Visions of the Blade". 2008-08-28. 
  27. "Long Live the Legion...and Prosper! Writer Talks TREK/LSH". 


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