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Softcover ⋅ DC ⋅ 2022
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Reprint of the four-issue DC/Marvel collaborative publication

Limited to 7,000 copies, published by the Hero Initiative, a charity for comic creators that was founded, in part, by George Perez

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Four-issue crossover of characters from Marvel and DC

First in-continuity crossover by DC and Marvel meaning the events that occurred exist in the mainstream history of each universe

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DC Animated Universe version of the Batman/Wolverine mashup character introduced by Amalgam Comics in Legends of the Dark Claw #1, DC/Marvel co-publishing imprint

Marvel ⋅ 1988
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Two-page story titled 'Birth of a Hero' by Todd McFarlane

Parody of 'Bat-Man' about how he chose his name

Cameo of the Joker

TPB ⋅ DC/Marvel ⋅ 1996
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160-page trade paperback that collects the following Marvel/DC character crossover one-shots from 1996, published by Marvel: Spider-Boy, Magneto and the Magnetic Men, Speed Demon, Bullets and Bracelets, Bruce Wayne Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Patrol

Original retail price: $12.95

DC/Marvel ⋅ 2000
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One-shot second team-up featuring Batman and Daredevil

Marvel ⋅ 1993
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Hannibal King, the vampire companion of Blade from Marvel Comics, pays his respects to Superman one month after Superman #75

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1st cameo appearance of Garfield the cat in a standard mainstream comic book, stuffed animal appearance in Marvel Fanfare #9

Cameo crossover appearance of Spider-Man

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Appearance of a character referred to as Doctor J, a patient in a psychiatric hospital dressed in green who believes his power ring holds reality together - a parody of Green Lantern, Hal Jordan

Marvel ⋅ 2020
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Reference to the destruction of the DC Universe by the Black Winter, an entity that appears to those who are doomed as an enemy that was initially destined to destroy them

Cates alludes to the Black Winter taking on the form of Darkseid writing: they will see the stone-faced avatar of their one true end...For them, their omega. The one who is

Cates alludes to Darkseid's stone-like face, his Omega Beams and Tom King's run on Mr. Miracle with the line "Darkseid Is..."

Preview of Strange Academy

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The Strange Academy preview is not the first appearances of the characters. It is an excerpt of the first issue meant to promote the title. If it were an original story, then it would be considered a first appearance

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Funeral of Gwen Stacy

Battle of Spider-Man vs Luke Cage

Luke Cage references DC: we ain't all rich playboys like Bruce Wayne

Marvel ⋅ 1974
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Unofficial crossover appearance of the Green Lantern, passed out under the table after drinking yellow chamomile tea (yellow being a weakness to the Green Lanterns)

Green Arrow from DC and Captain Midnight from Fawcett are also depicted in the scene

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DC crossover cameo in the background of an interior panel: the head of Darkseid is present, carved in stone similar to the moai statues on Easter Island

Marvel ⋅ 2019
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One-shot celebration of Marvel’s 80th year that began with the launch of Timely Comics in 1939

1st modern appearance of the Masked Raider who was last seen in an original story in 1940

Debut of The Eternity Mask

Batman cameo appearance

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Marvel

One-page original story featuring Miracleman by Neil Gaiman

📖 Star Wars Reading Order: read 'Red Four' then 'The Long Game' in Age of Rebellion Special #1

Marvel ⋅ 1984
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Crossover appearance of Superman as Clark Kent

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Spider-Man rescues a family from a gunman in a situation that plays out like Batman's origin story - the boy is wearing a Batman shirt

Marvel ⋅ 1994
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2nd appearance of The Flash in the Marvel Universe

1st appearance occurs in Quasar #17 when the Runner challenges all of Earth's speedsters to a race that is won by a stranger who bursts through a dimensional rift, crowning him 'the fastest man alive'

The stranger has amnesia but vaguely remembers his name sounds something like 'Buried Alien' - Barry Allen, The Flash

DC/Marvel ⋅ 1997
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Team-up of Daredevil and Batman vs Two-Face and Mr. Hyde

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Cover depicts characters unmistakably belonging to Marvel after having suffered a humiliating defeat

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Fantastic Four and Superman vs Galactus

Superman becomes the Herald of Galactus

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Batman and Captain America vs Joker and the Red Skull

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1st team appearance of the Parliament Of Trees, elementals like Swamp Thing

Unaccredited cameo by Marvel's Man-Thing

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Unofficial DC crossover of a reporter named Clark Kent who appears over 20 times in Marvel books

Revealed that Wolverine's claws are a part of his body, not a part of his gloves as Len Wein initially intended

1st cameo appearance of Amanda Sefton, ex-girlfriend of Nightcrawler and former ruler of Limbo, later named Daytripper

Cameo appearance of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee

Amalgam ⋅ 1997
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One-shot featuring the combined characters of Lobo from DC and Howard the Duck from Marvel

1st appearance of a character named Bongface

Error ⋅ DC ⋅ 1981
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Printing error with DC Comics 'New Teen Titans' #6 cover wrapped around 'Marvel Two-In-One' #74

Only two known to exist with one that was listed on eBay for $1.15 million

In 1981, both companies used Ronald's Printing at the same time

Cannot determine realistic sales values due to absence of data

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Cameo appearance of Shazam from DC, partially seen

Amalgam ⋅ 1996
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1st appearance of Spider-Boy, a combination of Ben Reilly and Superboy

1st appearance of Bizarnage, a character that combines Bizarro and Carnage

1st appearance of King Lizard, King Shark merged with Lizard

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Final issue of the second DC/Marvel Universe crossover series

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Batman defeats the Scorpion from Marvel

The X-Men appear as a full team are confronted by the JLA on the final page

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Issue #2 confirms a significantly different tone from the first series that is more story and character driven instead of well-matched DC vs Marvel brawling

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Four issue-limited series that marks the second official crossover of DC and Marvel

Superman vs Venom

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Conclusion of the 4-part crossover series

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Battles include:

Superman vs Hulk

Green Lantern vs Silver Surfer

Wolverine vs Lobo

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Storm vs Wonder Woman

Elektra vs Catwoman

Spider-Man vs Superboy

Batman vs Captain America

1st cameo appearance of Darkclaw, a Wolverine/Batman mash-up

1st cameo appearance of Doctor Doomsday, a Doctor Doom/Doomsday mash-up

1st cameo appearance of Super Soldier, a Captain America/Superman mash-up

1st cameo appearance of Doctor Strangefate, a Doctor Strange/Doctor Fate mash-up

1st cameo appearance of Spider-Boy, a Spider-Man/Superboy mash-up

1st cameo appearance of Lethal, a Kraven/Cheetah mash-up

1st cameo appearance of Deadeye, a Bullseye/Deadshot mash-up

1st cameo appearance of Nightcreeper, a Nightcrawler/Creeper mash-up

1st cameo appearance of Amazon, a Wonder Woman/Storm mash-up

1st cameo appearance of Wraith, a Gambit/Obsidian mash-up

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Captain America vs Bane, Gambit vs Nightwing, Thanos vs Darkseid, Thor vs Shazam, Aquaman vs Namor, Flash vs Quicksilver

A scorecard kept track of who beat who

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First comic book co-published by DC and Marvel

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68-page oversized crossover featuring Batman and the Hulk

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62-page, oversized DC/Marvel crossover featuring Spider-Man and Superman

Battle of Superman vs the Hulk

First part of the crossover trilogy began in Superman vs The Amazing Spider-Man #1 and continues in DC Special Series #27 with Hulk and Batman

DC/Marvel ⋅ 1994
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One-shot 'Batman/Punisher: Lake of Fire'

First crossover of Batman, Jean-Paul Valley and the Punisher

DC/Marvel ⋅ 1994
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One-shot 'Punisher/Batman: Deadly Knights'

Second crossover of Batman and the Punisher - the Punisher chases Jigsaw to Gotham where he clashes with Batman and the Joker

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DC and Marvel crossover

Batman and Spider-Man vs Ra's al Ghul and Kingpin

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One-shot DC/Marvel crossover issue

Silver Surfer and Green Lantern vs Thanos and Parallax

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Marvel/DC crossover event featuring Spider-Man and Batman battling Carnage and Joker

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One-shot crossover story - Galactus's search for worlds to devour leads him to Apokolips, the home of Darkseid

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First crossover of the Uncanny X-Men and the Teen Titans

Wraparound cover art by Walt Simonson

1st appearance of the Source Wall, a final barrier between the Multiverse and a cosmic phenomenon that is the delta of existence

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100-page oversized crossover featuring Superman and Spider-Man

First official crossover of characters from the Marvel and DC Universe

Marvel ⋅ 1970
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1st appearance of Valkyrie, Enchantress in disguise

1st team appearance of the Lady Liberators: Valkyrie, Scarlet Witch, Wasp, Black Widow, Medusa

Debut of the Rutland Halloween Parade, a real parade held in Vermont annually that has been depicted in both Marvel and DC comics nearly 20 times with parade attendees wearing superhero costumes from both publishers in each book

DC ⋅ 1997
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1st team appearance of the Hyperclan, led by Protex: A-Mortal, Primaid, Tronix, Armek, Fluxus, Zenturion and Zum

Cameo appearances of Wolverine and Dr. Doom tied to posts, awaiting death

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Deadpool arrives in the DC Universe looking even more like Deathstroke than he did before and each time he tries to introduce himself, Slade renders him silent with an ultra-violent act

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1st appearance of Talos the Untamed

[December 2020 - confirmed to appear with Nick Fury in Secret Invasion]

Cameo appearance by Death of the Endless from DC Vertigo's Sandman series

Marriage of Marlo Chandler and Rick Jones

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Peter David, the writer, officiates the ceremony

ROM appears in human form

Marvel ⋅ 1974
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2nd appearance of the algae creature that appeared in DC's Aquaman #56 (1972)

Secret DC/Marvel crossover issue - see Aquaman #56 for details

Final issue of the Savage Sub-Mariner

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