AMALGAM UNIVERSE CHRONOLOGY

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LAST UPDATE: 23 September 2002

APPENDIX 4: OTHER AMALGAM-LIKE COMICS

APPENDIX 5: SAME CONTINUUM AMALGAMS

APPENDIX 6: COMIC / FICTION AMALGAMS

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APPENDIX 4: OTHER AMALGAM-LIKE COMICS

Not all company crossovers produce an Amalgam Universe. Many take place in a shared reality (I call this the Crossoverse), while others involve actual travel between the dimensions of the various participants. Only crossovers that intermingle the elements of each other, creating a merged world, or providing the potential for such a merger, will be dealt with here. Dreams that are decidedly not taking place within the Amalgam Universe are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. MAGICAL DRAMA QUEEN ROXY combines elements of manga and anime with all aspects of Gen13, and is allowed, while the dream in GEN13 #13A, 13B, and 13C has a few amalgamated characters, but most are simply appearing in a world they don't belong in and therefore does not qualify.

Some dream worlds, like the one seen in DOOM PATROL (vol II) #53 and BOOKS OF MAGIC ANNUAL #3, are incorporated into the mainstream Amalgam Universe timeline.  Those particular comics are dealt with in more detail on the CRISIS ON EARTH 612 page. 

Stories that feature situational amalgams but otherwise do not combine worlds, such as Bruce Wayne becoming Earth's Green Lantern [BATMAN: IN BLACKEST NIGHT] or Dr. Doom becoming master of the mystic arts [WHAT IF..? (vol II) #52], are featured in Appendix 5: Same Continuum Amalgams.

1939 --

THE STEEL PHANTOM

The following information was originally posted as part of Mikel Midnight's Earth-Franηais timeline, used by permission.

The Steel Phantom has first public case. These 'adventures' were doctored French reprints of the Superman and Blue Beetle comic books, published by Sage, which melded the two characters into one. (The Blue Beetle's costume at this time resembled the Phantom's costume, and Superman has been referred to as the Man of Steel, hence "The Steel Phantom".) This would not be considered an Amalgam today, due to the purchase of the Charlton heroes by DC Comics, but in 1939 Superman was published by National Periodical and Blue Beetle was published by Fox Features Syndicate.  [LES DESSINS ANIM-YORDI, 1939-1940] [AVENTURES #10-38, 1939-1941]

[Note from Jean-Marc Lofficier:  I do know for a fact that in 1941, HURRAH published a recolored (red) version of the Golden Age Blue Beetle under the name "Fantome d'Acier" (Steel Phantom) because that way, he looked more similar to the Phantom (whose suit was colored red in France too) which was a more popular character.  I also know for a fact that in 1939, AVENTURES started publishing Superman, retitled Yordi, until 1941 in issues #10-38 (he also appeared in LES DESSINS ANIM-YORDI from 1939-1940).  In Belgium, it appeared in SPIROU, also in 1939, as Marc, Hercule Moderne.  I don't know if HURRAH published any Superman strips under the Steel Phantom name.]

1992 --

INFINITY WAR [Marvel]

While this crossover was contrived and featured far too many unnecessary tie-ins, it offered a new twist on the classic "evil twins" motif, when Adam Warlock's evil self from the future created duplicates of all the Marvel heroes. Significant to Amalgam is the match between Moon Knight and his demonic doppelganger Moon Shade, who becomes a multidimensional being by absorbing energy from Franklin Richards. They travel from the Marvel Universe through several alternate realities, encountering cross-time counterparts to Moon Knight. Among them are Dark Moon (the Lunar Avengers of Skyline City), Moon Fang (Vampire lord of Man-Hades), Crescent Moon (Defender of Manhatican City), Moon-Maid (protector of Atlanhatten), Mr. Spector: Moon Spirit, Moon Ghost (futuristic hero accompanied by two kids and a monkey), DinoKnight (yes, a dinosaur), and MoonMan (Crescent Crusader of Cosmopolis). Although it is speculated that one or more of these worlds could be the Amalgam Universe or an offshoot of it, most are too far removed from the mainstream. [MARC SPECTOR: MOON KNIGHT #42, SEP 1992]

1993 --

DEATHMATE [Valiant / Image (WildStorm, Top Cow, Extreme)]

A grieving future counterpart of Solar journeys from the Valiant Universe to unreality where he meets Void from the Image (WildStorm) Universe. They merge into one being and explode in a supernova that disrupts all space and time, creating a Deathmate Universe (from the Valiant and Image realities) that will eventually destroy all of creation. Notable among this world's inhabitants are the H.A.R.D.C.A.T.s (an amalgamated team based on the WildC.A.T.s and H.A.R.D.Corp) and Gen13 (who had not yet appeared in the mainstream Image Universe). This world eventually begins collapsing in on itself from both ends of the timestream. The combined efforts of several of this world's heroes are necessary to enter unreality and prevent the union between Void and Solar the Explorer from taking place. [DEATHMATE mini-series, 1993]

'1963' [IMAGE (MARVEL)]

Not a true crossover or amalgam, this retro mini-series is important as a progenitor to the format used for Amalgam Comics. These five comics presented a mock-silver age for the Image Universe by honoring/lampooning the comics produced by Marvel during that era. Mystery, Inc. is a fun take on the classic Fantastic Four, the Tomorrow Syndicate adequately portrays the adventures once had by the Avengers, and the solo characters are equally representative of their Marvel counterparts, without being derisive. In-jokes and hidden references abound in each issue, as readers are tempted to uncover just what the authors were hinting at. While this is also true of the published Amalgam Comics, what marks '1963' as one of the true forefathers of Amalgam is the back-story. '1963' is written as if the comics were actually published in the year 1963, complete with bogus letter pages and references to old comics that never existed. It is the application of this style that made Amalgam so much more than a typical crossover; not only did the characters believe their world is how it has always been, the reader is encouraged to accept this obvious lie at face value as well. Other comics have successfully used this method of retroactive continuity, including BIG BANG COMICS and Bongo Comics' RADIOACTIVE-MAN series.

'1963' also presented the Hall of Alternity, a rest stop of sorts that lies in the void between realities (per SHATTERED IMAGE #4, this would be the Omniverse). This gimmick has shown up in several other Image comics, and allows for multiverse / hypertime-like worlds to exist within Image continuity. For more on Alternity, refer to the discussion of SMOOSH (ALTERED IMAGE) below.

1994 --

WORLDS COLLIDE [DC / MILESTONE]

Postal courier Fred Benston, a man existing simultaneously in Metropolis (DCU) and Dakota (Milestone Universe) becomes the target of exploitation on both Earths and unleashed his full potential as Rift. Rift believes that both realities stem from his imagination, and wrecks havoc. His alterations to reality include merging Icon and Superman into a single being [SUPERBOY #6], transforming the Blood Syndicate into an X-Men-like team called the Ex-Gang [BLOOD SYNDICATE #17], and making all the heroes of Dakota and Metropolis into part of a futuristic team called the League of Super-Teens [STATIC #14]. Rift was trapped in a Limbo-like dream dimension through the ingenuity of the heroes of both worlds, and neither reality has shown any long-term affects from the collision.

It is interesting to note that the DC Universe was struck by a space-time altering crisis called Zero Hour almost immediately after the conclusion of Worlds Collide.  One side effect of this seems to be that, although later Milestone Comics made mention of the crossover, it apparently never happened for the characters of DC Comics.

1995 --

SKETCH WORLD (BLACK SEPTEMBER) [MARVEL / MALIBU]

Starting with the appearance of Thor on the Godwheel within the Ultraverse, figures from Marvel and Malibu began crossing over at an alarming rate. Two members of Marvel's Avengers, Sersi and the Black Knight, served for a time as members of Malibu's UltraForce. The most significant event to come from this period was the creation of the Sketch World. When the six Infinity Gems from Marvel continuity join together with a previously unknown seventh gem, they evolve into a sentient being with phenomenal cosmic power called Nemesis. While Nemesis did not destroy any existing realities, she did create the Sketch World, a pocket reality that combined elements of the Ultraverse and Marvel Universe. For example, the creature called the Ghoul in the Ultraverse is here called the Hulk, possessing the gamma-spawned strength of his namesake in the Marvel Universe. The Avengers and Fantastic Four have members from both worlds, although some are more amalgamated than others. The Sketch World seemingly ended when Nemesis drew too many raw materials from the multiverse.  Heroes from Marvel, Malibu, and several different variations of both emerged to stop Nemesis and destroy the link between the gems. [AVENGERS / ULTRAFORCE #1, ULTRAFORCE / AVENGERS #1, 1995]

1996 --

AMALGAM [DC / MARVEL]

The nature of the creation of the Amalgam Universe has already been discussed elsewhere. It is worth noting, however, that the two brothers credited with creating / comprising the Marvel and DC realities are shown to be amalgamated into one entity at the end of MARVEL VERSUS DC #3, yet they are at odds with each other at the beginning of DC VERSUS MARVEL #4, while the Amalgam Universe still exists. While such distinctions may be negligible when dealing with beings that dwarf over conceptual entities, this could mean that a third brother exists, or came into existence, during this time.

My personal theory, that the Brothers are 5th Dimensional beings engaged in a war similar to that seen in CRISIS TIMES FIVE [JLA #28-31, 1999], is beyond the scope of this appendix.  There exists no empirical evidence to back it up, other than the Brothers' war reminding me of Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite wreaking havoc in SUPERMAN & BATMAN: WORLD'S FUNNEST (2000).

It is also possible, due to the existence of several Marvel Universe and DC Universe characters as extra-dimensional counterparts to the Amalgam character (as seen in X-PATROL #1, 1996), that the Amalgam Universe is the true 'Main-Line' continuity, with the many DC and Marvel realities existing as hypertimes / cross-times of that reality. Yeah, right.

DEVIL'S REIGN [MARVEL / TOP COW]

Mephisto, a devil who plagues the Marvel Universe, discovers that the Top Cow continuum has no Lord of the Underworld associated with it, and decides to fill the void unopposed. Several heroes of the Marvel Universe venture to the Top Cow reality to stop him, joining forces with many of that world's own heroes, and fighting some who have been taken in by the Master of Lies. While no amalgamations take place, this crossover is significant due to its observation that the Top Cow Universe exists separately from the rest of Image Comics (Top Cow was temporarily unaffiliated with Image at this time). This illustrates a concept seen in the SHATTERED IMAGE mini-series published later in 1996; the various studios that comprise Image Comics have a shared continuity, but do not exist within the same universe. Five sub-worlds, representing Top Cow, WildStorm, Highbrow, Valentino, and McFarlane, come together to stave off the Entropy that threatens other realities (DC, Valiant, and Marvel are all implied to be victims of Entropy). A sixth world is said to have already crumbled from the Image reality, suggesting the recently departed Extreme Studios from Image. All of this provides evidence that the Image Universe is actually five (now four) separate Hypertime-like realities that sometimes (but not always) overlap and interact with each other.

1997 --

WORLD WAR 3 [MARVEL (HEROES REBORN) / WILDSTORM]

As with DEVIL'S REIGN, this story suggests a Hypertime-like set of realities forming the perceived Image Universe. In this case, it is the WildStorm branch that has diverged. When a being called Damocles destroys all reality, the WildStorm portion of the Image Universe temporarily ceases to be [FIRE FROM HEAVEN]. Coinciding with the destruction of the HEROES REBORN pocket dimension of the Marvel Universe at the hands of Dr. Doom, the two sub-realities meet within the Negative Zone and forge a new composite Earth. This world is plagued by an alliance between the Skrulls, Daemonites, and Dr. Doom, and is in the midst of a third world war. The Avengers, Fantastic Four, Defenders, WildC.A.T.s, StormWatch, and Wet Works are all composed of heroes originating in either continuum. The situation is resolved when Reed Richards discovers that their universe is being held together artificially by devices constructed by Dr. Doom. A massive assault on Latveria and the Negative Zone lead to massive losses, but in the end this world is unlocked, free to rejoin the Marvel and Image Universes via the Nexus of Realities found in the Negative Zone.

DARK NOVA EVENT [DC / WILDSTORM]

The heroes of the modern JLA pursue the criminal Master of Time across time, following him all the way to 65,000,000 BC. They witness the Dark Nova event before fixing the time machine and returning to the present, only to find they are now in the WildStorm Universe. After the prerequisite battle with the WildC.A.T.s, the heroes team up and defeat the Master of Time, who evolves into a temporal moment called a 'Soliton' while falling backward through time, and explodes. This triggers the Dark Nova Event already witnessed, and is considered the moment of separation between the DC Universe and WildStorm (Image) Universe timelines. This can be taken to explain why the WildStorm Universe is not connected to the DCU via Hypertime, although the WILD TIMES event listed below may contradict this idea. [JLA / WILDC.A.T.S: CRIME MACHINE, 1997]

1998 --

MAGICAL DRAMA QUEEN ROXY [WILDSTORM / ANIME]

This story takes place within a dream, featuring Roxy Spaulding (a.k.a. Freefall of Gen13) as a hard-luck case who is approached by her Fairy God Creature (an altered version of Roxy's pet Queelock) and given a magical racket that transforms her into Magical Drama Queen Roxy. The entire story is a parody of the Magical Girl theme common to many anime and manga. Roxy is an amalgamation of Freefall, Sailor Moon (who is belittled by herself and others in her civilian identity, just as Roxy is), and Magical Girl Pretty Sammy (who gained her powers from a wand given to her by a creature called Ryooko; further, Magical Girl Pretty Sammy exists only in a dream had by Sasami, a character from the Tenchi Muyo). Other amalgamations include Prince Edmund of Grunge (Grunge and Prince Darius from Sailor Moon), Tuxedo Camel (Tuxedo Mask / Camel Cigarette's contraband mascot), and the talking Bobbi Doll (the statuesque Fairchild, maliciously portrayed as a too-perfect fashion doll, ala Barbie). The entire sequence takes shots at anime mainstays and Gen13, and ceases to exist when Roxy realizes she is only dreaming, thus waking herself up. [MAGICAL DRAMA QUEEN ROXY #1-3, 1998]

SMOOSH (ALTERED IMAGE) [IMAGE (WILDSTORM, TOP COW, HIGHBROW, VALENTINO, MCFARLANE, AND OTHERS)]

Six heroes of the Image Universe become involved in a reality-warping event that, in addition to other problems, creates a Smoosh Universe. Majestic, Witchblade, Savage Dragon, the Maxx, ShadowHawk, and Spawn amalgamate into Witchestic, Dragaxx, and ShadowSpawn. Other amalgamations occur before the heroes returned to normal. This world is presented as a tongue-in-cheek tribute / parody on the Amalgam Universe. It does boast an impressive number of composite characters, many of which were created by fans that entered a contest sponsored by Image Comics and Wizard Magazine. It is quite possible that the Smoosh Universe could have survived the story via the Vortex of Alternity, where all realities are one. However, it is unlikely that this particular Smoosh would be seen again, due to the loss of WildStorm from the Image stable (and consequent sale of WildStorm to DC Comics). [ALTERED IMAGE #1-3, 1998]

1999 --

WILD TIMES [WILDSTORM / DC]

The six WILD TIMES one-shots are the first venture by WildStorm into the realm of alternate realities, ala DC's Elseworlds imprint. Despite sharing the same theme, these stories do not necessarily share a common continuity. They also share a series of guest stars from DC continuity, although they could not conceivably take place in the mainstream DC Universe either. WILDTIMES: DEATHBLOW #1 (1899) features Jonah Hex, or his corpse, at least. WILDTIMES: GRIFTER #1 (1928) has other Wildcats members redone as period figures. WILDTIMES: DV8 #1 (1944) guest-stars Sgt. Rock and the Easy Company. WILDTIMES: WETWORKS #1 (1955) has a cameo by Superman. WILDTIMES: GEN13 #1 (1969) has an appearance by the original Teen Titans. WILD TIMES: WILDCATS #0 (2100) was a Wizard Magazine insert and briefly mentioned the Flash, Tomorrow Woman, and other DC Universe names. No true amalgamations are shown, although the various shared timelines could provide the potential for situational amalgams, similar to the ones seen in DEATHMATE and WORLD WAR 3.

2001 --

JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE CREATING THE DC UNIVERSE [DC]

A complete retooling of the DC Universe is presented by "The Man" credited with creating the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee. While basic concepts about each DC character remain the same, several of the revamped characters are reminiscent of Marvel Comics characters and other Silver Age conventions, such as a Batman who gets his start as a professional wrestler before using his alter ego to fight crime (ala Spider-Man). Each issue of the 12-part series is co-created by a different artist who follows the Stan Lee formula to design and plot the story. Although Stan holds the title of Editor-for-Life at Marvel Comics, this project was not made in conjunction with that publisher.

The issues thus far include:

·         JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH JOE KUBERT CREATING BATMAN -- Comparable to Spider-Man

·         JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH JIM LEE CREATING WONDER WOMAN -- Comparable to Captain Marvel (Shazam!) and Thor

·         JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH JOHN BUSCEMA CREATING SUPERMAN -- Comparable to Silver Surfer & Mister Miracle

·         JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH DAVE GIBBONS CREATING GREEN LANTERN -- Comparable to Thor & Swamp Thing

·         JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH KEVIN MAGUIRE CREATING THE FLASH -- Comparable to Speed-Ball

·         JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH JERRY ORDWAY CREATING THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA -- Comparable to the Mighty Avengers (team assembled by an arch-villain)

·         JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH JOHN BYRNE CREATING ROBIN -- Comparable to Shang-Chi

·         JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH GARY FRANK CREATING SHAZAM -- Comparable to the Hulk

·         JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH SCOTT McDANIEL CREATING AQUAMAN -- Comparable to Spider-Man

·         JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH CHRIS BACHALO CREATING CATWOMAN -- Comparable to Hellcat

·         JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH WALTER SIMONSON CREATING SANDMAN -- Comparable to Thor

2002 –-

TERRA OCCULTA [WILDSTORM (EYE OF THE STORM) / DC]

They are archeologists of the impossible - tracking down evidence of a vast array of super-human activity that the world never knew of. They are Planetary, better known to you as...Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince?!? The mystery team of the WildStorm Universe collides with the World's Greatest Heroes of the DC Universe in the most unexpected way in this one-shot.

This one-shot Elseworld crossover is more in line with the WildStorm Universe than the DCU (as opposed to the WILD TIMES comics that place WildStorm characters at various points along the DCU timeline). It takes full advantage of the various allegories to DC characters that already exist in the EYE OF THE STORM line of comics, while incorporating hard DC components such as Metropolis, Gotham City, and the Watchtower on the Moon. Also, be aware that WildStorm is now published by DC, yet the WildStorm continuity exists in a separate reality and is treated editorially as a separate company. [PLANETARY / JLA: TERRA OCCULTA, 11 SEP 2002]

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APPENDIX 5: SAME CONTINUUM AMALGAMS

Many times in comics a hero has been forced to don the weaponry / costume / modus operandi of another hero to accomplish his or her task at hand.  This produces temporary, situational, amalgams that exist within a singular 'mainstream' continuity, and does not qualify for this Appendix.  Were they to be included, the recent JOKER: LAST LAUGH crossover from DC would be space-prohibitive by itself.  There are, however, a number of comics that take place outside of regular continuity showing such amalgamations, often with more permanent results.  Listed below are comic book amalgams of two or more characters from the SAME continuum, but taking place outside the established continuity.  Often these worlds will have analogs to other characters from the original world that are left unchanged.  Many of these books are Elseworlds or What If..?s and should not be considered to share continuity with each other or any other published material, unless noted otherwise.

1963 -- THE BATMAN NOBODY REMEMBERED

This is the title of the first story to feature a Superman / Batman composite, appearing in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #136.  The Earth 1 Batman travels to a parallel world in which Bruce Wayne is Superman. SUPERMAN #353, 358, & 363 explore the same concept in an imaginary tale, as does WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #167, all based on combined elements of the Earth 1 Superman & Batman. -- Researched by Mikel Midnight

1964 -- THE DAY SUPERMAN BECAME THE FLASH

ACTION COMICS #314 features an artifact from Krypton created by Jor-El; a videotape.  The tape shows how Kal would have grown up on six different worlds. The results of each planet's effects on him would have caused him to resemble the Atom, the Flash, Green Arrow, Batman, and Aquaman.  The sixth planet was, of course, Earth.

1989 -- CROSS-TIME CAPER

The Cross-Time Caper took place in the pages of Excalibur.  A few of the worlds glimpsed cast Marvel characters in the roles of other Marvel characters.  Most notable is the world seen in EXCALIBUR #14, which had a heroic Loki battle an evil Thor, Captain America equipped with cyborg parts, ala Deathlok, and a power-switched Fantastic Four.

1990 -- WHAT IF THE X-MEN HAD REMAINED IN ASGARDD?

In WHAT IF? (volume II) #12 Ororo Munroe, who had recently lost her mutant powers, kept the enchanted hammer given to her by Loki. She became the new Thunder Goddess, until Thor showed up to regain the title as the Frog of Thunder.

1991 -- WHAT IF WOLVERINE BECAME LORD OF THE VAMMPIRES?

In WHAT IF? (volume II) #24 Wolverine became a vampire and replaced Dracula as Lord of the Undead. He leads an army of mutant vampires against the other heroes in the Marvel Universe. Doctor Strange, slain by Logan, comes to Frank Castle as a spirit and makes the Punisher into the new Sorcerer Supreme to combat the undead menace.

1992 -- WHAT IF SPIDER-MAN KEPT HIS COSMIC POWERRS?

In WHAT IF? (volume II) #31 Peter Parker remained imbued with the power of Captain Universe, gained during the ACTS OF VENGEANCE to defeat the Tri-Sentinel. The Cosmic Spider-Man fought evil on every level, until finally deciding to release the Enigma Force into the Earth, giving every man, woman, and child on the planet a small taste of universal peace.

1993 -- SUPERMAN: SPEEDING BULLETS

This Elseworld offers a baby Kal-El who was found by Thomas and Martha Wayne, rather than the Kents. Bruce Wayne, as the baby is named, grows up to be the Batman, but eventually abandons the grim identity in favor of being Superman in Metropolis.

1993 -- WHAT IF VENOM POSSESSED THE PUNISHER?

In WHAT IF? (volume II) #44 shows what happened in a world where the Venom symbiote bonds with the Punisher. Although controlled by the alien at first, Frank Castle eventually asserts himself and uses the symbiote to aid his was on crime.

1993 -- WHAT IF DOCTOR DOOM BECAME SORCEROR SUPRREME?

In WHAT IF? (volume II) #52 Victor von Doom seeks the Ancient One's aid in freeing his mother's soul from Mephisto. When the Ancient One dies, Doom becomes Sorcerer Supreme and uses the Fantastic Four as pawns in his fight against arcane evil.

1994 -- BATMAN: IN BLACKEST NIGHT

This Elseworld explored the possibility that Bruce Wayne, not Hal Jordan, became the Green Lantern. Other characters include Selena Kyle as Star Sapphire, the Joker as Sinestro, and the classic JLA line-up as Green Lantern Corp recruits.

1995 -- WHAT IF STORM BECAME THE PHOENIX?

In WHAT IF? (volume II) #75 it is Ororo Munroe, not Jean Grey, who gained the power of the Phoenix in order to save the X-Men. She eventually becomes an Eco-Tyrant, taking control of the entire Earth with her mutant enforcers.

1998 -- WHAT IF THE SULVER SURFER BECAME THE CARRNAGE COSMIC?

In WHAT IF? (volume II) #108 Carnage abandons his human host in favor of the Silver Surfer. When the symbiote opts to remain bonded to Norrin Radd, the combined might of Spider-Man and the Avengers cannot stop his rampage.

1998 -- WHAT IF TONY STARK BECAME SORCEROR SUPREEME?

In WHAT IF? (volume II) #113 it is Tony Stark, not Dr. Stephen Strange, who apprentices under the Ancient One. He combines technology and magic to combat extra-dimensional foes.

1998 -- WHAT IF THE SUPER-HEROES NEVER LEFT BATTTLEWORLD?

In WHAT IF? (volume II) #114 the Secret Wars ended with Earth's heroes and villains remaining on the patchwork Battleworld. Twenty-five years later, the next generation contains Crusader (daughter of Captain America and Rogue), Mustang (son of Hawkeye and She-Hulk), Torrent (daughter of Wolverine and Storm), Firefly (son of Human Torch and Wasp), and Bravado (son of Thor and the Enchantress).

1999 -- HYPER-TENSION

This five-part story ran through SUPERBOY #60 - 64. It features cameos of several alternate Superboys, including one who became Batman's sidekick after Robin died, one that joined a skewered Challengers of the Unknown, and Karkan: Lord of the Jungle.

1999 -- CATWOMAN: GUARDIAN OF GOTHAM<

This two-part Elseworld story features Selena Kyle, who becomes the heroic vigilante Catwoman and battles the fiendish Bat-Man; Bruce Wayne.

1999 -- DARK NIGHT IN THE GOLDEN KINGDOM<

This amalgam / parody of various DC Elseworlds appeared in ELSEWORLDS 80 PAGE GIANT. The children of the Silver Age heroes battle Team-Face, a composite Luther / Joker. These new heroes are AquaHawk (son of Aqua-Man and Hawkgirl), Martian Manhuntress (daughter of Martian Manhunter and the Golden Age Huntress), Negative Wonder (daughter of Negative Man and Wonder Woman), and Green Canary (daughter of Green Arrow and Black Canary).

1999 -- ONE-MAN JLA

This four-part story ran through SUPERMAN #147, ACTION COMICS #757, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #570, & SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #92. It showcased, through a number of computer-generated dream-simulations, how Kal-El would have developed had he grown up on the planets Oa, Rann, Thanagar, and Mars. Visually, the story featured amalgamations of Superman with Green Lantern, Adam Strange, Hawk-Man, and the Martian Manhunter. 

Thanks go out to Mikel Midnight, who points out that this story is a tribute / sequel to ACTION COMICS #314

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APPENDIX 6: COMIC / FICTION AMALGAMS

Also known as the "Fiction Graft", this category refers to stories that combine elements of a comic book reality with a book, movie, television program, or other source. These combinations must be more inclusive than a simple crossover; SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE WORLDS is listed here, while SUPERMAN VS. ALIENS is not. Generally they involve radical changes to the nature of the characters and/or their environment. As above, these books are often Elseworlds or What If?s and should not be considered to share continuity with each other or any other published material, unless noted otherwise.

Although it is not intrinsic to this genre, many of these stories are set in times not normally appropriate for the main characters.  That Was The Year That Wasn't: An Elseworlds Timeline compiled by Mikel Midnight does an excellent job of chronolizing all such historical Elseworld stories published by DC Comics, regardless of whether any of them could logically share a timeline.

1991 -- BATMAN & DRACULA: RED REIGN

[Batman / Dracula] -- Continues in BATMAN: BLOODSTORM (1994) and BATMAN: CRIMSON MIST (1998)

1991 -- BATMAN: MASTER OF THE FUTURE<

[Batman / Master of the Future] – Set in 1899, this is in-continuity with BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT (1989)

1993 -- NAMOR #44

[Sub-Mariner / Rime of the Ancient Mariner] -- "Rime of the Ancient Sub-Mariner" (This story is presented as taking place in the Marvel Universe but does not fit established continuity)

1993 – MARRIED WITH CHILDREN: QUANTUM QUARTET

[Fantastic Four / Married With Children] – Four-issue "Married With Children" series by NOW Comics

1994 -- BATMAN: CASTLE OF THE BAT

[Batman / Frankenstein]

1994 -- BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT ANNUAAL #4

[Batman / Citizen Kane] -- "Citizen Wayne"

1994 -- LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL #5

[LSH / Wizard Of Oz] -- "The Long Road Home"

1994 -- LEGIONNAIRES ANNUAL #1>

[LSH / Arthurian Myth] -- "Castles in the Air"

1994 -- L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 ANNUAL #5

[L.E.G.I.O.N. / James Bond] -- L.E.G.I.O.N. OO7 in "The Spy Who Fragged Me"

1994 -- LOBO ANNUAL #2

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[Lobo / Lone Ranger, Man with No Name, Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, etc.]

1994 -- SUPERMAN ANNUAL #6>

[Superman / Tarzan] -- "The Feral Man of Steel"

1996 -- SUPERMAN'S METROPOLIS<

[Superman / Metropolis]

1997 -- BATMAN: MASQUES

[Batman / Phantom of the Opera]

1997 – WHAT IF…? (vol II) #100

[Fantastic Four / Wizard of Oz] – "What If the Fantastic Four went to the Land of Oz?"

1997 -- GEN13 BOOTLEG #11<

[Gen13 / Scooby Doo]

1998 -- BATMAN: TWO FACES<

[Batman / Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde]

1998 -- GENERATION X UNDERGROUND #1

[Generation X / Charlie's Angels] -- "Banshee's Angels"

1999 -- BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT OF THE ROUND TABLE

[Batman / Arthurian Myth]

1999 -- SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE WORLDS

[Superman / War of the Worlds (1938 Radio broadcast)]

1999 -- BATMAN: NOSFURATU<

[Batman / Nosfuratu] – NOTE: This story may be in-continuity with SUPERMAN'S METROPOLIS.

1999 -- YOUNG JUSTICE 80 PAGE GIANT

[Young Justice / 5 different genres] – Young Justice members are implanted in faux realities based on the Wild West, Film Noir, Gothic Horror, Manga Sci-Fi, and World War II.

1999 -- BATMAN: REIGN OF TERROR

[Batman / The Scarlet Pimpernel]

1999 -- ELSEWORLDS 80 PAGE GIANT

[Batman / Bible (Book of Genesis)] -- BatMan with Eve in "The Garden of EVIL!"

1999 – THE SUPERMAN MONSTER

[Superman / Frankenstein] -- Note: This story may be in-continuity with BATMAN: TWO-FACES

2000 -- BATMAN: THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM #1--3

[Batman / Cthulhu Mythos]

2000 -- DRAWN & QUARTERLY VOLUME 3

[Batman / Crime & Punishment] -- "Dostoyevsky Comics"

2001 -- GREEN LANTERN: 1001 EMERALD NIGHTS<

[Green Lantern / 1001 Arabian Nights]

2002 -- SUPERMAN / TARZAN: SONS OF THE JUNGLE #1-3

[Superman / Tarzan]

2002 – JLA: THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU

[Justice League / The Island of Dr. Moreau] – NOTE: This story may be in-continuity with SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE WORLDS.

 

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APPENDIX

WHO'S WHO HANDBOOK

PAGE I: PreHistory - 1900

Big Bang

New Asgard & Apokolips

Malformed West

PAGE IV: Appendices 1 – 3

1: Future

2: Hypertime

3: Super-Soldier & Dark Claw

… TO THE AMALGAM UNIVERSE

All 24 Amalgam Comics, plus ALL ACCESS #4 and UNLIMITED ACCESS #4

Created by Jon Woodward

PAGE II: 1900 - 1975

Golden Age

Atomic Age

Silver Age

PAGE V: Appendices 4 – 6

4: Other Realities

5: Same Continuum

6: Comic / Fiction Amalgams

… TO THE AMALGAM UNIVERSE ADDENDUM

Amalgam Trading Card information not found in the original Who's Who Handbook

Created by Mikel Midnight

PAGE III: 25 Years Ago - Now

Recent Past

Modern Age

Currently

PAGE VI: Appendices 7 – 9

7: Amalgamated Press

8: DC & Marvel Present

9: Time-Crunching

… TO THE ALMOST AMALGAM UNIVERSE

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