Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Defenders and the Legion of Super-Heroes

 


I'm surprised that I haven't paired up these two teams until now, I had to go back and check just to be sure.  There's enough variety in the memberships of DC's premiere Super Team and Marvel's official Non-Team that any number of line ups could make for an exciting tale with lots of contrasting personalities and power sets.  I'm still hoping to eventually see big budget live action treatments for either team.

22 comments:

Det._ Tobor said...

OUTSTANDING !! With a wide enough variety of personalities to ensure almost everything will happen.

Now if the Legion met the Squadron Supreme?

AirDave said...

I love covers like this!
If I saw this on the shelf at the comic book store, I'd have to read it to find out what it was all about!

Carycomic said...

I, too, would buy this in the proverbial New Yawk minute. If only to find out what mistake the Boy of Steel was referring to! Changing 31st-century history by letting Vance Astro of the Silver Age GOTG meet his teenage self? Or being tricked into temporarily disbanding by those sentient energy-beings who briefly masqueraded as a Federal tribunal?

Bob Greenwade said...

Quite so, Ross -- you could do another match-up in short order, and the only character to appear on both would be Doctor Strange. (Then again, the same would probably be true of a JLA/Avengers crossover!)

Mostly unrelated: A conversation I had a couple of days ago made me think that it might be interesting to see Marvel's Black Knight versus the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Kid Charlemagne said...

Supes and Mon-El are vulnerable to magic, and Dr. Strange and Damien Hellstrom are magic users--so this might be a more even fight than it appears at first, if it devolves into a fight.

Speaking of magic users, how about Dr. Strange vs. Mordru?

Or maybe the heroes sit back, pop some popcorn, and watch Mordru vs. Dormammu? (And then all of them jump the victor while he's weakened.)

Kid Charlemagne said...

Afterthought: Trigon vs. Mephisto might be good, too.

ELS said...

Beautiful page. and great idea - get the Hulk, Namor, or the Silver Surfer involved, and you've got a story!

Just curious that you didn't save this blockbuster for next week, for 3250. I'll bet you've got a humdinger planned!

Cavillier1970 said...

Now this pairing has tons of potential. I can already 'see' X-overs involving the War w/ the LSV, the Great Darkness Saga, when the Subs had to save the main team members from the LSA. On the other side when the Defender founders went gaga, or maybe when Hellstrom showed his true colors. There's alot to work with here.

jlbgriggs2 said...

I love both...the team and the non-team. The characters from both don't receive enough attention except Dr. Strange and the Hulk.

Jimmy Wong said...

Great

Jimmy Wong said...

Hercules Poirot vs Sherlock Holmes
Walter White vs Dexter
Sheena vs Shanna

Chris Cavett said...

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Comment Deleted could not have said...

The kids with capes meet the Red Cloaked Brigade. Smooth.

Has Squad Supreme encountered Amazo?

Carycomic said...

0-for-6 with regard to that particular confrontation.

Carycomic said...

P.S.--I second Kid Charlemagne's first suggestion. You couldn't get more drama than to see Mordru vs. Dormammu.*


*Unless, of course, they got amalgamated as "Mordrammu!"

Bob Greenwade said...

@Cary: If they were found to be half-brothers, you could drum up a daring Mordru-Dormammu mama drama.

Kid Charlemagne said...

@Cary: I favor "Dormadru", but your name would work as well.

Under either name, he'd have made quite an Amalgam Comics villain.

Carycomic said...

@Bob & KC: Amen! :-)

Christopher Daley said...

Ross, I love this cover so much! Just the array of colors in the costumes is so pleasing to my 70s and 80s asthetic. Great job!

Bob Greenwade said...

Speaking of an "array of colors in the costumes," Ross, is there any chance of ever seeing a team-up with the likes of Color Kid, the Sixth Doctor, Sabine Wren, Captain Ultra, etc.?

Anonymous said...

Or, failing that, the Constitution-class USS Enterprise (from STAR TREK: TOS) vs. the Showa-era Ghidorah the Three-headed Monster!

Carycomic said...

@Anon: I admit it.

That's a dogfight I'd love to see! :-)

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