Sunday, March 31, 2024

The Thing and Plastic Man (Vs. the Stranger!)


These two guys are about to hit the mainstream again.  Marvel's Fantastic Four movie has finally been cast and will start shooting soon.  It will probably be a while before we see what The Thing's rocky form looks like.  While no announcements have been made, James Gunn is a fan of Plastic Man and he's already brought in two other members of The Terrifics, so you know he's coming to the DCU.

Plastic Man last met The Thing along with the rest of the Fantastic Four in STF #2744, and they first crossed paths way back in a 2011 MS Paint MTIO cover...

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Legion of Super-Heroes and Daredevil


I remember loving the first Secret Wars mini-series, but it did have one glaring flaw.  If this was really supposed to be a team up of all of Marvel's big stars, I think that Daredevil should have been included.  Probably Power Man and Iron Fist as well, but definitely DD.  It was just as big an omission as when Hal Jordan was completely left out of Crisis on Infinite Earths. 

Friday, March 29, 2024

Kamandi Vs. Galactus


These two Kirby creations are may be wildly different, but it might be cool to see them in a story together.  Would Earth still be a filling snack for Galactus even after the great disaster?  And just what secret is waiting for Kamandi in the Cavern of Lost Souls?  The answers are just 60 cents away!

Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Rogues Vs. The Wrecking Crew


This would be an interesting free for all to watch play out.  The Rogues have the numbers and the gadgets, while the Crew has Asgardian magic to back them up.  Who wins?

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Spider-Man and Tintin


Spidey may not be open to switching photographers for obvious reasons - but there's no denying he could use some better marketing.  Tintin previously met Peter Parker when they were both members of The Newshounds in STF #1770...

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Thanos Vs. Sinestro


I think this would be a pretty decent battle, especially if Thanos had no Infinity Gauntlet to fall back on.  Who do you think would come out on top?

Monday, March 25, 2024

Swamp Thing, Kermit the Frog and Grogu


They are a trio of green good guys that are right at home in the swamps of Dagobah.  It might be fun to see how they would interact, and just what kind of mission calls for all of their special sets of skills.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

The Falcon and The Flash


When heroes not only teamed up, but also traded villains, it always made for an exciting story for me. That's a big reason that Acts of Vengeance was one of my favorite crossover tales from Marvel, so many cool possibilities came out of it! I like to use the same concept on my STF covers from time to time, so here's another example.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Wildfire and Wonder Man


Uh-oh, looks like Kang's Timeskipper needs some assistance after Kang's run in with Spider-Man and The Legion of Super-Heroes in STF #3671.  He still has a Legionnaire under his thrall though, along with an Avenger, thanks to Dr. Psycho's mind manipulation.  Let's hope they can break free and save the day.

Friday, March 22, 2024

Dial H For Hero and Power Man & Iron Fist


Yes, I know that Dial "H" For Heroes For Hire was another way to go with this team up.  I thought that might be a little too obvious though, so I decided to take the tale in a slightly different angle by having Robby summon forth the champion of Eternia.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Orion and Princess Leia


Space-faring freedom fighters with dads that want to conquer the galaxy?  Yup, these two have plenty in common.  I think there would be a ton of story potential in putting them together.

Darth Vader and Darkseid first encountered each other in STF # 2184, and then again in STF #2343 and are both members of The Overlords, as seen in STF #2490...

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

The Herculoids on the Planet of the Apes


I'm not sure why The Herculoids home Planet was later renamed Quasar when the property was brought back for new adventures - the former name of Amzot was a more unique and cool choice, in my opinion.  A minor nitpick to be sure, I'll never complain much about extra Herculoids episodes!

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

The Hulk joins The Laff-A-Lympics


Well before Crisis on Infinite Earths or Secret Wars, The Laff-A-Lympics blew my young mind. Here was a show that took a whole bunch of cartoon characters from different shows and put them all together for one big free for all!  It was a cinematic universe before cinematic universes were a thing, and a crossover nut like me thought it was just about the coolest idea ever.

Monday, March 18, 2024

Swamp Thing and The Beast


This cover required quite a bit of tinkering before I could add in Hank McCoy.  Text and a character had to be removed and the backgrounds replaced on those spots.  Then I had to move the foreground bad guys back a bit, which required some more rebuilding;  Here is a look at the behind the scenes progress:

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Groo the Wanderer and Darth Vader


This battle between simpleton and Sith may seem a bit one-sided, but Groo has a way of overcoming impossible odds.  It would be a kick to watch their interaction, especially if the amazing Sergio Aragones were to illustrate it!

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Dick Tracy and Captain Marvel in: "Fisticuffs and Forensics!"


Maybe it's the squinty eyes, but these two always seem to fit together, despite the different types of stories that they get involved in. I can definitely see them forming a World's Finest type partnership.  Dick Tracy and Captain Marvel first met on the blog in STF #1322...

Friday, March 15, 2024

The Phantom Vs. Kraven the Hunter


I'm really curious to see how the Kraven movie will do after Madame Web crashed and burned at the box office.  It will be interesting to see how Sony markets the film.  Will it strike a chord with audiences like the first Venom, or will it be another Morbius?

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Captain Marvel and Black Lightning in: "Escape From The Negative Zone!


For the conclusion to this three-part tale, we find that leaving The Negative Zone may not be quite as easy as getting there.  Let's hope that our heroes can avoid all the booby traps left by the defeated Annihilus!

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Captain Marvel and Black Lightning (Vs. Annihilus!)


For Part Two of our Three-Part Epic, we now see which member of The Outsiders the Mar-Vell needed to help complete his mission. Make sure you come back again tomorrow for the thrilling conclusion!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Batman and the Outsiders and Captain Marvel

 Presenting Part One of a Three-Part Epic!  It looks as though Mar-Vell intends to take one of the team far past the boundaries of Gotham - but who will he choose?  Make sure you come back tomorrow for Part Two of this saga to find out!

Monday, March 11, 2024

The Legion of Super-Heroes and The New Warriors


Well, this certainly looks like it will be a crowded issue.  Let's hope that the LSH and their time traveling visitors can stop tripping over each other long enough to face of against whatever threat has brought them together!

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Thunder-Bunny and Captain Carrot


These two are both members of BunnyBunch, but Tom Brennan, a Patron of this Blog, thought it would be cool to see just the two of them together, using the less cartoony version of Captain Carrot.  Well, here you go, Tom!  Thank you for the idea and for being a Patron!

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Metamorpho and Moon Knight


These two heroes both have ties to Egypt, so it was only a matter of time before they crossed paths.  Too bad a new shocking villain team has been formed to zap their chances at a successful partnership!

Friday, March 8, 2024

The Green Lantern Corps and The Incredibles


I quite enjoyed the CGI Green Lantern and Beware the Batman series from several years back. The characters designs were done well and there were some truly impressive action sequences.  Some of the backgrounds could have been a little more detailed - lots of scenes taking place in giant empty rooms with maybe a single desk in them - but other than that the animation was pretty solid.  Hopefully, we'll see some more superhero shows in that format.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and Sgt. Rock


This has been a team up that has been tickling my brain for years, and I finally got around to creating it. Rock may have to count them out if he says he wants a revolution - but perhaps they can remind him that all he needs is love.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Firestorm and Storm


This somewhat simple looking cover required a bit of editing before Firestorm could be added into the mix.  here's a look at the behind the scenes progress: 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Sub-Mariner and The Doom Patrol


Namor could have some problems working with others, but I think that maybe he would find some common ground with a team of freaks that are shunned by society. There is potential for an interesting tale by mixing him in with Niles Caulder's team.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Lex Luthor Vs. Ultron


Lex Luthor has had enough experience with Brainiac that he might just have some contingency plans to deal with the robotic likes of Ultron.  At least he has a big enough ego to try... too bad for him that Ultron can match him in the ego department!

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Guardians of the Galaxy and Superboy


Superman (formerly Superman: Legacy) has officially begun filming. It will be interesting to see how the Man of Steel's status as Earth's premiere hero will be presented, given that it doesn't look like he will have been the first costumed crimefighter in operation, never mind having a previous career as Superboy.  This seems like a passion project for Director and Writer James Gunn, so I will remain cautiously optimistic about how it all turns out.  

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Batman and Agatha Harkness


The Agatha Harkness Disney+ series, which has gone through so many name changes that I'm not sure what has been settled on, seems to be in a state of flux.  Like many of their recent projects, Marvel has pushed back its airdate and are reportedly doing extensive reshoots.  I really did enjoy Katherine Hahn in the role, so I hope that the final product is up to Marvels' standards - well, their standards from about four or five years ago, that is.  

Friday, March 1, 2024

The Spot Vs. The Shadow Thief


I was glad to see The Spot get the, well, spotlight in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.  He had an interesting look and power set in the comics, and the movie presented both well. The Shadow Thief is one of my all time favorite villains for his unique appearance and abilities.  I'd love to see a story where these two mix it up.

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