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Amalgam Comics : Marvel and DC Collide

Updated on May 4, 2014

When Two Comic Companies Collide

Back in 1996 DC comics, and Marvel Comics decided to merge a couple of their characters for twelve issues. This was the start of Amalgam Comics. They decided to do it again in 1997, and created twelve more mixed up books. I always enjoyed reading alternate stories of my favorite heroes, and I loved these books. It was fun seeing the different combinations that the two companies came up with. No matter how cheesy some of them may have been it was a history making event, and one that has not happened since.

In this lens I will introduce you to the visionary world that these two companies created, and the heroes that they forged. These are not the superheroes you know. Welcome to a new universe of Amalgam. Sit back and enjoy.

Amalgam 1996

The DC Amalgams :

Amazon - Was a cross between Storm (X-men) and Wonder woman. It was written and drawn by John Byrne.

Assassins - 2 heroes named Catsai, and Dare the Terminator. Using a mix of Daredevil, and Elektra with lesser known DC characters.

Dr. Strangefate - Combined Dr. Strange and Dr. Fate. This book of mystical doings introduced the amalgam only hero of Access who was the reason for the merger of the two univereses.

JLX - Justice League meets the X-men in this Amalgam DC mashup.

Legends of the Dark Claw - Batman and Wolverine become the Amalgam hero, Darkclaw.

Super-Soldier - Captain America and Superman combine to become the Super-Soldier, drawn to look like the golden age books, and going with the story of this "classic" hero vs Nazi Germany.

The Marvel Amalgams :

Bruce Wayne Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Bruce Wayne becomes the Secret Agent instead of Nick Fury.

Bullets and Bracelets - Combined elements of The Punisher with Diana Prince (Wonder woman).

Magneto and the Magnetic Men - Magneto and his Brotherhood mashup with the Metal Men.

Speed Demon - The Ghost Rider and the Flash combined.

Spider Boy - Spiderman and Superboy.

X-Patrol - X-factor and The Doom Patrol mashed up.

The Amalgam Age of Comics: The DC Comics Collection

The Amalgam Age of Comics: The DC Comics Collection
The Amalgam Age of Comics: The DC Comics Collection

DC versus Marvel crossover where superheroes and villians merge into new characters. Superman and Captain America become Super Soldier; Batman and Wolverine make Dark Claw; Wonder Woman and Storm are Amazon; and JLX combines X-men and the Justice League.

 

The Amalgam Age of Comics: The Marvel Comics Collection

The Amalgam Age of Comics: The Marvel Comics Collection
The Amalgam Age of Comics: The Marvel Comics Collection

Graphic Novel collects the Marvel Amalgams in this book.

 

A Glimpse into the Amalgam Universe

The Return of the Amalgam 1997

The DC Amalgams:

Bat-Thing - Man Bat and Swamp Thing make this Amalgam creature.

Dark Claw Adventures - The combination hero of Wolverine and Batman is back, and drawn in the style of Batman:The Animated Series.

Generation Hex - Generation X mashed up with Jonah Hex. This isn't your grampas western.

JLX Unleashed - The mixed up JLA/X-men collision is back for another book.

Lobo the Duck - DC's Lobo and Howard the Duck. Silly space adventures.

Super-Soldier: Man of War - The Mixed up Captain America/Superman is back for another book.

The Marvel Amalgams:

Challengers of the Fantastic - The Fantastic Four and Challengers of the Unknown mashed up and fighting Dr. Doomsday.

Exciting X-Patrol - X-Factor/Doom Patrol mix up is back for another book.

Iron Lantern- Iron man and Green Lantern....'nuff said.

The Magnetic Men featuring Magneto - Magneto and his altered Brotherhood back for another book.

Spider-boy Team up- Spiderman/Superboy collision is back for another book. He teams up with the Legion of Galactic Guardians 2099.

Thorion of the New Asgods - Thor/Orion, and Asgard/New Gods.

Return to the Amalgam Age of Comics (The DC Comics Collection)

Return to the Amalgam Age of Comics: The DC Comics Collection (The Return of the Amalgam Universe)
Return to the Amalgam Age of Comics: The DC Comics Collection (The Return of the Amalgam Universe)

Combining characters from both DC comics and Marvel comics, this graphic novel merges the world's best-known superheroes and villains, turning them into all-new characters. For example, Superman and Captain America become "Super Soldier".

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

 

Return to Amalgam Age Comics

Return to the Amalgam Age of Comics: The Marvel Collection
Return to the Amalgam Age of Comics: The Marvel Collection

Combining characters from both DC comics and Marvel comics, this graphic novel merges the world's best-known superheroes and villains, turning them into all-new characters. For example, X-Force and Doom Patrol become "X-Patrol".

 

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