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Off THEIR Minds: What Marvel & DC Characters Would Make a Good Amalgam?

We get Brian Buccellato, James Robinson, Peter Nguyen, Matt Fraction, Kyle Higgins, James Tynion IV, Jim McCann, Josh Williamson, Sam Humphries and Josh Fialkov to answer the question.

The 90s gave us a lot of crazy things in comics. Not all of them were bad. In a time when comic book crossovers happened frequently, we saw the ultimate crossover between Marvel and DC Comics. It was more than just a crossover, the two publishers made a new comic imprint.

Twelve issues (one-shots) were released with a second round the following year. The Amalgam Universe gave us characters that were a combination of existing Marvel and DC characters. The entire universes were combined or mashed together. Some of them were a little silly but a lot ended up being pretty cool. (You can check out the list of comics released HERE).

The chances of a return to the Amalgam Universe might be pretty slim these days but we can't help but think about the other possibilities. At Emerald City Comicon, several comic book creators were asked what Marvel and DC characters would they like to see or write an Amalgam of.

Who knows if we'll ever see another Amalgam comic. Perhaps someday it could happen. If creators and fans are interested, seems like a no-brainer. What other possible Amalgams are there, yet to be seen?

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Posted by Batman242

Doomsday and Hulk maybe

Posted by neiliusprime

Rorschach and Deadpool

Posted by TommytheHitman

Howard the Duck and Captain Carrot

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Posted by OutlawRenegade
Green Arrow #17
The King Returns!
Posted by GothamRed

Jim McCann, your idea just saved hollywood... and the world in the process.

Posted by theDCkid

Definitely Rorschach and Deadpool.

Posted by ptigrusmagus

This is awesome.

Posted by Fantasgasmic

Having lived thru that event, read all the Amalgam books, and owning the Marvel vs DC TPB, I'd like to see some of the newer characters, like Avengers Academy/Jean Grey School students. Or Runaways/Captain Marvel family.

Posted by OutlawRenegade
Booster Gold #32 (V2)
Power Man by Mike Deodato Jr.
Posted by shackle

It just occurred to me the other day that the way Sue Storm is being written lately, her powers are closely related to a Lantern's constructs. Sue Storm/Carol Ferris would make sense.

Posted by nerdork

@neiliusprime said:

Rorschach and Deadpool

Deadschach?

I love it!

Posted by DonFelipe

Lex Luthor & Hulk

Posted by Outside_85

Got three suggestions for Raven; Phoenix (the obvious choice), Psylocke or Nightcrawler (demon ninja teleporter).

Posted by ravisher

deathstoke , taskmaster

Posted by CampodelViolin

Citizen Steel + Charles Xavier

Alan Scott + Magneto

Posted by brightstarr731

Darkseid and Apocalypse ... oh wait ... they are pretty much the same villain already!

Posted by TerryMcC

Silver-Age Jimmy Olsen and Galactus, that'll do.

vs the Supergirl / Thing O course.

Edited by BlueLanternBeast

The Thing and The Hulk, Thor and Captain Marvel, Daredevil and The Flash, Silver Surfer and Captain Atom, Iron Fist and Green Lantern

Posted by UltimateSMfan

I keep thinking Ironbat amalgam of ironman n batman,sounds so familiar though has it been done before?? Rorschach and Deadpool is a must!! Itsjustsomerandomguy should write that :)

Posted by Mutant God

Ha I thought of a whole show: Batverine

Batman - Wolverine

Alfred - Beast

Nightwing - Cyclops

Batgirl - Jean Grey

Robin - Jubilee

Catwoman - Shadowcat

Poison Ivy - Storm

Hugo Strange - Xavier

Mr. Freeze - Iceman

Bane - Juggernaut

Posted by Batnandez

are the amalgam books worth reading?

Posted by MyNemesisTotoro

I would love to suggest something with the Question (Vic Sage) who is my favorite character of all time but I'm such a DC guy I don't know enough Marvel characters to make a proper suggestion.

Posted by wdchefdave

Wonder Woman and Wonder Man... but, there would be a name problem... and a sex problem.

So, Captain America and Wonder Woman... "American Woman" or "Captain Wonder"... crap, this has already been done.

Power Girl and Storm, because they have/had that round hole in their costume that showed that they were female... and just call her "Powerstorm"! (Kinda sucks.) So does "Stormgirl"!

Never mind.

Posted by andrew2696

Spider-Man/Batman is Batman Beyond. That's simplifying it but you see what I mean?

Edited by kid Apollo

uhhhh Agent Jason Barnes, the Winter Hood errr the Red Soldier errr the Red Winter. after being declared dead at the end of WW2 he was resurrected in a Lazarus Pit by Sin al Ghul to fight his orphan mentor from WW2 the brooding yet patriotic Captain Knight

Iron Fist and Arsenal would be cool, have him use his chi to power up various projectile weapons

Kid Flash and Thunderstrike (Kevin), Thunderflash- smashing people in the face with a hammer at super speed... YUP

Angelfire (Archangel and Firestorm)- guy with giant flaming wings and dark blue skin

the Star Smasher (Starlord and Atom Smasher)

Starchild (Cable and Superboy)- the future displaced son of Wonder Witch (WW and Goblin Queen) and Ironsights (Cyclops and Steel) hes got black hair with a white tuft at the front, one metal arm, his eye glows red when he uses his super strength, speed or t.p.

Lobo and Ghost Rider, space vengeance and dirty dealings on a motorbikeman

i could do this all day long

Posted by umbrafeline

@TerryMcC said:

Silver-Age Jimmy Olsen and Galactus, that'll do.

vs the Supergirl / Thing O course.

lol

Posted by Big_Nasty

Mr. Freeze & Ironman

Edited by ArtisticNeedham

My local comic store said that because one movie studio owns Marvel and another owns DC that its unlikely we will even see reprints of those existing Amalgam books. But I LOVE Amalgams, love them and love to make them. I wish Marvel and DC would bring it back. they are so much fun to come up with. Here are just a small, so small, sample of what I have come up with. I have also merged Superman and the Hulk, She-Hulk and Powergirl, Batman and Iron Man, Spider-Man and Batman, Doc Ock and Mr. Freeze, Legion of Superheroes + the X-Men = Legion of X-Men, New Gods + Inhumans, etc. I came up with merging the Doom Patrol with the FF and the Chief with Dr. Doom. I also have back stories, origins, and stuff that goes with each. If you want to know any of them just ask.

Batman + Spider-Man = Spiderman

AND, and, I did come up with Batman + Spider-Man = Spiderman. His story is that his mother and father were killed by Joe Chill (who becomes the Kingpin) and he traveled the world training, when he returned home he lives with his Uncle Alfred, who is a former FBI, CIA, everything, agent, and helps him in his war on crime. He wears the Black Spider-Man costume, but has no powers. He his skills like Batman does. His enemies include Clay man (Clayface + Sandman), Nightmare (Mysterio + Scarecrow), the Vulture (Penguin + Vulture), Bane the Hunter (Bane + Kraven), Lightning Bug (Fire Fly + Electro), Poison Queen (that Spider Queen character + Poison Ivy), Black Cat + Catwoman, etc. And there is this whole thing about Norman Osborn becoming the Joker Goblin, Harry becoming the Two-Face Goblin because of his father, and Dr. Quinzel becoming Harlyquin Gobin. Etc. Lots of and lots of stuff, like they said, its fun to merge those worlds.

GREAT video, fun ideas. I would like to see some of those.

Booster Gold + Bucky/Captain America = Booster America?
Booster Gold + Cable = Booster Cable?
the Atom + Ant Man = Atom Ant? Atom Man?
Robot Man + the Thing = Robot Thing
Blue Beetle + Spider-Man = Red Beetle
Blue Beetle + Spider-Man = Red Spider?
Blue Beetle + Spider-Man = Red Spider? (get the joke? his flying machine is a spider and spiders don't fly)
Lobo + Deadpool = Dead Lobo
Hawkman + Falcon = Falcon Man

I want to post more, but don't want to take up too much space. There are more on my Deviantart page here: http://artistneedham.deviantart.com/gallery/39846483

Let me know and I can post more.

Posted by tensor

joker an doctor doom

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Newsboy legion of Punishers. Black racer and Squirrel girl. Iron(man) Rogues. The Watcher Etrigan...

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Batman/ Captain America

Winter soldier/Night wing

Black Widow/ Barbra Gordon

The Falcon/Lucius Fox

Hawkeye/Green Arrow

Superman/Thor

Ironman/Hal Jordon

Wonder Woman/ Sif

Thanos/Darkseid

Squirrel Girl/Stephanie Brown

Silver Surfer/Kyle Rayner

Posted by Jonny_Rogers

I'd love to see characters with the same name (or similar ones) amalgamated.... the Captain Marvels come to mind... as does Wonder Man and Wonder Woman....

Posted by xtremekidx

nightwing and spiderman??

Posted by SaintG

Batman and iron man

Posted by Mezmero

I'd like to see Jonah Hex and Cable. Imagine a time traveling bounty hunter who is both good and evil. There are some combinations I'd like to see purely on an ability level. Sunspot and Superman could be an unbeatable combination. The Thing and Swamp Thing would become the apex of earth elementals. Honestly I'm fine with the characters we have now. I'd much rather we alter existing powers and origins to create cooler versions of super heroes. Even if Vibe crossed with Avalanche they both pail in comparison to Whitebeard. Awesome video feature!

Posted by Aronmorales

Doomsday and Hulk

Green Lantern (Kyle) and Nova (Richard)

Green Arrow and Iron Man

Flash and Quick Silver

Zatanna and Scarlet Witch

Etrigan and Ghost Rider

Shazam and Thor

Guardian and Captain America

Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel

Green Lantern (Hal) and Captain Marvel

Bat-Wing and Black Panther

Batman and Spider-Man

Posted by Yung ANcient One
Black Panther + The Flash= Black Cheetah (+)
Posted by Trevel8182
Posted by krazyman27

I want Firestar and Starfire. The name might be a little tricky to come up with, though...

Posted by ARMIV2

Iron Man/Daredevil/Moon Knight + Batman. The costume alone with any of those guys...

Posted by Superbat420

You realize the hulk and thing are both marvel?

Posted by thenexusrebound

Red Hood and X-23. I am a sucker for anti-heroes and that would be a fun blend.

Posted by RustyRoy

@ApatheticAvenger: Bats and Cyclops are my top 2 too, I always thought they'll make one badass amalgam, like your other Batmalgams too.

BTW I'd love to see Thor and Batman amalgam.

Posted by BlueLantern1995

I agree with Spider-Man/Batman idea.

Edited by StMichalofWilson

Galactus and the Anti-Monitor

Also the Green Lantern and Nova Corps!

Posted by dondave

Silver Surfer and Martian Manhunter

Posted by CpTait

If the two were ever united I would prefer DC characters to move into the Marvel Universe. Green Lantern in Guardians of the Galaxy would be pretty cool, if a little confusing given the creators of the corps. Batman already seems like a Marvel character anyway, but he'd have to be worked into the Illuminati and be an enterprise rival to Tony Stark. Superman would have to be depowered a little which wouldn't be a bad thing. The dynamic between Wonder Woman and Thor would be interesting! Green Arrow could have been stranded in the Savage Land, which would be the creation of Ra's al gul's and the location of the Lazarus pit. The metahuman category can be scrapped altogether and simply be referred to as Mutants. Batwing could operate as a Batman Inc. operative in Wakanda. Lex Luthor could be the head of the Hellfire Club, with the wider target of all super-powered heroes; maybe he's using kryptonite to craft a cure to the mutant problem? Worlds' Finest can incorporate Captain Marvel, and I would love to see Dr. Strange act as a mentor to Shazam. The Flash can be left alone, its just a case of getting him more pally with Spider-Man and Daredevil; maybe move to New York? He could be their inside guy at NYPD forensics. I wouldn't mind Cyborg leading the Avengers. Aquaman and Namor would be a problem but I'm sure there would be some interesting history.

There's so many valid options that it makes me a little sad this hasn't happened yet. :(

Posted by ComicAddict2814

Darkseid and Thanos.....oh wait.....

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