What's the Best Crossover Of All Time?

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#51 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4172 posts) - - Show Bio

Infinity Gauntlet/War and Annihilation are my favorite crossovers of all time. I am so looking forward to the Thanos Imperative, and I will be happy to add that to the list.

#52 Posted by Golden Cod (538 posts) - - Show Bio
Agreed.   Superheroes are our modern Greek gods.   Their core identity is perpetual and it's why some things will never change (Spidey's double-life conflicts and his singlehood).
It also makes sense as to why Deadpool has become a big part of Marvel's pantheon; he's the archetypal trickster.
#53 Edited by DevilmanEX (641 posts) - - Show Bio

In this order
Infinity Guantlet/war/crusade is by far #1 with everything else not even close

Secret Wars
Maximum Carnage (does that count? there were like 3 diff Spider books involved) 
Sinestro Corps War
Annihilation & conquest
Death of Superman (this had 3 diff Supes books)
Crisis on Infinite
Civil War 
War of Kings
X-cutioner's Song
Blackest Night
If Second Coming is gonna keep up the way its going... It might grab that 3 or 4 spot easily!

#54 Posted by Caligula (12661 posts) - - Show Bio

my top 5 in order.
1. Blackest Night
2. Infinite Crisis
3. Kingdom Come
4. Image United
5. World War Hulk

#55 Posted by Lustwish (537 posts) - - Show Bio

Infinity Gauntlet
Blackest Night
Civil War
Sinestro War
War of the Supermen(on the way)

#56 Edited by Night Thrasher (3805 posts) - - Show Bio

Civil War, Annihilation, Infinite Crisis and Infinity Gauntlet. Can't go wrong with those 
Civil War rocked  
Final Crisis was awesome, but not as good as Infinite Crisis. 
I haven't read Contest of Champions, but I heard it was okay. 
Zero Hour sucked. 
Onslaught was okay until Heroes Reborn. (I would like to say I loved Captain America's "A" symbol being replaced by an eagle. The actual Navy insignia for captain.)

#57 Posted by Mr.Grey (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Dont know if it is a crossover per say but house of m was phenomanal.  Crisis on infinite earths introduced retconing to the world so for me it is one of the most important to comics.

#58 Posted by messiahsjedi (9 posts) - - Show Bio

One of Marvel's best crossovers if not the best was the Mutant Massacre which started it all for big crossovers there in the Marvel Universe.  Without a doubt DC's best crossover was Crisis on Infinite Earths which redefined the DC universe for the last 20 years or more.  The modern crossovers seem good and all, but you can't beat the original and groundbreaking crossovers that occured back in the mid to late 80's.
#59 Posted by 4Essence (154 posts) - - Show Bio
@Golden Cod:
Good point! hadn't even thought of that one yet! 
I myself can go on and on about these things, man! :D
#60 Posted by Theodore (3607 posts) - - Show Bio

Age of Apocalypse, Blackest Night, Secret Wars

#61 Posted by goldenkey (3033 posts) - - Show Bio

There are a lot of good cross overs.  I would think Age of Apocalypse would win best cross over, but Blackest Night might be getting some votes because of the suspense of seeing dead hero's coming back as Black Lanterns.  I was let down with it because it I thought they would act more like Green Lanterns by using constructs with thier rings, and they didn't.  The thought of Earth 2 superman forging a fist with his ring was (how could they beat this guy).  I personally liked X-cutioner Song.  It was a cross over that answered A LOT of questions and also had a villian stepping forward and being way more powerful then he was percieved for year or 2 before was pretty fresh.  Like he was being held back.  There was also a ton of action.  A great list of favorite villians like Mr Sinister, and Apacalypse being used well, and the connection being answered.  Jae Lee's art was made mainstream and a lot of people like he rendition of Arch-Angel, and the illistrations of his fight between Wolverine, Bishop (who was one of the hottest characters at the time), and Cable.  Also the three way fight between X-Force, X-factor, and some of the X-Men was classic.  I don't know anyone at the time that wasn't having a whole of fun with this cross over.  The only draw back was the it took place right after Claremont, Jim Lee, and Whilce Portacio left the books.  Claremont and Lee wrote the stories but didn't get credit for them, and we didn't get the usual art we wer so used to seeing on these books so it took away from them a little, but fanboys being fanboys, you know they were pissed off.  Thankfully the story held up.
#62 Posted by Kid_Zombie (823 posts) - - Show Bio

Good article!
huge fan of crossovers. big fan of x-men so i have dug the majority of their crossovers. other then the classics, the most recent crossover "favs" of mine have been: Messiah complex, Civil War, was loving Secret Invation till the ending. (I just think marvel pussyed out at the end, they had a chance to kill off so many characters and instead they killed one and brought back like 3 ha ha) I'm also really enjoying Siege right now. the end of dark reign....sorry just wiping away a tear.

#63 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19148 posts) - - Show Bio

You judge a event on the effects you are still feeling, so...AoA and maybe......Blackest Night

#64 Posted by VZA (260 posts) - - Show Bio

AoA was good for it's time.  The concept of a World without Professor X is excellent but in  the end it was only a What If.
I'm probably the only person who will name this but I liked House of M.  What it did to certain characters even after it was all over hasn't been seen too often.  Spider-Man got to see what life would've been like if Gwen hadn't died and became depressed when he was stripped of that.  That's just one of many issues that were touched upon.  In a Matrix like fashion, everybody pooled together to bring the real world back even though they were "happier" in this one.  Loved it!

#65 Posted by rasx (251 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorites: 
Infinity Guantlet 
Civil War 
First Born(from Topcow)
#66 Posted by xboy79 (1614 posts) - - Show Bio
#67 Posted by Green Flash (169 posts) - - Show Bio

Does 52 count?  Because if so, that's my favorite.

#68 Posted by lastdrag0n89 (609 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Civil War
  • Secret Invasion
  • AoA
  • Secret Wars
  • Infinity Gauntlet
Sorry if i dont really read DC
#69 Posted by daveydavey (369 posts) - - Show Bio

Age of Apocalypse.
Civil War.
Xtinction Agenda.
Apocalypse the Twelve.

#70 Posted by adoggez1 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

crises on infinite earths EPIC.

#71 Posted by mattydeNero (535 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going with two: 
Now I was not even 1 year old when this was released but as I got to be around 15, around Age of Apocalypse, I had a discussion with a local retailer about crossovers.  This book was the first one he mentioned and told me that I was missing out.  With CHRIS CLAREMONT'S Uncanny squad, art by WALT SIMONSON and TERRY AUSTIN...yeah, if you've never read this, you got issues(no pun intended).  

SUPERMAN had to stop IMPERIEX and his WARWORLD, so he dove into the sun and got a power boost.  With help from peeps like STEEL, MARTIAN MANHUNTER, and even LEX LUTHOR, Supes threw Imperiex and Warworld -- along with BRAINIAC 13-- into a boom tube and sent their conciousess both back millions of years to the beginning of time.
#72 Posted by crazed_h3ro (1006 posts) - - Show Bio

Man I have so many Crossovers in my head that where easily the Best But too bad I have to call out just a few.Lets begin With "CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS".... easily on of the Best of all time.Just the indebt story telling and the demis of Barry Allen,Dove,and Super-girl and several others where very sad and the introduction of the Earth-1 world with Ultraman,powering,Owlman,and Superwomen.
AoA...do I have to say more?
Civil war....Just the Strugle between Friends on oposite side of Justice.The Ending really Hit me there....you know in my chest just like Rogers.
 Marvel vs Dc / Amalgam....Man reading this made me jizz my pants...okay mybe not but I swear I thought I was high reading this.Awesome Crossover.
 Blackest night....So many Death over the years and Heroes and villains that we thought we will never see again,Man was I wrong.BN was on of my All time favs of all time (maybe intill Brightest day) Heroes and Villains alike joining forces to deffeat the re-animated bodyes of fallen heroes and villains was just an epic concept (I LOVE YOU GEOFF JOHN) well back to what I was saying...Just seeing some of the Old school Characters from back in the days were amazing.My dad always talked about this Heroes and seeing them zombified brought great joy to my heart lol XD.
P.S. Seeing Air wave again was awesome.

#73 Posted by ARMIV (3927 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite crossover of all time is JLA/Avengers. 'Nuff said.

#74 Posted by obscurefan (297 posts) - - Show Bio

With so many crossovers happening in recent history I feel like we need to separate this into two groups, pre 2000 and post 2000 (since that was when the crossovers started occurring once or twice a year).  Pre 2000 Infinity Gauntlet is close, very close, but I have to go with Crisis of Infinite Earths, it was the first crossover to really truly "Change everything forever." 
As for post 2000 I have to say Civil War (with Blackest Night being close) simply because it showed how the changes in the real world can have effects on the comic world and really did provide the largest super hero fight we've ever seen.

#75 Posted by Stormmagician (218 posts) - - Show Bio

Infinity Gauntlet for me, first comic series handed down to me and I loved. AoA was good, and Second Coming is enjoyable so far. I also hope to add Shadowland to my list too.

#76 Posted by Aronmorales (9728 posts) - - Show Bio

And...that's all I've got for now.

#77 Posted by chucksworld (16 posts) - - Show Bio

My faves are: Infinity Gauntlet, Crisis On Infinite Earths, Blackest Night, Acts of Vengeance, Infinite Crisis, and Atlantis Attacks.

#78 Posted by Jake Fury (21339 posts) - - Show Bio

Identity Crisis 
Infinite Crisis 
Crisis on Infinite Earths 
Secret Wars 
Mutant Massacre 
Civil War 
Secret Invasion 
Marvel vs DC
#79 Posted by Thor'sHammer (74 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank God the big 2 know what they are doing with the events these days.  In the early 90's we suffered through Atlantis Attacks, Terminus Factor, Evolutionary War, Zero Hour, and I think you catch my drift.  The event books today line up nicely with their affiliated titles ( a la Siege and Avengers), and you can buy the ancillary books or not without missing much. 

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#82 Posted by uroboros (144 posts) - - Show Bio

AOA = best ever! God I love it!
But I also loved Annihilation and War of Kings and I've been enjoying Realm of Kings as well..

#83 Posted by Sovun6 (5 posts) - - Show Bio

I gotta say for DC Blackest Night it was awesome seeing characters who have been dead since Infinite Earths come back as Black Lanterns
And For Marvel Civil War cause well I'm a Political Science student and the whole Security Vs Freedom thing was kinda cool to see put into a comic book

#84 Posted by The Mighty Monarch (3658 posts) - - Show Bio

It wasn't a huge crossover, but a crossover nonetheless, Emperor Joker. 
Also Last Laugh. 
You're probably sensing a theme here.

#85 Posted by gravitypress (2102 posts) - - Show Bio

Terminator vs Robocop was outstanding. Miller and Simonson wove the two worlds together seamlessly.

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