The news of an Archie/Predator crossover was so amusing to us that we couldn’t help but wonder what other crazy, bizarre crossovers have gone down. The results were predictably spectacular with different characters meeting each other.
1. Riverdale’s Visitors
We noted that even prior to meeting the Predator, Archie met The Punisher, helped the Ninja Turtles out and rocked out with KISS. The plots are all pretty absurd as well, in the case of The Punisher, he comes to Riverdale to take down a drug lord who just happens to be a doppelganger of Archie. Mad props to the Archie crew, who continue to defy logic and give us insane crossovers.
2. Star Trek/X-Men
The X-Men and space sagas (*cough* Dark Phoenix Saga *cough*) aren’t generally a good coupling so we were pretty confused why they were paired together. We think we’ve found the panel that illustrates just exactly why they were paired together.
Well done, writers, well done. Plus, you get this awesome panel that shows even Wolverine’s healing factor and cigar-powered machismo cannot withstand the power of a Vulcan Death Grip.
3. Scooby Doo Meets Batman (and Robin)
The Mystery Van and Batmobile tag teamed in a 70s episode of the Hannah Barbera cartoon and paired up again a few years ago in an episode of Batman: The Brave and The Bold. With villains like Killer Croc and Man-Bat in his life, I suppose a talking dog wasn’t all that surprising for Batman to handle. All I wonder is just how annoyed Batman was with Shaggy the whole time they had to work together.
4. Eminem/Punisher: KILL YOU (Actual Title)
To promote his comeback record Relapse (which wasn’t all that successful compared to his other records), Eminem didn’t exactly go press junket/interview route. Instead, he personally chose the Punisher to team up with. Apparently Marvel wanted to team him up with the more PG Spider-Man, but Eminem… being the gangsta he is, chose the Punisher instead. The unlikely duo would take on Punisher foe Barracuda, but Eminem would get the unfortunate Frank Castle luck… as his album didn’t do that great. His next one would light the world on fire though.
5. The Avengers Meets David Letterman
Assistant Editors’ Month brought us this wacky issue where The Avengers went onto David Letterman’s then 2 year old Late Night show as last minute guests. All you really need to know is that it ends with Letterman saving the day by hitting the baddie with a GIANT doorknob.
6. Superman vs Muhammad Ali
This crossover featured the GOAT and Superman teaming up to fight aliens. Well, this would have been a dream match-up, except it was published during the short period when the GOAT lost his title to Leon Spinks. He would win it a few months after this was published, because… of course. Tough luck, DC.
7. Thor and Conan team up
In an issue of Marvel’s long running What If… series, Thor was transported to Conan’s Hyborian Age. What followed was more muscles and over-the-top machismo on display than a WWE show.
We also learnt of Conan’s severely underrated linguistic skills. Check out his eulogy for his blonde haired counterpart.
8. Predator Meets Everyone
Archie’s upcoming nemesis has had a rather colourful crossover career. The Predator started off by facing the Caped Crusader…
And we move on, wondering how Batman didn’t die within two pages to Superman…
And somehow this time, Predator survives and faces off against the Judge, Jury, Executioner himself…
To the greatest test of his life. After facing off against Bats, Supes and Dredd… Predator must face his greatest challenge. A dude in loincloths yelling OEEEEEEEEYOYOYOYOYOYOYOYO.
And to end it off, they have a crossover meeting another crossover. *mind blown*
9. Darkseid vs Galactus: THE HUNGER
This crossover is hilarious for many reasons. It pits two of Marvel and DC’s biggest bad dudes against each other. And while it isn’t Thanos, the dude at the end of the Avengers movie who’s also a copycat of Darkseid, the real hook is that Galactus, the giant space dude who consumes planets for sustenance, comes to Apokolips, Darkseid’s planet and tries to eat it. Darkseid, used to beating the crap out of the Justice League, isn’t really prepared for this and hilarity literally ensues.
10. The Avengers vs. Godzilla
The Avengers lose their cool when they see a giant lizard. Even after all they’ve seen and encountered.
11. Charles Barkley And Godzilla Play Ball
Spawned from the famous Nike campaign, this is the comic book to turn to if you like watching a ginormous Charles Barkley throw elbows and school Godzilla at basketball. Needless to say, Godzilla did not get a single rebound.
12. Spider-Man Meets The Transformers
The ineffectiveness of Spider-Man while surrounded by giant robots is strangely funny, as shown by him trying to catch the Autobot Gears, only for him to have a Gwen Stacy-esque landing. He also fails at trying to combat Megatron with his webs. It’s pretty clear that this really wasn’t the best team up for Spidey.