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A History Of Marvel/DC Crossovers (And How The Next One Could Save Comics)

To the modern comic book aficionado, the notion of Marvel and DC crossover comics must seem like a fantastical relic of the past - but there was once a time when stuff like Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man came out on a yearly basis. Marvel and DC might have been at each other’s throats both in the comic book shop and the theaters for the last decade, but they used to be a lot more comfortable collaborating - especially when it meant record sales for both publishers!

The relationship has cooled decidedly since, and it’s been nearly two decades since the last official crossover hit in the form of 2003’s JLA/Avengers. But with the entire comic book industry on the brink of collapse in 2020 thanks to a global pandemic, there have been increasingly loud calls for the two companies to let bygones be bygones - and put together another mashup adventure for the ages to save the entire medium.

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