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5th Jan '18 10:04:24 PM Chabal2
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* Parodied in ''ComicBook/TheBoys'': the appearance of an alien battlestation in Earth orbit prompts every hero and villain to team up to take it down. In fact, they're all going to a tropical island for a few days of [[VillainWithGoodPublicity entirely undeserved]] booze, sex, drugs, and generalized hedonism, known as Herogasm.
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* The combined forces of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut join forces to Defeat the Dark Side [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnbNXlpWdh8 in these commercials]], done to promote ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.



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* The combined forces of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut join forces to Defeat the Dark Side [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnbNXlpWdh8 in these commercials]], done to promote ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''
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30th Dec '17 8:50:37 PM Kuruni
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* A smaller CrisisCrossover took place with ''ComicBook/MonstersUnleashed'', a mini-series that forced the heroes of the world to band together against a seemingly never-ending onslaught of colossal monsters from space known as Leviathons. It also serves as the OriginStory for Kei Kawade, who later takes up the hero name of "Kid Kaiju".

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* A smaller CrisisCrossover Crisis Crossover took place with ''ComicBook/MonstersUnleashed'', a mini-series that forced the heroes of the world to band together against a seemingly never-ending onslaught of colossal monsters from space known as Leviathons. It also serves as the OriginStory for Kei Kawade, who later takes up the hero name of "Kid Kaiju".



* Though ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' is the only series in its continuity and thus incapable of crossovers, they still managed to play with this one. In "The Nearness of You", a man becomes increasingly obsessed about a woman who keeps appearing in his dreams. It turns out it's because a minor villain caused a TemporalParadox that threatened the universe and required all of the heroes to stop it -- and the woman is his wife who [[RetGone ceased to exist]] in the repaired timestream. Yes, the CrisisCrossover is relegated to a ''background reference.''

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* Though ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' is the only series in its continuity and thus incapable of crossovers, they still managed to play with this one. one.
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In "The Nearness of You", a man becomes increasingly obsessed about a woman who keeps appearing in his dreams. It turns out it's because a minor villain caused a TemporalParadox that threatened the universe and required all of the heroes to stop it -- and the woman is his wife who [[RetGone ceased to exist]] in the repaired timestream. Yes, the CrisisCrossover Crisis Crossover is relegated to a ''background reference.''



* The now-defunct EclipseComics got into the act with ''Total Eclipse'', written by Marv Wolfman. The story involved a villain named Zzed[sic], who was born many millenia ago during an event called the Total Eclipse (all the planets and moons of the Solar System aligned with thousands of planets, moons and stars across the galaxy). As a result, he has been [[WhoWantsToLiveForever cursed with immortality]], and seeks only his own death, which he can only achieve by destroying all creation. [[OmnicidalManiac He has no problem with that at first.]] Unique in being the only CrisisCrossover to feature appearances by ComicBook/MiracleMan, ComicBook/{{Airboy}}, ComicBook/MsTree and Beanish of ''ComicBook/TalesOfTheBeanworld''.

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* The now-defunct EclipseComics got into the act with ''Total Eclipse'', written by Marv Wolfman. The story involved a villain named Zzed[sic], who was born many millenia ago during an event called the Total Eclipse (all the planets and moons of the Solar System aligned with thousands of planets, moons and stars across the galaxy). As a result, he has been [[WhoWantsToLiveForever cursed with immortality]], and seeks only his own death, which he can only achieve by destroying all creation. [[OmnicidalManiac He has no problem with that at first.]] Unique in being the only CrisisCrossover Crisis Crossover to feature appearances by ComicBook/MiracleMan, ComicBook/{{Airboy}}, ComicBook/MsTree and Beanish of ''ComicBook/TalesOfTheBeanworld''.



* Zenescope is currently in the middle of its first ever CrisisCrossover, ''The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dream Eater]] Saga''. A threat so major that even [[CardCarryingVillain Belinda]] and [[AxCrazy The Queen of Hearts]] are fighting against it.*

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* Zenescope is currently in the middle of its first ever CrisisCrossover, Crisis Crossover, ''The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dream Eater]] Saga''. A threat so major that even [[CardCarryingVillain Belinda]] and [[AxCrazy The Queen of Hearts]] are fighting against it.*



** It seems that [[CrisisCrossover mashup]] parody movies is becoming a genre on itself.

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** It seems that [[CrisisCrossover mashup]] mashup parody movies is becoming a genre on itself.



* The GrandFinale of ''Literature/WarriorCats'', ''The Last Hope'' is as close as you can get to a self-contained CrisisCrossover, with loads of screentime for all past and present protagonists, the final battles with all the past villains, and cameos by nearly every [=ThunderClan=] cat from the [[WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries first arc]].

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* The GrandFinale of ''Literature/WarriorCats'', ''The Last Hope'' is as close as you can get to a self-contained CrisisCrossover, Crisis Crossover, with loads of screentime for all past and present protagonists, the final battles with all the past villains, and cameos by nearly every [=ThunderClan=] cat from the [[WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries first arc]].
30th Dec '17 8:38:47 PM reppuzan
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* A smaller CrisisCrossover took place with ''ComicBook/MonstersUnleashed'', a mini-series that forced the heroes of the world to band together against a seemingly never-ending onslaught of colossal monsters from space known as Leviathons. It also serves as the OriginStory for Kei Kawade, who later takes up the hero name of "Kid Kaiju".
29th Dec '17 3:58:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''Day of Judgment'' (1999): Featured a then unknown GeoffJohns writing a story where the demons Neron and ComicBook/{{Etrigan}} steal the nigh-omnipotent powers of the Spectre. HilarityEnsues, and the ghost of Hal Jordan ends up becoming the new Spectre. Led to the creation of the Sentinels of Magic - a group of DC's mystic heroes who then appeared absolutely nowhere.

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* ''Day of Judgment'' (1999): Featured a then unknown GeoffJohns Creator/GeoffJohns writing a story where the demons Neron and ComicBook/{{Etrigan}} steal the nigh-omnipotent powers of the Spectre. HilarityEnsues, and the ghost of Hal Jordan ends up becoming the new Spectre. Led to the creation of the Sentinels of Magic - a group of DC's mystic heroes who then appeared absolutely nowhere.
28th Dec '17 5:59:30 PM nombretomado
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** The original plan for the overarching storyline was apparently to tie the entire series into the AfterTheEnd settings of of games like ''VideoGame/PsychoSoldier'', ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]'', and ''[[FuunSeries Savage Reign]]'', but once the stories of the original characters began overshadowing those of the {{canon immigrant}}s, most of that was retconned.

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** The original plan for the overarching storyline was apparently to tie the entire series into the AfterTheEnd settings of of games like ''VideoGame/PsychoSoldier'', ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]'', and ''[[FuunSeries ''[[VideoGame/FuunSeries Savage Reign]]'', but once the stories of the original characters began overshadowing those of the {{canon immigrant}}s, most of that was retconned.
28th Dec '17 6:34:04 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Also, in 2011 has a smaller example in the form of ''ComicBook/SpiderIsland'' which saw everyone in New York receive spider powers. While this would normally be a BatFamilyCrossover or just a regular storyline in ''Amazing {{Spider-Man}}'', a multitude of tie in mini series and one shots focusing on everyone from the Avengers to the Kung Fu heroes as well as tie in issues running in the monthly titles of both ''Venom'' and ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules''.

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** Also, in 2011 has a smaller example in the form of ''ComicBook/SpiderIsland'' which saw everyone in New York receive spider powers. While this would normally be a BatFamilyCrossover or just a regular storyline in ''Amazing {{Spider-Man}}'', Franchise/SpiderMan'', a multitude of tie in mini series and one shots focusing on everyone from the Avengers to the Kung Fu heroes as well as tie in issues running in the monthly titles of both ''Venom'' and ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules''.



* The Phoenix Saga of the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series was a borderline example. Although there were no actual team ups, it used appearances of other Creator/MarvelComics characters to emphasise the seriousness of the whole thing. [[{{Comicbook.Excalibur}} Captain Britain]] and Comicbook/DoctorStrange were seen reacting to the Phoenix and {{Spider-Man}} (albeit only his silhouette and his hand) and [[ComicBook/IronMan War Machine]] were seen protecting civilians in [[BigApplesauce New York]]. In the sequel, the Dark Phoenix Saga, Doctor Strange briefly appeared again, along with [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], a Watcher and Eternity.

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* The Phoenix Saga of the ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series was a borderline example. Although there were no actual team ups, it used appearances of other Creator/MarvelComics characters to emphasise the seriousness of the whole thing. [[{{Comicbook.Excalibur}} Captain Britain]] and Comicbook/DoctorStrange were seen reacting to the Phoenix and {{Spider-Man}} Franchise/SpiderMan (albeit only his silhouette and his hand) and [[ComicBook/IronMan War Machine]] were seen protecting civilians in [[BigApplesauce New York]]. In the sequel, the Dark Phoenix Saga, Doctor Strange briefly appeared again, along with [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], a Watcher and Eternity.
19th Dec '17 4:34:02 AM jormis29
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** The first installment, ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet'', did the idea of a crossover right; only a few books were part of the crossover and almost all of them were books with a good reason to be part of the crossover, mainly those that dealt with things of a magical or cosmic bent (ComicBook/DoctorStrange, ComicBook/{{Quasar}}, etc) that the main mini-series was about to begin with. There were only a few anomalies that didn't quite fit, like the Hulk or Cloak & Dagger. Unfortunately, the sequels InfinityWar and InfinityCrusade, roped-in practically every single other Marvel title whether it worked or not.

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** The first installment, ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet'', did the idea of a crossover right; only a few books were part of the crossover and almost all of them were books with a good reason to be part of the crossover, mainly those that dealt with things of a magical or cosmic bent (ComicBook/DoctorStrange, ComicBook/{{Quasar}}, etc) that the main mini-series was about to begin with. There were only a few anomalies that didn't quite fit, like the Hulk or Cloak & Dagger. Unfortunately, the sequels InfinityWar ''ComicBook/TheInfinityWar'' and InfinityCrusade, ''ComicBook/TheInfinityCrusade'', roped-in practically every single other Marvel title whether it worked or not.
19th Dec '17 4:32:24 AM jormis29
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->''"So first there was ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet'', then ''Infinity War'', and now there's ''Infinity Crusade''. It must be like an annual convention for super heroes that Warlock runs for them. It gives them all a chance to get together and network and catch up on each other's continuity, exchange business and trading cards, pose for holograms with each other, stuff like that. They probably just wish the things were held in San Diego or someplace fun, where everyone could hang out at the beach."''

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->''"So first there was ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet'', ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet, then ''Infinity War'', [[ComicBook/TheInfinityWar Infinity War]], and now there's ''Infinity Crusade''.Infinity Crusade. It must be like an annual convention for super heroes that Warlock runs for them. It gives them all a chance to get together and network and catch up on each other's continuity, exchange business and trading cards, pose for holograms with each other, stuff like that. They probably just wish the things were held in San Diego or someplace fun, where everyone could hang out at the beach."''
16th Dec '17 12:59:25 AM jormis29
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* The feature-length special ''Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July'' by Creator/{{Rankin Bass|Productions}}, which brought back several characters from all of their holiday specials and many of the voice actors from the previous specials as well. It involves Rudolph, Frosty, and Santa trying to stop an evil wizard named Winterbolt. It also contains a bounty of ContinuityPorn, with callbacks to other previous specials such as ''Santa Clause is Comin' to Town'', ''Rudolph's Shiny New Year'', and ''Frosty's Winter Wonderland'' (sadly, there are no callbacks to ''The Year Without a Santa Claus'', leaving the poor Miser Brothers snubbed).

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* The feature-length special ''Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July'' ''WesternAnimation/RudolphAndFrostysChristmasInJuly'' by Creator/{{Rankin Bass|Productions}}, which brought back several characters from all of their holiday specials and many of the voice actors from the previous specials as well. It involves Rudolph, Frosty, and Santa trying to stop an evil wizard named Winterbolt. It also contains a bounty of ContinuityPorn, with callbacks to other previous specials such as ''Santa Clause is Comin' to Town'', ''Rudolph's Shiny New Year'', and ''Frosty's Winter Wonderland'' (sadly, there are no callbacks to ''The Year Without a Santa Claus'', leaving the poor Miser Brothers snubbed).
9th Dec '17 12:16:40 PM nombretomado
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** In 2011, Boom! Comics was losing the license to the DisneyAfternoon comics, so they went out with a bang. As such, ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' and ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' are crossed over for the last arc of the respective series, with various villains led by the Phantom Blot (from the ''Mickey Mouse'' comics, though the mouse himself doesn't appear) who himself [[spoiler: mind-controlled by Magica De Spell]].

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** In 2011, Boom! Comics was losing the license to the DisneyAfternoon WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon comics, so they went out with a bang. As such, ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' and ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' are crossed over for the last arc of the respective series, with various villains led by the Phantom Blot (from the ''Mickey Mouse'' comics, though the mouse himself doesn't appear) who himself [[spoiler: mind-controlled by Magica De Spell]].
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