[[XMeetsY Storytelling meets Illustration]]:

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* ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'': ''[[Frachise/ArchieComics Archie]]'' meets ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead''.
* The Furry comic ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'' is ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (which it predates), ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' and ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' meets ''Disney/TheLionKing'' (which it also predates) and ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown''.
* Being in Arkham Asylum is likened to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' meets ''Film/SilenceOfTheLambs''.
** With some of Todd Browning's ''Film/{{Freaks}}'' thrown in, too.
* ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'': Franchise/IndianaJones meets ComicBook/IronMan.
* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' is ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' meets ''Manga/{{Akumetsu}}''.
* ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' is ''Film/BattleRoyale'', ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', and ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' meets ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' and ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy''.
* ''ComicBook/BlackCherry'': ''ComicBook/SinCity'' meets ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' meets ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' meets ''Film/TheExorcist''.
* ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' draws its fame for being ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' meets ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. And people love it.
* ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' is ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' Vs. the DCUniverse.
* In Creator/BrianMichaelBendis' semi-autobiographical ''Fortune and Glory'', ''ComicBook/{{Torso}}'' co-writer Marc Andreyko realizes the only way Hollywood studio executives will consider adapting it is if it sounds like what they've seen before. Enter "''Film/SilenceOfTheLambs'' meets ''Film/TheUntouchables''".
* ''ComicBook/{{Chew}}'': ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' meets ''Series/IronChef''.
* Despite drawing from a lot of different sources, the [[MythArc main storyline]] of ''ComicBook/{{Cerebus}}'' ultimately ended up being ''Film/CitizenKane'' meets ''Theatre/KingLear''.
** The "early, funnier" books are ''LIterature/ConanTheBarbarian'' meets ''ComicBook/HowardTheDuck''
* ''ComicBook/CodeMonkeySaveWorld'' is ''Film/OfficeSpace'' meets ''Webcomic/AxeCop''.
* ''ComicBook/DangerGirl'' is ''Series/CharliesAngels'' meets ''Film/JamesBond''.
* ''ComicBook/DemonKnights'' is DCUniverse mees HeroicFantasy.
* ''ComicBook/DesolationJones'' is ''Film/TheBigSleep'' meets ''Series/BurnNotice'', Jones himself being something in the range of [[{{Callan}} David Callan]] meets [[TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]].
* The ''Comicbook/{{Exiles}}'' comic series is best summed up as ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' meets ''Series/{{Sliders}}''.
** The original concept (and apparently their pitch) was ''Series/QuantumLeap'' meets ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.
* ''ComicBook/ExMachina'' is ''Series/TheWestWing'' meets ''Series/TheXFiles'' meets ''ComicBook/IronMan''.
* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' is ''{{Shrek}} meets ''WhoFramedRogerRabbit?''
* ''{{ComicBook/Fatale}}'': RaymondChandler meets HPLovecraft, although the in-series Chandler and Lovecraft expies never actually meet.
* ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' is what happens when ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' meets a whole slew of anime, manga, video games, 1970s, '80s, and '90s American cartoons and hits a blender to puree.
* ''ComicBook/GothamCentral'' is PoliceProcedural meets ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', while ''ComicBook/TopTen'' mixes it with [[{{Superhero}} super-heroes]] in general, and turns the dial UpToEleven
* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'': ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' meets ''LordOfTheRings'' meets ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' (with emotions instead of the elements).
* ''ComicBoo/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' meets ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
** ''StarWars'' meets ''TheATeam''.
* Warren Ellis' ''ComicBook/IgnitionCity'' is ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' meets ''Ministry of Space'' written by the writers of ''Series/{{Deadwood}}''.
* ''ComicBook/JonSableFreelance'' is Creator/IanFleming's ''Literature/JamesBond'' novels combined with ''ComicBook/ThePunisher''.
* ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' has VictorianLiterature on a CrisisCrossover.
* ''Lost Squad'' Is ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'', or ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', meets ''Series/TheXFiles''.
* ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'' is ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' meets Literature/TheBible and AllMythsAreTrue with VillainProtagonist
* Andrekyo's ''Manhunter'' is ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' meets ''Huntress'' meets ''Series/LawAndOrder'' with a generous helping of SilenceOfTheLambs.
* ''Marvel Divas'' was pitched as "[[MarvelUniverse Marvel]] meets ''Series/SexAndTheCity''".
* ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'' is...well...MarvelUniverse + ZombieApocalypse
* Alejandro Jodorowsky's ''TheMetabarons'' is ''{{Dune}}'' meets [[ClassicalMythology Greek myth]] meets ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]]'', on [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs several kinds of acid]].
* ''ComicBook/MorningGlories'' is ''Series/GossipGirl'' meets ''Series/ThePrisoner''.
** Another way to put it (once used by writer Nick Spencer himself) would be ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' meets ''Series/{{LOST}}''.
* ''ComicBook/NewGods'' is ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' meets ''Franchise/StarWars'', with a dash of ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' and GreekMythology.
* Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost's run on ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants New X-Men]]'' was both a sequel to Nunzio [=DeFilippis=] and Christina Weir's run on the series and their own prior work on ''ComicBook/{{X-23}}'' as well as what thematically came from brutally smashing very different themes of the two.
* ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'' is Warren Ellis meeting superhero comics and challenging them to a duel with custard pies.
* The first few years of ''Manga/NinjaHighSchool'' was ''Anime/UruseiYatsura'' meets ''Franchise/ArchieComics''.
* ''OneHundredBullets'' is ''Series/TheWire'' meets ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' meets ''Film/ReservoirDogs''. Depending on the story arc, it may have a bit of ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', ''Series/TheSopranos'' or ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' thrown in as well.
* Creator/PaulCornell's ''Deathwatch'' in ''[[ComicBook/TwoThousandAD 2000 AD]]'' is ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' meets ''{{Blackadder}} II'' (possibly meets ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'').
* ''ComicBook/RatQueens'' is "''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' meets ''ComicBook/TankGirl'' in a ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' world on crack!"
* ''ComicBook/{{Scalped}}'' is ''Series/TheSopranos'' meets ''Film/DonnieBrasco'' [[RecycledINSPACE on a Native American reservation]].
* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' is like ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' meets ''Film/NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist''.
** Or like a Nintendo version of [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Roger Rabbit]]. All that's missing is wildly out of place [[RogerRabbitEffect video game character cameos]].
** The game is ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'' and... Stop right there.
** Naw, it's ''Anime/{{FLCL}} ''meets ''VideoGame/FinalFight'': With its fast pace, mile-a-minute pop culture references, and how Ramona Flowers resembles Haruko in her appearance, fighting skills, and nasty disposition.
* Creator/WarrenEllis' run on ''ComicBook/SecretAvengers'' is ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'' meets ''Franchise/GIJoe''
* Creator/JoeCasey's ''Sex'' is ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' meets ''Film/EyesWideShut''.
* ''TheStrangeTalentOfLutherStrode'' is a teen superhero genre, mostly leaning towards ''KickAss'' meets SlasherMovie. The sequel adds a lot of SummerBlockbuster to the mix.
* ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' is ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' meets ''Series/MissionImpossible'' with Supervillains.
** Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}} is ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad'' meets [[ComicBook/TheAvengers The Masters of Evil]]
** Warren Ellis' run: Now with even more ''Suicide Squad''!
* The for-all-ages comic ''Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade,'' is ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' meets ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''.
** More like Supergirl meets ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''.
* ''ComicBook/TheThanosImperative'' - SpaceOpera meets CosmicHorrorStory in MarvelUniverse.
* ''ComicBook/TomStrong'' is ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' meets ''Literature/DocSavage''.
* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' is ''Transformers'' meets ''Franchise/StarTrek'', particularly ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', with a touch of ''Series/RedDwarf''.
* ''ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' is ''Transformers'' meets ''Series/BabylonFive''.
* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' is ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' meets ''ComicBook/TheAuthority''.
** ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' meets ''Creator/QuentinTarantino''.
* ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderman'' is ''ComicBook/{{Spiderman}}'' meets the 21st century, with a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' vibe.
* Joshua Dysart's "Violent Messiahs" was originally pitched as "Franchise/{{Batman}} meets ''Film/{{Se7en}}''."
* ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'' is ''NightOfTheLivingDead'' meets ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
** And Oni Press' ''Resurrection'' is ''The Walking Dead'' meets ''Film/IndependenceDay''
* ''WarOfKings'': ''StarWars'' meets ''IClaudius''.
* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' is the ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' meets ''Film/CitizenKane'' as told by [[Literature/{{Ulysses}} James Joyce]].
* ''Whistles: The Starlight Calliope'', by Andrew Hussie of ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' fame, was described by one reviewer as "''Literature/{{Pinocchio}}'' meets ''Literature/{{Candide}}'' meets [[Creator/StanleyKubrick Kubrick]] doing [[RuleOfFunny funny]]".
* ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers vol. 2'', similiarly to the ''New X-Men'' example above, is both sequel to ''Young Avengers vol. 1'' and ''JourneyIntoMystery'', but also, on a different level, what came from mixing their very different themes.
** Alternatively you could say it's ''{{Runaways}}'' meets ''[[XForce X-Statix]]'' with Young Avengers characters.
* ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'' is Teen Titans meets Michael Bay movies.

* AdamStrange is JohnCarterOfMars meets ComicStrip/FlashGordon.
* ''[[FantasticFour Annihilus]]'': [[DoctorWho Davros]] meets [[GhostsNGoblins Firebrand]].
* Every single [[ComicBook/AmalgamUniverse Amalgam Comics]] character is literally a "X meets Y" character. Example: Super-Soldier is {{Superman}} meets CaptainAmerica.
* [[ComicBook/XMen Apocalypse]] is [[Series/DoctorWho Davros]] meets ComicBook/VandalSavage in a SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor style mech-suit, played by Creator/TonyTodd.
** Or ''[[RurouniKenshin Makoto Shishio]]'' meets ComicBook/VandalSavage in ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'s body.
* MarvelComics' ComicBook/{{Ares}} has been called "Thor meets Wolverine" in-story.
** And he come up with the "ComicBook/CaptainAmerica meets ComicBook/IronMan" idea that [[Comicbook/DarkReign Norman Osborn]] turned into his Iron Patriot persona.
* Imagine a character who takes all the coolest aspects of Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Zorro}}, Radio/TheShadow and {{Dracula}}. Yeah, that would be [[Franchise/{{Batman}} awesome]].
** Alternately, Franchise/SpiderMan + ComicBook/IronMan + ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} + ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} = Batman.
** Literature/SherlockHolmes meets a ninja
** For anime fans: [[Anime/{{CodeGeass}} Zero]] meets ''Manga/DetectiveConan''
* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Black Adam]] is Captain Marvel/Shazam meets Namor.
* ComicBook/BlueBeetle: Both Ted Kord and Jaime Reyes are Franchise/SpiderMan meets ComicBook/IronMan, but in completely different ways.
* Arnold Schwarzenegger + ''[[DragonballZ Future Trunks]]'' + Doomguy = ''Comicbook/{{Cable}}''
* The {{ComicBook/Crossed}} infected are all the worst parts of TwentyEightDaysLater, TheScrewflySolution, [[{{Firefly}} The Reavers]] and {{Deliverance}}.
* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Damian Wayne]] is ComicBook/{{Robin}} meets [[Manga/{{Hunter x Hunter}} Killua]].
* ComicBook/DarkHawk: SpiderMan meets TekkamanBlade.
* {{Deadpool}}: [[Series/TheATeam Murdock]] meets SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and a million other psychopaths...
** Or perhaps Wolverine meets The Punisher meets {{Freakazoid}}
** I would say Wolverine meets Spider Jerusalem.
** Or Ambush Bug meets Deathstroke.
** Or Film/JamesBond meets WesternAnimation/BugsBunny meets SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
* Creator/RebBrown + Creator/DenisLeary + DukeNukem with a ComicBook/GreenLantern ring = Guy Gardner.
** [[TopGun Maverick]] meets [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]]: Hal Jordan.
*** Alternately, [[Franchise/StarTrek Captain James Tiberius Kirk]] meets [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo]].
** [[SpiderMan Peter Parker]] meets [[MobileSuitZetaGundam Kamille]] [[CartwrightCurse Bidan]]= Kyle Rayner.
** ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}} ComicBook/NickFury plus ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} = John Stewart.
* ''NormanOsborn'' is ''LexLuthor'' meets ''TheJoker''.
* Hazmat of ComicBook/AvengersAcademy: CaptainAtom meets [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Rogue]].
* [[{{Kick-Ass}} Hit Girl]]: "She was like [[{{Rambo}} John Rambo]] meets Polly Pocket."
* {{Huntress}}[[note]]The Helena Bertinelli version[[/note]]: {{Batman}} meets [[TheGodfather Michael Corleone]].
* John "Grimjack" Gaunt is [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] meets [[{{Film/Dollars Trilogy}} The Man with No Name]] as a mercenary.
* [[PsychoForHire Lono]] from OneHundredBullets can be described as either [[ReservoirDogs Mr. Blonde]] meets [[HornyVikings a Viking]] or [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Brock Samson]] meets [[Series/GameOfThrones Kahl Drogo]]
* Melanie "Magic Boots Mel" Kapoor in ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers Assemble]]'' #15AU is [[BendItLikeBeckham Jess Bharma]] meets [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy%27s_Boots Billy Dane]].
* [[RoadToPerdition Michael O'Sullivan Sr.]]: {{Superman}} meets [[SinCity Marv]].
* [[{{Comicbook/The Authority}} Midnighter]] is what happens when you try to get {{Batman}} by putting [[Series/{{Dexter}} Dexter Morgan]] through the [[{{Comicbook/Wolverine}} Weapon X program]]
* 616 Colonel Comicbook/NickFury is Film/JamesBond meets [[Series/TheATeam Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith]]
* Comicbook/{{Nova}} (especially the original): Comicbook/GreenLantern meets Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}.
* [[Comicbook/AllNewGhostRider Robbie Reyes]] is [[Comicbook/GhostRider Johnny Blaze]] meets Anime/SpeedRacer.
* Skaar, The Son of [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] is his dad + ConanTheBarbarian.
* Creator/GrantMorrison's [[Comicbook/SevenSoldiers Shilo Norman]] is Harry Houdini meets KanyeWest.
* {{Shazam}} is {{Superman}} meets HarryPotter
* [[Franchise/GreenLantern Sodam Yat]] is often said to be Franchise/{{Superman}} as a Franchise/GreenLantern, but it's probably more accurate to describe him as Mon-El as a Green Lantern[[note]]Mon-El/Lar Gand and Sodam Yat both originate from Daxam, and both wanted to travel through space even though Daxamites are highly xenophobic and forbid it[[/note]].
* [[Franchise/SpiderMan Spider-Man]] is a spider-themed {{Superman}} meets [[Series/DoctorWho the 10th or 11th Doctor]] meets [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly]].
* ComicBook/{{Spawn}} is Franchise/{{Batman}} meets [[Manga/{{Devilman}} Akira Fudo/Devilman]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Static}}'' is ''ComicBook/BlackLightning'' meets ''Franchise/SpiderMan''.
* {{Supergirl}} is [[DocSavage Pat Savage]] meets [[{{Shazam}} Mary Marvel]].
** [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Supergirl: {{Superman}} meets NancyDrew.
* Superman: Doc Savage meets Hugo Danner.
* Thaal SelfDemonstrating/{{Sinestro}} is [[Series/DoctorWho The Master]] with a green, then later yellow, power ring.
* ''ComicBook/{{Thanos}}'' is Darkseid meets ''[[Series/DoctorWho the 7th Doctor]]'' meets ''[[FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]''.
* [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] [[CaptainAmerica Red Skull]]: ''Film/AClockworkOrange's'' Alex meets ''Film/TheDarkKnight's'' Joker (with a buttload of daddy issues).
** Ultimate Nick Fury is [[NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]] meets Creator/SamuelLJackson.
* ''ComicBook/{{Ultron}}'' is ''[[IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream AM]]'' meets ''[[SuperMarioBrosZ Mecha Sonic]]''.
* [[Comicbook/{{Earth2}} Val-Zod]] is {{Superman}} with the pacifism of [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede]]
* Khamala Khan is ''MsMarvel'' meets ''[[SailorMoon Usagi]]'' meets ''[[{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]]''.