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Marvel Crossroads is a website dedicated to alternate universe fanfiction of the Marvel universe, taking place in 1984 and using the end of The Coming of Galactus. The website launched in late January 2019; it releases new fanfic 'issues' on the last Monday of each month.

The current stories and their writers are:

X-Men, by David Ellis

Iceman, by Tobias Christopher

The Amazing Spider-Man, by David Ellis and Adam Clay Dennis


Tales to Astonish, an anthology series by various writers

Ghost Rider, by Coley Boyd.

Marvel Crossroads as a site contains examples of the following tropes

  • Alternate Universe: The world intentionally diverges from the main continuity at the Galactus trilogy in Fantastic Four vol. 1 #48-50, and rather than taking place in the 60s or modern day, it takes place in the 80s.
  • Arc Villain: Some titles run on this, such as Amazing Spiderman.
  • Ascended Extra: New members are being added to the X-Men's early roster, which at the start of the series consists of the original five from the Silver Age. While one might expect new recruits like Wolverine, Storm, Havok, or Nightcrawler, the X-Men series adds younger versions of Darwin (from the X-Men: Deadly Genesis mini-series) and Kwannon (the woman whose body was swapped with Psylocke's).
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  • Monster of the Week: Some titles such as Iceman or Ghost Rider run on the Villain of the Week variant of this.
  • Sailor Earth: Ghost Rider uses this, The Titular Character being a red headed punk rocker girl, and the spirit she is bonded to is also original.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Colin from Ghost Rider is described as being in a nice and stylish blue suit most of the time.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Vince from Ghost Rider thinks he is a badass. He thinks he can get to join with Magneto one day. He not only gets beaten in a curb stomp battle, But He also ends up getting kicked into another state, literally.
  • Super Loser: Johan in Ghost Rider qualifies as one. Thinks he is a badass and later has the powers but loses quite quickly once Maria actually turns into The Ghost Rider. Vince ends up being one later, though at least can see when he's outmatched and needs some help.
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  • Took a Level in Badass: Colin ends up taking one in chapters 3&4 of Ghost Rider, going from a non-powered drummer in a snazzy suit, to a warlock in a snazzy suit.


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