([November] 1996)

DC, 1996 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
12.95 USD; 17.95 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
1996-08-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]; Marvel Comics
ISBN
1-56389-294-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941208770 00111
Printer
Printed in Canada
Editing
Bob Kahan (credited) (editor - collected edition); Mike Carlin (credited) (editor - original series); Mark Gruenwald (credited) (editor - original series); Dan Thorsland (credited) (editor - original series); Chris Duffy (credited) (assistant editor - original series); Joe Andreani (credited) (assistant editor - original series)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
squarebound; trade paperback
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein)
Colors
Graphic Color Works (credited as Color Works)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The super heroes of the Marvel and DC universes must battle each other to preserve their very existence.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Hulk; Storm; Wonder Woman; Captain America; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Wally West]; Quicksilver; Silver Surfer; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Spider-Man; Superboy [Kon-El]; Wolverine; Lobo
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Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Foreword (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Carlin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Round One] (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Ron Marz (credited)
Pencils
Dan Jurgens (credited) (pages 5-12, 21-28); Claudio Castellini (credited) (pages 13-20, 29-36)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein) (pages 5-12, 21-28); Paul Neary (credited) (pages 13-20, 29-36)
Colors
Gregory Wright (credited); Digital Chameleon (credited) (separations)
Letters
Bill Oakley (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I love this town.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Ben Reilly; also as Peter Parker]; Morty; Access [Axel Asher]; Joker; Gambit; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine [Logan]; Juggernaut [Cain Marko]; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hydra; Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Betty Banner; Superboy (clone); Tana Moon; Lobo; Beast [Henry "Hank" McCoy]; Psylocke [Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Elektra; Flash [Wally West]; Thor [Odinson]; Aquaman; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Bullseye; Husk; Jubilee [Jubilation Lee]; Lois Lane; J. Jonah Jameson; Jimmy Olsen; Steel; Absorbing Man; Green Goblin; Bane; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Riddler; Venom [Eddie Brock]; Dr. Doom [Victor von Doom]; Deathstroke [Slade Wilson]; Punisher [Frank Castle]; Etrigan, the Demon; Ghost Rider; Firestorm; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onnz]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Starman [Jack Knight]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Hawkman; Supergirl; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Annihilus; Man-Bat [Kirk Langstrom]; the Spectre; the Living Tribunal; the Brothers Cosmic
Synopsis
Due to a large, glowing cardboard box, two universes of heroes begin to merge with interesting -- and dire -- results.
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Indexer Notes

The Brothers Cosmic are not named as such in the story.

[Round Two] (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter David (credited)
Pencils
Claudio Castellini (credited) (pages 37-44, 53-60); Dan Jurgens (credited) (pages 45-52, 61-68)
Inks
Paul Neary (credited) (pages 37-44, 53-60); Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein) (pages 42-52, 61-68)
Colors
Gregory Wright (credited); Digital Chameleon (credited) (separations)
Letters
Bill Oakley (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Axel Asher was seven years old, he wandered into his parents' bedroom and found his kid sister playing with dad's gun.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Access [Axel Asher]; Wolverine [Logan]; Killer Croc; Superman [Clark Kent]; Spider-Man [Ben Reilly]; Morty; Thanos; Darkseid; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bane; Looney Tunes characters [Speedy Gonzales; Tweety Bird; Sylvester the Cat; Wile E. Coyote; Road Runner; Pinky and the Brain]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Gambit [Remy LeBeau]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; the Lizard [Kurt Connors]; the Spectre; the Living Tribunal; Mole Man; Moloids; Jubilee [Jubilation Lee]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thor [Odinson]; Bullseye; Elektra; Superboy (clone); Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Lobo; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Hawkman; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Aquaman; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Dr. Doom [Victor von Doom]; Flash [Wally West]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; the Brothers Cosmic; Lois Lane; Scarecrow [Ebenezer Laughton] (Marvel); Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (DC); Snapper Car; Rick Jones; Kingpin [Wilson Fisk]
Synopsis
The Two Brothers Cosmic have lost two shards of themselves, one in each universe. They also seek to know whose universe is better. To that end, they have selected eleven warriors each, to face each other in battle. Whichever Brother's champions lose, their universe is destroyed. First contests: Captain Marvel versus Thor, Namor versus Aquaman and Flash versus Quicksilver.
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Indexer Notes

The Brothers Cosmic are not named as such in the story.

[Round Three] (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 39 pages (report information)

Script
Ron Marz (credited)
Pencils
Dan Jurgens (credited) (pages 69-77, 86-91, 100-107); Claudio Castellini (credited) (pages 78-85, 92-99)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein) (pages 69-77, 86-91, 100-107); Paul Neary (credited) (pages 78-85, 92-99)
Colors
Gregory Wright (credited); Digital Chameleon (credited) (separations)
Letters
Bill Oakley (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear diary,
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jubilee [Jubilation Lee]; Darkseid; Thanos; Captain Marvel [Genis-Vell]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Joker; Green Goblin [Phil Urich]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff]; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Lobo; Wolverine [Logan]; Spider-Man [Ben Reilly]; Superboy (clone); Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Cyborg [Hank Henshaw]; Dr. Doom [Victor von Doom]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Green Arrow [Connor Hawke]; Flash [Wally West]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Elektra; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Thor [Odinson]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Aquaman; Namor; Bibbo; Husk; Lois Lane; J. Jonah Jameson; Access [Axel Asher]; Morty; Metallo; the Brothers Cosmic; Dr. Doomsday [Victor Von Doom]; Amazon [Princess Ororo of Themiscyra]; Wraith [Todd LeBeau]; Nightcreeper [Kurt Ryder]; Lethal [Sergei Minerva]; Dr. Strangefate [Charles Xavier]; Deadeye [Bill Lawton]; Spider-Boy [Peter Ross]; Super-Soldier [Clark Kent]; Dark Claw [Logan Wayne]
Synopsis
The individual contests continue, with Robin versus Jubilee, Green Lantern versus Silver Surfer, Elektra versus Catwoman, Wolverine versus Lobo, Wonder Woman versus Storm, Superboy versus Spider-Man, Superman versus the Hulk, and Batman versus Captain America. At the end, one Brother wins but instead of destroying the losing universe, he merges with his brother, and their respective universes follow suit.
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Indexer Notes

Story leads into the first series of Amalgam books, only one of which is reprinted in this volume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Jurgens
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
?

Characters
Captain America; Batman

The Decrees of Fate (Table of Contents: 8)

Dr. Strangefate / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Ron Marz (credited)
Pencils
José Luis García-López (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth (credited)
Letters
Chris Eliopoulos (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Access [Axel Asher]; Abominite; Dr. Strangefate [Charles Xavier]; Myx; Skulk [Bruce Banner]; Jade Nova [Frankie Rayner]; White Witch [Wanda Zatara]
Synopsis
Dr. Strangefate sends his agents to capture Access in order to maintain the Amalgam universe.
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Indexer Notes

Amalgam characters: Dr. Strangefate: Dr. Fate, Dr. Strange and Charles Xavier; Aboninite: Hellgrammite and Abomination; Myx: Wong and Mr. Mxyzptlk; Skulk: Hulk and Solomon Grundy; Jade Nova: Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner] and Nova [Frankie Raye]; White Witch: Zatanna and Scarlet Witch.

[Round Four] (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 37 pages (report information)

Script
Peter David (credited)
Pencils
Claudio Castellini (credited) (pages 131-138, 147-155); Dan Jurgens (credited) (pages 139-146, 156-167)
Inks
Paul Neary (credited) (pages 131-138, 147-155); Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein) (pages 139-146, 156-167)
Colors
Gregory Wright (credited); Digital Chameleon (credited) (separations)
Letters
Bill Oakley (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Amalgam: Any combination or mixture of diverse elements.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hyena; Dark Claw; Super-Soldier; Access [Axel Asher]; Living Tribunal; Spectre; Morty; Amazon; Dr. Strangefate; Spider-Boy; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Flash [Wally West]; Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wolverine [Logan]; Spider-Man [Ben Reilly]; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Creeper [Vic Sage]; Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Elektra; Mole Man; Moloids; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; the Brothers Cosmic; Kingpin [Wilson Fisk]; J. Jonah Jameson; Perry White; Lois Lane; Robin [Tim Drake]; Jubilee [Jubilation Lee]; Thanos; Lobo; Darkseid; Abomination [Emil Blonsky]; Venom [Eddie Brock]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Thor [Odinson]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Betty Ross; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill (flashback); Joker (flashback); Robin [Dick Grayson] (flashback); the Justice League [Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman; Wonder Woman; Atom] (flashback); Professor Reinstein (flashback); Bucky (flashback); unnamed Nazis (flashback); Avengers [Ant-Man; Iron Man; Vision] (flashback); Alfred Pennyworth; Aquaman; Namor
Synopsis
As the merged universe divides yet again, the Brothers Cosmic decide to duel themselves to see which universe should be destroyed. Their battle affects all the inhabitants of their universes. Finally, realizing they are equal, the two shake hands and re-create their own, unique universes.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Jurgens
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
?

Characters
the Brothers Cosmic

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

character profile / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman; Storm; Wolverine; Lobo; Superboy; Spider-Man [Ben Reilly]; Jubilee; Robin [Tim Drake]; Flash [Wally West]; Quicksilver; Thor; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Catwoman; Elektra; Silver Surfer; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Aquaman; Namor
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Indexer Notes

Information on each of the characters in the head-to-head battles.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
?

Characters
Superman; Hulk

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (signed as J)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed as R)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It all starts here!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Flash [Wally West]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Thor [Odinson]; Aquaman; Robin [Tim Drake]; Jubilee [Jubilation Lee]; Namor; Superboy (clone); Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Spider-Man [Ben Reilly]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Lobo; Wolverine [Logan]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Claudio Castellini (signed)
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Spider-Man [Ben Reilly]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thor [Odinson]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Wolverine [Logan]; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onnz]; Superboy (clone); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Flash [Wally West]; Lobo; Brothers Cosmic (unnamed)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Paul Neary
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; Spider-Man [Ben Reilly]; Superboy (clone); Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Lobo; Wolverine [Logan]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Batman [Bruce Banner]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (signed as Jurgens)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed as JR)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadeye; Spider-Boy; Night Creeper; Angelhawk; Dr. Strangefate; Apollo; Wonder Woman [Princess Diana]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wolverine [Logan]; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]
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Afterword (Table of Contents: 20)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

About the Authors (Table of Contents: 21)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Information about the writers (Ron Marz and Peter David), the pencillers (Dan Jurgens and Claudio Castellini), and the inkers (Joe Rubinstein and Paul Neary).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The super heroes of the Marvel and DC universes must battle each other to preserve their very existence."]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Foreword
  5. 4. [Round One]
  6. 5. [Round Two]
  7. 6. [Round Three]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. The Decrees of Fate
    Dr. Strangefate
  10. 9. [Round Four]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. ["It all starts here!"]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
  21. 20. Afterword
  22. 21. About the Authors
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
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