(1991 [February 1992])

Marvel, 1992 Series
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Price
17.95 USD; 21.95 CAD
Pages
324
On-sale Date
1991-12-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. and DC Comics Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics; DC [bullet]
ISBN
0-87135-858-1 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Mark Gruenwald (Marvel); Michael Charles Hill (DC)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding
Squarebound Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Originally published as:
MGM's Marvelous Wizard of Oz (Marvel / DC, 1975 series) #1 (cover only);
Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel / DC, 1976 series) #[nn] ([January] 1976);
Marvel Treasury Edition (Marvel, 1974 series) #28 (Superman and Spider-Man) ([July] 1981);
DC Special (DC, 1977 series) #27 (Batman vs. the Incredible Hulk) (Fall 1981);
Marvel and DC Present Featuring The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans (Marvel, 1982 series) #1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
George Pérez (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Spider-Man; Batman; Hulk; Teen Titans [Raven; Starfire; Cyborg; Wonder Girl; Robin; Changeling; Kid Flash]; X-Men [Storm; Colossus; Wolverine; Cyclops; Sprite; Nightcrawler]

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

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front and inside back cover.

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

Superman; Spider-Man / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Jerry Serpe; Rick Taylor
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do we let the 'Dupers' -- whoever they are -- get away with what they've done --
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

Partial panel image from the Superman and the Amazing Spider-Man story "The Battle of the Century!".

[Crossover Classics The Marvel / DC Collection] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
? (title logo)
Inks
? (title logo)
Colors
? (title logo)
Letters
? (title logo)

Indexer Notes

Credits, indicia, title and contents pages.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Dick Giordano (page 1); Tom DeFalco (page 2)
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

Introductions to the collected edition.

[MGM's Marvelous Wizard of Oz #1] (Table of Contents: 5)

Wizard of Oz / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dorothy; Toto; Scarecrow; Lion; Tin Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

MGM's Marvelous Wizard of Oz #1 was DC's and Marvel's first joint publication.

[Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man #nn] (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman; Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (roughs); Ross Andru (finished pencils); Neal Adams (Superman redraws)
Inks
Dick Giordano; Terry Austin (backgrounds)
Colors
Jerry Serpe ?
Letters
Sol Harrison; Jack Adler (assist) (Production); Gaspar Saladino; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Spider-Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

For information on the cover credits, see the index of the original issue.

How This Famous Cover Was Born (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman; Spider-Man / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (sketches); Ross Andru (finished cover pencils); Neal Adams (Superman redraws on cover reproduction)
Inks
Dick Giordano (figures on cover reproduction); Terry Austin (backgrounds on cover reproduction)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Spider-Man
Reprints

Intro (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Gerry remembers the genesis of the project.

The Battle of the Century! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman; Spider-Man / comic story / 96 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Ross Andru; Neal Adams (some Superman-related alterations); John Romita (some Spider-Man related alterations)
Inks
Dick Giordano; Terry Austin (backgrounds); Joe Rubinstein (assists); Bob Wiacek (assists)
Colors
Jerry Serpe; Rick Taylor
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Steve Lombard; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Morgan Edge; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Dr. Octopus; Betty Brant-Leeds; J. Jonah Jameson; Joe Robertson; Mary Jane Watson; Ned Leeds
Synopsis
Brought together by fate and deep hatred of their foes, Dr. Octopus and Lex Luthor join forces to defeat Superman and Spider-Man.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adams, Romita, Austin, Rubinstein, and Wiacek are not credited in either the original or this reprint. For more information, see the index of the original printing.

[Back-Cover Illustration] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman; Spider-Man / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru; Neal Adams (Superman redraws)
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Jerry Serpe ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Spider-Man
Reprints

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

Superman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Enlarged partial image of Superman from panel in following story.

[Marvel Treasury Edition #28] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman; Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (layouts); Bob Larkin (painting)
Inks
Bob Larkin (painting)
Colors
Bob Larkin (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Spider-Man; Dr. Doom; the Parasite
Reprints

[Preliminary Cover Design] (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman; Spider-Man / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Spider-Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

John Buscema's pencil roughs of the cover.

Intro (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Marv remembers the genesis of the project.

The Heroes and the Holocaust (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman; Spider-Man / comic story / 62 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter; Marv Wolfman (plot suggestions)
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott (figures); Terry Austin; Klaus Janson; Bob McLeod; Al Milgrom; Steve Leialoha; Walt Simonson; Bob Layton; Joe Rubinstein; Bob Wiacek (all credited with backgrounds inking)
Colors
Glynis Oliver [as Glynis Wein]
Letters
Joe Rosen
Editing
Al Milgrom; Joe Orlando (consulting editor); Len Wein (consulting editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Dr. Doom; Hulk; May Parker (cameo); J. Jonah Jameson; Joe Robertson; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lana Lang; Steve Lombard; Morgan Edge; Parasite; Glory Grant; Wonder Woman
Synopsis
Dr. Doom hatches a plot invloving Superman, the Parasite, Hulk and Wonder Woman that Spider-Man stumbles upon.
Reprints

[Spider-Man / Superman] (Table of Contents: 16)

Spider-Man; Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Superman

Indexer Notes

The origins of Spider-Man and Superman, each on half of the page.

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

Hulk / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Dick Giordano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk

Indexer Notes

Enlarged partial image from splash page in the following story.

[DC Special Series #27] (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman; Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Hulk; Joker
Reprints

[Evolution of a Cover] (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman; Hulk / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Giordano; Al Milgrom
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Hulk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Included are 4 rough pencil cover ideas from Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.

Intro (Table of Contents: 20)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Len remembers the genesis of the project.

The Monster and the Madman (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman; Hulk / comic story / 64 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Oliver [as Glynis Wein]
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Jim Shooter (consulting editor); Al Milgrom (consulting editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joker; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Shaper of Worlds; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner Gordon; Doc Samson; General "Thunderbolt" Ross; Images of Two-Face; Rhino; Abomination; the Leader; Killer Moth; Scarecrow [Johnathon Crane]
Synopsis
The Shaper of World enlists the Joker's aid to get Bruce Banner. Batman, however has other ideas.
Reprints

The Origin of Batman / The Origin of the Incredible Hulk (Table of Contents: 22)

Batman; Hulk / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Hulk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Half page origins of Batman and the Incredible Hulk.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Batman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Dick Giordano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman

Indexer Notes

Enlarged partial image of Batman from panel in previous story.

[Marvel and DC Present Featuring The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans #1] (Table of Contents: 24)

X-Men; Teen Titans / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Darkseid; Dark Phoenix; Teen Titans [Robin [Dick Grayson]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Cyborg; Raven; Changeling; Starfire]; X-Men [Cyclops; Professor Xavier; Storm; Nightcrawler; Wolverine; Colossus; Sprite]
Reprints

Intro (Table of Contents: 25)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Chris remembers the genesis of the project.

Apokolips...Now (Table of Contents: 26)

Teen Titans; X-Men / comic story / 64 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Glynis Wein; Rick Taylor
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones]; Len Wein (consulting editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Darkseid; Metron; X-Men [Professor Xavier; Storm; Colossus; Wolverine; Cyclops; Sprite; Nightcrawler]; Phoenix [Jean Gray] (as a ghost); Teen Titans [Raven; Starfire; Cyborg; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Changeling; Kid Flash [Wally West]]; Deathstroke; Jon Grey (Jean's father); Elaine Grey (Jean's mother); Ravok the Ravager; Parademons; Dark Phoenix
Synopsis
Darkseid recreates Dark Phoenix in order to rule the universe. The Teen Titans and the X-Men are then drawn into the scheme.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Kitty Pryde / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And now a word (or two) from Kitty Pryde...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kitty Pryde

Indexer Notes

Illustration that says "Marvel Comics is Power" with story credits block.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Spider-Man / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Dick Giordano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

Enlarged partial image of Spider-Man from "The Battle of the Century!" story.

Bios (Table of Contents: 29)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Synopsis
Bios of all the creators involved.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Do we let the 'Dupers' -- whoever they are -- get away with what they've done --"]
    Superman; Spider-Man
  4. 3. [Crossover Classics The Marvel / DC Collection]
  5. 4. Introduction
  6. 5. [MGM's Marvelous Wizard of Oz #1]
    Wizard of Oz
  7. 6. [Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man #nn]
    Superman; Spider-Man
  8. 7. How This Famous Cover Was Born
    Superman; Spider-Man
  9. 8. Intro
  10. 9. The Battle of the Century!
    Superman; Spider-Man
  11. 10. [Back-Cover Illustration]
    Superman; Spider-Man
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  13. 12. [Marvel Treasury Edition #28]
    Superman; Spider-Man
  14. 13. [Preliminary Cover Design]
    Superman; Spider-Man
  15. 14. Intro
  16. 15. The Heroes and the Holocaust
    Superman; Spider-Man
  17. 16. [Spider-Man / Superman]
    Spider-Man; Superman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  19. 18. [DC Special Series #27]
    Batman; Hulk
  20. 19. [Evolution of a Cover]
    Batman; Hulk
  21. 20. Intro
  22. 21. The Monster and the Madman
    Batman; Hulk
  23. 22. The Origin of Batman / The Origin of the Incredible Hulk
    Batman; Hulk
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  25. 24. [Marvel and DC Present Featuring The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans #1]
    X-Men; Teen Titans
  26. 25. Intro
  27. 26. Apokolips...Now
    Teen Titans; X-Men
  28. 27. ["And now a word (or two) from Kitty Pryde..."]
    Kitty Pryde
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  30. 29. Bios
  31. 30. ["Sixteen years after their first co-publication..."]
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