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You Decide – Which Marvel Outer Space Epic Crossover is Your Favorite?

In honor of Infinity’s release this past week, we figured it would be fun to see what you folks think was Marvel’s best outer space epic crossover!

Read on for the choice…

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I reckon Kree Skrull will gain momentum but the Gauntlet wins for me. I actually preferred Thanos Quest but its not up there.

And I see from the choices that I am not a fan of the Marvel outer space epics. Weird, I thought I liked the cosmic stuff more.

I guess since Valentino’s Guardians of the Galaxy aren’t in any of these (at least not what I’ve read of it), that might explain some of it.

Dire Wraith War would have worked a lot better if they had coordinated it like they did with the Scourge murders. I think Avengers and X-Men had effective crossovers but that was it. The payoff in Rom with Steve Ditko doing the art just didn’t work for me.

I actually preferred Thanos Quest but its not up there.

It’s not a crossover.

I dunno, Brian. I’d argue that it is!
Thanos returned in the Silver Surfer’s series which lead into Thanos Quest #1-2 and back out to Silver Surfer and tied in with Spider-Man #17. So I kinda consider Thanos Quest to be the entire build-up to Infinity Gauntlet.

Unless I’m mistaken, the Kree-Skrull War was contained to just the Avengers’ title, so wasn’t a crossover.

It’s a shame that The Final Threat (M2in1 Annual #2/Avengers Annual #7) wasn’t up there as it would’ve had my vote.
Although my favourite cosmic Marvel epic is The Infinity Effect, in which Adam Warlock and Thanos team up against the Magus and ran through Strange Tales and Warlock. Depends whether or not you’d count that as a crossover. I do! So that’s probably be the winner for me!

Someone like StarBlast? Someone FINISHED READING StarBlast?

I didn’t vote for it, but I just read Starblast for the first time a few months ago, and I quite enjoyed it.

I’m kind of surprised at how many of these I have read, and I’ve pretty much enjoyed them all. I went with Annihilation Conquest, but it could have easily been Gauntlet or Galactic Storm. Plenty others on that list that I like, too.

And I agree with Winchester, technically I don’t think Kree/Skrull should be on this list since I can’t think of any crossover aspect to it. Maybe I’m remembering wrong, though.

My top two are the top two. My vote went for Annihilation, because I read it annually or better and it did not feature an inconsistent reset button at the end.

Am I correct in my impression that Jonathan Hickman tried to undo everything in Annihilation and the Abnett/Lanning cosmic books in his Fantastic Four run? I remember seeing the Supreme Intelligence alive again, and Black Bolt back, etc. I did not care for, and so did not buy, Hickman’s Fantastic Four books.

My vote went for the Captain Marvel/Thanos War stuff, which is still fresh and honestly reflects the best use of the character to date. Next to that, event he Infinity Gauntlet feels to me like a rather pompous, overinflated story without anywhere near as much going on at its core. (Too bad the Infinity Effect was neglected; surely a story that finished in Marvel Two-In-One and an Avengers Annual counts as a crossover?)

I’d say Infinity Effect was more of a crossover than the Kree-Skrull War was.

Of course, I’d have added Secret Wars there too. (They all had Secret Wars tie in issues).

Unless I’m mistaken, the Kree-Skrull War was contained to just the Avengers’ title, so wasn’t a crossover.

Amazing Adventures crossed over with it.

@Gary: Strangely, Hickman actually references heavily a lot of the DnA run. He does roll back a lot of War of Kings, but he probably has more respect for what DnA were up to than the rest of the Marvel architects.

For the record, my vote was for Annihilation too. It’s an awesome crossover that is still very consequential and very crucial to understanding the current state of Marvel cosmic.

The Crazed Spruce

August 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Two weeks ago, I would’ve voted for Infinity Gauntlet, but I read Annihilation on ComixOlogy last week, and it was awesome.

No “Secret Wars”?

I hate all crossovers, so “null set”.

Any idea what issues of Amazing Adventures, Brian?
I’ve put together a pretty extensive list of Marvel crossovers (too much time on my hands, perhaps) and I haven’t seen evidence to suggest that an Amazing Adventures issues tie directly into the Kree-Skrull War.

Sorry to be a nerd about it, but this is news to me! And I’d be interested to know more!

Thank you, Dr Traveler.

Not Brian, but the middle chapter with the Inhumans picks up from and resolves the unfinished Inhumans storyline in Amazing Adventures #7-8. Not coincidentally, #7 was drawn by Neal Adams, who co-plotted the Kree-Skrull War stuff in Avengers.

Talking of forgotten cultural references, how many people today would know why the antagonist in those stories is named “Mr. Dibbs?”

They called him MISTER Dibbs?

Exactly.

Cheers, Omar!
Looks like I’ll have to update the ol’ crossover blog (which seems to be living up to its name, it seems!)

I’d guess they called him “Mr Dibbs” because they (perhaps overcautiously) felt it legally prudent not to call him “Mr Tibbs” :D But it’s a pretty flimsy fig leaf.

One thing about the referenced moment: once seen, never forgotten!

I recently got the reprint of the Inhumans story from Amazing Adventures along with the associated chapter of the Kree Skrull war in a Black Bolt special (I had been looking for a reprint of that story for a while)

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