Comic Book Legends Revealed #444
COMIC LEGEND: Tom DeFalco and Paul Ryan pitched a Superman/Thor crossover
Reader Hal M. wrote in recently to ask me about a legend about Tom DeFalco and Paul Ryan almost doing a Superman/Thor crossover between Marvel and DC in the late 1990s.
The late 1990s was a time ripe for Marvel/DC crossovers, from the obvious ones like Batman/Spider-Man…
To some less obvious ones like Silver Surfer/Green Lantern…
So a Superman/Thor crossover would have fit right in. However, right off the bat, I would imagine that if there WAS one, it would have been Tom DeFalco working with his other collaborator, Ron Frenz, since the pair had done Thor together…
and Frenz was then currently drawing Superman for DC Comics…
However, I asked Tom DeFalco and he said that neither he and Paul Ryan nor he and Ron Frenz ever pitched a Superman/Thor crossover, although he DID note that he and Frenz had at least talked about it, but it had never gotten past general talk.
So sorry, Hal, no dice!
Thanks to Hal for the suggestion and thanks so much to Tom DeFalco for the information!
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