Greetings my fellow agents.
It goes without saying that in the comic book world there are two heavy-weights, Marvel and DC. Growing up I sat heavily on the Marvel side of the fence. Nowadays I read more DC, although the balance sits pretty close to 50/50.
In the past there have been times when you could have your 50/50 all in one book. That’s right Marvel/DC crossover stories. Most of these crossovers have been captured in trade paperback form, thus the theme of today’s article.
I recently pointed out how well the Marvel vs. DC TPB sells (particularly the first print). This week I will focus on a series of crossover story collections, the four volume Marvel/DC Crossover Classics. It’s time to hunt.
In good condition these can bring a nice profit. All but volume 3 have reprints. The covers on some reprints vary and higher prices seem to favor the first prints. So, agents be aware.
Without further ado, I bring you the books.
Volume 1 Collects the 1976 Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man Treasury Edition, the 1981 DC Special Series Treasury #27 (Batman vs. Hulk), and Marvel and DC Present: The X-Men and the Teen Titans from 1982.
This book reprints Batman/Punisher (1994), Punisher/Batman: Deadly Knights (1994), Silver Surfer/Superman (1996), and Batman/Captain America (1996).
Volume 3 throws in some Wildstorm into the mix. It collects Spider-Man and Batman (1995), Spider-Man/Gen 13 (1996), Incredible Hulk vs. Superman (1999), Daredevil/Batman (1997), Generation X/Gen 13 (1997), and Team X/Team 7 (1996). As I mentioned above, I found no reprints during my research.
Volume 4 collects Green Lantern/Silver Surfer: Unholy Alliances (1995), Darkseid vs. Galactus: The Hunger (1995), Batman/Spider-Man (1997), and Superman/Fantastic Four (1999).
There you are my fellow agents. You have your mission, should you choose to accept it.
Speaking for myself this is a collection I would like for my PC, but I want to find it in the wild. I still love the hunt.
Have fun searching the shelves!
Agent Newton out.
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