The debate still rages: Which is better DC or Marvel? Yet there was glorious time in the 90’s when such a question was irrelevant, because in 1996 we were given The Amalgam Universe (Marvel Universe Designate – 9602 via OHOTMU). It was part of a DC/Marvel crossover where the mashed up their characters into oftentimes ridiculous amalgams. Well Photoshop wizard Paul C. decided, rightly so, that this never should have ended and has turned his powers to bear creating some great covers and backstories to books that never, but should have, existed. They can be found at his blog The Amalgam Age of Comics. I got in touch and he had this to say about the project:
"I started doing the blog because I've always loved DC/Marvel crossovers and I have fond memories of the Amalgam event. The weirder, less obvious Amalgam characters were my favourite (Lobo the Duck, Speed Demon, Generation Hex) so I like trying to make unlikely combinations like Matter Eater Lad and Punisher or Madam Fatal and Namor. I'm trying to forge a career for myself as an illustrator so I figured the blog would be a good way to practice and develop my Photoshop skills. Also, I love http://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com/ and it inspired me to try something similar."
A few of my favorites include (click the image to go to the blog for the full backstory):