Yoohoo... Here's something I really dig: comics crossovers!
They're tons of fun when the writer has a fucking clue when it comes to how it works and have respect for the properties crossing over. And they're made for comic fans. Egads! It appears I am a comic fan, technically speaking. So what is it about this Amalgam stuff ?
In 1996, Two godly brothers who personify the DC and Marvel Universes become aware of the other's existence (EXCELLENT !), and challenge one another to a series of duels involving each universe's respective superheroes (in the very loose sense of superheroes as we'll see...). The losing universe would cease to exist (oh trust me, both WILL. Once both companies flush in the toilet everything I love about both universes. But that's neither nor there...). The story had an "out of universe" component in that the outcomes of primary battles were determined by readers voting. Of course we know here, since I've told you that popular conscience is bullshit (especially when popularity is the prime argument), so I decided, my good fellows and audience, to use a better parameter: MY wisdom and insight ! For no one is fairer than I, KAIS ! It also helps that I am rather fond of it. It is not meant to be taken in an uber-serious way but I love how it has that "Toontown" charm to it (JLA/Avengers also has that buuuut Amalgam pulls my heartstrings more effectively.)
There were eleven battles fought between the two universes And I shall point at the more probable victor AND my favorite between the two !
LET'S GO !
* AQUAMAN VS NAMOR
Probable Victor: Oh the way it happened was perfect actually. Aquaman won by crushing Namor with a whale. Need I say more ?
Kais' Favorite: Aquaman. WITH the badass beard. AND the badass hook.
* ELEKTRA VS CATWOMAN
Probable Victor: Elektra was basically MADE for these situations. Even if one cost her her life but hey, those are professional risks...
Kais' Favorite: Catwoman. Elektra was made for ONE storyline specifically while Selina has proven to have more range.
* THE FLASH VS QUICKSILVER
Probable Victor: Wally fucking gets this.
Kais' Favorite: Wally fucking gets this (especially from Waid's run up until Johns' Blitz/Ignition.)
* ROBIN VS JUBILEE
Probable Victor: I'd say Tim. Jubes needs to be in a genuine life-threatening situation to show what she's really capable of... Here ? This was more like "making nice" than an actual fight (and yes, I do love their dynamic, how did you know ?!).
Kais' Favorite: Jubilee (I don't need to precise which writers at this point...). And I say this as the guy to who Tim Drake is THE BEST Robin ever out of the 3.
* SILVER SURFER VS KYLE RAYNER
Probable Victor: The Surfer takes this. I mean he was basically modified to become a cosmic signal and a planetary threatening one at that. As gifted Kyle is with his ring, Norrin is a weapon as a whole.
Kais' Favorite: Kyle Rayner. Though I do like the Surfer...
* CAPTAIN MARVEL VS THOR
Probable Victor: Could go either way. Had Billy been faster (and more experienced), he could have found a way to separate Thor from Mjolnir. Though the magic word has a sizeable handicap to it...
Kais' Favorite: It's a tie. Generally due to Ordway's Captain Marvel (and "Power of Hope") and Simonson's Thor...
* SUPERMAN VS HULK
Probable Victor: Superman
Kais' Favorite: Superman
* BEN REILLY VS SUPERBOY
Probable Victor: Strength-wise and in a straight-up fight, Superboy gets this BUT Mr Reilly is (much like his older brother) a cheeky little trickster who knes
Kais' Favorite: 90's SuperBoy FTW. But I like Ben fine, he made Spider-verse worth it...
* BATMAN VS CAPTAIN AMERICA
Probable Victor: I'd give this to Cap in a straight-up brawl (modified to basically beat the fuck out of his opponent and all...). Though I did like the way this fight went and how neither really wanted it in the first place...
Kais' Favorite: Batman. This is still the O'Neil editorial era after all so it is somewhat obvious. Though it is a tough pick since I love Gruenwald's Steve Rogers...
* LOBO VS WOLVERINE
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Kais' Favorite:...The overrated smelly runt whose main power for years was, well, "flailing angrily" against the FUCKING MAIN MAN who's basically the cosmic bounty hunter equivalent of summoning the cenobites ? An anti-hero whose only 2 genuinely awesome iterations among a hundred got forgotten against the villainous hellraiser of my favorite DC team AND 7th favorite Superman foe ? A character who I gave chance to because of OTHER characters in his solo VS a character who allowed me to discover some unknown cosmic greatness he's always been a part of? And in live action, remember how Hugh Jackman wasted all his efforts on shitty movies while 'Bo was puttig the screen on fire in 2 fan-films ? Gee Willickers Mister, it's such a Cornelian dilemma !
* STORM VS WONDER WOMAN
Probable Victor: Diana gets this. As powerful Ororo's abilities are, Diana is a sapient mystical construct who's basically engineered with the capacity to take down mythic beasts with a sheperd's stick.
Kais' Favorite: Wonder Woman (especially by Perez, Messner-Loebs and Jimenez...)
There we go. In the meantime, there were some fusions of the characters which cracked me up. My Favorites ? The White Witch ( Slurrrp !),Spider-boy, Sparrow (She wanted her codename to be "Death Urge Overdrive"...never change Jubes XD), the Silver Racer (Surf planck to skis = Progress?), Dr Doomsday (somehow more reasonable than victor) , Shatterstarfire (I have the weirdest boner right now!), Niles Cable, Elasti-Girl (basically Dom, Janet and that chick from Doom Patrol,Lobo The Duck (Best thing since Tyler Durden's fashion sense !),Mr X,Dr Bongface, Phoenetix and Sparkler...
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. How is that for an advice ?