The comic book industry pioneered the concept of the crossover,1 wherein characters from different stories interact. Thus, Superman meets Batman, the Fantastic Four beat up Spider-Man, etc.
It’s a time-honored tradition and when it’s done right, it can be very, very cool; the whole becoming more than the sum of the parts.
So, why am I blathering about this? Well, the other day, while doing a little noodling around on the third book in the I Hunt Killers series, I suddenly thought, “Man — what would Dr. Kennedy think of Jazz?”
Dr. Kennedy is the therapist who helps Josh in Boy Toy and Kyra in Goth Girl Rising. And Jazz is more messed up than either of them. So I started to imagine a scene where they met. And that made me think of crossovers in general.
Which made me wonder what you guys would come up with!
So now I ask you: Which two characters from different stories would you want to have meet…and why?
- Well, an argument could be made that the ancient Greeks invented the crossover when they had Heracles show up on the Argo, but let’s agree that comics made it profitable, hmm?↩