Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World (Vol. 2)
CROSSOVERS: A SECRET CHRONOLOGY OF THE WORLD (VOLUME 2: 1940-THE FUTURE)
by Win Scott Eckert
cover by Mark Maddox
US$ 30.95/GBP 22.99
6x9 tpb, 480 pages
Crossovers is a massive timeline of crossover stories in which characters, situations, or universes are linked together in order to build the Crossover Universe. Lovingly compiled by crossover and Wold Newton expert Win Scott Eckert, Crossovers lists upwards of 2000 crossover stories, with innumerable additional timeline entries which outline the secret history of the land of fiction. With introductions by Kim Newman (Volume 1) and Jess Nevins (Volume 2), each volume is illustrated with over 200 book and magazine covers, and contains appendices covering myriad television crossovers, alternate universes, and Newman's Anno Dracula series.
From the mid-Twentieth Century, when The Spider clashed with Mr. Hyde; The Domino Lady worked with The Black Bat, The Avenger, and Airboy; Batman variously teamed up with The Shadow, Captain America, The Spirit, and Sherlock Holmes; Philip Marlowe had a brush with the Deep Ones and later worked with Sam Spade; The Green Hornet crossed paths with The Shadow; Mandrake the Magician attended The Phantom's wedding; Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, and the Wolf-Man mashed it up; Tarzan battled the Predators and went to Barsoom; James Bond crossed paths with Doc Savage, The Saint, OSS 117, Derek Flint, and U.N.C.L.E.'s Napoleon Solo; Spider-Man and The Thing had cross-time adventures with Doc Savage; the Nyctalope teamed up with Professor Quatermass; Bulldog Drummond combined forces with Richard Hannay for one last adventure; Nero Wolfe, Ellery Queen, Lord Peter, Perry Mason, and Mike Hammer solved a murder; P.I. Chester Drum collided with shamus Shell Scott; Madame Atomos encountered Kato, U.N.C.L.E.'s Mr. Waverly, and Modesty Blaise; Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin met John Steed and Emma Peel, Fu Manchu, Miss Marple, Simon Templar, and Sherlock Holmes; Number 6 took a brief trip with The Doctor; El Santo faced-off against Dracula; Greatheart Silver was involved in a showdown with all the great pulp heroes; Kolchak ran into Barnabas Collins; the Ghostbusters went up against Cthulhu; and Vampirella teamed up with or fought just about everyone…
…To the Twenty-first Century, when Frankenstein's Creature battled Dracula and Mr. Hyde, and traveled to the Lost World; Witchblade and the Darkness joined forces with Vampirella; the worlds of Boston P.I. Spenser, Sheriff Jesse Stone, and detective Sunny Randall came together; Lara Croft, the Tomb Raider, clashed with the Deep Ones; Ash Williams crossed swords with Dracula and Dr. Herbert West; and a modern-day Van Helsing went up against the current incarnation of the Black Coats…
…To the far-flung future, when Spock claimed Holmes as an ancestor and Ishmael flew with the wind whales…
Win Scott Eckert is the editor of and a contributor to Myths for the Modern Age: Philip Jose Farmer's Wold Newton Universe, a 2007 Locus Awards finalist. He has written numerous short stories for Black Coat Press' Tales of the Shadowmen series, as well as tales for Moonstone Books about The Avenger, The Phantom, Zorro, Captain Midnight, and The Green Hornet. He contributed the Foreword to Philip José Farmer's seminal "fictional biography," Tarzan Alive (Bison Books, 2006), and co-authored with Farmer the Wold Newton novel The Evil In Pemberley House, about Patricia Wildman, the daughter of a certain bronze-skinned pulp hero.