Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World (Vol. 1)
CROSSOVERS: A SECRET CHRONOLOGY OF THE WORLD (VOLUME 1: DAWN OF TIME-1939)
by Win Scott Eckert
cover by Mark Maddox
US$ 30.95/GBP 22.99
6x9 tpb, 460 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 depths of ancient ages, when Atlantis and Opar fell, when Solomon Kane traveled back in time to fight alongside Conan, and Red Sonja battled Claw…
…To the Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian eras, when both Zorro and Cagliostro fought Dracula; Frankenstein's Creature went to Pellucidar; the Scarlet Pimpernel clashed with the sorcerer Leonox; detective C. Auguste Dupin took on the notorious Black Coats; Phileas Fogg sparred with Captain Nemo; and Sherlock Holmes' legendary pursuit of justice led to cooperation or conflict with Arsène Lupin, Doctor Who, Dracula, Allan Quatermain, Professor Challenger, the Phantom of the Opera , Raffles, Fu Manchu, Fantômas, the Time Traveler, Carnacki, the Invisible Man, Father Brown, Rouletabille, Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Hercule Poirot, The Shadow, and even Martian invaders…
…And to the burgeoning Twentieth Century, which saw Tarzan variously team up with Judex and Batman, and separately take on Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein's creature; Sexton Blake take a case at Pemberley House and pursue Raffles; the Nyctalope battle Ernst Stavro Blofeld; Indiana Jones outwit Dracula; G-8 and the Red Falcon soar together over the skies of France; Jeeves and Wooster bump up against some Cthulhuoid awfulness; and Doc Savage meet the Rocketeer and clash with Fu Manchu…
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.