Crossovers. Events. Call them what you will. More & more frequently these days we see them as a pain, a nuisance, and jumping off point.
In recent times, for example, it was a big factor in my decision to drop Suicide Squad.
But, once upon a time, I bet you loved them. I know I did.
So, for a change, how about we talk about our favourites?
To qualify, the story has to be a genuine crossover between two or more separate ongoing titles (a la X-tinction Agenda); or have been it’s own separate event mini-series (a la Final Crisis).
For me, personally, my “golden age” of comic book reading was the summer of 1993. And the main reasons were Knightfall in the Batman books, and Reign of the Supermen.
Both stories were huge in scope, with epic twists & turns. New chapters came out every single week. The creators were intimately familiar with the characters, and neither story had them acting out of character to service an inane plot line.
I’ve read much better comics in the decades since then, but I’ve never been more excited for the weekly trip to my local.
How about you?