Saturday, July 26, 2014

CALL FOR ART

CALL FOR ART

Horror Crossover Universe

To be published by 18thWall Productions in early Autumn 2014

Cover Dimensions: 9x6

PAYMENT: 8% royalties, in perpetuity.

Think of the time Scooby Doo unmasked one of Henry Jekyll's grandchildren, or the time Aliens faced off against Predators, or the time Abbott and Costello met Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, and the Invisible man. This book is an encyclopedia listing all of all of these stories, called crossovers, where a character from one series or story meets a character from another series or story.

The cover should sell the idea of a universe of horror characters. Choice is left to the artist as to what exactly that means, be it a monster mash, a vintage-style poster, hot neon comic art, etc. In all likelihood, you will have at least two horror characters on your cover. Whatever you do, you cannot break copyright on characters who are not public domain; though you are more than welcome to, and in fact encouraged to, use "generic" versions of these characters.

Please submit two samples of your finished work, as well as a sketch of your proposed Horror Crossover Universe cover, to James Bojaciuk at duobus@18thwall.com. If you have previously published work, please submit a CV and links (if possible) to your published work.

The book is finished. I am no longer accepting any more crossover information. Thank you.

In April 2012, I announced that I was writing a book about fictional crossovers within the horror genre, and requested that if anyone reading the announcement had any information they felt would be valuable to the book, to please send it my way. I was fortunate to have several people participate and most of what I received has made it into the book, and those people will be credited. But now, after 2 years and four months, the book is finally complete. I am currently working on final edits before sending off to the publisher. Thanks for those who sent me info, and if you are attempting to send me info at this point, I'm afraid I cannot accept it. I think if I hadn't gotten it within 2 years and four months, it just wasn't meant to be in there. Thank you.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

WONDER WOMAN: A FULL TVCU CHRONOLOGY



Previously, I wrote a Wonder Woman quickie.  But Wonder Woman, having had her own television series that is part of TVCU canon, certainly deserves a full chronology.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Wonder Woman is a superheroine created by American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston and published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in All Star Comics #8 in December 1941 and first cover-dated on Sensation Comics #1, January 1942. TheWonder Woman title has been published by DC Comics almost continuously except for a brief hiatus in 1986.[1] Her depiction as a heroine fighting for justice, love, peace, and sexual equality has led to Wonder Woman being widely considered a feminist icon.[2][3][4]Wonder Woman is a warrior princess of the Amazons (based on the Amazons of Greek mythology) and is known in her homeland asPrincess Diana of Themyscira. When outside her homeland incognito, she is sometimes known by the secret identity Diana Prince. She is gifted with a wide range of superhuman powers and superior combat and battle skills. She possesses an arsenal of weapons, including the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara which serves as a projectile, and, in some stories, an invisible airplane.
Created during World War II, the character was initially depicted fighting the Axis military forces, as well as an assortment of supervillains. Since then, Wonder Woman has gained a formidable cast of enemies bent on eliminating the Amazon, including classic villains such asCheetahAres and Circe and newer ones like Genocide and The Circle, as well as many gods and monsters from Greek mythology. Wonder Woman has also regularly appeared in comic books featuring the superhero teams Justice Society (from 1941) and Justice League (from 1960).[5]
In addition to the comics, the character has appeared in other media; most notably, the 1975–1979 Wonder Woman TV series starringLynda Carter, as well as animated series such as the Super Friends and Justice League. Since Carter's Wonder Woman however, studios struggled to introduce a new live-action Wonder Woman to audiences, although the character continued to feature in a variety of toys and merchandise, as well as animated adaptations of DC properties, including a animated featuree. Attempts to return Wonder Woman to television have included a pilot for NBC in 2011, closely followed by another stalled production for The CW.[6][7] In 2013 however, it was announced that actress Gal Gadot would portray Wonder Woman in the upcoming untitled Man of Steel sequel.[8]

Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor Sr & Jr, the show originally aired from 1975 to 1979.

From me:

The Wonder Woman television series is in the TVCU via a a crossover with Count Cagliostro.  But beyond that, due to the inclusion of the All-Star Squadron (which has numerous crosses with films in the TVCU), we can consider the golden age comics to be canon as well.  I've wanted to do a Wonder Woman blog for some time, but something else already came first, so let's have a quickie with Wonder Woman.

In the real world, I wasn't allowed to read Wonder Woman comics when I was young.  My dad forbid me from reading any comics with a female lead.  So I was only exposed to her in comic form in the Justice League of America.  But for some reason it was okay for me to watch her show, which I consider part of a golden age of sci-fi and action television.  And of course, she was a regular part of the Super Friends, also in TVCU canon. 

So, in the history of the TVCU, Wonder Woman's story begins both in the show, and the comics.  Her origin stories in both mediums were the same event told from different perspectives.  Following that, the golden age comics and the first season of the television show both are in canon, with episodes of the taking place between issues of the comic. It's at war's end that things get complicated.  First, let me mention that as always with the TVCU, the show's canon takes priority over other medium.  So having said that, let's work this out.

In Season two of Wonder Woman, it's now the present (1970s).  The premise is that after the war, Diana left Man's World and returned to Paradise Island.  In the late 1970s, she returns, and poses as Diana Prince's daughter, also Diana Prince (meaning that the older Diana had her daughter out of wedlock!  How scandalous!)    Steve Trevor was now Steve Trevor, Junior, a bit less scandalous. 

It's possible that we could just say that no post-WWII Wonder Woman comics were canon for the TVCU.  For any instance where there is a Wonder Woman of the late 1940s that pops up in a story that can't be left out of canon, we could follow DC's lead and say it was Miss America.  (Incidentally, Dale Drinnon has a theory that mirrors the replacement Captain America concept Marvel later retroactively implemented, in which the Miss America beauty queens were replacement Wonder Women.  I don't buy the beauty queen idea, but I do appreciate the mirroring of the replacement Caps with Wonder Woman.)

So perhaps we can say that in 1945, when Diana left, Miss America replaced Wonder Woman.  The Golden Age is a story by DC that I consider canon, and in that story, Miss America dies in 1950.  Perhaps if there were any 1950s stories that needed to be placed in canon, we could say it was Fury, a Roy Thomas created character who was meant to replace the golden age Wonder Woman in a post-crisis continuity.

When we get to the 1960s and 1970s, this idea gets more critical.  And it's because of the Justice League of America.  In a future blog, I will specifically cover the JLA, but for now, let's focus on the team in its relation to Wonder Woman.  Remember that Diana came back in the late 1970s. 

Not only is the Super-Friends in the TVCU, but so is the Justice League of America segments of the Superman/Aquaman Hour, a show from the late 1960s.  The TVCU Justice League should have formed based on that show at least by 1966.  But later, the Super Friends comic book will reveal that the roster of the Justice League of America of the early 1970s is the exact same as the DC Comics version of the team.  I'm not taking that as an indication that all of the JLA comics are in the TVCU exactly as printed.  But I think we can assume that perhaps the team was founded in 1960, as in the comics, and the members shown from the Superman/Aquaman Show and Super-Friends joined in years they did in the comics.  It should also be pointed out that the Super Friends was a school for teen heroes.  Over time, the JLA and Super Friends names became synonymous, but they didn't start out that way.

So that would mean that Wonder Woman was a founding member in 1960, even though her return was in the late 1970s.  The two solutions are to either assign another replacement Wonder Woman, or the one I prefer.  I like to think that Diana actually returned to Man's World in 1960, during the Appelex invasion, and joined the team, but did not return to her Diana Prince guise until the late 1970s.  Thus Super Friends featured the original Wonder Woman.

In 1985, part of the effects of the Crisis on Infinite Earths was that thew world forgot about the existence of super-heroes, super-villains, and the events they were involved in, such as alien invasions, supernatural monsters, and so on.  Wonder Woman again returned to Paradise Island. 

Since then, she has returned.  She was a member of the revived JLA that fought the Predators and met Bugs Bunny and others from the Looniverse. 


70,000,000 BC--Wonder Woman and the Atom arrive here to stop Doctor Wells from escaping into the past. As seen in Elevator To Nowhere.



1667--Wonder Woman and the Atom arrive via time travel to this year and find themselves face to face with Blackbeard. This was established in the episode Elevator To Nowhere.

1776--Wonder Woman and the Atom arrive via time travel to this year and find themselves in the middle of the Revolutionary War and meet George Washington.

late 19th century--JLA: THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (DC COMICS)--In London, Doctor Moreau tries to introduce his AniMen to society to offer proof to support Darwin’s theories. The AniMen are brought into society and assist Scotland Yard in apprehending Jack the Ripper, another of Moreau’s experiments. This story could take place around the time of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II, where Moreau is in England working for the government. The AniMen are modeled after the Justice League but are different enough to not contradict with any appearances of the real Justice League in the Television Crossover Universe. Likewise, since this Moreau tale is different from the original Moreau tale, it can fit in the same timeline.




December 1941--ALL-STAR COMICS # 8--Wonder Woman comes to Man's World.

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December 1941--SUPER-TEAM FAMILY:  THE LOST ISSUES--And check out more Wonder Woman Lost Issues here.

1942--WONDER WOMAN--The first season of Wonder Woman begins with Steve Trevor crashing on Paradise Island, just as in All-Star Comics # 8.  And just as in Sensation # 1, Diana returns to Man's world with Trevor and then stays to help America beat the Nazis.  The television show and comics both exist in the TVCU.  Wonder Woman would go on to join the Justice Society of America and All-Star Squadron.

June 1942--DC COLLECTOR'S EDITION C-54--Superman and Wonder Woman find themselves on opposite sides of a moral issue during the war.

Wonder Woman vs. Superman

1945--Per Season 2 of Wonder Woman, Diana returns home after the war.  The first episode of season 2 seems to imply Diana stayed in Paradise Island from 1945 to 1977.  Some have offered me the theory that there have been several women assigned to be Wonder Woman, which is a fine theory and would work.  But I prefer that Diana be the constant as that's the writer's intent.  Thus, my presumption is that perhaps she gave up her Diana Prince identity and moved back to Paradise island, but still continued to come to Man's World to work with the JSA's successor, the Justice League.  This might also explain why in 1973, when she met the Brady Kids, she was a math teacher.  She was simply assuming another new identity.

1948--SHIVERING SHERLOCKS--NOT A SHERLOCK HOLMES CROSSOVER...The trio witness a robbery.  At first, they are suspects, but they pass a lie detector test.  (Incidentally, the lie detector was created by William Moulton Marston, a psychologist who also wrote fictionalized accounts of the adventures of WONDER WOMAN.)  The trio are released, but are in danger, since they are the only three who can identify the crooks.  To get away for a while, their friend Gladys invites them to come with her to check out a house in the country she is planning on buying.  But when they get there, they find it is the hideout of the crooks.  The crooks take off with Gladys, but the trio, who despite their bumbling can be quite heroic, save her.

1950s--TOOBWORLD--The government forms a new JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA with founding members SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, and the Scarlet Cyclone.

February 1960--Superman and Batman have been appearing in comics together since the Silver Age, and Wonder Woman joining in isn't rare, either. Generally they team up, though having them fight each other is always a good way to draw in readers.



1967--WONDER WOMAN:  WHO'S AFRAID OF DIANA PRINCE?--At the height of the popularity of "Batman" (1966), producer William Dozier produced this short film in hopes of getting approval from Warner Brothers to produce a pilot episode for a "Wonder Woman" series, based on the comic book. Unlike "Batman," which was campy adventure, "Wonder Woman" was going to be a straight comedy series, along the lines of "Captain Nice." The resulting short written by several writers on the Batman series failed to win Dozier that approval.

1968--Professor Hillbrand is believed to be killed in a deep-sea diving accident off Point Gander.As seen in Dr. Pelagian's War.

In 68’, before they were the Super Friends, a few future members joined forces and called themselves the Justice League of America.

J'onn J'onzz, who now was fighting crime in his green-skinned form, wanted to become a 'full-time' member of the newly formed Justice League. To do this successfully, he needed to be freed from his alter-ego John Jones. He decides to fake his death and join the Justice League.

This initial Justice League lineup was also the same as the Earth-One universe. It included seven of the League's most prominent members: Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman,Superman and Batman.

Aside from the date of formation, much of the TVCU JL formation is the same as in the Earth-One universe.

Over the next two years Green Arrow, Zatanna, Black Canary and several others were added to the roster.

The Justice League begin operating from a secret cave outside of the small town of Happy Harbor, Rhode Island.

1971--James Craddock comes back to life as a ghost.

The Martian Manhunter leaves Earth when Mars became desolate to help his people search for a new world.

In late 1971, shortly after the Martian Manhunter had left Earth, a group of the Leaguers gathered together and decide to call themselves Superfriends. This is another significant departure from the parallel universe of Earth-One. The name stuck for years, and over time, the name Superfriends was used to describe all members of the Justice League of America.

In the first issue of the Super Friends comic book, E. Nelson Bridwell makes it very clear that the Super Friends are sort of a volunteer organization, under the umbrella of the Justice League of America.

The founding members of the Justice League's Superfriends organization consisted of Aquaman, Batman,Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Black Vulcan and Samurai.

The formation of team and members depicted in the Season 3 episode, History of Doom.

MAY 10, 1972--LOST ISSUES--WONDER WOMAN TEAMS WITH A MARVELOUS VERSION OF HERCULES.


1972--THE BRADY KIDS--"It's All Greek To Me"--The Brady Kids meet Diana Prince (a.k.a. Wonder Woman) a University Mathematician where Jan and Marcia are in the age old debate of Brains over Brawn and Marlon's magic accidentally transports them all back in time to ancient Greece where they arrive right in time not only for the Olympic games but to meet the famous mathematician Euclid.

1972--Superman and Wonder Woman return Gentleman Ghost to the grave.

The team moves their headquarters from the secret cave to the Hall of Justice, located in Gotham City. The Hall was equipped with an advanced communications network and "Trouble Alert" system (TroubAlert). They maintained a relationship with important government officials such as Colonel Wilcox, who often alerted theSuper Friends to various global threats, including alien invasions.

In the parallel universe of Earth-One the Justice League's headquarters were an orbiting satellite. This was depicted in Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #78 (February, 1970) found at the DC Database.

Early on, the weekly meetings only consisted of Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman and Robin.

OCTOBER 1972--WONDER WOMAN # 202--"Fangs of Fire"--Wonder Woman meets Fafrhd and the Gray Mouser.



Spring to Summer 1973--SUPER FRIENDS--Batman II (Dick Grayson) becomes an instructor along with Robin II (Bruce Wayne Junior), Superman (Kal-El/Clark Joseph Kent), Wonder Woman, and Aquaman to train new heroes Marvin and Wendy (and later Zan and Jayna).  They also work as part of the Justice League of America.  The team is nick-named the Super Friends, and later will be code named the Super Powers Team.  The team works secretly for the U.S. Government and the United Nations.  The team was actually founded in 1967 and disbanded in 1985.  It's entire roster over it's long run included:  Aquaman, Batman II, Robin II/Batman III, Robin III, Superman (Kal-El/Clark Joseph Kent), Wonder Woman, Atom II, Cyborg, Firestorm, Flash II, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Hawkgirl II, Hawkman II, Apache Chief, Black Vulcan, El Dorado, Rima the Jungle Girl, Samurai, Green Arrow II, Plastic Man, Wendy Harris, Marvin White, Wonderdog, Zan, Jayna, Gleek, Captain Marvel I, Huntress II, Black Canary II.  See the end of this blog, where I will go through all the super-heroes (and villains I have brought in so far with little bio info on each.  I want to make clear that even though the shows for the most part appear just like you see them, in general the public isn't aware or clear of the activities of these heroes.  The primary foes of the Super Friends would be the Legion of Doom:  Bizarro, Black Manta, Brainiac, Captain Cold, Cheetah, Giganta, Gorilla Grodd, Solomon Grundy, Lex Luthor, Doctor Natas, the Riddler I, the Scarecrow II, Sinestro, the Toyman II, Mordru, and Dr. Sivana.  During their final years, they mostly fought Darkseid and his minions.  Additional bad guys they faced were:  Bizarra, Joe Chill, the Crime Syndicate of America, Felix Faust, Gentleman Ghost, Joker Junior, Mirror Master, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Penguin II, Royal Flush Gang, the Shark, Dracula, Frankenstein, Orville Gump, the Phantom Zone villains, and Zy-Kree.





March 1974--WONDER WOMAN--For a brief period, Wonder Woman abandons the costume and id depowered.  After being trained by I-Ching in martial arts, she becomes an all-new, all-different Wonder Woman.  She eventually gets her powers and costume back.



1977 to 1979--WONDER WOMAN SEASONS 2 AND 3--Steve Trevor Junior coincidentally (or by fate) crashes on Paradise Island, prompting Wonder Woman to return to man's world.  She adopts the identify of Diana Prince (daughter of the first Diana Prince).  Of course, that implies that her fictional identity was born out of wedlock in the 1940s.





Summer 1977--WONDER WOMAN--"Diana's Disappearing Act"--Wonder Woman encounters both Count Cagliostro and Morgan le Fay.

1977--BUGS BUNNY MEETS THE SUPER-HEROES--All the Looney Tunes characters show up for Porky's birthday party, but so do Batman, Robin, and Wonder Woman.  A year later, the Tunes and heroes reunite for BUGS BUNNY IN SPACE, not to be confused with the clip show cartoon special of the same name and year.

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1978--LUPIN THE THIRD:  THE SECRET OF MAMO--Salvatore Cucinotta says:  Well, here's a weird bit. In a "Batman vs. Lupin III" thread, someone linked an image of Lupin in a picture with Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Superman and Aquaman. It comes from the Lupin film "The Mystery of Mamo", 1 hour, 16 minutes, 40 seconds in. Currently available to watch on Hulu.



February 16, 1980--THE MUPPET SHOW--"Linda Carter"--This show implies that Linda Carter may actually be Wonder Woman.  She demonstrates it several times.  

**APOCRYPHAL**--SEPTEMBER 1982--POWERKID POLICE # 1--"The Super-Trio"--A magical evil calling himself Doctor Deadly comes to Orange from outer space.  He claims to have once ruled this world, and now wants to reclaim it.  Arriving on the scene to battle this alien wizard is Powerkid, Zap, and a new speedster hero called Speedy.  Together, the three are able to stop him where one would have failed.  Doctor Deadly flees into outer space.  Powerkid and Zap, who are cousins Bobby Wronski and Philip Sheridan, find that this new hero is also their cousin, Shon Ames.  The three realize that only by working together were they able to defeat the villain, and that some threats only can be stopped by a team.  And so they put the word out that they wish to form a team, and are calling on any new heroes (since there had been a recent explosion of new heroes) who would like to join.  The team ends up consisting of initially:  Powerkid, Zap, Speedy, the Unknown, Man-Killer, Space Hero, Waterman, Avenger, The Toy, Bird Boy and Bird Girl, Screamer, Witch Woman, Stretch, Vic-20, Tornado Man, and Fireman.  Later members would be Kitten Girl, Powergirl, and mascot Chris Whaland. Real Life Notes:  During the Super-Bob era, there had been another Super-Trio consisting of Super-Bob, Super-Len, and Witch Woman.  Doctor Deadly will later be revealed to be Morgoth from the Lord of the Rings, who is possessing an alien scientist's body.  The Powerkid Police is obviously my version of the Justice League of America.  Phil Sheridan came up with the name.  Powerkid is the PKP version of the JLA's Superman.  Zap is the PKP's version of the JLA's Martian Manhunter.  Speedy is the PKP's version of the JLA's Flash.  Incidentally, a year later, Speedy, under the new name of the Speedster, gets his own series, where he becomes a janitor as a museum in CENTRAL CITY, because he just feels the city needs a speedster.  In this reality, the Flash apparently doesn't exist, at least not in the early 80s.  Of course, in the TVCU, he does exist in the early 1980s in the Super Friends.  I guess there's more than one Central City.  The Unknown is the PKP's version of Batman.  Man-Killer fills in for Wonder Woman.  Space Hero fills for Green Lantern.  Waterman for Aquaman.  The Toy for the Atom.  Bird Boy and Bird Girl are the PKP's Hawkman and Hawkwoman.  Interestingly, later, Bird Boy was found to be constantly hopping around in time due to the Crisis.  He was the Bird Boy/Bird Man of the 1950s/1960s Wonder Woman stories, the Bird Man of the 1960s cartoon, and later, Harvey Birdman, Attorney-At-Law.  Screamer is Black Canary, obviously.  Witch Woman fills in for Zatanna.  Stretch fills in for Elongated Man, but is actually Stretch Armstrong, as in the toy where you could grab his arms and stretch him out.  Vic-20 and Tornado Man took the place of Red Tornado. Tornado Man here is an older hero among the group, formerly having been a member of the Mighty Heroes.  Fireman is the replacement for Firestorm.  Kitten Girl and Powergirl joined two years later, with no JLA counterpart.  Chris Whaland was the Snapper Carr of the group.  The PKP disbanded in 1985, but in 1987, I wrote a story from 1984 that retroactively added the character.--**APOCRYPHAL**



December 2000--JLA VERSUS PREDATOR (DC AND DARK HORSE COMICS)--The Justice League find themselves challenged by Predators who are altered to have the same powers and abilities (and equipment) as the Earth heroes. This story is a follow up to the previous encounters between Superman and Batman and the Predators. The Justice League here is not the same team from the “silver age“ of heroes. That team disbanded in the 1980s, and this team was recently formed. The incarnation in this story consists of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Plastic Man, the Flash, the Atom, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman. As explained in previous entries, this is the third Superman and Batman. The Green Lantern here is Kyle Rayner, who has also fought the Alien xenomorphs. The Martian Manhunter and Plastic Man of this story could be the same versions from the silver and golden age stories, as they don’t age like normal humans do. The Flash here is Wally West, who should still be old at this point. Perhaps the Speed Force kept him preserved. The Atom here is Ray Palmer, who also should be too old, unless his meta gene also kept him preserved. And the Aquaman and Wonder Woman here could be long lived unaging heroes, or generational. The alien Dominators also appear in this story, who originated as villains in the Legion of Super-Heroes.




2001--ELEKTRA WOMAN AND DYNAGIRL--The duo come out of retirement.  Aquaman appears and Flash , Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are all mentioned as real people.

May 2005--FAMILY GUY--"Blind Ambition"--Stewie catches the Keebler Elves plotting against Snap, Crackle, and Pop; later on it is implied that Snap was killed during the ambush by the Keebler Elves.  The entire final scene in which Peter receives his award is a reenactment of the ending of the original 1977 Star Wars film (A New Hope), complete with John Williams’ music, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2. (The episode first aired the Sunday before the release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith). In the same fashion, the credits were done to the Star Wars theme and style.  At the bowling alley, Peter sees Judd Hirsch working on a missile below the lanes. Later in the show, the Keebler Elves plot against Snap, Crackle and Pop, “assuming Judd Hirsch delivers with the goods.” Judd Hirsch voiced himself in this episode.  Peter spent a week with Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Batman in the Fortress of Solitude from the Superman movies. Peter interrupts their meeting, in which the heroes are discussing how to foil Lex Luthor, and asks Superman to use his powers to pick up Mr. Pibb and Cheez-Its, because it is a 800 mile drive for him (Peter), but five seconds for him (Superman), referencing the speed the superhero possesses.

September 2006--DRAWN TOGETHER--"Lost in Parking Space"--Seen at the mall parking lot are SPEED RACER in the Mach-5, HE-MAN on his Battle Cat, and WONDER WOMAN in her invisible jet.

October 2007--SOUTH PARK--"Imaginationland"--The boys discover Imaginationland.  This is actually simply a portion of the Looniverse where Anomaly sometimes teleports real beings from the multiverse due to the nature of the Looniverse and it's Tulpa state.  Thus, we can consider this a major crossover event.  In Imaginationland, the Council of Nine (the true leaders of the land) are:
  • Aslan the Lion (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Gandalf the Grey (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
  • Glinda the Good Witch (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Jesus Christ (The Bible)
  • Luke Skywalker (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)  Characters from Star Wars have also appeared to interact with people from Quahog, Rhode Island and Springfield, but Bongo Universe often pulls people randomly through time and space and then returns them with no memory of what happened, so it's uncertain of these people were pulled from Imaginationland or from a galaxy far far away.
  • Morpheus (The Matrix)
  • Popeye (Popeye)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Zeus (Greek Mythology)
The other good guys are:

  • Astro Boy (Astro Boy)
  • Baby Mario (Mario)
  • Boo Berry
  • Br'er Rabbit
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • Care Bear (Care Bears)
  • Captain Planet
  • Cheetara (Thundercats)
  • Cinderella (Cinderella)
  • Count Chocula
  • Crest Toothpaste
  • Dorothy and Toto (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Franken Berry
  • Franklin (Franklin)
  • Garuda (Buddhism/Hinduism)
  • Gizmo (Gremlins)
  • God (The Bible)
  • Mad Hatter (Alice's Adventure in Wonderland)
  • Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Mayor of Imaginationland
  • Mr. Clean
  • Mr. Tummnus (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Optimus Prime (Tranformers)
  • Orko (He-man)
  • Pacman (Pacman)
  • Perseus (Greek Mythology)
  • Peter Pan
  • Puss in Boots (Shrek 2)
  • Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy
  • Rapunzel
  • Rockety Rocket
  • Rocky and Bulwinkle (The Rocky and Bulwinkle Show)
  • Ronald McDonald (McDonald's Restaurant)
  • Santa Claus
  • Scarecrow (the Wizard of Oz)
  • Silver Surfer (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer)
  • Smurf
  • Smurfette
  • Snarf (ThunderCats)
  • Strawberry Shortcake (Strawberry Shortcake)
  • Super Best Friends
  • Super Mario (Mario series)
  • Superman
  • The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz)
  • The Flash
  • The Lollipop King
  • The Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)
  • Twinkie the Kid (Mascot for Twinkies)
  • Voltron (Voltron)
  • Wild Thing (Where The Wild Things Are)
  • Waldo (Where's Waldo?)
  • Yoda (Starwars)
And the bad guys:

  • Akuma/Gouki (Street Fighter II)
  • Sagat (Street Fighter)
  • Bluto (Popeye)
  • Bowser (Mario series)
  • Br'er Fox
  • Captain Hook (Peter Pan)
  • Cards (Alice's Adventure in Wonderland)
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon (Creature from the Black Lagoon)
  • Darkseid (DC comic)
  • Flying Monkeys (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Frankenstein (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein)
  • Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Goro (Mortal Kombat)
  • Headless Horseman (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • ManBearPig
  • Orc (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Predator (Predator series)
  • Pinhead (Hellraiser)
  • Sinistar
  • The Woodland Critters
  • The Minotaur (Greek Mythology)
  • Venom (Spider-Man)
  • Wario (Mario series)
  • The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz)
  • The White Witch (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • The Wolfman
  • Tripod (war of the worlds)
  • Xenomorph (Alien series)
2008-1010—Warehouse 13--Season Two; Episode Two: "Mild Mannered"
During an establishing shot in the Warehouse, Thor's Hammer, the Penguin's
Umbrella, Green Arrow's bow, and Wonder Woman's magic lasso can be seen.  Since this episode was entirely based around the idea of superheroes in the real world, the identification of the artifacts is assured. This is not an issue for the Penguin or Green Arrow, technology changes and surely older versions of their signature gadgets would end up in the warehouse; but we must ask ourselves, how did Thor’s Hammer and Wonder Woman’s lasso arrive here? 

October 2010--Heroic Age: Prince of Power #4--From Salvatore Cucinotta:  I've got another little crossover for you. From the immediate followup to the excellent "Incredible Hercules" comic, "Heroic Age: Prince of Power #4" throws out a reference that made me giggle greatly. The details are pretty wild, but the thrust is this, the Amazonian Gorgon Delphyne lists of who she is to a group of mercenaries hired by a rogue Asgardian deity. "I am Delphyne Gorgon. Former Commander of the 6th Themiscyran Phalanx. Deposed Queen of the Amazons. I got 'in' by not leaving. And I am here TO SPILL YOUR BLOOD!"  Its subtle, but it's in the misspelling. "Themyscira" is the island home of Wonder Woman's Amazons. It also calls back to Delphyne's First Apperances (Incredible Hercules #121-125) is basically one giant thumbing of the nose to the rightly maligned "Amazon's Attack" storyline from DC even to the point of naming the lead villainess (created from stone by Hippolyta) is named Artume - the Pre-Roman, Etruscan goddess later made the equivalent of Atermis (the Roman "Diana"). Yeah. The Incredible Hercules series has that level of subtle reference and use thereof throughout its run, but usually to classical mythology. Here, to some degree at least, we got some kind of crossover going on. I doubt it was actually Diana of Themiscyra who got decapitated of course--Mirror Universe double; corrupted attempt to re-create it from a second amazonian tribe. Of perhaps something else. What are your thoughts?

June 2011--HACK/SLASH # 5 “MYSTERY WOMAN” (IMAGE COMICS)--The vigilante Fantomah comes to Cassie for help. Cassie previously met Fantomah in the Devil’s Due Hack/Slash series. Fantomah is a teen who has taken up the mantle from the golden age heroine of the same name. The original Fantomah was introduced in Jungle Comics # 2 from Fiction House and is known as being the first comic book super-heroine, pre-dating Wonder Woman.

January 2012--HARRY'S LAW--"Gorilla My Dreams"--A new Wonder Woman made her debut on tonight's episode of Harry's Law.  Harriet and Tommy represent a client who wants custody of a gorilla that escaped from the zoo. Meanwhile, Adam, with Cassie's help, defends a high school friend who confronts abusive men as the persona of Wonder Woman.



July 2014--SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 9--Velma and Daphne, both with extended lives from their time in the Looniverse, team-up with the immortal Wonder Woman on Paradise Island.


22nd Century--PROJECT:  A-KO--Salvatore Cucinotta
This one may be known already, but it's one of my favorites. The movie series "Project A-Ko" was one of the first anime films to see stateside release in the wake of "Akira". And it's silly. So very silly. In the film and its sequels, the main characters are revealed to have crossover heritage with some western comic book characters. The title girl, A-Ko (Eiko) is revealed at the end of the first movie to be the daughter of Superman and Wonder Woman (he's reading the daily pl(e)net with the word "Superm-" and "Mad Scie-" on the cover; her face is modeled after Lynda Carter and the daughter wears power-limiting bracers), and her rival B-Ko (Biko) is revealed to be the daughter of Iron Man (visual design and penchant for power armor). There's a dozen other references, but none really make a proper crossover besides them. The movie is a bizarre comedy, but for anime fans like me, it was one of the first ones we got--so it has a special place in our hearts.




ALTERNATE REALITIES:  OK, now for the alternate Earths depicted on screen.  For an understanding of alternate realities in the TVCU, check out my intro blog simply titled "Television Crossover Universe".

CINEMULTIVERSE--These take place in various Cineverses:  Kiinni on ja pysyy (1955), Superman vs. the Gorilla Gang (1965), Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966), Zoom, Zoom, Superman! (1973), Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978), The Return of Superman (1979), Superman (1980), La segunda guerra de los niƱos (1981), The Sex O'Clock News (1984), Certain Fury (1985), Superman (1987), Hot Shots! (1991), 7 jin gong (1994), Les complices (1999), Mattress of Solitude (2000), Sam & Janet (2002), American Splendor (2003), Fast Times at Hero High (2003), Behind the Mask (2003), A Uniform Used to Mean Something... (2004), Hindsight Is 20/20... (2004), Grayson (2004), World's Finest (2004), Losing Lois Lane (2004), Blockbusters (2005), Teenage Superhero Pregnancy Scare (2005), Bryan's Journals (2006), Superhero's Son (2006), Roomies (2006), Wonder Woman: Balance of Power (2006), Color Me Olsen (2007), I Am Bob (2007), I Do? (2007), The Daily Grind (2007), Satisfy Me (2007), David (2008), The Lex Luthor Show (2008), Superman ieotdeon sanai (2008), Playball (2008), Aquaman Fan Film (2008), The Greatest Fan Film of All Time (2008), No Justice Just Us (2009), Super Lunch (2009), Heroic Ambition (2010), Die Laughing (2010) 

DC ANIMATED MULTIVERSE--THE HOME FOR VARIOUS ANIMATED DC FILMS.  

DC CINEMATIC UNIVERSE--Wonder Woman will be introduced in Batman vs. Superman.

EARTH-12 (DC ANIMATED UNIVERSE):
EARTH-16--THE SETTING OF YOUNG JUSTICE

EARTH-23--BATMAN:  THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD



EARTH-PRIME--



LEGO UNIVERSE--MichelangeloBatmanWonder WomanSupermanGreen Lantern, and other LEGO characters. (The Lego Movie)

PRIME EARTH--The New 52 versions of the Justice League meet He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

Cover for DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #1 (2013)

SMALLVILLE UNIVERSE--CLICK HERE FOR AN ARTICLE ABOUT WONDER WOMAN ON SMALLVILLE.

TOOBWORLD--And here are some blogs about the Toobworld Wonder Woman.