Saturday, September 1, 2018


Release Date:  November 8, 1979 - November 15, 1980 (Setting is circa one million B.C.)
Series:  Flintstones; The Shmoo
Animated Series:  L’il Abner
The Story:  While working as police officers, Fred and Barney encounter the Shmoo!

Notes:  The Shmoos are a species from the Valley of Shmoon.  In the L’il Abner comic strip, the hero discovers them in 1948, and brings them home.  This strange species, which is edible, and happy to oblige, and also make great pets, ends up multiplying asexually and exponentially, to an extent that threatens to destroy the world economy.  This leads to a mass government led slaughter of all Shmoos outside the valley. They are afterwards declared a major threat to national security. Two Shmoos are saved by L’il Abner, and live for a time in Dogpatch, before marrying and returning to the valley.  In 1979, The New Shmoo was a series involving mystery solving teens, with the Shmoo as their mascot. This was a contemporary series, and it’s likely this Shmoo is a different character from the same species. The New Shmoos was one of the segments on Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo during the first season, with the others being the Bedrock Cops and the Thing.  The Bedrock Cops featured Fred and Barney as police officers. The Thing was about a contemporary teenager who could transform into the Thing, bases very loosely on the hero from the Fantastic Four. The three segments were unconnected except in the bumpers. In season two, the Shmoo became a character in the Bedrock Cops segment. Clearly, taking place a million years in the past, this was yet another of the Shmoo species from the Valley of the Shmoon.  One final note regarding the Shmoo. Though they have very similar appearance and properties, Gleep and Gloop from the Herculoids are not Shmoos. Hanna-Barbera never intended that connection to be made, though fans have often made the mistake of thinking they are the same.

Release Date: 1993 (Setting is October 31, 1886 -- Full moon on Halloween)
Horror Crosses: Dracula (Roger Zelazny); Wolf Man (Universal); Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Frankenstein (Roger Zelazny)
Non-Horror Crosses: Sherlock Holmes; Three Stooges
The Story: On Halloween, the barriers between realities weaken, and two forces gather. One wishes to open the portals and reign Hell on Earth, while the other are there to oppose the first.
Notes: The Dracula present is likely a soul clone. Though this Wolf Man is too early to be Larry Talbot, the story identifies him as thus. There are many sources that indicated that Talbot may have already had lycanthropy in his bloodline before being attacked by Bela the gypsy, and so this Larry Talbot may be kin. Some, including those at MONSTAAH and monster hunter “Crazy” Ivan Ronald Schabloski, believe the Wolf Man of this story is that of the 2010 remake despite this story being published 17 years prior to the remake film. That film takes place in 1886 and also, as in this story, claims that the Ripper murders have already happened, which is historically inaccurate. Though I really like this theory, and have no problem using it for my Television Crossover Universe website, the evidence isn’t strong enough to include it here in this book. The Frankenstein and Creature of this story are only referred to as the Good Doctor and the Experiment Man. There’s no reason to believe this to be Victor and his creation, but he could still be part of the infamous family and one of his creations. Jack the Ripper is also involved as previously mentioned. That means that in the Horror Universe his murder spree began a year earlier than in the real world, but this is a necessary stretch to keep this story on a Halloween with a full moon. Of course, in fiction, there are many different beings who have been attributed as the Ripper. Several of these stories are connected to the Horror Universe. So this Ripper is but one of those. Almost all of the characters of this story die in the end, but don’t they always die at the end of most stories, only to return anyways? Also, the Three Stooges appear, which we can assume to be the characters and not the actors. The Stooges have also met a Doctor Jekyll and encountered Mystery, Inc. twice. They may have also been the henchmen of the gangster in the Invisible Woman. But this appearance, which is a clear reference to the Stooges, predates their births. That is, if we presume they were the same ages as the actors who portrayed them. Over at my Television Crossover Universe blog, I have an entire post devoted to the trio, in which I speculate that they are immortals, and then back up that hypothesis with a proposed detailed chronology of their misadventures. The theory was originally presented by Dennis E. Power on his Secret History website. I took the liberty of expanding on it. While it could be this is Moe Sr, Larry Sr. and Curly Sr., as with Abbott and Costello, I find the immortality angle works better for the Stooges.

Release Date: 1933 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Invisible Man (Universal)
The Story: Dr. Jack Griffin develops an invisibility formula, but goes quite mad with power as tends to happen with this invisibility process.
Notes: See my Notes for the Invisible Man novel by H.G. Wells. This film is followed by The Invisible Man Returns, The Invisible Woman, Invisible Agent, The Invisible Man’s Revenge, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Invisible, and the Invisible Man (in development). It has been “non-cross” referenced in films and shows such as Mad Monster Party, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The Ghost Busters. It has also been spoofed in such films as Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, Still Smokin, and Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfolds.

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1936--MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE # 21--”Black Sun Lives!”--While battling a villain, Doc Savage and his men are thrown into the future where they team up with the Thing and Human Torch of the Fantastic Four.

Release Date: 2006 (Setting is early 20th century, four decades after the 1898 Martian invasion)
Series: War of the Worlds (novel)
Horror Crosses: Kolchak the Night Stalker
Non-Horror Crosses: The Man Who Would Be King; First Men in the Moon; Dan Dare; Doctor Who; Fantastic Four; John Carter; Out of the Silent Planet; Perelandra
The Story: The war between England and Mars continues.
Notes: This is a continuation of the divergent steampunk reality first introduced in Scarlet Traces.

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Release Date: 1940 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Invisible Man (Universal)
The Story: Geoffrey Radcliffe is falsely accused for murder and set to be hung. His friend, Dr. Frank Griffin, whose brother was Jack Griffin, uses his brother’s formula on Radcliffe to allow him to escape and clear his name, but Radcliffe must do so before the madness of the formula overcomes him.
Notes: It seems that Frank must be the brother of Hawley Jack Griffin, and likely Frank had used the notebook that was found at the end of the original novel. Though Radcliffe is cured and restored to normalcy at the end of this story, he will later return in Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein, invisible once more. However, the full story behind that cameo is still unknown. But we do know from Revenge of the Invisible Man that when the formula (not the ray) is used, that a blood transfusion is indeed the cure (as in this film), but only temporary. This film follows the Invisible Man and is followed by The Invisible Woman. This film is spoofed in Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein.

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Release Date: 1940 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Invisible Man (Universal)
The Story: Model Kitty Carroll responds to an ad from a Professor Gibbs to become his subject to test his invisibility ray. The ray actually requires a formula that must be ingested first, or else the ray instead messes up one’s voice. Meanwhile, a gangster wants the ray, and sends his goons to take it. In the end, the ray is rescued, Carroll’s visibility is restored (though she finds alcohol consumption will return her invisibility), and Carroll ends up marrying playboy Richard Russell, who had financed Gibbs. Their child, a year later, is able to turn invisible when exposed to alcohol.
Notes: Though it seems as if this film has nothing to do with the Invisible Man, it is considered part of the series and thus part of the canon. It should be noted that that film is more of a comedy than the rest of the series. Additionally, the three gangster henchmen strongly resemble the Three Stooges, and one of them is indeed played by Shemp Howard. This film follows The Invisible Man Returns and is followed by Invisible Agent. A remake of this film is currently in development at this writing. This film has been “non-cross” referenced in Six Feet Under, Take Me Home Tonight, Orange is the New Black, The Angry Video Game Nerd, and Comix From the Underground.

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1942 to 1945--THE INVADERS--During World War II, the Sub-Mariner, the Human Torch, Captain America, Union Jack and Spitfire teamed up as the Invaders.  In Giant-Size Invaders # 1, Cap mentions the Shadow.  In # 41, Wonder Woman makes a cameo.

Release Date: 1942 (Contemporary Setting starting just prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor)
Series: Invisible Man (Universal)
The Story: Jack Griffin’s grandson has emigrated to the U.S. and changed his name to Frank Raymond. Frank has opened a small shop, and has a copy of the original invisibility formula. In late 1941, Frank is approached by the Nazis and the Japanese who want the formula. He manages to escape from them with the formula, but doesn’t want anyone to have it. But after Pearl Harbor is attacked, he decides to allow the U.S. to have it, under the condition that it only be used on Frank and no one else. So Frank becomes a special operative of the government, infiltrating enemy lines on special missions.
Notes: Because this clearly takes place at the onset of America’s entry into World War II, and Frank is the grandson of Jack Griffin, I’ve calculated that the original film must have taken place around the time in which the novel occurred, thus the novel and the original Universal film must be two different tellings of the same story. This film follows The Invisible Woman and is followed by the Invisible Man’s Revenge.

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Release Date: August 1978 (Setting is June 1942)
Series: Invaders
Horror Crosses: The Frankenstein Monster (Marvel Comics)
Non-Horror Crosses: Captain America, Sub-Mariner, Human Torch (Golden Age)
The Story: The Invaders journey to Castle Frankenstein in Switzerland to stop Doctor Basil Frankenstein from creating an army of Nazi Frankenstein monsters.
Notes: This cross is labeled as such above because it’s part of the Marvel Frankenstein canon. This brings in the Invaders, and it’s members Captain America, Sub-Mariner, and the first Human Torch. This doesn’t bring in all of the Marvel Universe, but it does mean that at least the golden age stories featuring those heroes, as well as post golden age stories retroactively set in that era, are in the Horror Universe. Note that I have included in this timeline information on the golden age Human Torch and Universal Invisible Woman as legacy characters of sorts, but I'm not including information on the other Thing, the shapeshifting horror alien in the Arctic, as that has so many crossovers of its own from the book and the films that it deserves it's own separate timeline.

1943--CAPTAIN AMERICA (1990 MOVIE)--A disabled man in California is given the Super-Soldier serum.  Shortly after, he battles an Italian Red Skull, and ends up diverting a rocket headed for the White House before getting frozen in suspended animation.  A young boy (who will be president in 1993) witnesses it and talks about it with his friend.  Based on the hero's description, the two boys rule out it being the Human Torch or the Sub-Mariner stopping the rocket.

1946--Central City was where crooked accountant Ernest Pecker attempted to coerce businessmen to invest in phony investments. In the end he was exposed by the Human Torch and Toro.

1953--S.H.I.E.L.D. #5--From James Bojaciuk: Because of the presence of Mr. Fantastic and Iron Man's fathers, it was a safe bet that the S.H.I.E.L.D. comics occurred in the TVCU--but in the bonus stuff included in the back of #5, there is a piece on the Forever Machines of Nikola Tesla. One of these is The Five Fists of Science, which is a "coded historical record." This is a reference to Matt Fraction and Steven Sander's graphic novel, The Five Fists of Science. In that, Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain teamed up to fight Edison and Cthulhu.

Late 1950s--THE STORMS--Young Sue and Johnny Storm encounter Dracula before the fateful rocket ship disaster changed their lives.

1960--FANTASTIC FOUR # 1--The events that lead to the origin of the Fantastic Four. Central City, California, was the original home of the Fantastic Four. It was from the nearby rocket base that Reed Richards and the others blasted off on their fateful trip into space. This was also the place where the Fantastic Four made their debut as a super-hero team when the Mole Man sent his monsters to attack the surface.

1960--FANTASTIC FOUR--The return of the Sub-Mariner.

February 1963--FANTASTIC FOUR # 11--The Fantastic Four first encounter the Impossible Man.  In the post Crisis Superman story "Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite", it's revealed that Mr. Mxyzptlk is the Impossible Man.  In that story, Mxyzptlk is menacing the Superman of the Post Crisis universe and hopping over to the Marvel Universe of the 60s to menace the FF as the Impossible Man, referencing the classic story.  Later, the Marvel Handbook will state that the Impossible Man is not Mxyzptlk, but that Mxyzptlk was imitating the Impossible Man while fighting some other heroes.  In the Superman/Silver Surfer crossover, Mxyzptlk denies being the Impossible Man, as the two are portrayed as separate characters.  All of these stories talk about the DC and Marvel Universes as being separate realities.  But according to recent Superman stories, it's revealed that all appearances of Mxyzptlk are the same character, who travels the multiverse mostly menacing different versions of Superman.  So I agree that it's all true.  The one and only Mxyzptlk was menacing the Superman who exists in the post-Crisis DCU (and I think this story is now reincorporated into the Rebirth timeline, but that timeline still confused me).  This timeline is shown to still exist as of Convergence.  So if Marvel and Mxy himself are correct, then he didn't travel to the Marvel Universe and menace the Fantastic Four as Impossible Man.  And the backstory for Impossible Man and planet Popup negates the conflation as well.  But Mxy did visit some other Fantastic Four in some other reality, so it's my belief, since this is a crossover, that Mxy (who is multiversal) traveled from the Post Crisis DCU (of 5 years ago-ish based on the Post Crisis DCU timeline) and went to the TVCU of the early 1960s, so he did imitate the Impossible Man of the MU while antagonizing the FF of the TVCU.  Got it?  

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1964--FANTASTIC FOUR--Reed Richards marries Susan Storm.

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1966--FANTASTIC FOUR--Birth of Franklin Richards.

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March 1969--FANTASTIC FOUR # 84 to 87--"The Name is Doom"--Doctor Victor Von Doom traps the Fantastic Four in his own Latverian version of the Village.


Release Date: August 1969 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Silver Surfer
Horror Crosses: The Frankenstein Monster (Marvel Comics)
The Story: One of the Frankenstein family creates a duplicate of the Silver Surfer.
Notes: This cross between the Marvel Frankenstein canon and the Silver Surfer brings the Silver Surfer into the Horror Universe. Though the Silver Surfer first appeared in the pages of Fantastic Four, the origin given in this series by Jack Kirby is told differently without the FF, and so that is the origin for the Horror Universe. We should keep in mind that this doesn’t pull in the entirety of the Marvel Universe, and likely only the stories of the 1930s through the mid 1980s are valid for inclusion, because though Marvel operates in comic book time, the Horror Universe operates in real time, and eventually, these superheroes would show the effects of aging. Bringing in the Silver Surfer does not bring in Spider-Man. Or Captain America. And likewise Spider-Man would only bring in Spider-Man. Cap would only bring in Cap. Also, cartoons are not treated like comics. For one, Scooby cartoons don't really care about continuity from series to series. Comic book companies (despite our complaining) actually do try to keep track of canon, and make it clear when it's a separate canon. If they do a reboot, then that is a separate series. For instance, the different versions of Superman are considered separately. But back to the Silver Surfer, any original character that appears first in the Silver Surfer series are in, considered part of the Silver Surfer canon. Every appearance of the Silver Surfer and its spin-offs that has a horror cross in this guide is canon. Any Silver Surfer story that has no crosses, or has guest appearances of one of its spin-off characters is canon, but only for the first 25 years. Then, no. Any appearance of the Silver Surfer or spin-offs teaming with another comic character are in only if the other character has been brought in by a horror cross. Otherwise, it doesn't count.

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Winter 1972--NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. # 15 to 19--”Apogee of Disaster”--Upon returning from a space mission with the Fantastic Four, Nick Fury checks his messages, and had received messages from James Bond and Derek Flint.

1972 to 1988--LITTLE BIG BOOKS--From Gordon Long Big Little Books are usually considered part of the Looniverse, aren't they? That is, the ones of the Looniverse characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker, Tom and Jerry, and Mickey Mouse. But there are plenty of fence-straddlers like Popeye, Batman, Superman, Fantastic Four, and Spider-Man, who have both comic and TVCU versions. And plenty of BLBs are from known TVCU members like Bonanza, Lone Ranger, Man From UNCLE, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Then there are the live animal hero shows Gentle Ben, Lassie, Daktari, FLipper... (I can see my BLB collection behind the monitor here....LOL)

1974--ANCHORMAN:  THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY--When warming up before the broadcast, Ron practices reading some news including one story about the Human Torch.  

July 1974--GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN AND DRACULA--From Sean Levin's Crossovers Expanded:  Spider-Man attempts to intercept a cruise ship whose passengers include a doctor who has developed a new vaccine which could cure his Aunt May’s illness. Unfortunately, Dracula seeks to destroy the vaccine for reasons of his own, and he and Spidey briefly cross paths. The Human Torch has a cameo. This version of Dracula is the same one seen in Marvel’s Tomb of Dracula series, which is largely compatible with Crossover Universe continuity. Since a version of Spider-Man is already in the CU through other crossovers, it is likely that this story occurred in the CU as well. The Human Torch and his teammates in the Fantastic Four have also already been included in the CU.

Winter 1975--INVINCIBLE IRON MAN # 74--"The Modok Machine"--The Black Lama attempts to join jorces with Doctor Doom, the Red Skull, and Fu Manchu!  They all say no, so he settles Modok and the Mad Thinker.  

1976--MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE # 21--”Black Sun Lives!”--Doc Savage is thrown into the future to team up with the Thing and the Human Torch.

Late Fall 1976--MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE # 29--"Two Against Hydra"--The Thing teams up with Shang Chi, the Master of Kung-Fu, against Hydra. This is also the first appearance and origin of Spider-Woman. Shang Chi is the son of Fu Manchu. Fu Manchu's foe, Nayland Smith is mentioned.

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1977-1979--GODZILLA (Marvel Comics)--Godzilla tussles with plenty of generic kaiju in this 24-issue series, but it is the interaction with established Marvel Comics' characters that make it interesting. S.H.I.E.L.D. (seemingly filling the role in the Marvel Universe of Toho's JSDF), Red Ronin, the Champions of Los Angeles, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Devil Dinosaur and Moonboy, the Amazing Spider-Man, and J. Jonah. Jameson all appeared in this series set firmly in the Marvel Universe (Earth-616). Due to the sliding scale timeline it is difficult to say exactly when these crossovers would have taken place in any reality with a fixed timeline, such as the TVCU. Later comics make use of the character of Godzilla after Marvel lost the license, under the non-copyrighted name of Leviathan, and with a redesigned appearance explained as the result of genetic mutation induced by the villainous Dr. Demonicus (a character that originated in the Godzilla comics), and has appeared in issues of THE WEST COAST AVENGERS, IRON-MAN, THE THING, and THE UNCANNY X-MEN.

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Winter 1978--MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE # 49--The Thing and Dr. Strange in Collinsport, Maine, the setting of Dark Shadows.


Release Date:  December 31, 1998 (Setting is 1978 - 1979)
Series: Anno Dracula
Animated Series Crosses: Scooby-Doo!
Other Crosses: Saturday Night Fever; Anne Rice’s Lestat series; I… Vampire; Nancy Baker Vampire series; Kojak; Serpico; The French Connection; Dracula; Hart to Hart; Batman (silver age); Spider-Man; The Godfather; Prizzi’s Honor; Fantastic Four; Taxi Driver; Rocky; Sonja Blue; Vamps; Blade; The Hunger; Hellboy; The Punisher; The Exterminator; Rosemary’s Baby; American Psycho; Lost Souls; The Exorcist; Elvira; Nashville; Quentin Tarantino films; Roy Race; Carmilla; Superfly; Black Caesar; Light at the End; Shaft; Sesame Street; Geek Maggot Bingo; King of New York; MS. 45; Death Wish; Looking for Mr. Goodbar; Cruising; Daughter of Darkness; Nightmare in Blood; Madhouse
The Story:  A Romanian vampire comes to America with a plan to sell vampire blood as a drug at Studio 54.
Notes:  Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula Universe is a divergent timeline in which history diverged during the events of Bram Stoker’s novel when Dracula married Queen Victoria. This story takes place in the late 1970s.  Scooby, Shaggy and the Mystery Machine appear, demonstrating that this timeline exists as an alternate reality within the Cartoon Multiverse.  Thus, the other crosses listed also exist within this divergent timeline.  

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Early 1980s--LOST ISSUES--From Ross Pearsall: Who wouldn't have wanted to tune in and see this pairing together on TV in the early 80's? I used to love seeing cartoon crossovers back in the day. Birdman showing up on Space Ghost, Batman meeting Shaggy and Scoobie, The Laff-A-Lympics, even Fred and Barney meeting The Thing... they were all so cool to me! Those offbeat and sometimes cross-company team ups were right up my alley and fueled my imagination. They were definitely a big influence on this blog. See more Lost Issues here.

Release Date: May 1980 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Spider-Man; Werewolf by Night
Horror Crosses: Ghost Rider
Non-Horror Crosses: Spider-Woman; Fantastic Four; Sub-Mariner
The Story: Spider-Man is on the west coast again, where he once more meets Jack Russell and helps him defeat Russell’s foe, the Tatterdemalion.
Notes: By my estimation, Spider-man has at this point been operating for two decades and is just a few years away from retirement. The Enforcer appears in flashback in this story. The Enforcer first appeared as a foe of Ghost Rider, but it’s common for Marvel to mix and match its villains to face any Marvel hero. Spider-Woman also appears in flashback. The Shroud also appears this this story. The Shroud is a villain turned hero who debuted in Super-Villain Team-Up, a series that featured Doctor Doom (foe of the Fantastic Four) and the Sub-Mariner.

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Release Date: 1982 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Spider-Man; Fantastic Four; X-Men; Doctor Strange; Quasar
Non-Horror Crosses: Conan the Barbarian; Kull
The Story: Spider-Man, the Thing, Scarlet Witch, Dr. Strange, and Quasar team-up against the Serpent Cult.
Notes: In the Horror Universe, the Marvel Comics heroes operated from the 1960s until the mid 1980s. They were less publicly known than their Marvel Universe counterparts. After all, this is a world where people regularly deny the existence of the abnormal, whether it be a town overrun with vampires or zombies, a slasher who keeps coming back from the dead to kill all the teenagers, alien invasions, or giant monsters. The Thing was a member of the Fantastic Four. The Scarlet Witch was an X-Men foe before becoming a hero. Quasar is a spin-off character first debuting in Captain America. In this story, Strange tells Spider-Man about the history of the Serpent Men, including during the times of Conan and Kull. He also refers to their existence in alternate realities, confirming that the Horror Universe is part of a larger Horror Multiverse!

1982--BRAVE AND THE BOLD:  THE LOST ISSUES--B.A. fights the Thing.  See  I know a lot of people complain about my inclusion of THE LOST ISSUES as they are basically visual fan fic.  But this one her supports my theory from the 1952 entry.  Based on this cover, Mr. T. is Clubber Lang.  Please refer to my A-Team post for my theories regarding the relationship between Mr. T, Clubber Lang, and B.A. Baracus.  I'd explain it here, but I need to go back and refresh my own memory on the matter.  

October 1982--SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE--While I place some sketches from SNL in the Skitlandia section below because they conflict with regular appearances of the heroes in the TVCU, this one doesn't really conflict, and sometimes the TVCU has some silliness, so I'm placing this here.  As the original FF is getting older (they've been active and aging for 20 years), a new team forms, called the Interesting Four.  

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Release Date: January 1983 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Fantastic Four; Living Mummy
The Story: Ben Grimm is in Egypt, where he encounters an evil ancient sorcerer and gets some unseen assistance from N’Kantu.
Notes: Marvel Two-In-One was a monthly team-up featuring the Thing (Ben Grimm) of The Fantastic Four working with a different Marvel character each month. The FF has already appeared in numerous crossovers in this book. For Horror Universe purposes, they likely retired not long after this story. N’Kantu is brought in via the later Bloodstone mini-series which also features Marvel’s Frankenstein Monster and Dracula.

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March 1985--FANTASTIC FOUR # 276--The Fantastic Four move into a new neighborhood.  Their new neighbors are:  Back row: Hi, Lois, Sue Richards
On the couch: Joe Palooka, his wife Ann Palooka, Dick Tracy
Middle row: Mr. Lockhorn, Mrs. Lockhorn, Walt Wallet (GASOLINE ALLEY), Jiggs (BRINGING UP FATHER), Henry Mitchell (DENNIS THE MENACE)
Front row: Blondie, Dagwood, their neighbor Herb Woodley (all from BLONDIE)

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April 1988--DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE # 135--DEATH'S HEAD travels from his universe to the Whoniverse and meets the Doctor. The Marvel Universe is one of the settings, with links to Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four.

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Release Date: May 15, 1991 (Setting is era of the Seventh Doctor and companions Ace and Ria, as well as the Fourth and Sixth Doctors, but otherwise indeterminate; there is also a future incarnation of the Doctor who has not yet debuted officially)
Series: Doctor Who
Horror Crosses: Doctor Strange
Non-Horror Crosses: Captain Britain; The Simpsons; Sapphire & Steel; Star Trek: The Next Generation; Axel Pressbutton; Hulk (Comic); Fantastic Four; Timespirits; Dan Dare; Avengers (Television Series); Rocket Raccoon; X-Factor; X-Men; Sub-Mariner; Thor (Comics); Spider-Man; Conan the Barbarian; Death’s Head
The Story: The Doctor and his companions attend a birthday party on a planet within a time vortex.
Notes: The future Doctor was visually based on the actor who played the Doctor in radio dramas. A later story would show the Eighth Doctor regenerate into this future Doctor, only to have been an illusion. Since this party does occur within a time vortex, we can assume each of the crossover characters came from the time period they originate from.

Release Date: January 1992 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Doctor Strange
Horror Crosses: The Frankenstein Monster (Marvel); Tomb of Dracula
Non-Horror Crosses: Silver Surfer; Fantastic Four; Solomon Kane; Invaders; Captain America; Sub-Mariner; Human Torch (golden age); Iron Man
The Story: Doctor Strange battles a duplicate of the Silver Surfer created by a Frankenstein years earlier.
Notes: In the story, Doctor Strange summarized the history of Marvel’s version of Frankenstein, including all the crossovers previous mentioned in this reference book.

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Release Date: 2002 (Setting is June 14, 1992 to February 2, 1996)
Series: Star Trek
Horror Crosses: The Wicker Man; Children of the Shroud
Non-Horror Crosses: Johnny Quest; Black Panther; Fantastic Four; Team Knight Rider
The Story: Khan begins his plan for world conquest, and only Seven and Lincoln can stop him.
Notes: This story serves as a prequel to the Star Trek episode Space Seed. Seven and Lincoln claim to have been involved in the events of the film The Wicker Man. References to other attempts at genetic cloning include a reference to the events of Children of the Shroud. The book features an appearance of an Indian delegate whose description would match that of an adult Hadji from the cartoon Johnny Quest. Since Johnny Quest was a 1960s cartoon, the timing seems right. There is also a submarine made out of Vibranium, a material only found in the African nation of Wakanda. Wakanda is a fictional nation ruled by the Black Panther, who first appeared in the pages of Fantastic Four. Scientist Jackson Roykirk appears. Roykirk was first mentioned in a Star Trek episode, but also figured in an episode of Team Knight Rider. This is the second part of a two novel series. The first novel is brought in via crosses with Frankenstein and others. This second novel is brought in on the basis that it's the second part of a story already brought in. And on that basis, this second half brings in The Wicker Man and Children of the Shroud as horror series to the Horror Universe. Knight Rider was already brought in with the first part of this story. The Fantastic Four have also already been brought in via crosses with Marvel horror characters. Johnny Quest is brought in via this story.

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Release Date: September 1992
Series: New Warriors
Animated Series Crosses: Simpsons; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Other Crosses: Alpha Flight; Ant-Man; Avengers; Captain America; Captain Britain; Darkhawk; Fantastic Four; Hulk; New Mutants; Nova; Secret Wars; She-Hulk; Speedball; Spider-Man; Sub-Mariner; Thor; West Coast Avengers; X-Factor; X-Men
The Story: Speedball must protect his mother from his evil doppelganger.
Notes: This issue is part of the Infinity War company wide crossover event. Speedball is from Springdale, Connecticut, which in this issue resembles Springfield, including the appearance of a Marvel Comics version of the Simpsons. This comic must take place in the Marvel Comics Universe, but the appearance of an alternate version of the Simpsons demonstrates that the Marvel Universe may have a counterpart in the Cartoon Multiverse. An all-star cast of Marvel characters appear in this issue.

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Release Date: October 1, 1992 - ongoing at time of writing
Series: Cartoon Network
Animated Series Crosses: The Addams Family (Animated); The Addams Family (1992 Animated Revival); Adventures of Aquaman; Adventures of Gulliver; Adventure Time; Almost Naked Animals; Alvin and the Chipmunks; Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan; Amazing Spiez!; The Amazing World of Gumball; Angelo Rules; Animaniacs; Aqua Teen Hunger Force; Arabian Knights; Astro Boy; Atom Ant; Atomic Betty; Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy; Baby Looney Tunes; B.A.E.: The Bremen Avenue Experience; Bakugan; Banana Splits; Barney Bear; Batman Beyond; Batman: The Animated Series; Batman: The Brave and the Bold; Battle of the Planets; Beany and Cecil; Beetlejuice (Animated); Ben 10; Beware the Batman; Beyblade; Big Baby; Big Bag; The Big O; Birdman; Blue Dragon; Bob Clampett Show; Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo; Bomberman Jetters; The Brak Show; Breezly and Sneezly; Buford and the Galloping Ghost; Bugs Bunny; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids (Animated); Calling Cat-22!; Camp Lazlo; Capitol Critters; The Captain and the Kids; Captain Caveman; Captain Planet; Cardcaptors; Cartoon Cartoon(s)/What a Cartoon!; Cartoon Planet; Casper and the Angels; Casper’s Scare School; Cattanooga Cats; Cave Kids; CB Bears; Centurions; Chaotic; Chop Socky Chooks; Chuck Jones Show; Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos; Clarence; Clue Club; Code Lyoko; Codename: Kids Next Door; Courage the Cowardly Dog; Cow and Chicken; The Cramp Twins; Cyborg 009; Daffy Duck; Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines; DC Nation; Dennis the Menace (1986 Animated); Detentionaire; Deviln; Dexter’s Laboratory; D.I.C.E.; Dingbat; Dink, the Little Dinosaur; Dino Boy; Don Coyote; Dragon Ball Z; Dragon Hunters; Droopy; Duck Dodgers; Dudley Do-Right; Duel Masters; Dynomutt; Ed, Edd n Eddy; Ed Grimley; Evil Con Carne; Fangface; Fantastic Four (1992 Cartoon); Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes (2006 Cartoon); Fantastic Max; Fantastic Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor (1996 Cartoon); Firehouse Tales; Flintstone Kids; Flintstones; Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends; Frankenstein, Jr. (Hanna-Barbera); Freakazoid!; Funky Phantom; Galaxy Goof-Ups; Galaxy Trio; Galtar and the Golden Lance; Garfield; Gary Coleman Show; Generator Rex; George of the Jungle; George of the Jungle (2007 reboot); Gerald McBoing-Boing; G-Force: Guardians of Space (Reboot of Battle of the Planets); G.I. Joe; GoBots; Godzilla (1990s Cartoon); Goober and the Ghost Chasers; Gordon the Garden Gnome; Gormiti; Grape Ape; Green Lantern: The Animated Series; The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy; Grojband; Gumby; Gundam; .hack; Hamtaro; Harlem Globetrotters (Animated); Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs; Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law; Heathcliff; Help!... It’s the Hair Bear Bunch; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; Herculoids; Hero: 108; The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange; Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi; Hillbilly Bears; Hokey Wolf; Hong Kong Phooey; Hot Dog TV; Hot Wheels; How To Train Your Dragon; Huckleberry Hound; I am Weasel; Idaten Jump; Immortal Grand Prix; Impossibles (Hanna-Barbera); Inch High, Private Eye; Jabberjaw; Jackie Chan Adventures; James Bond Jr.; Jetsons; Johnny Bravo; Johnny Test; Jonny Quest; Josie and the Pussycats; Justice League; Knights of the Zodiac; Krypto the Superdog; Kwicky Koala Show; La’Antz and Derek; Laff-A-Lympics; Land Before Time; Late Night Black & White; League of Super Evil; Legends of Chima; Lego Ninjago; The Life and Times of Juniper Lee; Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har; Li’l Abner; Little Robots; Long Live the Royals; Looney Tunes; The Looney Tunes Show; Loopy De Loop; MAD; Magilla Gorilla; MAR; Marmaduke; Martian Successor Nadesico; The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack; Max Steel; Mega Man; Megas XLR; MetaJets; Midnight Patrol; Mighty Magiswords; Mighty Man and Yukk; Mighty Mightor; Mike, Lu & Og; Mr. Men Show; Mister T; Mixels; Moby Dick (Cartoon); Motormouse and Autocat; The Moxy Show; !Mucha Lucha!; Mumbly; My Gym Partner’s a Monkey; Nacho Bear; Naruto; Neon Genesis Evangelion; New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1992 Animated); Ninja Robots; O Canada; One Piece; Outlaw Star; Over the Garden Wall; Ozzy & Drix; Pac-Man; Paw Paws; Pecola; Pepe Le Pew; Peppa Pig; Perils of Penelope Pitstop; Pet Alien; Peter Potamus; Pink Panther; Pirates of Dark Water; Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks; Pokemon; Popeye; Porky Pig; Pound Puppies; Powerpuff Girls; Precious Pupp; Prince of Tennis; Princess Natasha; The Problem Solverz; Punkin’ Puss & Mushmouse; A Pup Named Scooby-Doo; Quick Draw McGraw; Rad Roach; Rave Master; Real Adventures of Jonny Quest; ReBoot; Redakai; Regular Show; Rescue Heroes; Richie Rich; Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long; Road Rovers; Road Runner; Robotboy; Robotech; Robotomy; Rocket Jo; Rocky and Bullwinkle; Roger Ramjet; Roman Holidays; Ronin Warriors; Ruff and Reddy Show; Run It Back; Rurouni Kenshin; Sailor Moon; Samurai Jack; Scan2Go; Scaredy Squirrel; Scooby-Doo!; Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated; Screwy Squirrel; Sealab 2020; Secret Mountain Fort Awesome; The Secret Saturdays; Secret Squirrel; Shazzan; Sheep in the Big City; Shirt Tales; Shmoo; Sidekick; Silverhawks; Sitting Ducks; 6teen; Skatebirds; Skunk Fu!; Sky Commanders; Small World; Smurfs; Snagglepuss; Snooper and Blabber; Snorks; Sonic the Hedgehog; Space Ace; Space Ghost; Space Ghost Coast to Coast; Space Kidettes; Space Stars; Speed Buggy; Speed Racer; Spliced; Squiddly Diddly; Squirrel Boy; Star Wars: Clone Wars; Static Shock; Steven Universe; Stoked!; Storm Hawks; Sunday Pants; Super Chicken; Super Friends; Super Hero Squad Show; Superman: The Animated Series; Supernoobs; The Swashbuckling Perils of the Adventures of the Men & Jeremy; SWAT Kats; Sym-Bionic Titan; The Talented Mr. Bixby; Taz-Mania; Team Galaxy; Teddy Blue Eyes; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003); Teen Titans; Teen Titans Go!; Tenchi; Tenkai Knights; Tennessee Tuxedo; Tex Avery Show; The Batman; These Are the Days; Thundarr the Barbarian; ThunderCats; ThunderCats (2011); Time Squad; Tiny Toon Adventures; Tom and Jerry; Tom and Jerry Kids; Toonami; ToonHeads; Top Cat; Total Drama; Totally Spies!; Touche Turtle and Dum Dum; Track Rats; Transformers: Armada; Transformers: Beast Wars; Transformers: Cybertron; Transformers: Energon; Transformers: Robots in Disguise; Tweety and Sylvester; 2 Stupid Dogs; Uncle Grandpa; Underdog; Valley of the Dinosaurs; Voltron; Wacky Races; Wait Till Your Father Gets Home; Wally Gator; Waynehead; We Bare Bears; Wedgies; What a Cartoon!; Whatever Happened To… Robot Jones?; Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch; Where’s Huddles?; Wildfire; Winsome Witch; Winx Club; Woody Woodpecker; Wulin Warriors; Xiaolin Showdown; X-Men: Evolution; Yakky Doodle; Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey; Yogi Bear; Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!; Young Justice; Young Robin Hood; Young Samson; Yu-Gi-Oh!; YuYu Hakusho; Zatch Bell!; Zixx; Zoids
Other Crosses: Bobb’e Says; BrainRush; Destroy Build Destroy; Dude, What Would Happen; Goosebumps; Hole in the Wall; Incredible Crew; Level Up; My Dad’s a Pro; The Othersiders; Out of Jimmy’s Head; Re: Evolution of Sports; Run It Back; Slamball; Survive This; 10 Count; Thumb Wrestling Federation; Tower Prep; Unnatural History
The Story: Several short stories featuring numerous Cartoon Network characters, original and acquired, in various shared reality segments.
Notes: Since its inception, Cartoon Network has run numerous promos that featured it’s original characters and acquired properties in original short segments that demonstrate that everything seen on Cartoon Network, original or reruns from other networks, takes place in the same shared reality. Most of the segments take place at the Cartoon Network studios, or the town the studio is set in, which seems to be Townsville from the Powerpuff Girls. I conjecture that Townsville is nearby Los Angeles and Toontown. However, there is evidence elsewhere, in Phineas and Ferb, that Townsville is part of the same Tri-State Area as Dansville from Phineas and Ferb. There are several areas in the United States that are known as the Tri-State area, and California is not in any known “tri-state area”. Note that some of the series above are not part of the main Cartoon Universe. Also, some of these series exist in the past for future. Clearly Cartoon Network has access to travel between time and alternate realities.

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BLOODWULF # 2--From Matt Hickman: In issue 2 of BloodWulf, a comic book about a pretty blatant Lobo rip off form the 90's. After accidentally exposing Ogo to the vacuum of space and blowing him up in the process in issue one, Bloodwulf has to make a pit stop at the Pleasure Plaza, which is a space brothel or get what is left of Ogo (his head grafted onto a new body) Why does this matter? Well, the Pleasure Plaza is filled with cameos: Mr. Fantastic, Plastic Man, Elongated Man, Adam Strange, Mr. Mxyzptlk, a Wookie, Supergirl in her pre crisis outfit, Gleek the Space Monkey, the Wonder Twins, William Riker, a Ferengi bartender, the Phantom, Space Ghost, Spawn, Violator, Cruella de Vil, Groo, Cerebus, Stimpy, Lobo, Megaton Man, Maxx, Glinda the Good Witch of the South, Martian Manhunter, Impossible Man, Hammer of God, a Hutt, Jambi the Genie, John Carter Style Green Martian, Lex Luthor in his Superfriends outfit, and Humpty Dumpty all show up in the background. At the end, Bloodwulf and friends have to fight off an army of aliens who look just like the the Jabberwocky. One of the rules of Pleasure Plaza is no Tribbles. A few Federation Starships show up docked at the Pleasure Plaza and the ship the Bloodwulf passes at the start of the issue is clearly a Galaxy class Starship named the the U.S. S. Intercourse. This is also the ship the Jabberwockys come from after they burst out of the Captain's belly as his shuttle lands at the Pleasure Plaza. And finally the Pleasure Plaza is the same type of Space Station as DS9. [From Rob:  Though it may seem as though it would make more sense to place this in the 24th century, from what I gathered, the series takes place in a contemporary period in outer space.  Perhaps this station is at some nexus of time and space?]

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September 1997--SAVAGE DRAGON # 41--”The Wedding”--First, I know very little about Savage Dragon, but it's clear he exists in the TVCU or at the very least, the divergent timeline of the Comic Book Crossover Universe. So here is what the TVCU Crew had to say about this issue in the Facebook Crossovers Forum:

  • Ivan Ronald Schabloski Erik did get quite a few cameos in there, both legit and otherwise.
  • Matt Hickman My favorite is that BARBARIC some how got wedding invitations to the land of OZ
  • Ivan Ronald Schabloski I can believe Jack Pumpkinhead was invited easier than I can believe the SINISTER SIX!
  • Ivan Ronald Schabloski Which reminds me; who's the redhead next to Popeye?
  • Matt Hickman this is the end of the issue what happens is Barbaric gets Ricochet knocked up. But since they just formed The Special Operations Strikeforce to replace Youngblood who's missing and presumed following the events of Mars Attacks Image their handlers demand a quickie wedding. Barbaric wants a big hero wedding just like [quote] "Reed and Sue". Ricochet reminds him that almost destroyed New York. He goes ahead anyhow and invites a bunch of heroes he's never even met. So then a group of the dumber villains attack the wedding. There's a big battle. Ricochet yells at everyone for ruining her wedding so they stop fighting and that’s why all the heroes and villains are sitting together. They don't want to face Ricochet's wrath. Oh, and that's Nova Kane, the girlfriend of E-Man..
  • Ivan Ronald Schabloski Thanks. I recognized E-Man, but not Nova Kane.
  • Matt Hickman Marge Simpson is also in the Crowd. I like to think Bart was invited because he's the hero known as Bartman and brought his family along. I also like to think this means Homer punched out Doc Ock.
  • Ivan Ronald Schabloski Punching out Doc Ock may be a bit much for Homer, but okay. Personally, I imagine that, since the Hulk is standing very close to the other Sinister Six, ol' Mean Green is probably responsible for Octavius missing the ceremony, given the way Erik Larsen handled them.
  • Matt Hickman Ock is with the rest of the Six in his white suit. Here, the ones Erik used from Return of the Sinister Six attacking the Wedding, was probably Ock’s idea, like the time he attacked the Avengers headquarters during the Infinity War with his own Masters of Evil.

And then I found this from the Savage Dragon Wiki: Josh Eichorn: Has pictures of Princess Diana that he’s willing to let go for a damn fair price considering what he went through to get them.


The Special Operations Strikeforce - Level One (First Appearance)
- Dragon (Joins)
- Barbaric (Joins)
- Dart (Joins)
- The Kid Avenger (Joins)
- Rapture (Joins)
- Ricochet (Joins)
- Rock (Joins)
- Smasher (Joins)
- SuperPatriot (Joins)

The Special Operations Strikeforce - Level Two (First Appearance)
- Crusher (Joins)
- GoldBrick (Joins)
- Morose (Joins)
- Radical (Joins)
- The Shrew (Joins)

The Special Operations Strikeforce - Level Three (First Appearance)
- Beast Boy (Joins)
- Feezle (Joins)
- Horridus (Joins)
- Lethal (Joins)
- Widow (Joins)

- Sgt. Marvel (First Appearance)
- Tiger (First Appearance)


Iron Hawk


Hot Led Ink


- Surge
- Amber
- Rainbow
- Sham
- Tank

Kitchen Sink


Alpha Productions

Nova Kane
Teddy Q

AC Comics

- Blue Bucketeer
- She-Cat
- Tara

Sentinels of Liberty
- Scarlet Scorpion


- Fuji

- Maul
- Void


Cartoon Books



Bob Burden Studios

Flaming Carrot


Monkeyman & O'Brien


Immortal Two




Big Bang

Ultra Girl
Knight Watchman
Thunder Girl





- Armm (First Appearance)
- Tech


The Industrial Accidents

Cartoon Books






Real World


President Clinton finally gets to meet one of his greatest idols in the form of SuperPatriot as he welcomes him and the rest of the newly formed Special Operations Strikeforce to the White House. It is pointed out to him that it is Dragon that is running the team, not SuperPatriot. Hawkins attempts to introduce Dragon to Clinton but he is not interested, preferring to witness the President getting verbally abused by SuperPatriot over the actions of the government to Third World nations.

Hawkins grows frustrated with Dragon but is cheered up when Barbaric expressed a huge interest in being marketed as a celebrity. Barbaric is enthusiastic about being a brand name just like the members of Youngblood were, despite Dragon’s adamant stance against such actions. He also notes that the extra money would really help when Ricochet and he have their unborn child. Hawkins is horrified by the prospect of trying to market two youngsters with a child born out of wedlock and advises him to get married before Ricochet’s bump starts to show.

At the S.O.S. compound, an angry Rapture confronts Dragon over the inclusion of Jennifer Murphy within the team. She accuses her ex-boyfriend of recruiting her solely to upset her but this theory is rejected outright. Dragon points out that they are no longer together and he can do anything he desires but also Rapture and Smasher will not even be working together anytime soon as they are on completely different teams at the moment.

Barbaric makes a desperate proposal of marriage to Ricochet and is relieved when she accepts. He then gives Hawkins a signal that their plan is in motion and they can now start preparing a toy deal. Barbaric goes to see Dragon and interrupts a training session between him and Smasher. He asks that Dragon be his best man and states that SuperPatriot is going to be giving Ricochet away at the altar.

As he is getting his haircut changed to improve his image, Barbaric is confronted by Ricochet after she discovers the identities of some of the people he has invited to their wedding. A huge number of heroes have been invited as Barbaric wants to recreate other famous weddings between superheroes. It is pointed out that those events always ended in disaster and he agrees to rein it in, despite having taken out a full page advert in a newspaper for their ceremony.

The day of the wedding finally arrives and Dragon joins Barbaric in welcoming the wedding guests which consist of all kinds of superheroes. Hellboy is amongst the crowd and he gets to talking with Dragon about government work, offering the chance for Dragon to move over to the B.P.R.D. so that he can avoid the spandex costume situation.

As the ceremony is about to commence, a number of villains carry out an assault but the sheer number of heroes present causes it to be a fairly one-sided affair. Ricochet screams for the violence to end as it is ruining her special day and all of the combatants soon stand down. The priest finally gets to carry out the ceremony and Barbaric and Ricochet are soon married.

Ricochet throws her flowers which are caught by Smasher before Barbaric removers her garter belt. As he and Ricochet tease with one another about their wedding night, the garter is thrown out towards the male guests. It ends up landing atop Dragon’s fin, something that hardly amuses him.

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June 28-30, 1998


The Wolf Man (Lawrence Stewart Talbot) and one of the Frankenstein Monsters are revived in La Mirada, Florida. Count Dracula also appears. Murdere Legendre is mentioned, as are a giant preying mantis frozen in the Arctic ice and a meteorite in California that grows when exposed to water. Dr. Wilfred Glendon III also appears, as does Stephen Banning, Jr. The Egyptian mummies Kharis and Klaris are also mentioned, as well as Frank Griffin, the grandson of Dr. John Hawley Griffin, and the wartime invisible soldier experiments. Dr. Mornay is revealed to be a related to the Moreau family. There are also references to the Gill-Man; to the use of electricity to give additional strength and stamina to living people; and to Dr. Drury's experiments with Talbot's blood to create werewolves.

Novel by Jeff Rovin, Berkely Boulevard Books, 1998. The Frankenstein Monster here is the creation of Dr. Henry Frankenstein, and is not to be confused with the original created by Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The Dracula seen here and in subsequent books in this series is actually a "soul-clone" of the original Dracula. Please read Mark Brown's The House of Frankenstein and Chuck Loridans' follow-up, Children of the Nightfor a complete history of the Frankenstein Monsters, Dracula, and the Wolf Man in the Wold Newton Universe.

Voodoo priest Murdere Legendre is from the 1932 film, The White Zombie. The giant frozen mantis is from the film The Deadly Mantis (Universal, 1957). The growing meteorite is from the film The Monolith Monsters (Universal, 1957). Wilfred Glendon III is the grandson of Wilfred Glendon, who was the Werewolf of London (Universal, 1935). Dr. Mornay was featured in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Universal, 1948). The Gill-Man is from The Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal, 1954), Revenge of the Creature (Universal, 1955), and The Creature Walks Among Us (Universal, 1956). The reference to electrical experiments may be from the film Man Made Monster (Universal, 1941). The reference to creating werewolves using blood may be to the film The Mad Monster (Producers Releasing Company, 1942) .

Two different Frank Griffins are seen in the films The Invisible Man Returns (Universal, 1940) and Invisible Agent (Universal, 1942). The author's references to Frank Griffin's participation in the U.S. invisibility program during World War II concerns Invisible Agent. The protagonist of Invisible Agent is named Frank Raymond, but the film reveals that Raymond is an alias and that this is really Frank Griffin; he must be a junior, and Dennis Power reveals that he is the son of Jack Griffin, and the nephew of Frank Griffin, Sr., from The Invisible Man Returns (see Dennis Power's article The Invisibles)These films bring in the remainder of Universal's cycle of Invisible Man films: The Invisible Man (Universal, 1933), The Invisible Woman (Universal, 1940), The Invisible Man's Revenge (Universal, 1944), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Universal, 1948; a cameo appearance), and Abbott And Costello Meet the Invisible Man (Universal, 1951).

Kharis is the mummy from the cycle of films that includes: The Mummy's Hand (Universal, 1940), The Mummy's Tomb (Universal, 1942), The Mummy's Ghost (Universal, 1943), and The Mummy's Curse (Universal, 1944). Stephen Banning, Jr., appears to be the grandson of the Steve Banning that appeared in the first two of these four mummy films. The mummy Klaris, the cousin of Kharis, was discovered by two bumblers in Egypt in 1954 (Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, Universal, 1955).

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1998--FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL # 27--”What if the Fantastic Four (and the Rest of the Marvel Universe) Aged in Real Time?”--In this What If? special, the Marvel Universe is depicted if the characters had aged in normal time, which makes it fit in well with the TVCU concept. In one scene that takes place in the contemporary 1998, Reed Richards is on an archaeological exploration on Mars with the grandson of Indiana Jones.


Release Date: March 1, 1999 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: Spider-Man

Horror Crosses: Scooby-Doo! (revival film series)

Non-Horror Crosses: Invaders; Captain America; Human Torch (golden age); Sub-Mariner; Casablanca; Hulk; Jackie Chan Adventures; Terry and the Pirates; Silence of the Lambs/Hannibal; Fargo; Trading Places/Coming to America; The Great Race; North by Northwest; Indiana Jones; Marathon Man; Smilin’ Jack; Iron Man; Sherlock Holmes; Die Hard; Fu Manchu; James Bond; Superman (modern age); Law & Order; Ellery Queen; Batman (Burton/Schumacher film series): Usual Suspects; Carmen Sandiego; Unbreakable; Maltese Falcon; NYPD Blue

The Story: A new Sinister Six is formed.

Notes: Because of the appearance of the Mystery, Inc team, and not as 40-somethings, this must be the team from the newer animated films that started with Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. This film series continues with all the previous animated series as canon. In Zombie Island, the gang are all adults, post college. Velma has a Master’s degree. The team had split up and in Zombie Island are reunited. So the “kids” here are now in the mid-20s, in a time period that is contemporary with release dates based on pop culture and technology. In the Horror Universe, the “kids” should be in their 40s. Furthermore, based on evidence from Looney Tunes: Back in Action, it’s likely the revival films are fictional in the Horror Universe, being fictional films about Mystery, Inc. However, Mystery Incorporated (in a divergent timeline) has an appearance of the Hex Girls, a fictional band that originated in revival series film Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost. Based on the crossover rules I am using, that would place the revival film series if not in the Horror Universe main timeline, at least in a divergent timeline. And indeed, it must be placed in a divergent timeline. Thus,Spider-Man: Gathering of the Sinister Six should be placed in that divergent timeline.

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2000--UP UP AND AWAY--the Disney Channel Original Movie Up Up and Away (2000) about the middle child in a family of Superheroes not getting his powers has a Few Crossover Reference 1. Retired Hero and Grand Father to The Main Character Steel Condor mentions he was the orignal Man of Steel until Clark S curl in the middle of his forehead Kent went and got himself a publicist 2. It's also Mentioned Steel Condor and his Wife has Spider-man and Mary Jane over for dinner 3. When the Main Character Scott is in Trouble Steel Condor fly's to his Aid in spit of his Wife saying he should call Suggesting they should Call Superman or Fantastic Four 4. At the End when Scott and his friend Randy talk about None powered superheroes they Mention the Lone Ranger and Tonto, and Green Hornet and Kato Scott also says the Green Hornet was a Guest at his Birthday party

Release Date: 2000 (Contemporary Setting)
Horror Crosses: Werewolf of London; Frankenstein (Universal); Dracula (Universal); Wolf Man (Universal); Invisible Man (Universal); Black Cat
Non-Horror Crosses: Fantastic Four
The Story: All the monsters rise...
Notes: Sequel to Jeff Rovin’s Return of the Wolf Man. Note that Latveria is mentioned, the nation ruled by Doctor Doom, foe of the Fantastic Four. We can assume that a version of the Fantastic Four must exist in the Horror Universe, though they likely operated only for a brief period in the early 1960s.

Release Date: July 1, 2000 - 2003 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: X-Men
Horror Crosses: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Stephen King Universe; Blackstone Chronicles
Non-Horror Crosses: Fantastic Four; Captain America
The Story: The X-Men return from an other-dimensional adventure to find that Doctor Doom had obtained the Cosmic Cube and altered reality to make him ruler of the world.
Notes: Arkham, Massachusetts, Blackstone, New Hampshire and Castle Rock, Maine are shown to be towns on the Earth of the Marvel Universe. That is further evidence that the Marvel Multiverse and Horror Multiverse are connected. Many Marvel characters also exist in the Horror Universe. However, time seems to operate differently in the two realities. In the Horror Universe, time operates like in the real world, but the Marvel Universe operates in “comic book time” where characters do age, but very slowly, and even though whatever the time of publication seems to be is the setting date as well, the characters are constantly thinking that they are not as old as they should be. For example, in 1964, the year the X-Men formed, the X-Men would think it’s 1964. But by the late 70s they would say they formed about 10 - 12 years ago, and in the 1990s, they would say it was 10 - 12 years ago, and today, they would say it was 10 - 12 years ago.

Release Date: 2002 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Bubba Ho-Tep
Horror Crosses: Mummy (Universal)
The Story: Years ago, Elvis Presley had grown tired of his celebrity life, so when he met his greatest impersonator, he proposed they trade identities. From that moment forward, everything we think we know of Elvis was actually his impersonator, including his death! Now, the real Elvis lives in a retirement home where he finds strange goings-on and ends up having to take down a resurrected Egyptian mummy sorcerer.
Notes: Elvis reads from an ancient text on the occult that tana leaves can be used to raise mummies. Indeed, tana leaves were used to raise Kharis in the Universal Mummy films. A sequel, Bubba Ho-Tep: Curse of the She-Vampires, is in development at this writing. This film has been referenced as fictional or paid homage to several times, including in Fantastic Four, My Name is Bruce, and Poker Night 2. It has also been spoofed in Valley Party Girls.

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2004--LOVEBUNNY AND MR. HELL VOLUME 1 -- ON pages 4-7 Love bunny goes to a Hero Con with Cameos by The Fantastic Four,Ghost,Badrock,Batman,Howard the Duck,Snake Eyes,SCUD,Savage Dragon,Conan,Doop,Deadpool, Prof X, and DareDevil

Release Date: September 1, 2004
Series: Exiles
Animated Series Crosses: Simpsons
Other Crosses: X-Men; Avengers; Captain America; Iron Man; Thor (Marvel); Fantastic Four
The Story: The Earth is becoming self-aware and attacking facilities that are destroying the environment.
Notes: The Exiles travel through the Marvel Multiverse. This world is an alternate Marvel Universe, The Exiles visit a power plant that is clearly the Springfield Power Plant, with Mr. Burns, Smithers and Homer Simpson. In this issue, despite clearly being Mr. Burns, both visually and characteristically, he is called Kirk Brasington, obviously for legal reasons. We can assume that the Cartoon Universe must be part of the Marvel Multiverse, or rather, the Marvel Multiverse and Cartoon Multiverse are one and the same.

Late Fall 2005--AGENTS OF ATLAS--SHIELD agent Jimmy Woo is returned to a youthful body by Marvel Boy, and teams with his old allies The Human Robot, Venus, Gorilla Man, and Namora to take on his old foe, the Yellow Claw.  Mister Fantastic and the Black Panther make cameo appearances.
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2006--DRAWN TOGETHER--"The Lemon AIDS Walk"--Popeye reveals to Captain Hero that he has contracted AIDS from sharing steroids needles.  Captain Hero makes a reference that may mean that Captain Hero is Swee'Pea/Popeye Junior!!!  At the end of the story, Popeye has died and his spirit floats off into Heaven.  DRAWN TOGETHER is always filled with cartoon cameos, but they aren't always characters from the Looniverse.  As we know, characters often get pulled temporarily to the Looniverse from other realities, often returning to their own reality either with no memory of the event, or believing it was a dream.  Others who appeared in this episode are from:  POPEYE, THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, REN AND STIMPY, HAMBURGER HELPER, TRANSFORMERS (which are actually from the TVCU, THING (from FRED AND BARNEY MEET THE THING, not the FANTASTIC FOUR member), HE-MAN (who is from Eternia, an alternate reality according to DC COMICS), THUNDERCATS, SHE-RA (who is from Etheria, an alternate version of Eternia), SPIDER-MAN (who must be the 60s animated version), THE JOLLY GREEN GIANT, FAMILY GUY (from the BONGO UNIVERSE).

March 2007--FAMILY GUY--"Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey"--In a cutaway, The Thing from The Fantastic Four is a victim of Lorena Bobbitt, who in 1993 cut her husband’s penis off. The orange rock penis is possibly a reference to the 1995 movie Mallrats, where Brodie Bruce asks Stan Lee if Thing’s penis is made of orange rock.  Bill Clinton’s “exit polling” joke is cut short on FOX to remove Bill’s line, “It depends on what the definition of the word ‘jizz’ is” before it cuts to Lois saying that she was a worse wife than Lorena Bobbitt when she married the Thing.

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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)

2009--FLANDER'S COMPANY--"Party Party"--The main element of the series is Flander's Company , a company dedicated to the recruitment and placement of super villains, whose talents will be exploited to give work to the superheroes.  Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Considering all the Lawyer-Friendly Cameos and some occasional references in dialogues, Flander's Company is set in an universe which mixes the Marvel, DC, Men in Black, Saint Seiya, Harry Potter, Naruto, Star Wars, Inspector Gadget and Super Mario Bros. franchises. There are some cross-over with Damned, Noob and Le Visiteur du Futur (three other French webseries), too.  also according to the tv tropes page in one episode they go to an alt earth were Superman's spaceship has landed in North Korea instead of America. presumably ssnice word of god says every superman, Expy and Stand in were in ther army of Supermen in final crisis he'd have been there too.  In the "Power Party" episode, we can see Elektra, Captain America, Scarlet Witch and Supergirl. Can you identify other superheroes or supervillains ? At 3:45 is the briefest shot of a TMNT, orange bandana (which would make it Mikey), 3:46 shows what may be the Silver Surfer, 3:47 the red tights belong to one of the Incredibles (most probably Violet), but at 5:57 there are two female members of The Incredibles (meaning we have both Violet and ElastiGirl), at 6:15 we may have Catwoman, at 6:43 is a female Spider-Man (not Spider-Girl, at least, not a very good one), and of course there are others I didn't recognize. In the overall series, There are cameos of:


Mario and Luigi

Harry Potter

Captain America

Elizabeth Bathory


Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke

Doctor Doom


Lex Luthor

Darth Vader

Reed Richards and Susan Storm

Green Lantern

Dr. Claw


Black Cat

First picture below :

1 : Scarlet Witch

2 : Magneto*

3 : Electro*

4 : Storm*

Second picture below :

1 : Doctor Doom*

2 : Daredevil 

3 : Wolverine*

4 : Thor*

5 : Loki 

6 : Mr. Fantastic*

7 : Spider-Man*

8 : Doctor Octopus 

9 : Hulk 

10 : Green Goblin*
11 : Man-Bat
12 : Vulture*
13 : The Thing*
14 : Wonder Woman*
15 : Archangel*
16 : Thor*, again
17 : Silver Surfer*

[Thanks to the combined efforts of Jonathan GysenIvan Ronald Schablotski, and Matt Hickman for helping me to compile the list of crossovers in this entry, with additional research aid from Wikipedia and TV Tropes]

May 2011--COUGAR TOWN--Jules proclaims that Mole People are real, which is true in the TVCU, though most probably consider it urban legend.  But they have encountered Superman and later subjegated by the Mole Man, foe of the Fantastic Four.


Release Date: June 8 - September 21, 2011 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: She-Hulk; Howard the Duck; Avengers; Frankenstein Monster (Marvel)
Horror Crosses: Man-Thing; Ghost Rider (What If?); Frankenstein (novel); Doctor Strange (What If?)
Non-Horror Crosses: Iron Man; Captain America; What If?; Wolverine (What If?); Hulk (What If?); Spider-Man (What If?); Fantastic Four; Daredevil (What If?); MIcronauts
The Story: She-Hulk, Howard, NIghthawk, the Frankenstein Monster, and Man-Thing team up to fight Psycho-Man, who has reality warping powers.
Notes: This is part of a larger Marvel crossover event called Fear Itself, but the larger crossover is irrelevant to this story. The Fearsome Four is a one time name used for this temporary team. The Frankenstein Monster of this story is the Marvel version of the character. The Psycho Man pulls characters from other realities to the main timeline (aka the Horror Universe for our purposes). The Frankenstein Monster may be the original Monster or at least may be another creation created by Victor. Other Marvel characters show up during the story. Others appear in flashback. The Horror Universe concept regarding Marvel super-heroes is that they mostly retired in the mid-1980s and only come out of retirement in dire emergencies. The general public is not fully aware of the existence and activities of super-heroes.

2016--X-FILES--FROM John D Lindsey Jr: Oh, and as far as the 2016 "event series", I really like "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster", though Mulder's whiny "what if there are no monsters and I wasted my life" speech was annoying. "Dude, you SAW Flukeman! You talked to ghosts! You twice faced a quasi-immortal, liver-eating Mr. Fantasticwannabe! Shut up!"

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23rd Century (TOS ERA)--MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE:  THE LOST ISSUES # 80--The Thing and Star Trek.  **APOCRYPHA**

Around the end of Next Generation--MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE:  THE LOST ISSUES # 173--The Thing and Star Trek:  The Next Generation.  **APOCRYPHA**

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Originally according to The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe 2004, "the omniverse is the collection of every single universe, multiverse, dimension (alternate or pocket) and realm."


There are certain universes which are tied to the Marvel multiverse – such as the New Universe and the Ultraverse – which do not share any open similarities to it, and thus are not strictly part of the larger universal hierarchy that forms the Marvel multiverse, but at the same time, are not so far removed that they existed in a separate multiverse. The 21st century edition of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe posits the term Megaverse as the name for this larger grouping, though since there is always the chance that some future publications will increase the interactions between different Multiverses, this is a fluid definition.


Multiverse is the collection of alternate universes, with a similar nature and a universal hierarchy. The Marvel multiverse contains the universe that holds Earth-616, most of the What If? universes, as well as the vast number of the alternate Marvel Universe Earths.
The original term and concept were coined by Michael Moorcock for his "Eternal Champion" sequence. The lead characters from Moorcock's work are obviously the inspiration for the Captain Britain Corps.

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MARVEL MULTIVERSE:  The Marvel Multiverse contains many alternate realities with counterparts to Marvel characters.  Hulk counterparts exist in HULK (1966 animated series), SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS, FANTASTIC FOUR (1990s animated series), IRON MAN (animated series), THE INCREDIBLE HULK (1990s animated series), ULTIMATE AVENGERS I AND II, FANTASTIC FOUR (2006 animated series), THE HULK AND THE INCREDIBLE HULK (feature films), NEXT AVENGERS:  HEROES OF TOMORROW, WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN, HULK VS., IRON MAN:  ARMORED ADVENTURES, PLANET HULK, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, THE AVENGERS:  EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES, THE SUPER HERO SQUAD SHOW, AND THE AVENGERS.  Additionally, Thor has appeared in MIGHTY THOR, THE MARVEL SUPERHEROES, CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR, THOR:  TALES OF ASGARD, ALMIGHTY THOR, AND THOR.  Daredevil also appeared in SPIDER-MAN (1990s animated series), Daredevil (feature film), ELEKTRA (THE HAND AND THE DEVIL), and PUNISHER '79 - 82.

AGENTS--In one of the numerous post-apocalyptic timelines, this time around nukes destroyed Washington and Moscow in 1971.  In this reality, England is the world's super-power.  This story features alternate timeline versions of James Bond, the Thunderbirds, the Green Hornet, and the Fantastic Four.  

Cartoon Universe 135263--Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes Episode #1(2006)--Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes cartoon
Ultimate Marvel
Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (2000)
  • Reinvention of the Marvel Universe for the modern age. Initially beginning with Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men.
  • Home reality of The Ultimates (counterparts of The Avengers) and Miles Morales Spider-Man.
  • First numbered in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four.
  • This universe was visited by the Spider-Man of the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series.
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Earth 2122: On the world where Charles Xavier started his school of gifted students in Britain instead of America. He trained his X-Men to become agents of the empire. Home of Crusader X as appeared in Excalibur #21-22 and Excalibur : Sword of Power #2-4. Giant-Size Fantastic Four #2 did a story where Willy Lumpkin accidentally time travelled to 1777 and caused George Washington to be captured, leading to the British winning the War For Independence. Since Earth-2122's history has it that the Founding Fathers (including Tony Stark's ancestor) lost the War For Independance, this may be the divergent factor. Information and designation by Lenny Carlson, divergence information from John McDonagh, who also notes that Sliders did a world hinging around the failure of the War For Independance.
Marvel Zombies
Ultimate Fantastic Four #21 (2005)
  • Reality of the original Marvel Zombies series where an outbreak of a zombie virus turned all costumed heroes into evil, cannibalistic zombies.
  • First numbered in Alternate Universes 2005.
  • This series has crossed with Army of Darkness, the comic based on the Evil Dead series featuring Ash.
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Amalgam Universe
DC vs Marvel #3(seen)
Marvel Encyclopedia#Fantastic Four(2004) (named)
An amalgam “pocket universe.”
Not related to television and film, but significant to crossovers.
Earth-94000Fantastic Four(1994)Universe of the Fantastic Four film
Earth-97102What If? Vol 2 #100(1997)Fantastic Four sent to an Oz-like world after transformation.
Earth-135263Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes Episode #1(2006)Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes cartoon
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Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)
Iron Man (May 2, 2008)
  • Continuity of The Avengers and related film and TV franchises.
  • Other film franchises such as X-Men, Fantastic Four and both Sony Pictures' Spider-Man franchises, do not take place in this continuity, although certain characters from such films have had appearances or have been announced for this universe.
  • Number revealed in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Volume 5 hardcover.
Earth-534834The Marvel Action Hour: The Fantastic Four Episode #1(1994)The Marvel Action Hour: Fantastic FourIron Man: The Animated Series and Incredible Hulk cartoons
Earth-700089Fantastic FourEpisode #1 (1967)Fantastic Four animated series from 1967
Earth-700974The Thing Episode #1 (1979)Part of a packaged program with The Flintstones on NBC titled “Fred & Barney Meet The Thing”
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Marvel Earth-1610--Ultimate Marvel--Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (2000)--Reinvention of the Marvel Universe for the modern age. Initially beginning with Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men. Home reality of The Ultimates (counterparts of The Avengers) and Miles Morales Spider-Man. First numbered in Marvel Encyclopedia: Fantastic Four. This universe was visited by the Spider-Man of the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series. ULTIMATE COMICS WOLVERINE (2013) # 3--In an alternate divergent timeline, which is similar to the TVCU2 version of Wolverine (from the X-Men film franchise), an alternate version of the Big Bang Theory cast are working as scientists employed by an organization attacked by Logan.

Marvel Earth 2122: On the world where Charles Xavier started his school of gifted students in Britain instead of America. He trained his X-Men to become agents of the empire. Home of Crusader X as appeared in Excalibur #21-22 and Excalibur : Sword of Power #2-4. Giant-Size Fantastic Four #2 did a story where Willy Lumpkin accidentally time travelled to 1777 and caused George Washington to be captured, leading to the British winning the War For Independence. Since Earth-2122's history has it that the Founding Fathers (including Tony Stark's ancestor) lost the War For Independence, this may be the divergent factor. Information and designation by Lenny Carlson, divergence information from John McDonagh, who also notes that Sliders did a world hinging around the failure of the War For Independence.

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Marvel Earth-2149--Marvel Zombies--Ultimate Fantastic Four #21 (2005)--Reality of the original Marvel Zombies series where an outbreak of a zombie virus turned all costumed heroes into evil, cannibalistic zombies. First numbered in Alternate Universes 2005. This series has crossed with Army of Darkness, the comic based on the Evil Dead series featuring Ash.

Marvel Earth-9602--Amalgam Universe--DC vs Marvel #3(seen); Marvel Encyclopedia#Fantastic Four(2004) (named)--An amalgam “pocket universe.” Not related to television and film, but significant to crossovers.

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Marvel Earth-94000--Fantastic Four(1994)--Universe of the Fantastic Four film

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Marvel Earth-97102--What If? Vol 2 #100(1997)--Fantastic Four sent to an Oz-like world after transformation.

Original Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • Prime Universe: The most well-known universe. Home to many including Spider-ManFantastic FourX-MenIron ManHulkAvengersSilver Surfer, and Captain America. Apparently destroyed by Thanos.
  • SCARLET TRACES: THE GREAT GAME # 1 - 4 (DARK HORSE COMICS)--Series: War of the Worlds (novel). Crosses: Kolchak the Night Stalker; The Man Who Would Be King; First Men in the Moon; Dan Dare; Doctor Who; Fantastic Four; John Carter; Out of the Silent Planet; Perelandra. The war between England and Mars continues. This is a continuation of the divergent steampunk reality first introduced in Scarlet Traces.
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  • SKITLANDIA--Members of the FF have appeared on SNL, like the party at Superman & Lois lane's apartment, and the funeral for Superman.
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  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series had a crossover with the 90's X-Men animated series. It was considered a big deal because it was a completely different animation studio involving the then current roster from X-Men in a show that was not their own. Even more impressive was the effort put in to keeping all the same cast (save for one, Gambit, presumably for contractual or scheduling reasons) for the sake of continuity. Even more fun, the crossover remains in continuity for Spider-Man, as Storm returns during the series' adaptation of the Secret Wars crossover event.
  • The Marvel cartoons from around this era were frequently cameo-ing in each other's series, as well (though it's hard to know if they were the same characters as the other cartoons; they all take place in a Marvel Universe, where a Spider-Man, Human Torch, etc. would likely exist somewhere.) You never know who'll be briefly shown watching from a rooftop, or looking up at the Pillar of Light in the distance when something really big goes down. Also, Iron ManFantastic FourIncredible Hulk, etc. guest starred in each other's shows often enough to make the 90s Marvel cartoons a Diniverse of sorts - you can connect the dots through all of them.
  • TVCU-4 (Also known as Earth-199999, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the Arrowverse, and the DC Television Universe)--Iron Man (May 2, 2008)--Continuity of The Avengers and related film and TV franchises. Other film franchises such as X-Men, Fantastic Four and both Sony Pictures' Spider-Man franchises, do not take place in this continuity, although certain characters from such films have had appearances or have been announced for this universe. Earth-199999 revealed in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Volume 5 hardcover. Just because Stephen Amell, Clark Gregg and others have been pushing for it, I’ve included Arrow, the Flash, Constantine, Gotham and Supergirl in the same universe as the MCU.
  • Thanks to the entire TVCU Crew for helping me out with this.  TVCU blog posts are a team effort!

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