A recent post by artist Barry Kitson confirmed that there will be new prints of the events that brought together the DC and Marvel worlds.
Although it may seem crazy to think of uniting the DC and Marvel universes, the reality is that it has already happened in the comics. The two houses launched various crossovers in the late 70s and early 80s, such as Superman and Spider-Man, Batman and the Hulk, and X-Men and the Titans. However, it was taken a step further in the 90s and early 2000s as DC and Marvel published several one-shots of this style. In addition, several miniseries were made that combined the two worlds, a line that combined characters from the two universes was created under the name Amalgam Comics, and the JLA/Avengers event began.
Unfortunately, the reprints of these stories have been out of print for a long time, so those who want to read these comics won’t have an easy time if they want to buy them. Now, it seems there is still hope.
On Sunday, February 11th, artist Barry Kitson, who created the one-shot Batman/Revenant: Lake of Fire, shared some artwork on his Facebook fan page related to unused covers from the comic he was involved in. This edition comes with very descriptive words from the artist, revealing that these drawings are part of a collection of DC and Marvel crossovers.
“Marvel and DC are collaborating on reprints of several Amalgam titles, including Magneto and Magnetic Men, and crossover events, including the Batman/Punishment books. For this they asked for more things that could be included in the new versions. I don’t have many originals left, but if anyone in the group has the pages and is willing to share a scan, please do. let me know. In the meantime, one of the things I found were these unused Batman/Punisher cover thumbnails. I hope you enjoy seeing them here first!”
Kitson later edits the post to delete reprints.
Batman: Mercenary: Lake of Fire was published by DC Comics in 1994 and was the first comic to bring Marvel and DC together in the 90s. Then Punisher/Batman: Deadly Riders was released the same year, which was also published by Marvel. so funny
Although Kitson’s post is not an official announcement, his words carry a lot of meaning because he is a famous artist. Fans of this type of stories hope that the theme of the reprints is true, and Amalgam comics are very interesting, presenting adventures that combine characters such as super-soldiers (Superman and Captain America), Dark Claw (Batman and Wolverine), Amazon. (Wonder Woman and Storm), Spider-Boy (Spider-Man and Superboy), among others.