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Retro Review: ‘X-Titans’

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X-Titanscolor MFTI was going through some art and came across this piece I did referencing one of my all-time favorite fanboy events from the Marvel/DC Crossover, teaming up Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men with DC’s New Teen Titans. They were originally published in 1982, a time at which both titles were the best selling for their respective companies.

Forget the commercial gain, the thought of putting these two teams together was an opportunity too grand to pass up. Or at least that is what folklore would have you think of legendary artist Walt Simonson’s involvement. Apparently, after hearing Darkseid would represent as the villain for team DC that would be enough to ink the deal, throw in quintessential X-Scribe Chris Claremont, and we are well on our way to a thrill ride. Legend also alludes to a sequel that team DC would produce written by Titan’s baby daddy’s Marv Wolfman and George with The Hellfire Club serving up bad guy whoop @$$! (What I wouldn’t give to see that happen!) A sequel not to be as the up-and-down relationship of rivals and frenemies Marvel and DC Soured.

Can’t we all just get along?

With team Marvel supreme in place and Darkseid in place, it only seemed natural to have Dark Phoenix be the baddie for the Marvel side.

The eXpectation delivered with Walt’s dynamic storytelling and art and Claremont’s signature ability to write epic with characterization perfectly peppered throughout.

With Marvel now owned by Disney, who knows the fate of any future cross company crossovers. In the meantime, try digging up a copy of this hidden gem.




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