Is there anything better than a comic book crossover? When they work well, comic book crossovers bring together our favorite superheroes in rich, compelling and exciting stories that forever alter the characters’ destiny and the comic universe. If we’re lucky, the crossover is a multi-issue event. At their worst, we get one-off comic book crossovers such as “Smurfs and Snorks.” Fortunately, the great comic book crossovers make up for all the bad ones that are designed simply to attract readers and part them from their hard earned money. So here then are the 10 best comic book crossovers ever. Great editions that any comic book lover should seek out.
10. The Kree/Skrull War (Marvel Comics)
The Kree/Skrull War brings together the Avengers and Fantastic Four to fight, arguably, their biggest foes in the Kree and Skrull, two sinister alien species who are at war with each other. This was one of the first big crossover events attempted by Marvel Comics in the 1970s and it set the template for all the popular crossovers that followed. The story is a large scale space opera that involves several different story threads that never quite connect. One is about Captain Marvel escaping the Negative Zone with a lethal dose of radiation, while other narrative arcs are about Kree outlaw Ronan the Accuser’s attempts to send Earth back to the Stone Age, and an intergalactic war involving the shape-shifting Skrulls. In addition to the Avengers and Fantastic Four, this crossover also features the Inhumans. And while this crossover is a bit too big and ambitious, it is still a lot of fun and goes down as a classic for being one of the first of its kind.