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Sorry for the delay. On this very special edition of Marvel/DC mash-up, we have the two greatest magicians of their respective houses, Drs. Strange and Fate (and a little Charles Xavier via secret ID thrown in for good measure). Join us for this (slightly) crossover-plot relevant issue of...

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So, this whole business of the Marvel and DC universes meeting up and eventually merging partially involved this new character, Access. While ostensibly having the powers of a reality-altering god, he's currently just managed panic-induced teleportation. Naturally, such power being held by a red shirt draws the attention of our "hero."

Meet Dr. Strangefate, PhD of Occult Pimpology.

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And his Gallery of Mystic Hos!

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Strangefate catches up his minions (and the readers) on what exactly has been going on.

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The three do their best to bag and tag the Human MacGuffin.

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Strangefate dismisses the others to have some "alone time" with Access. (note the occult pimp cane)

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Despite the Rite of Overdone Symbolism, Access does not have the means within his corporeal being to avert the collapse of the merged universes. Strangefate lets him go so he can angst in private bemoan the burden of his pimping prowess.

Next time will feature selections from what may be the most ridiculous (i.e. spectacular) concept yet... CHALLENGERS of the FANTASTIC

Stay tuned.

Date: 2010-03-20 12:10 am (UTC)
iskander: (Default)
From: [personal profile] iskander
I thought this was the coolest of the Amalgam books. I would kill for a Dr.Strangefate action figure.

Date: 2010-03-20 12:10 am (UTC)
outlawpoet: (Default)
From: [personal profile] outlawpoet
ha ha ha, wow. I forgot that Amalgam was just early 90s turned up to 11. Crazy.

I... Kinda like Frankie Rayner.

Also, it's amazing that without irony, the chosen agents are laid out on their first page from most to least clothed, and they are mixed m-m f-m f-f. Classy.

Also, Strangefate is cool, but do they do any other amalgams of super high power dudes? Who does Galactus get merged with? Thanos? The Spectre? Ghostrider?

Date: 2010-03-20 12:35 am (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
Braniac.

He appears in the aforementioned Challengers of the Fantastic, as Galactiac!

Date: 2010-03-20 10:04 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Galactus + Brainiac == Bottled cities as leftovers in tupperware!

Date: 2010-03-20 01:00 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Everything's so extreeeme and pointy!

Date: 2010-03-20 01:34 am (UTC)
torberg: Rat and Pig sticking head in sand (PBS:HeadInSand)
From: [personal profile] torberg
Thanos gets merged with Darkseid to become Thanoseid. As I recall, he is opposed by Thorion of the new Asgods.

Date: 2010-12-28 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karthzon.livejournal.com
Heh heh... Assgods...

Date: 2010-03-20 12:17 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Ghost Rider was merged with the Flash as Speed Demon. (Possibly with other characters - several characters were merged multiple times.)

Spectre was actually involved in creating the Amalgam universe, therefore never merged with anyone.

Date: 2010-03-20 03:07 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Well, he might not actually have merged but his representation in the Amalgam (maybe to further fool the Brothers) was most likely the other part of Night Spectre (Nightmare/Spectre). From the Speed Demon story in fact.

Date: 2010-03-20 12:17 am (UTC)
squirle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] squirle
Jade Nova is confusing. She's a combination of Marvel's Nova with Kyle, Guy & Beatrize at the same time?

Then again, this one shot also mucked up the merger between Doc's Strange and Fate by making the man behind the mask Charles Xavier...

Date: 2010-03-20 12:21 am (UTC)
arbre_rieur: (DC Nation)
From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
Judging by her real name, she's a combination of Kyle Rayner and Frankie Raye, Nova.

Date: 2010-03-20 12:35 am (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
I think they snuck a little John Constantine in there too.

Date: 2010-03-20 09:07 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
I was kind of expecting Banner to be the Constantine-amalgam, what with the coat. "I'm a nasty piece of work, squire--you wouldn't like me when I'm angry."

Date: 2010-03-20 01:25 am (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Death of the Endless)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
But with Guy's hair, jacket and attitude. He's clearly in the mix there.

Date: 2010-03-20 02:59 am (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
Guy makes a cute Gal. :3

Date: 2010-03-20 11:56 am (UTC)
terrykun: (lloyd ah-hah)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
And some Beatriz DaCosta I'd say.

Date: 2010-03-20 09:05 pm (UTC)
arbre_rieur: (DC Nation)
From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
Nova already looks like that though, just without the green color scheme.

Date: 2010-03-20 12:19 am (UTC)
arbre_rieur: (DC Nation)
From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
It's a little weird how Jade Nova's characterization doesn't seem to match either of the two characters she was amalgamated from. Same goes for the White Witch.

Date: 2010-03-20 01:00 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
And there's already a DC White Witch anyway.

Date: 2010-03-20 01:21 am (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Death of the Endless)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
Oooooh, Garcia-Lopez, you can do no wrong~~
Especially with Kevin Nowlan on inks! Goddamn!

Date: 2010-03-20 10:06 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (TheBlackCat Happy Terry)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Absolute motto!

Date: 2010-03-20 01:32 am (UTC)
stig: "It Was A Boojum..." (Default)
From: [personal profile] stig
I always admired the idea of mixing Mxyzptlk with Wong.

Date: 2010-03-20 01:42 am (UTC)
foxhack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] foxhack
...

Doctor Bong, so good to see you again!

Date: 2010-03-20 02:13 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
How come she throws away her cigarette a moment after lighting it?

Date: 2010-03-20 02:27 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Then why light it a moment before that in the first place?

Date: 2010-03-20 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] falseaesop
Style, the magic biz, and the super hero biz is 90% presentation. Mystic Superheores turn it up to 11, always have.

Date: 2010-03-20 04:44 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Ooh, sparkleys! ---HEY WAIT A--

Date: 2010-03-20 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
It's the ATTITUDE, silly. Tough girls always flick away their cigarettes before breakin' out the whoop-ass. It's like 'OK, break time's over - you're goin' DOWN, MFer!' (Plus, judging by the evidence here, she's a bit of a chainsmoker anyway, so she's ALWAYS lighting cigarettes, just in case she DOESN'T have to get involved in a fight.)

Date: 2010-03-20 06:39 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
I haven't read a lot of the Amalgam comics, by Dr. Strangefate is definitely my favorite so far. I mean, the idea for the character is more than cool enough to stand on its own. A mysterious, all-powerful magician type who lives atop a huge tower overlooking the city, has a genie manservant and regularly sends various superpowered operatives forth on missions against supernatural evils, all the while manipulating the situation like a chessmaster? Sweeeeeeeeeeet.

Date: 2010-03-20 10:08 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Probably penpals with Merklynn of Prysmos. < /Obscure toon reference>

Date: 2010-03-20 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
OK, now you've got me curious. Details?

Date: 2010-03-20 09:56 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Merklynn of Prysmos was the "Merlin" type wizard in the excellent 1980's toon series "Visionaries". OP and quick summary of scenario can be seen here

Longer version - On a distant human (or close enough) populated world, a strange alignment of their three suns causes many of the laws of science to fail, and the laws of magic to restored. With mechanics, electronics and electricity out of commission, their high-tech society falls and feudal barbarism returns in short order.

Merklynn, who has waited a thousand years for the return of magic, sets a series of challenges to any who seek to claim one of a number of magical staffs which grant specific power to the wielder. He is neutral about HOW they are used, so long as they are used, and so we end up with the Spectral Knights, who seek to use magic to restore justice and peace, and the Darkling Lords, who use their magic to enforce their fairly tyrannical rule.

As he is the only one who can recharge their magic, the rather Machiavellian Merklynn frequently calls on both teams to do his dirty work, sometimes setting them against each other, sometimes making them work towards the same goal. As the series progresses both sides chafe under this, and Merklynn gets a little peeved that they're not showing due deference to him.

It's a great little series, sadly lasting on 13 episodes. A second year of the nifty action figure line was planned, and would presumably have led to new season, but alas, Sunbow Animation (Who had made Transformers, GI Joe, Jem and many others) went out of business, so the series was cancelled.

Date: 2010-03-20 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Sounds interesting - I'm surprised I haven't heard of it. Is it out on DVD or anything?

Date: 2010-04-17 04:39 pm (UTC)
victory_or_death: (Default)
From: [personal profile] victory_or_death
I think I have the first three issues of the Marvel produced comic around here somewhere... IIRC, it was weird because the comic didn't have any payoff at the end of the series. It was just "sorry you'll just have to guess at the rest of the adventure, we had to close up shop. See Ya!"

Maybe I'll make it my first post ever instead of having lurked these past 3 years.

Date: 2010-04-17 04:45 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Cool! As those comics are also the only place where Galadria and Virulina got their own magic spells and so were less limited by being the only entirely aquatic totem-forms of any of the Visionaries.

Date: 2010-03-20 11:57 am (UTC)
terrykun: (AQUAMAN!)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
And locks up the bad guys in his basement.

Date: 2010-03-20 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Are you referring to the fact that his tower's built on top of Arkham, or is there another detail that I've missed?

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