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  • I noticed that you removed the Secret Origins story A Symphony of Shadows from the AU Crossovers list. Do you think it could still fit in the Crossover Universe continuity? The reason I put the issue on that list was because of the appearances made by the All-Star Squadron, the Justice Society, and the Justice League.

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  • Further General Notes

    Crossovers Expanded Volume 2

    crossoveruniverse.com/2014/11/crossover-of-week_2.html

    Page 35: "The vigilante who dresses as a bat is the Batman......The vigilante who dresses in red, white, and blue is Captain America.........The vigilante dressed in the Union Jack is the aptly-named Union Jack, Cap’s teammate in the superhero group known as the Invaders.

    Batman was deputised in the comics by Commissioner Gordon, way back in `The People vs. the Batman' (Batman #7, November 1941). Further description shall ensue. As Captain America and Union Jack work publicly for their respective governments in officially acknowledged capacity, they no more serve as vigilantes than Seal Team Six. 

    ————http://www.batman-online.com/forum/index.php?topic=1701.0

    http://www.infiniteearths.org/dcu/obscurecharacters_files/BatmanChars4.htm

    I know that Batman used, in DETECTIVE #105 and #115 (both stories are from Don Cameron), a badge — a platinum bat with diamonds. When did this badge first app. and in how many stories was it shown?

    n-man –

    The platinum badge first appeared in DETECTIVE # 70 (December, 1942) and BATMAN # 19 (October-November, 1943) but the sequence in which it was actually presented to Batman didn't appear until `TEC # 95 (November, 1945). In that one, Commissioner Gordon gave the badge to Batman during a police academy graduation ceremony. Along with `TEC # 105 and 115, those are all the appearances of the badge that I know of but probably not all that exist.

    Batman was officially recognized by Commissioner Gordon and the GCPD in BATMAN # 7 (October-November, 1941) and the Bat-Signal came along in DETECTIVE # 60 (February, 1942).

    crossoveruniverse.com/2015/01/crossover-cover-damballa.html

    “I had read with interest about the American guardians of liberty and justice who operate beyond the strictures of the law. People like the Shadow, Doc Savage, Captain Hazzard, Jim Anthony…

    I recall that Farmer mentioned that Savage operated under a commission with the NYPD, so that makes him deputized. 

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  • I received two Barnes and Noble gift cards as gifts. I ordered a copy each of Crossovers Expanded Volume 1 and Volume 2. I plan on selling them on eBay and including notes as extras. I decided to disseminate these notes as one might find them helpful. If one wants to disseminate this message to Sean Lee Levin, feel free to do so. 

    I will list the more scintilating items early on in the message for convenience. 

    Crossovers Expanded Volume 2:

    Page 164: In the store in which Jack Russell perceives arcane items, a person resembling John Constantine appears. 

    Regarding the Black Cat tale featuring an allusion to Poirot, as Poirot's death in Curtain processed as published circa 1975, this seems to merit mention. Also, Poirot occurred as a Belgian rather than French, though people in France may perhaps have relatives in Belgium.   

    Crossovers Expanded Volume 1

    Introduction on page 19: The War of the Worlds' publication commenced in Pearson's in 1897 rather than 1897. I suppose allowing for a coverup of Martian incursion seems required, although one anticipates that even if officials of the British government sought to do so, other countries that had diplomats stationed at embassies on the respective island would have rejected the notion. Also, the need to confront possible subsequent invasions would seem a concern. 

    Page 174: the placement of the initial meeting of Peter Pan with Wendy Darling one may feel as more appropriate to place circa 1870, as in an epilogue, Pan meets with Wendy's daughter and then her granddaughter. As the novelization of the play featuring this epilogue reached bookstores circa 1911, following the generation of females to allow for Wendy to have a child, and that child to have a child, suggests circa 1870 perhaps. 

    Page 206: I seem to recall that Barnabus Collins spent decades, almost two (2) centuries in captivity in Maine, so how he managed to attend a gathering in the 1910's seems unclear.

    Crossovers Expanded Volume 2

    Page 93: Alan Grofield and Alan Grofield/Greenwood, as The Violent World of Parker review pointed out, seem to occur as separate, discrete individuals, as the Grofield who serves with Parker resides in Indiana, rather than New York. Inform me otherwise if I missed a detail. 

    Page 118: Did MLK, Jr. actually ever refer to Mohammed as an exemplar of passive resistance? While perhaps laudable in many respects, I do recall that he did engage in or directed others in at least defensive combat, and even if he held his followers to the higest standard of humane warfare, which one contingently supposes he may have, that seems a little outside of the Venn diagram for passive resistance.  

    Pages 153, 166, 178: The writer Randisi setting the adventures of various authors sleuths in periods prior to the textual, print debut years of these authors bodes concern to author Sean Lee Levin. If details of the backstory of these sleuths indicated that they had only commenced their cases close to the year of their print debuts, such objection seems feasible. 

    Page 153: A person already pointed out that the Maltese Falcon actually occurred as a historical tribute, so a reference to it no more serves as a crossover than a person pointing out that the Jack the Ripper murders actually occurred or to the Hope Diamond. 

    Crossover Movie Poster: Final Justice

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  • Hey, I was just wondering. Is this whole | colspan="3" | thing the new format for the Crossover Universe site moving forward? I just thought I'd ask since, to be honest, it looks kinda ugly.

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    • I wonder... Is there a way to colorize the descriptions beneath the entries? That might help to distinguish them from the entries themselves.

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    • After thinking it over, I still believe that the new format is still the best way, but I'd be open to considering other options in the future.

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  • Hello. I wish to contribute to this wiki. However, I wonder about how it works.
    Is this Wiki dedicated only to the main timeline?
    What is the difference between "Crossover chronology" and "Additional crossovers chronology"?
    I am belgian. Can I bring information about French fiction that has not been translated into English?

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    • Doug86 wrote:

      When possible, I have tried to integrate the chronologies given in both volumes of Crossovers; however, there are some for which I have not been able to determine the correct order of stories, and have thus kept them separate. If an integrated Crossover timeline is ever made, I will be sure to fix these entries.

      Thank you for these clarifications :-)

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    • LogiTeeka wrote:

      I was meaning to ask you about that. I figured a page dedicated to the AUs would be in order, but with the format we use for the site, how do you intend to list off the crossovers they contain if they're not considered part of the main CU universe?

      One could create a new table called "Alternate Universe Crossovers" in which stories would be sorted alphabetically as in books.

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  • Hi, Doug. I was wondering if you were knowledgable in regards to Kim Newman's crossover universe(s)? I like to do prepartory reading for Newman's works, and I noticed there was no exhaustive listing of references to his newer book, Angels of Music. Do you know of any such resource? I noticed you edited the Phantom page on this wiki which refers to some of the original short stories by Newman.

    Thank you for your work.

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    • Thanks again. I've been recommended the Crossovers book several times now. Is there analysiss of crossover references in Newman's other works pretty extensive? Is it a 'timeline' like the rest of the book seems to be or its own reference guide?

      Apologies for the many questions - I'm new to this world of keeping track of exploring crossover fiction, but I'm really enjoying it so far! :-)

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    • I'd say they're extensive. The Crossover books are good and I recommend them, but they are not separated in groups like this wiki, but are all on one timeline in chronological order. They don't have indexes, but an index for the first edition is available at the Philip José Farmer website.

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