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Friday, August 14, 2009

DC Vs. Marvel Trading Card - 1995

I don't even remember how I ended up with this card (too many Coronas + eBay?), its seemed to just show up in my collection at some point.

Part of the merchandising tied in to the DC vs. Marvel mini (I have to get around to writing about that series here some time), it features a nice illustration by Jim Calafiore and Mark McKenna, when Aquaman was still rocking his hook-for-a-hand look.

...and if you ever wondered what Peter Parker thought of the Sea King, wonder no more!


Dixon said...

Oh, the sleepless nights I've spent lying awake in bed, unable to keep my troubled mind from wondering just what would happen if Peter Parker and Aquaman were to meet. At last! At last, I can rest.

Earth 2 Chris said...

I could be wrong, but wasn't DC vs. Marvel published when Ben Reily was Spider-Man in that updated costume? You know, the "I'm not the clone I'm real. Oh wait, I am the clone. And now I'm dead" phase of Spidey's long, convoluted history?


BronzeTiger said...
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David J. Cutler said...

@Earth 2 Chris

One of the crossover's (many) failings is the people involved didn't seem to understand Spider-Man's current status quo themselves. When Ben was Spider-Man in that 90s looking costume, he had dyed his hair blonde and was living as Peter Parker's cousin, Ben. He was not a photographer but a waiter at a coffee house, called the Daily Grind.

In DC vs Marvel, his hair is still a brown mullet, and I believe he introduces himself as Ben Reilly but says his professional name is Peter Parker, for his photography work. It's almost as if the two characters were amalgamated together somehow in the force of this crossover (then again, I remember Spidey acknowledging his trouble with clones somehow in the Superboy fight).

Yeah, Spider-Man shares the top spot in my heart with Aquaman. I'm an equal opportunity comic book universe follower.

BronzeTiger said...

Hey Rob!
I posted this card and another from this set at the Shrine's Facebook page, actually was a few different Aquaman trading cards don't know if you ever saw them? You might want to take a look.

Chris Chance