Doug: Yeah, we like team-ups around here. Whether it's our look at the Bob Haney/Jim Aparo issues of The Brave and the Bold or the Marvel Two-In-One 2-parter we're going to review this month, getting our favorite heroes together is always fun. Sure, the plots are sometimes forced or even border on stupid and the art teams may not always be of the premiere variety... But there's something about two (or even three or four) characters or teams hooking up for an adventure that can be awesome fun. Many among you have great memories of the annual Justice League of America/Justice Society of America get-togethers. Today we want to bring forward all of those memories -- favorite stories, character interactions that were just great, and maybe even some clunkers along the way.
Doug: I think we talked about this before, but my memory is not as good as most of yours -- who would you like to have seen as a lead in a team-up book besides Spider-Man, the Thing, Superman, or Batman? I know at one point we had a poll on this subject.
Doug: To expand the lens, why don't you also discuss characters who you loved together -- not necessarily from a specific memory, but that just seemed to have some chemistry - these could even be members of a super-team, like the Beast and Wonder Man. And, to broaden this even a bit more, what are some team-ups that, to the best of your knowledge, did not happen but would have been great. Shoot, I think it would be fun to mix-and-match eras and across publishers too (did anyone read the Legion of Super-Heroes/Star Trek crossover?). One of my favorite daily stops is Super-Team Family: The Lost Issues!, so if you have any uncertainty at all as to what's expected of you today, a quick hop over there and back should set you straight.
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