As the premier Marvel super team is Avengers have met a lot of interesting characters over the years. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have crossed paths with numerous heroes, villains and other teams on their many adventures. But every once in a while, the team has an experience with entities not native to the Marvel Universe, which makes for some truly unique stories.
Crossovers are one of the beloved comics, and the Avengers are no strangers to them. Whether they’re meeting powerful heroes from another world or helping to advertise a curious real-life product, read on to see 14 of the best Avengers crossovers with other properties.
Marvel has a history of weird promotional comics, some that even introduced new heroes to the Marvel Universe. Harley-Davidson/Avengers did just that by teaming up the Marvel heroes with the Road Force, a crew of heroes who use special Harley-Davidson motorcycles to fight crime. The team also had a few solo adventures with Thor and Iron Man, but haven’t been seen much since.
13 Marvel × Shōnen Jump+ Super Collaboration
Shonen Jump is one of the most popular manga publications, and the publisher teamed up with Marvel to create Marvel × Shōnen Jump+ Super Collaboration. The seven amazing one-shot stories were created by popular manga authors and illustrators. Notable stories from the collection include Spider-Man and Iron Man teaming up to save a video game convention, and Deadpool traveling to feudal Japan to become a samurai.
12 Marvel vs. DC/DC vs. Marvel
Avengers fans got to see their favorite heroes battle DC Comics’ mightiest forces in the amazing crossover event, DC vs. Marvel/Marvel vs. DC. Not only were Marvel heroes paired up to battle DC heroes, but fans were also given the chance to vote on the outcome. The event was dramatic, exciting and filled with fan engagement. Not to mention, it led to Marvel and DC’s incredible shared Amalgam imprint.
11 Savage Avengers
Marvel has a history of publishing comics featuring the sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. And when the publisher got the grade again, it went all out with new titles. Even more amazing, the hero actually got to join a crew of heroes Savage Avengers. Unfortunately, the rights to Conan the Barbarian were later acquired by Titan, forcing Conan to take a leave of absence from the Marvel Universe.
10 World War 3
The Wildstorm universe may be fully integrated into the DC universe now. But then it was an independent entity, free to cross with any property it wanted. In the “World War 3” crossover event, the heroes of the Marvel Universe team up with the iconic Wildstorm characters such as Stormwatch and WildC.ATs Although it is not the most well-known crossover, it is interesting to see Marvel and Wildstorm characters interact with each other .
9 New Avengers/Transformers
Two titans of entertainment came together with the 2007 crossover series New Avengers/Transformers. Spider-Man is kidnapped by Megatron, who tries to use his irradiated blood to enhance his evil powers, leading to a team-up between the Autobots and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It’s a wonderfully creative crossover filled with funny moments like Iron Man donning a new suit the size of a Transformer.
8 Marvel Team-Up (feat. Invincible)
Marvel Team-Up #14 brought the hero Invincible to the Marvel Universe. After being booted from his own world, Mark Grayson ends up in New York City, where he runs into Spider-Man. Although the adventure is largely centered around the two wisecracking heroes, Invincible meets the rest of the New Avengers, such as Captain America and Iron Man.
7 Godzilla: King of the Monsters
The Avengers have protected New York from a lot of threats, but they almost lost when they took on the most infamous Titan in cinema history. In the late 70s, Marvel Comics published Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a comic firmly set in the Marvel canon. In the series’ dramatic finale, Godzilla roams New York and puts it in grave danger, forcing Earth’s mightiest heroes to band together to stop him.
6 “Attack on the Avengers”
Speaking of Avengers fighting oversized threats, the Avengers battled one of the most popular monsters in anime in an incredible crossover. “Attack on Avengers”, a short film that debuted in the magazine Brutussees the Marvel Universe being attacked by the titular Titans of Attack on Titan. Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man and more are all pushed to their limits as they fight back against the terrifying giants.
In one of Marvel and DC’s most ambitious crossovers, Amalgam Comics was a short imprint that presented a world of merged heroes. Instead of Justice League or X-Men, there was JLX. Spider-Man and Superboy merged to become Spider-Boy. The temporary world was filled with inspired combo characters. However, it was only temporary and the Amalgam universe has not been seen for decades.
4 Marvel vs. Capcom
Video game fans don’t need to be reminded of the shameless fun Marvel vs. Capcom. But the amazing crossover wasn’t limited to arcades and game consoles. Marvel Comics has created a number of tie-in comics for the series such as Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite: Infinite Horizons and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. The franchise even has an official place in Marvel canon on Earth-30847.
3 Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness
Marvel Zombies is a beloved, if not creepy, alternate world that sees Marvel’s greatest heroes transformed into flesh-eating monsters. So what better property to cross it over with than Army of Darkness? IN Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness, the infamous deadite slayer Ash Williams drops into the Marvel universe just as the zombie plague is gaining ground. The crossover is ridiculous, gross and everything Evil death fan could wish for.
2 Disney Variant Covers
When Disney bought Marvel, fans wondered how long it would take to see some kind of crossover between the Avengers and the Mickey Mouse world. While it wasn’t an “official” crossover, Marvel Comics made waves with a new variant cover program for 2023 to honor The Walt Disney Company’s centennial. Presented as What if…?-style covers feature the variant Mickey and his friends taking the place of iconic Marvel characters.
When it comes to comic book crossovers, Avengers/JLA/JLA/Avengers seen by many as the crown jewel. Marvel’s Grandmaster and DC’s Krona endanger the fate of their respective worlds, forcing the greatest heroes from both universes to team up to save them. It’s a wonderful crossover that treats every character in it with reverence and respect, making it the perfect read for Marvel or DC fans.
The Marvel Universe has seen a lot of amazing things in its time, and these 14 Avengers crossovers will undoubtedly stand out as some of the most famous.