BHOC: SUPERMAN VS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

SUPERMAN VS. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 
1976

THIS SAYS IT ALL! And it pretty much did. Even though I wasn’t a Marvel Comics reader in 1976 when SUPERMAN VS. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN was published, I nevertheless recognized it as something important, and so purchased a copy. 

Printed in the oversized Treasury format, it was a massive 96-pages in length, successfully combining the then-contemporary styles of the DC and Marvel books of the era into a thoroughly-exciting whole. It was, to put it simply, BIG, in every way.

For all of the myriad crossovers done since, good and bad, none of them have come close to matching the verve of this one, partly because it was done during a time when both companies had very distinctive approaches to their own material–it wasn’t long after this that the DC books began to read more like Marvel books, and vice versa.

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