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Marvel vs DC/Amalgam Custom Bind Project Progress14941

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Amalgam was pretty neat. They took the gimmick a little beyond the comics as well with the forwards of the TPB being written by an amalgamation of the Editors in Chief of Marvel and DC at the time and referring creators and crossovers/events that also merged famous names from both companies.

I wouldn’t mind seeing a new batch of Amalgam books. We’ve certainly seen enough new faces from both companies to populate a new run.


Could you imagine the spec madness 🤣 It was out of control during Marvel's latest secret wars where they were mashing up characters.
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@Hcanes I wonder if speculation would be more relaxed because the characters would be co-owned and so they wouldn’t have many future appearances

Or if speculation would be intensified because they wouldn’t have many future appearances?
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I stumbled on this article from last year. . Seems like there’s plenty of interest from creators for a Marvel/DC crossover
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It’s been nearly 3 weeks since the book was delivered but that’s not out of the ordinary. Their turnaround time is estimated at 6-8 weeks. They don’t update throughout the process and don’t reach out until they need the artwork for the covers/dust jackets or if they have questions

Apparently orders are normally checked in within two weeks and most questions come up at that point. Since I’m past that point I guess they don’t have questions and I am waiting on their art request.


In the meantime, I am planning my next custom bind project. This one will collect Marvel’s 2020 The End series as a volume 2 to my collection of the first







There will be a pretty big difference in the two as the first book was like 30+ issues (18 of those were Chris Claremont’s trilogy of X-Men mini-series). The 2020 run was just 6. I waited a bit to see if they announced any more but it has been over a year now and no new ones have come up, so might as well start prepping







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It’s been a bit of a wait but I’ve finally received the dimensions for my books so I can provide cover files! Nearing the end!
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So I was sure what I wanted for the cover for book one so I was able to knock this out pretty quick.





I have a few images in mind for the front of the dust jacket

The cover of the trade or issues 1 or 3








Book 2 is mostly Amalgam but it's a bit hard to find good pinup work encompassing Amalgam as a whole. It'd be cool if I could find a hi-resolution, cleaned up version of the Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour set from the trading cards



There are a couple of posters that can work but I will have to track them down (I'm kind of annoyed that I wasn't able to add these into the books themselves). The Joe Madureira one looks cool but I can't seem to find a reasonably priced copy.




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I'm thinking this will be the imagery for the dust jacket. Still needs the text added




I also realized that most of my year 2 stuff is actually in the book so I no longer have it available for high resolution scans. I'll have to dig around to see what material I have that I can use for book 2
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Ugh, I just realized I missed the first page of a Wizard article I had included in the book. Now that's gonna bug me for the rest of my life lol. Maybe I'll print it off and slide the loose page into the book
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Okay, the covers for both books. I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with book 2's cover yet. I might move Super Soldier to the back and rogue to the front so I have 1 big and 1 small character on each cover instead of the front cover almost covered by large characters



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Okay! Book 2 cover and the book 1 dust jacket!



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Okay, Book 1









Book 2





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The books are finished and will ship out today!

The only thing left to do after they arrive is to carefully cut out one page and glue in two new ones to fix/add that page I missed
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This is an awesome project. I would love to work on a project like this, but I don't think I'd have the patience to track down all of the books. I'd probably lose interest halfway into the project. Congrats on completing it and finally getting it back from the binders. Can't wait to see the finished project.
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lol Thanks!

Yeah these kinds of projects can definitely require a bit of patience, especially if it’s got a lot of parts that you need to assemble. I like the process and designing the covers, pages, etc, and of course I love materializing those “wouldn’t it be cool if this book existed” ideas
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You did an excellent job in putting everything together. Nice job!
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Thank you!
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have all the amalgram issues. they were fun but felt the mixes were too random.

Iron man and green lantern
-shouldve been iron man/batman= iron bat, and green lantern/nova= green nova

-hulk and solomon grundy. shouldve been hulk and captain atom. both have simular origins.
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