DC Versus Marvel Vol 1 #1 (Title) (Amalgam Comics)

Issue Information

Main Issue Title: Round One
Publication Date: February, 1996
Cover Artists: Dan Jurgens, Joe Rubinstein
Publisher: Amalgam Comics
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Round One

Writers: Ron Marz
Pencilers: Dan Jurgens, Claudio Castellini
Inkers: Joe Rubinstein, Paul Neary
Colourists: Gregory Wright
Letterers: Bill Oakley
Editors: Mike Carlin, Mark Gruenwald, Chris Duffy, Joe Andreani
Universe: Amalgam Universe

Appearing in "Round One"

Featured Characters

  • Spider-Man (Ben Reilly)
  • Axel Asher (present and future self) (First appearance)
  • Wolverine
  • Storm
  • Superman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Captain America
  • Superboy
  • Hulk
  • Lobo
  • Spectre
  • Living Tribunal

Supporting Characters

  • Joker
  • Gambit
  • Juggernaut
  • Lois Lane
  • J. Jonah Jameson


Other Characters

  • Soldiers of HYDRA
  • Professor X
  • Beast
  • Cyclops
  • Flash
  • Quicksilver
  • Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)
  • Silver Surfer
  • Aquaman
  • Namor
  • Captain Marvel
  • Elektra
  • Jimmy Olsen
  • Steel
  • Absorbing Man
  • Man-Bat
  • Punisher


  • New Earth
  • Marvel Universe


  • Steel's Armor MK II
  • Spider-Man's Web-Shooters


Synopsis for "Round One"

A mysterious box in a Manhattan alley begins emanating a strange light. The light breaks free from the box, and spreads throughout the world. Anyone tagged by one of its shafts disappears, only to reappear in a parallel universe. Spider-Man gets struck by a shaft and ends up in DC’s Gotham City, where he meets the villainous Joker. Likewise, Juggernaut finds himself transported to DC’s Metropolis, where he arouses the ire of Superman. Both worlds struggle to understand these paranormal occurrences, but life continues. Heroes and villains adjust to their new surroundings and engage new enemies in battle. Reporter Clark Kent discusses these strange events with his new photographer, Ben Reilly, but both men conclude that its something only a higher power can understand. They turn out to be wrong, as neither the Spectre nor the Living Tribunal comprehend the disturbances throughout the fabric of their respective universes. Elsewhere, two unknown cosmic beings reach out to each other across the void between realities.