In Q & A, a weekly feature of Fantastic Fangirls, we ask our staff to tackle a simple question — then open the floor to comments.
What comic book crossover duo should fight crime together?
I have this imagining, based on a Heroclix game I once played, wherein Damian Wayne is raised by Natasha Romanova. And they, of course, fight crime together. They do all the things “heroes” can’t.
You have to admit our world would be safer.
I came up with a sugar&spice combo.
On the sugar side, we have Willow Rosenberg:
And on the spice side, we have Jessica Jones:
I guess it could technically turn out to be a spice&spice combo, depending on the day. Dark!Willow, anyone?
I believe that with Jess’ foul mouth, private dick skills and honesty, coupled with Willow’s witchy powers, compassion and geekery, crime could not stand a chance in whatever city they decide to make their own.
I would pay good money to read this.
Oliver Queen and Clint Barton. I know, I know. But by now you probably know I love me some Arrow Family. And I’m thinking very specifically of a pre-reboot Ollie, the dysfunctional father figure, and a Hawkguy Clint, the a self-deprecating anti-hero.
Look at Ollie’s face. Priceless.
Anyway, I think it would be great for Clint to get a glimpse of a possible future in the older, probably not much wiser Ollie. I imagine it would start with the usual “who are you” type encounter, where they each try to one up the other one with archery skills while one of the women in their lives sits on the sidelines and snarks about men and their [arrow] shafts. Or, preferably, more than one woman, because a Dinah, Mia, Kate team up would be a great book all on its own.
Where was I? So after they begrudgingly agree that maybe (maybe) they’re evenly matched, they start swapping war stories and comparing trick arrows (more snark). Then something bad happens and they save the day. Back at the Queen family compound, Clint brings the beer, Ollie makes some chilli, Clint gives Lian a purple onesie, and everyone lives happily ever after.
Until the next issue, anyway.
I don’t know where this popped up in my head and I’m not sure it would be safe to explore that particular region of my brain, but I kinda love the results this time around.
Which two kickass spuerheros would I LOVE seeing working together? Big Barda and Captain America.
In my very convoluted head, Hitler and a dragon are interchangeable. Yeah, my mind? Scary place.
Anyways, the reasons behind wanting to see this duo team up are pretty simple: 1) They are awesome. 2) They are really awesome. 3) They are really, really awe–you get the idea.
For me, the best parts of Cap’s personality in the MCU movie universe is how respectful and full of admiration he is of women. Particularly strong women. I mean, come on! Look at Peggy Carter! Look at Natasha!
And does this macho man balk in the face of strong
Of course not!
Steve finds value in every soldier because its the drive and determination that makes you a great hero, not gender or ability (not that any of the ladies in comics are anything less than extraordinary).
So you can bet that he would appreciate Barda for who she is: a warrior.
And a kickass one at that. Together, they would get stuff done, well and honorably.
So what about you? What comic book crossover duo should fight crime together?