Comics Crossover Categories
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Agree/disagree? Help me define them better, or tell me it's impossible to categorize them. How does Civil War fit into the categories as i've defined them (it's either a type 2 or a type 4, or we need to be able to define Events sort of like compound-complex sentences, with features of both types 2 and 4)? How about Fall of the Mutants, which was essentially three unrelated stories (i think it's a type 0, except that some of the unrelated stories had crossovers with other titles). Aaand, what's your favorite type of cross-over? I'm a classic Type 1-er, myself.
By fnord12 | December 6, 2006, 3:59 PM | Comics
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I prefer type 2, generally. Though any well written of any type I'd like (duh). And if I happen to read all the titles involved (which presumes they're well written), then type 3 is good too.
Civil War is Type 4. Despite what they said, too much happens in side-titles that relate to the main mini. A good test will be how coherent the mini will be on its own when it's all done. But, at the very least it includes those spider-man issues.
Fall of the mutants is a tough one. It might be a type0 with some type 3c thrown in for good measure.
(mutant massacre could almost be a type0 with the meta bit being the writers were all friends)
This is very hard to do overall, though. There's a lot of overlap. I think the best thing to do would be to decide what the cross-over mostly is.
Actually, the best thing to do would be to lie down and take a nap.
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