Monday, December 31, 2012

The Death of Team UP Books

The Death of OngoingTeam-up Books

Where have all the Team up Books gone.

DC practically created the genre.  I learned more about DC Comics characters through those titles than anywhere else.  The same was true of the Marvel books.

Marvel and DC had long standing team up titles.  They even had special event cross overs with each other and minor publishers.  Then the genre started to dry up.

Brave and the Bold died then came back briefly only to die again.

Now, to my knowledge, not one title exists.

Below is a list of ongoing team up series from Marvel and DC.


1. World's Finest (mostly Batman and Superman-with an occasional guest star) From issue 198 to 214 It featured Superman and a guest-star. That title was canceled at issue 323. It is a new 52 title now featuring Power Girl and Huntress.
2.Brave and the Bold (In the beginning all sorts of  characters, then Batman and a guest-star. That title was canceled with issue 200.  DC brought the title back in 2007, but it ended after 35 issues.)
3. Super Team Family ( reprints of teams in the begining, then team-ups. The  total run was only 15 issues)
4.DC Comics Presents (Superman and guest stars)  It Lasted 94 issues or just under 8 Years.

Marvel Team-Up (This featured Spider-Man and a Guest star.  This title lasted 150 issues).
Marvel Two in One ( This featured the Thing and a Guest Star.  This Title lasted this lasted 100 issues)
Super-Villain Team-Up ( It lasted 17 issues).
Ulitimate Marvel Team-Up (It last 16 issues, and only a year)

The following is a list of what Wikepedia defines as team-up comics:

  • A+X
  • Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine
  • Avenging Spider-Man
  • Batman/Hellboy/Starman
  • Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgment on Gotham
  • Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity
  • Batman/The Spirit
  • Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame