The Droods go to war with Doctor Delirium and the Immortals over the Apocalypse Door. Appearing or mentioned are: U.N.C.L.E. and THRUSH (from the TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.); James Bond and S.P.E.C.T.R.E.(from Ian Fleming's novels); a Martian tripod (from H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds); a Crystal Egg (from another story by Wells); the Danse Academy in the German Black Forest (from Dario Argento's horror film Suspiria); Dracula (from Bram Stoker's novel); the Nightside (the setting of another series by Green); Shadows Fall (from Green's novel of the same name); a Time War (possibly the CU version of the war seen in Doctor Who); the Carnacki Institute (from Green's Ghost Finders books); Bradford-on-Avon, Carys Galloway, the Waking Beauty, Jimmy Thunder, God for Hire, and Nicholas Hob, the Serpent’s Son (all from Green's novel Drinking Midnight Wine, though this Bradford-on-Avon is a fictionalized version of the real town of that name, where Green lives); Doctor Faustus (from Christopher Marlowe's play); Indiana Jones; the Djinn Jeannie (from the television series I Dream of Jeannie); the recently dead Griffin in the Nightside, the Lord of Thorns, the Speaking Gun, and the Collector (all from the Nightside books); Old Father Time (also from Shadows Fall); a Kandarian amulet (a reference to the Kandarian demons from the Evil Dead films); Castle Frankenstein (from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein); the Bride of Frankenstein (from the Universal film of the same name); Area 52 (located in the Antarctic, and therefore presumably the same one seen in a titular miniseries published by Image Comics); and a bizarre alien city inside an Arctic mountain (possibly a reference to Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness.)
The Crossover UniverseTM is a companion blog to the books Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1-2 by Win Scott Eckert, and the forthcoming Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1-2 by Sean Levin. Material excerpted from Crossovers Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2010-2014 by Win Scott Eckert. All rights reserved. Material excerpted from Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2014-present by Sean Levin. All rights reserved.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Crossover Cover: From Hell with Love
Posted by Sean Levin at 9:10 AM
Labels: Crossover Covers, Doctor Who/Doctor Omega, Dracula, Evil Dead, Frankenstein, H.P. Lovecraft, Indiana Jones, James Bond, Nightside, Secret Histories, Simon R. Green, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The War of the Worlds
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Does Indiana Jones actually appear, or is he merely referenced? And if the former, does he actually play a role in the story, or is his appearance just an easter egg?ReplyDelete
He's just referenced.ReplyDelete
Ah, thanks. :-)ReplyDelete
How is Jeannie mentioned? This is the second time the series referenced her. If I remember correctly, there was a Scooby Do crossover that originally brought her in.ReplyDelete
When I first heard about that referenced I think I rolled my eyes because it was a corny show (though that's what some people enjoyed about it.) Now, I figure that was because of fictionalization. In "reality" it was about one of those fearsome beings of Arab lore. Who happen to live with an astronaut.
Rafe, the Drood family's Librarian, tells Eddie, "There are a number of technically immortal individuals out there, or at least, very long lived...but you're probably already familiar with most of those. Mr. Stab, of course. The Djinn Jeannie. The Griffin..."ReplyDelete
Major Anthony Nelson is also mentioned in "True Believers," a story in Tales of the Shadowmen Vol. 10 by Stuart Shiffman, who sadly passed away recently.ReplyDelete
I hadn't heard that about Stuart Shiffman. It's unfortunate.