Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Crossover Covers: The X-Files: Conspiracy

The X-Files: Conspiracy, series of one-shots from IDW Publishing. The Lone Gunmen (who are revealed in The X-Files: Season 10 comics to have faked their deaths) investigate a series of documents from the future that lead them to investigate a series of “urban legends” that turn out to be true, including the Ghostbusters, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Transformers, and the Crow. The premise of the Transformers, involving giant robots using Earth as a battleground, is incompatible with the premise the CU resembles the world outside our window, at least on the surface, and therefore I consider this an AU.


  1. The Ghostbusters are in the CU. I'm pretty sure that the Turtles aren't. What about the Crow? He crossed over with Razon so is he in?

    Oddly enough, The Crow crossed over with Gene Wolfe's science fiction series The Book of the Long Sun in a short story. That would have to be an AU.

  2. Yes, the Crow is in through the Razor crossover, as well as a crossover with Nancy A. Collins' vampire protagonist Sonja Blue. As you may remember I posted a while ago on the Yahoo group about an upcoming comic called We Kill the Dead (formerly Revenants) that has references to and cameos by various movie slashers. One of the preview pages on the comic's Facebook page has a reference to the Crow (though not by name). The same page also features the title character of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, which I covered here a while ago.

  3. Thanks, I did not know about the Sonja Blue crossover or that he appeared in We Kill the Dead.