Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Crossover Cover: The Chromatic Court

 

Are you a fan of Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow?

Then you'll love this anthology, which has two stories with crossovers!

For more information, be sure to purchase my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Crossover Cover: Happy Forever

 

In this story by Simon R. Green, professional thief Gideon Sable is hired by the father of a former lover to rescue her from a house where Time stands still. The father asks Gideon if he really stole the Hand of Eibon. Gideon finds many references to the house in books about unusual places such as Undertowen, the world below. Eibon is from Clark Ashton Smith’s Cthulhu Mythos stories. London Undertowen is from Green’s Secret Histories novel For Heaven’s Eyes Only and his Ghost Finders novel Spirits from Beyond. It bears noting that following the events of this story another thief assumes the identity of Gideon Sable, acting as the protagonist of a series of novels by Green, which have crossovers of their own.

This crossover is one of over a thousand covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Monday, April 22, 2024

Crossover Cover: Doomsday Exam

 

Are you a Bram Stoker fan?

Then you'll love the second book in Nick Pollotta's Bureau 13 series, which has a reference to Dracula, among other crossovers!

For more information, be sure to purchase my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Crossover of the Week

Winter 1936-Late Summer 1937 

THE DOMINO LADY’S SCANDAL 

The Domino Lady (Ellen Patrick) tries to clear the name of actor Emilio Romani, who has been falsely accused of statutory rape. Ellen met Romani at a party held by Neville Sinclair a week ago. Romani knows Alan Swann. During a trip to New York, Ellen met Theodore Marley Brooks, a lawyer who regularly tops the best dressed lists. While Ellen is no Monk Mayfair or Fergus MacMurdie, she is a skilled chemist. Romani’s alleged crime happened after he got back from a party thrown by Satan Devlin. Romani mentions the parties Valentino threw every Friday night at the Hyperion Hotel. Ellen learned how to palm a syringe from Mandrake, and how to crack a safe from Jimmie Gray, the heir to the Graylock Safe Company. During another one of her trips to New York, a fellow crimefighter taught Ellen a baritsu move that effectively turned her cape into a whip. The mastermind behind the plot against Romani, councilman and chess player John Sanford, taunts Ellen about her code against killing, saying, “I would already be dead if the Spider was standing before me.” A year later, Ellen catches up with Sanford in Palm City, where he is now calling himself James Fleming. 

Short story by Brad Mengel in Domino Lady Volume 3, Ron Fortier, ed., Airship 27 Productions, 2019. Neville Sinclair is from the film version of Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer. Although the film is incompatible with the comic and its continuations published by IDW, which are in the Crossover Universe, Adam Lance Garcia’s The Green Lama: Unbound and Frank Schildiner’s “Blood of the Hummingbird” also establish Sinclair has a counterpart in the CU. Alan Swann is from the movie My Favorite Year. Brooks and Mayfair are two of the bronze man’s aides. MacMurdie is one of the members of the avenging hero’s crime-fighting organization. Jack “Satan” Devlin appeared in five stories by Ernest Manning in Saucy Movie Tales from July 1936-January 1937. The Hyperion Hotel is from the TV series Angel. Mandrake is the title character of Lee Falk’s comic strip Mandrake the Magician. Jimmie Gray, aka the Shadow (no relation to the American pulp hero), is an Australian comic book character created by Jeff Wilkinson. The fellow crimefighter is the vigilante of the shadows. Baritsu is from Doyle and Watson’s “The Adventure of the Empty House.” The crossover comic “The Conflagration Man” implied Sherlock Holmes had taught both the shadowy vigilante and Doc baritsu. The Spider needs no further introduction. John Sanford (aka James Fleming) is meant to be the grandfather of Peter Fleming, aka Chess, from the TV series The Cape, which is set in Palm City. 

This crossover writeup is one of over a thousand included in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Crossover Covers: Lady Death/Shi


 

In 1182, Kikoku, aka Shi, battles Lady Death, who comes from the alternate dimension known as the Blacklands. Although Chaos! Comics’ original version of Lady Death exists in an alternate reality to the Crossover Universe, the Avatar version is a distinct one with no ties to other Chaos! characters, and has also encountered Pandora, who in turn has met Avengelyne, Razor, and the Shi of the seventeenth century, all of whom are in the CU themselves.

This crossover is one of over a thousand covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Friday, April 19, 2024

Crossover Cover: A Matter of Death and Life

 

Are you a fan of German Expressionist cinema?

Then you'll love this entry in Simon R. Green's Gideon Sable series, which has references to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Nosferatu, among other crossovers!

For more information, be sure to check out my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Crossover Cover: The Bride of the Hound

 

In this story by Joshua M. Reynolds, Charles St. Cyprian, Nadja Highmill, and Philip Wendy-Smythe attend a party at Myrdstone Manor. Carnacki’s death at Ypres is mentioned. Nadja has said barely two words to their host, Delilah Myrdstone, since Gussie’s Christmas party last year. Delilah’s fiancé Mueller tells St. Cyprian certain translations of the Bible reference “the ghouls that burrow.” Wendy-Smythe mentions the primitive buildings found at Exham Priory a few years ago and says von Juntz was right about ghouls. “The Myrdstone Witch-Cult” is mentioned in Lin Carter’s Anton Zarnak story “Curse of the Black Pharaoh.” Carnacki is from William Hope Hodgson’s Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder. Carnacki’s death was likely staged, given his post-World War I appearances in the CU. Gussie is Gussie Fink-Nottle from P. G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves books. The Biblical references to “the ghouls that burrow” are fictional and derived from Robert Barbour Johnson’s “Far Below.” Exham Priory is from H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Rats in the Walls.” Friedrich von Juntz, the author of Unaussprechlichen Kulten, is from Robert E. Howard’s Mythos fiction.

This crossover is one of over a thousand covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Crossover Cover: Doc Ardan: The Abominable Snowman

 

Are you a French pulp fan?

Then you'll love this anthology of reprinted and new stories featuring Guy d'Armen's hero Francis "Doc" Ardan!

For more information, be sure to preorder my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Crossover TV Episode: Icarus

 

Detective Sergeant Morse goes undercover as a teacher at a boy’s school to investigate the murder of an actual teacher. He tells the faculty he previously taught at Bamfylde. Bamfylde School is from R. F. Delderfield’s To Serve Them All My Days

This crossover is one of over a thousand covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Crossover Cover: With the Storm

 

Are you a fan of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child?

Then you'll love Peter Rawlik's story in this anthology, which has a nod to their Aloysius Pendergast series, among other crossovers!

For more information, be sure to purchase my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Crossover of the Week

Autumn 1942-Late Summer 1945

LE GROOM VERT-DE-GRIS

Appearing or mentioned are: Tintin and Milou; Quick, Flupke, and Agent 15; Grandgil, Marcel Martin, and Jambier; Buck Danny; Jérôme, Lambique, and Sidonie; Bob Fish; Ivanovitch Sakharine; Doctor Müller; Jo and Zette; Captain Francis Blake; William Ballantine; Aristide Filoselle; “Battling Jack” Murdock; Poison Ivy; Professor Tournesol; Blondin; Tif and Tondu; Tortue; Loch Lomond Scotch; the Crab with the Golden Claws; and a pilot singing “Tea for Two.”

Spirou et Fantasio one-shot by Yann and Olivier Schwartz, 2009. Tintin, Milou, Ivanovitch Sakharine, Doctor Müller, Aristide Filoselle, Professor Tournesol, Loch Lomond Scotch, and the Crab with the Golden Claws are from Hergé’s comic The Adventures of Tintin. Quick, Flupke, and Agent 15 are from the same creator’s comic Quick & Flupke. Grandgil, Marcel Martin, and Jambier are from the movie La Traversée de Paris, although these must be alternate versions of the characters, since the events of the film are transposed to Brussels, and Jambier is called Vécot. Buck Danny is the title character of Jean-Michel Charlier and Victor Hubinon’s comic book. Jérôme, Lambique, and Sidonie are from Willy Vandersteen’s comic Bob et Bobette. Bob Fish is from the titular comic book by Yves Chaland. Jo and Zette are from Hergé’s comic The Adventures of Jo, Zette, and Jocko. Captain Francis Blake is from Edgar P. Jacobs’ comic Blake and Mortimer. William Ballantine is from Henri Vernes’ Bob Morane novels. “Battling Jack” Murdock is the father of Matt Murdock, aka the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil. Poison Ivy is from the comic book of the same name by Berthet and Yann. Blondin is from Jigé’s comic Blondin and Cirage. Tif and Tondu are from Fernand Dineur’s comic. Tortue is from Yann and Marc Hardy’s comic La Patrouille des Libelulles. The pilot singing “Tea for Two” is from the movie La Grande Vadrouille.


This crossover writeup is one of over a thousand appearing in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert’s Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!


Saturday, April 13, 2024

Crossover Cover: Dracula's Ghost

 

Detective Jennifer Grail and occult investigator Carter Decamp once again do battle with Dracula. Jen borrows Kharrn’s sword from Decamp. Mircalla Karnstein, aka Carla Lim and Carmilla, seeks to resurrect Dracula. Decamp consults the Ruthvenian, and plans to check Pursuivant’s Vampiricon. Decamp arranges for Jen to meet with a contact of Wade Griffin, who is in a relationship with Decamp’s apprentice Charon. Decamp reminds Jen of what Victor told them about Dracula’s first resurrection. Jennifer Grail, Carter Decamp, and Kharrn are recurring characters in Rutledge’s work. Dracula should need no explanation. Mircalla “Carmilla” Karnstein is from J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla.” The Ruthvenian is a tome of vampire lore from the connected works of Donald F. Glut. Judge Pursuivant is one of Manly Wade Wellman’s occult detectives. The Vampiricon is mentioned in the Pursuivant stories. Wade Griffin and Charon are from James A. Moore and Rutledge’s Griffin and Price series, in which Decamp is a supporting character. Dracula’s Revenge had Jen and Decamp fighting Dracula alongside the Frankenstein Monster, who had adopted his creator’s first name, Victor.

This crossover is one of over a thousand covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Friday, April 12, 2024

Crossover Cover: Occult Detective Monster Hunter: A Grimoire of Eldritch Inquests

 

Are you a fan of occult detective stories?

Then you'll love this anthology, which has stories in which Joel Jenkins' character Lone Crow meets Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson and Anton Zarnak encounters what appears to be Robert Blake from Lovecraft's "The Haunter of the Dark," among other crossovers!

For more information, be sure to purchase my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Crossover Cover: The Brotherhood of the Wheel

 

Jimmie Aussapile is a member of the Brotherhood of the Wheel, a secret society descended from the Knights Templar, now mostly consisting of bikers, truckers, drifters, and highway patrol, who protect the roads from threats supernatural and mundane. Jimmie meets a Louisiana policewoman named Lovina Marcou, whose sister was killed in the bayou by a cult that John Raymond Legrasse bested a century ago. Jimmie Aussapile first appeared in Belcher’s Nightwise, featuring southern wizard Laytham Ballard. The sequel to Nightwise is The Night Dahlia. Inspector John Raymond Legrasse is from H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu.”

This crossover is one of over a thousand covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Crossover Cover: It's Always Darkest

Are you a fan of Philip Jose Farmer's Secrets of the Nine series?

Then you'll love this official novella in the series by Frank Schildiner!

For more information, be sure to purchase my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!
 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Crossover Cover: Rage

 

Scott Wilson becomes the new head of Rogue Team International. Wilson has previously worked with Chess Team, Sigma Force, and MHI. When the need arises, RTI can call on werewolf private eye Sam Hunter to help them on a freelance basis. Besides Chess Team, Sigma Force, and MHI, Seal Team 666 is another ally of RTI. Chess Team is from a series of novels by Jeremy Robinson. Sigma Force is from James Rollins’ books. MHI (Monster Hunter International) is the focus of a series by Larry Correia. Sam Hunter appears in his own series of stories by Maberry. Seal Team 666 is from Weston Ochse’s novels.

This crossover is one of over a thousand covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Monday, April 8, 2024

Crossover Movie Poster: La machine à découdre

 

Are you a fan of French cinema?

Then you'll love this film, which has a tie to director Jean-Pierre Mocky's movie Litan, which is itself in the CU through Atom Mudman Bezecny's story "Harry's Homecoming!"

For more information, be sure to pick up a copy of my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes ARE AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Crossover of the Week

Winter 1938 

THE THIRD EYE OF OSIRIS 

The Bimbashi Baruk receives a message from Sir Denis Nayland Smith asking him to meet him at Sir Lionel Bart’s reception in Aswan. Other guests at the party include the Graf, a clubfooted German; John Solomon; Professor Tör Andersen; and André de Savery. The Graf is really Adolph von Grundt, on whom Desmond Okewood has kept a close eye ever since they met in the Great War. Smith says the Americans have the Ark of the Covenant, which is probably buried in a warehouse somewhere. When Sir Lionel asks Baruk if he knows about the Eye of Osiris, he asks in turn if that was one of John Thorndyke’s cases back in the '20s, involving a jewel. Professor Andersen is really Fu Manchu. The real Andersen was murdered by the Si-Fan. Dr. Petrie has spoken highly of Sir Lionel. Gaston Max confirmed for Smith that the true Andersen’s body was in the Paris sewers where de Savery said it was. In 1905, Smith encountered Hanoi Shan. Fu Manchu, after confirming Sir Lionel is with Smith and the others, says only Dr. Petrie and young Greville are missing. 

Short story by David L. Vineyard in Tales of the Shadowmen Volume 14: Coup de Grace, Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier, eds., Black Coat Press, 2017; reprinted in French in Les Compagnons de l’Ombre (Tome 24), Jean-Marc Lofficier, ed., Rivière Blanche, 2018. Bimbashi Baruk is from Sax Rohmer’s Bimbashi Baruk of Egypt. Sir Denis Nayland Smith, Sir Lionel Barton (or Bart as he’s called here), Fu Manchu, the Si-Fan, Dr. Petrie, and Shan Greville are from Rohmer’s Fu Manchu novels. Gaston Max appears in his own series of novels by Rohmer; one of these, The Golden Scorpion, has a cameo by an unnamed Fu Manchu. John Solomon’s stories were told by H. Bedford-Jones in several magazines, mainly The Argosy and People’s. André de Savery is an alias of Maurice Leblanc’s gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. Adolph von Grundt and Desmond Okewood are from Valentine Williams’ Clubfoot novels. The American government did seal the Ark of the Covenant in a warehouse after Indiana Jones recovered it, as seen in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Dr. John Thorndyke encountered a jewel called the Eye of Osiris in R. Austin Freeman’s novel of the same name. Hanoi Shan is from H. Ashton-Wolfe’s Warped in the Making; Philip José Farmer identified him with Fu Manchu in Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life

This crossover writeup is one of over a thousand included in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Crossover Cover: Picking Up the Pieces

 

The members of Caballistics, Inc. discover their teammate Jenny Simmons is demonically possessed. Jenny asks exorcist Lawrence Verse if he’s going to use the Ceremony of Seven Daggers or the Merrin Rite on her. The Ceremony of Seven Daggers refers to the Seven Daggers of Megiddo from The Omen films. The Merrin Rite is named after the late Father Lankester Merrin from William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist

This crossover is one of over a thousand covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Friday, April 5, 2024

Crossover Cover: Cheerfulness Breaks In

 

Are you a Compton Mackenzie fan?

Then you'll love this novel set in Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire that has a reference to one of Mackenzie's books!

For more information, be sure to purchase my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Crossover Cover: Centipede '63

 

The vigilante known as the Black Centipede and Captain Marla Bartowski, the daughter of his old friend Stan Bartowski, attempt to thwart the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Centipede’s foe Adrian Countenance is executed at Winnemac State Prison in Zenith. The town of Zenith, located in the fictional state of Winnemac, is from the works of Sinclair Lewis. The Centipede reaches out to ex-cop turned private eye Ace Harlem for info. Ace appeared in a story by John Terrell in the one-shot All-Negro Comics in July 1947. The Centipede and his allies Raoul and Marie Unknown discuss the Martian War of 1897. The Martians came to Earth in cylinders. Of course, this is a reference to H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. The Centipede receives a call from his ex-wife Anonymoushka, the precognitive daughter of Professor Moriarty. In the Black Centipede’s universe, Moriarty is really Sherrinford Holmes, Sherlock’s brother. He was bitten by Count Dracula, and as a result came back as a vampire after his death at Reichenbach Falls. He then killed Dracula and took his mantle as Lord of the Vampires. This is obviously incompatible with CU continuity and makes the Black Centipede books an AU. Marla contacts her friend, FBI agent Jill Trent. Jill Trent, Science Sleuth was the protagonist of a feature in Nedor Publishing’s titles Fighting Yank and Wonder Comics from 1943-1948. The Centipede calls his friend Gregor Samsa, the protagonist of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. He also says about a foe, “He was a criminal at heart, and as somebody once said, criminals are a superstitious and cowardly lot.” “Somebody” is Batman. 

This crossover is one of over a thousand covered in my book Crossover Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Crossover Cover: By the Light of the Moon

 

Are you a Charlie Chan fan?

Then you'll love Peter Rawlik's story in this anthology, which features a descendant of Charlie, among other crossovers!

For more information, be sure to purchase my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Crossover Cover: Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds

 

On Amtor (Venus), Carson Napier encounters his old friend Jason Gridley and Victory Harben, who have found themselves being repeatedly transported through space. He also finds the body of a four-armed green man. Jason Gridley is a recurring character across Edgar Rice Burroughs’ various series. Victory Harben is the daughter of Nadok of the Voraki tribe of Pellucidar and Gretchen Von Harben from Burroughs’ Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins. The green man is a Thark from Burroughs' Mars novels.

Also included is a bonus story by Christopher Paul Carey, "Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun," in which Jason and Victory find themselves transported across space and time. Victory’s father is Nadok of the Voraki tribe of Pellucidar, while her mother is Gretchen Von Harben, sister of Erich Von Harben. When Victory was eleven, she encountered a Mahar queen and decided to go to the outer world to broaden her knowledge. Initially, Victory lived in America with Captain Heinrich Hines of the O-220 and his wife Anna. Gridley previously contacted Victory via the Gridley Wave apparatus at the Greystokes’ Chamston-Hedding estate. The scientists of Barsoom were unable to provide an explanation for the Gridley Wave. Erich Von Harben is from Tarzan and the Lost Empire. Victory’s encounter with the Mahar queen Tu-al-sa (originally from the novel Pellucidar) is depicted in Win Scott Eckert’s Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar, which takes place in 1943. Heinrich Hines and the O-220 are from Tarzan at the Earth’s Core. In that book, Hines is the O-220's navigator, but in Russ Manning’s Sunday Tarzan comic strip stories involving Pellucidar, he is the captain. Battle for Pellucidar explains how this happened. The Greystokes are Tarzan and family. The Chamston-Hedding estate is from Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

These crossovers are two of over a thousand included in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Monday, April 1, 2024

Crossover Cover: Prisoner on Charon's Ferry

 

Are you a Cthulhu Mythos fan?

Then you'll love the Ibis the Invincible story in this issue, which has an appearance by the Necronomicon!

For more information, be sure to pick up my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3 when Meteor House publishes it in August! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Crossover of the Week

Late July 1912

THE RETURN OF THE WINCHESTER MAN 

Criminologist Professor Craig Kennedy and his friend and biographer, reporter Walter Jameson, travel from New York City to Chicago at the behest of the leader of the White Hand, a group of businessmen who oppose the Italian American Black Hand criminal organization, whose brother has been murdered by, apparently, the Black Hand’s assassin, the Winchester Man. In the process, they meet Sherlock Holmes, who is in Chicago disguised as the Irish American Altamont. After solving their own case, Kennedy and Jameson help Holmes thwart an arson attempt at the Republican Convention, orchestrated by Von Bork. Crime in New York has become relatively mundane, except for a new safecracker calling himself the Gray Seal. The leader of the White Hand mentions “that little punk Colombo.” 

Short story by Walter Jameson, edited by Greg Gick in The Further Crossovers of Sherlock Holmes, Richard Dean Starr and E. R. Bower, eds., Moonstone Books, 2017. Craig Kennedy and Walter Jameson are from Arthur B. Reeve’s detective novels. Holmes’ time in Chicago as Altamont was alluded to in “His Last Bow,” in which he defeated Von Bork. Jimmie Dale, aka the Grey Seal, is the hero of a series of novels by Frank L. Packard. “That little punk Colombo” is Chicago gangster Spats Colombo from the movie Some Like It Hot

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming from Meteor House in August! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Crossovers Expanded Volume 3

Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3 is available for preorder from Meteor House. I will be signing all the copies at this year’s FarmerCon/PulpFest, where it will debut!

Crossover TV Episode: Oracle

 

In this episode of Endeavour, an undertaker business named Duxbury’s is mentioned. Duxbury’s is likely an Oxford branch of the undertakers’ firm Shadrack & Duxbury from Keith Waterhouse’s Billy Liar.

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Friday, March 29, 2024

Crossover Cover: Moonbreaker

 

Are you an Arthur Conan Doyle fan?

Then you may enjoy this entry in Simon R. Green's Secret Histories series, which has a nod to Professor Challenger, among other crossovers!

For more information, be sure to purchase a copy of my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3 when Meteor House publishes it! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Crossover Covers: The Duke's Daughter

 

In this novel set in Anthony Trollope's fictional English county of Barsetshire, Tom Grantly goes to work for the Red Tape and Sealing Wax Dept. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.M.G., grandson of the well-known First Lord of the Admiralty, is mentioned, as is the county of Loamshire. The Tape and Sealing-Wax Office is from the works of William Makepeace Thackeray. Sir Joseph Porter is the grandson of the character of the same name in Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. The fictional English county of Loamshire is from George Eliot’s Adam Bede, Felix Holt, and Middlemarch. The fictional Loamshire Regiment appears in several works, including H. C. “Sapper” McNeile’s Bulldog Drummond novels, Evelyn Waugh’s Put Out More Flags and Men at Arms, and the movie The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Crossover Cover: Case for Three Detectives

 

Are you a fan of Golden Age detective fiction?

Then you'll love the first Sgt. Beef novel by Leo Bruce, which has appearances by thinly veiled versions of Lord Peter Wimsey, Hercule Poirot, and Father Brown!

For more information, be sure to pick up a copy of my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3 when Meteor House publishes it! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Crossover Movie Poster: Nomads

 

Dr. Benway is paged over a hospital intercom. Dr. Benway is a character in William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, which takes place in the CU. Benway is also paged in the movie Repo Man

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Monday, March 25, 2024

Crossover Cover: Till Death Do Us Part

 

Are you a John Dickson Carr fan?

Then you'll love this Dr. Gideon Fell mystery by him, which has references to the setting of one of his Sir Henry Merrivale stories!

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Crossover of the Week

Winter 1967

SATANIC SPIES AND OTHER MUSICALS 

The chauffeur for a cadet branch of the Falsworth family tells his friend about occult investigator Johnny Rich and his own chauffeur, partner, and lover May when they spot them at Lords. May’s mother employs dacoits and has access to poisonous vipers. The duo meets with the controller of British Intelligence and his employee George. One of rock star Bobby Belial’s followers is Helena Gurney, niece of the Earl of Gurney. Belial plays at a club owned by Danny and Tony Driscoll. The Driscolls and Harold Shand each claim the title of London’s boss. May is of Manchu descent. Johnny is a duke, and his late father was a legendary magus. After thwarting Belial, Johnny goes with May to the musician’s home, where they meet a Special Branch officer named Mendel. 

Short story by Frank Schildiner, originally available as an e-book from Pro Se Productions in 2017; reprinted in Johnny Rich, Pro Se Productions, 2018. Johnny Rich is the son of Dennis Wheatley’s occult detective the Duke de Richleau. May is the daughter of Fah Lo Suee and the granddaughter of Dr. Fu Manchu. The Falsworth family includes Montgomery Falsworth and his son Brian, both of whom operated as the masked hero Union Jack, and Montgomery’s daughter and Brian’s sister Jacqueline, aka the speedster superheroine Spitfire. All three are members of the Marvel Comics wartime superhero team the Invaders. Although superteams are rarely included in the CU, it has been established that the Invaders did operate briefly as a commando-style team, notably encountering a member of the Frankenstein family and his monster. Furthermore, Paul Hugli’s “As Time Goes By...” suggests a version of Union Jack exists in the CU. The head of British intelligence is Control, George Smiley’s boss in John le Carré’s spy novels. Inspector Mendel is also from the Smiley books. The Earl of Gurney is from Peter Barnes’ play The Ruling Class and its film adaptation by Peter Medak. Danny and Tony Driscoll are from the television series Only Fools and Horses. By extension, the spin-off The Green Green Grass and the prequel Rock & Chips would also be in the CU. Miss Tibbs and Miss Gatsby from Fawlty Towers appeared in the Only Fools and Horses episode “Homesick.” Harold Shand is from the movie The Long Good Friday

This crossover writeup is one of hundreds included in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Crossover Covers: Sherlock, Lupin & Me

 




In this juvenile detective novel series written by Alessandro Gatti under the pseudonym "Irene Adler," Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler, and Arsène Lupin solve mysteries together as kids. In the CU, Lupin was born in 1874, twenty years after Holmes and sixteen after Irene, so these books must take place in an AU.

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Friday, March 22, 2024

Crossover TV Episode: When It Rains, It Pours

 

Are you an F. Scott Fitzgerald fan?

Then you'll love this episode of 30 Rock, which has a shout-out to This Side of Paradise!

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Crossover Cover: The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror

 

Bob Chambers, an agent of the Human Protection League (HPL), reporter Karen Shepworth, and others investigate the strange phenomena associated with England's All Hallows Church, designed by Thomas Moreby. A passage from the Book of Eibon is quoted: “And you will face the Sea of Darkness, and all therein that may be explored.” Howard and Karen find themselves in Hell’s nine circles. Moreby served a power described as “the One Who Watches in Darkness” in the Liber de Nigra Peregrinatione, aka The Book of the Black Pilgrimage, which talks about the Black Cathedral and Chorazin. Thomas Moreby and the Liber de Nigra Peregrinatione are from another mosaic novel series created by Jones, Zombie Apocalypse!, to which this book serves as a prequel. Given the subject matter, that series must be an AU, and this novel’s references are to the CU versions of Moreby and the book. The quote “And you will face the Sea of Darkness, and all therein that may be explored” comes from Lucio Fulci’s movie The Beyond, which features the Book of Eibon prominently. The nine circles of Hell are from Dante’s Divine Comedy. The Black Pilgrimage to Chorazin is from M. R. James’ “Count Magnus.” 

This crossover, along with many others in the Lovecraft Squad books, is covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Crossover Cover: On the Executioner's Blood List

 

Are you a pulp fan?

Then you'll love W. Wirt's story in this issue, featuring his character Jimmy Wilson, which also has an appearance by his prior series character John Norcross!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Crossover Cover: Black Out

 

Det. Sgt. Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard investigates the discovery of a severed arm in Stepney, as well as the disappearance of a communist, with both cases turning out to be connected to each other and the current war. Squadron Leader Neville Pym, also referred to as N. A. G. Pym, is MI5’s liaison with the Yard. A female friend of the communist has as a neighbor a fat bald man involved in Civil Defense, specifically Heavy Rescue. The Fat Man tells Troy, “I did a lot of work before the war for a detective like – amateur mind, a gentleman – in fact I’d be doin’ it now, but that he took ’imself off to the army and one of those ’ush-’ush jobs.” Perhaps Neville A. G. Pym’s middle initials stand for Arthur Gordon, and he is descended from a child of Poe’s Arthur Gordon Pym who immigrated to Britain. The Fat Man is Magersfontein Lugg, the peacetime manservant to Margery Allingham’s detective Albert Campion. Campion and Lugg’s wartime activities are described in the original novels. Lugg will go on to make several more appearances in the Troy series, but I will not list all of them here. Lawton’s novels about MI5 agent Joe Wilderness are set in the same universe as the Troy books.

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Monday, March 18, 2024

Crossover Cover: Creepshow

 

Are you a British science fiction fan?

Then you'll love this Caballistics, Inc. story, which among other crossovers has a reference to The Quatermass Xperiment!

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Sunday, March 17, 2024

Crossover of the Week

Summer 1920

THE DOOR OF ETERNAL NIGHT 

Charles St. Cyprian and Ebe Gallowglass meet Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle, the latter of whom says Holmes used to talk to himself. Holmes and Carnacki worked together on a case in 1899 involving a man named James Phillimore. Doyle says Watson spoke of that affair once or twice. After the case, Carnacki became Edwin Drood’s apprentice. Supposedly, the King of Ruritania lives at Claridge’s when he isn’t serving as the doorman at Barribault’s. Colonel Bobdillo is taking Houdini, his wife, and Doyle to dinner. St. Cyprian draws the odd angles of the Voorish Sign and has a vision involving the three-lobed burning eye. An old man called Captain James Basil helps St. Cyprian and company out of a spot. St. Cyprian knew a man during the war who knew a little something about clouding men’s minds and had the most eerie laugh. Gallowglass refers to a previous case involving Bellingham and his mummy. Ten years ago, a cult in Cairo sealed Houdini into a pyramid. St. Cyprian tries to use a move on his opponent the Thin Man that Captain Drummond had shown him one night in Marseille. The Thin Man is St. Cyprian’s old foe, the mummy Nephren-Ka. If it hadn’t been for the debacle in Seven Dials, Bellingham’s influence among the subtly inclined might have grown to outstrip that of Crowley or Mocata. Doyle wonders if Bellingham is the same man a surgeon of his acquaintance named Abercrombie Smith spoke of. The Starry Wisdom is an offshoot of the Cult of the Great Pyramid Bat. Bobdillo knows the night-music of Khem. Houdini, recognizing Bobdillo from Egypt, asks him whatever happened to Abdul Reis. Captain Basil, who is really Sherlock Holmes, says Colonel Bobdillo was not a real Colonel, but took up the rank when the late, unlamented Colonel Sebastian Moran was locked away. 

Novella by Josh Reynolds, 18thWall Productions, 2016, reprinted in Casefiles of the Royal Occultist Volume One: Monmouth’s Giants, 18thWall Productions, 2019. James Phillimore is the subject of an untold Sherlock Holmes case mentioned in Doyle and Watson’s “The Problem of Thor Bridge.” This Phillimore is a distinct individual from the shape-changing alien who used that name in Farmer and Manders’ “The Problem of the Sore Bridge – Among Others.” Holmes used the alias of Captain Basil in “The Adventure of Black Peter.” Colonel Sebastian Moran is from “The Adventure of the Empty House.” Holmes’ description of Moran as “late” should not be taken literally, as the Colonel will not meet his end until 1935, as described in Kim Newman’s “The Man Who Got Off the Ghost Train.” Thomas Carnacki is from William Hope Hodgson’s Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder. Edwin Drood is from Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The ex-King of Ruritania and Barribault’s are from the works of P. G. Wodehouse. Ruritania itself is originally from Anthony Hope’s The Prisoner of Zenda. Colonel Bobdillo is from Elliott O’Donnell’s “The Mummy Worshippers.” The Voorish Sign is from H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Dunwich Horror.” The three-lobed burning eye is an avatar of Nyarlathotep from Lovecraft’s “The Haunter of the Dark.” Nephren-Ka and the Starry Wisdom Church are also from that story. Houdini’s interment in a Cairo pyramid and Abdul Reis are from “Imprisoned with the Pharaohs,” supposedly a factual account by Houdini himself, but a fictional story penned by Lovecraft. Khem is from both stories. The man St. Cyprian knew during the Great War is the future pulp hero of the shadows. Edward Bellingham and Abercrombie Smith are from Doyle’s “Lot No. 249.” Captain Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond is H. C. “Sapper” McNeile’s hero. Mocata is from Dennis Wheatley’s The Devil Rides Out. The pyramid bat is a fictional species seen in Sax Rohmer’s Brood of the Witch-Queen. The bat is also mentioned in Lin Carter’s Anton Zarnak story “Curse of the Black Pharaoh.” Nephren-Ka appears in that tale under the name Khotep, and as Kephren in “Imprisoned with the Pharaohs.”

This crossover writeup is one of hundreds included in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Crossover Movie Poster: Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

 

Jay and Silent Bob, sued by Saban Films for the rights to their names, are defended in court by Brandon St. Randy, who ironically is also representing Saban. Later, the duo visits a Mooby’s fast food restaurant, where a misunderstanding over emojis leads to Silent Bob having sex with the manager, Ms. McKenzie. Brandon St. Randy first appeared in Smith’s film Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Ms. McKenzie is from Smith’s film Yoga Hosers, the sequel to Tusk

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Friday, March 15, 2024

Crossover Cover: Dream a Little Dream of Me

 

Are you a fan of Jonathan Maberry's Joe Ledger series?

Then you'll love Maberry's story in this anthology, featuring his werewolf private eye Sam Hunter, which has several references to the Ledger books!

For more information, be sure to pick up a copy of my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3 when Meteor House publishes it! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Crossover Covers: Grifter/Shi

 


Shi meets the masked hero known as Grifter (Cole Cash). In the Image Comics Universe, Grifter is a member of the superhero team WildC.A.T.S. This crossover brings in a version of him independent of the team.

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Crossover Cover: Carnacki: The Lost Cases

 

Are you a fan of William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki stories?

Then you'll love this anthology of twelve new stories featuring the character, five of which have crossovers!

For more information, be sure to purchase my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3 when Meteor House publishes it! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Crossover Cover: Swords Against the Moon Men

 

In this novel set in the continuity of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Moon Trilogy, Julian the 7th travels to Va-nah, the Moon’s hollow interior, in 2076 to rescue a Barsoomian ambassadorial expedition, having learned of their peril via a woman using the Gridley Wave. The Wave, invented by Jason Gridley, was once used to relay messages to and from the Earth’s own hollow interior. The leader of the expedition is John Carter, and the woman who alerted Julian was Dejah Thoris. Barsoom, John Carter, and Dejah Thoris are from Burroughs’ Mars novels. Jason Gridley is a recurring character across Burroughs’ various series, including the Pellucidar books. The Moon Trilogy takes place in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Alternate Universe. 

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Monday, March 11, 2024

Crossover Movie Poster: Scream 3

 

Are you a fan of Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse?

Then you'll love this film, which has a cameo by Jay and Silent Bob!

For more information, be sure to pick up a copy of my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Crossover of the Week

Summer 1966

THE HOUSE OF EL HOMBRE LOCO 

Werewolf Count Waldemar Daninsky is unable to make a date with Princess Dala. He is attacked by what appears to be Gouroull, the creation of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, whom he has encountered once before, but it turns out to be a human dressed up as the monster. Meanwhile, Pete Dumond plays chess with Dr. Génessier. Génessier once stole the faces of pretty girls for his daughter Christiane. Daninsky is attacked by more seeming monsters: a female vampire wielding a scythe, an enormous lump of rock and moss covered in fur, an extraterrestrial with an enlarged brain and insect-like arms ending in pincers, and a group of scarred warrior-monks. Now able to control his transformations, Daninsky appears in a horror film directed by an Italian named Guido. 

Short story by Nathan Cabaniss in Tales of the Shadowmen Volume 12: Carte Blanche, Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier, eds., Black Coat Press, 2015; reprinted in French in Les Compagnons de l’Ombre (Tome 23), Jean-Marc Lofficier, ed., Rivière Blanche, 2018. Waldemar Daninsky was played by Paul Naschy in a long-running series of Spanish horror films. Daninsky must have lost control of his lycanthropy again after the events of this story, as he has no power over it in films made after the time in which this story occurs. Princess Dala is from the movie The Pink Panther. Gouroull is the name given to Frankenstein’s monster in novels by Jean-Claude Carrière. Pete Dumond is from the movie How to Make a Monster. Dr. Génessier and his daughter Christiane are from Jean Redon’s Les Yeux Sans Visage and its film adaptation by Georges Franju. The scythe-wielding vampire is Eva from Jean Rollin’s film Fascination. The rock-and-moss creature is the titular alien from the movie Night of the Blood Beast. The insect-like alien is the Metaluna Mutant from the movie This Island Earth. The warrior-monks are the Blind Dead from a series of Spanish horror movies. Since Gouroull is real within the context of this story, the other monsters probably are as well, and This Island Earth and the Blind Dead films have already been established as taking place in the CU. Guido Anselmi is from Federico Fellini's film 8 1/2

This crossover writeup is one of hundreds included in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Crossover TV Episode: Scherzo


In this episode of Endeavour, Joe North is an employee of Speedee Cabs, one of whose customers is Mr. Benn of 52 Festive Avenue. A driver from the Noglea School of Motoring appears, and Paradise Court nudist camp is seen. Window cleaner Lee Timothy also appears.  Joe North is the title character of the movie Adventures of a Taxi Driver. Speedee Cabs is from the movie Carry on Cabby. Paradise Court is likely part of a chain that also contains the Paradise nudist camp from Carry on Camping. Mr. Benn is from David McKee’s children’s books. The Noglea School of Motoring is from the movie Confessions of a Driving Instructor. “Lee Timothy” must really be the protagonist of the Confessions films, Timothy “Timmy” Lea. Lee Timothy’s birthdate is October 12, 1950, the same as the actor who played Timmy Lea, Robin Askwith. The first film was Confessions of a Window Cleaner.

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Friday, March 8, 2024

Crossover Cover: Night Train to Murder

 

Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan?

Then you'll love this novel in Simon R. Green's Ishmael Jones series, which has a reference to Holmes and Dr. Watson, as well as the Martians from H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds!

For more information, be sure to purchase a copy of my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3 when Meteor House publishes it! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Crossover Covers: Changing Faces

 

A stolen truck pulled out of the Miskatonic River is mentioned in this tale of Rufo the Clown. The Miskatonic River is from H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Rufo the Clown is a foe of Moore’s immortal monster hunter Jonathan Crowley. 

This crossover is one of hundreds covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, which will be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Crossover Cover: Australis Incognito

 

Are you a Guy Boothby fan?

Then you'll love this novel by Brad Mengel, which features the villain of his book In Strange Company, among many other crossovers!

For more information, be sure to purchase a copy of my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3 when Meteor House publishes it! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!