Thursday, May 30, 2024

Crossover Cover: Akai


In 1941, Shi (Ana Ishikawa) meets British aviatrix and spy Victoria Cross. This 1940s version of Shi is an alternate take on the more familiar character, also named Ana Ishikawa, whose exploits take place in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The comic Shi: East Wind Rain introduces the World War II-era Shi’s granddaughter, herself named Ana. Researcher Brad Mengel theorizes the 1940s Ana Ishikawa is therefore the grandmother of her latter-day namesake. Victoria Cross went on to appear in Victoria Cross #1/2 by Tucci, published by Crusade in 2002, in a story set in 1937 entitled “Operation Wounded Condor.”

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!

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