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The Marvel Universe is in an alternate multiverse which has its own series of superpowered beings, such as the cosmic radiation powered family the Fantastic Four; the hard-luck, wall-crawling web-slinger Spider-Man; the mutant X-Men that defend a world which hates and fears them; and the union of their Earth's mightiest heroes, the Avengers.


Some denizens of the DC Universe have encountered beings from, or have traveled to, these Marvel universes.[1] The Justice League met the Avengers from the Marvel universe during an adventure involving Krona.

It is the primary Marvel universe and is sometimes designated as the Earth-616 universe by its own natives. During one instance, the primary Marvel universe was combined briefly with New Earth to form the Amalgam Universe, in which superpowered beings from each universe were merged into beings with characteristics from both (e.g., Super-Soldier, a merger of Superman's cells and Captain America).[2]

History: The following is a bulleted list of historical events that took place between the Marvel Universe and the DC Universe.

  • During Trial of Superman!, the Cyborg Superman was considered guilty of genocide by a intergalactic tribunal and sentenced to death. As an electronic consciousness, Henshaw could not be killed by normal means and was transported beyond the event horizon of a black hole, where not even energy could escape from the gravity. Rather than being destroyed, the Cyborg was transported to the Marvel universe. The Cyborg destroyed a planet in another attempt to recreate Warworld, attracting the attention of the Silver Surfer. Their battle was interrupted by the arrival of Parallax (Hal Jordan). In the confusion, Henshaw managed to escape and was returned to his native universe.[3]
  • The Brothers enter into a conflict with one another, using their respective universes' Earths' superheroes as proxies.
  • The Amalgam Universe fights to preserve itself from destruction.
  • The JLA and The Avengers fight to win a cosmic game between Krona and the Grandmaster. The cosmic egg created at the end would be encountered again by the JLA.

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  1. see Category:DC Marvel Crossovers and Category:Marvel DC Crossovers
  2. Super-Soldier #1, April 1996
  3. Green Lantern Silver Surfer: Unholy Alliances #1; The event is valid as it explains how Henshaw managed to escape the black hole.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Avengers/JLA #2
  5. JLA/Avengers #1
  6. Saga of the Original Human Torch #3