Welcome to Crossovers We Want to See, a fairly self-explanatory recurring feature in which we pitch the meeting of a pair of characters or teams from different comic companies. Playing editor, we'll dream up writer and artist combinations and basic story points.
Crossovers We Want To See: Jonah Hex & Billy The Kid in "Old Time Odyssey"
Written & drawn by Eric Powell
In a time before superheroes, Darkseid sends some minions to Earth to evaluate the planet's usefullness. A small fleet of Parademons and a few evil New Gods get Boom Tubed to Earth and start terrorizing the locals out west. Billy the Kid and his travelling band of former circus freaks are the first to encounter the aliens, but soon enough, Jonah Hex is on the case as well, along with plenty of other heroes from DC's wild west like El Diablo, Scalphunter and Bat Lash. The assembled heroes form a plan that makes enough trouble for Darkseid's minions that they run back home, hoping that their master will offer more assistance. Instead, he decides to hold back and investigate at a later date.
DC's long history with cowboy characters would mix perfectly with the world Eric Powell and Kyle Hotz have crafter in their Dark Horse series Billy The Kid's Old Timey Oddities the 4th issues of which came out this week. We'd tap Powell to write and draw this bad boy because he's just so damn good. He hasn't done a whole lot of mainstream DC work, but seeing him draw all those gun slingers along with the denizens of Apokolips would be amazing. Sign him up stat!
For more Billy The Kid goodness, check out this preview of "Billy The Kid's Old Timey Oddities" #4 Dark Horse was kind enough to send over: