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In superhero comic books, a team-up is a fictional crossover where two superheroes or superhero teams who usually do not appear together fight crime together.[1]


Team-ups can either happen within one of the character's main series or in their own separate series. Team-up series generally work in one of three ways: the same characters teaming up every issue, one character teaming up with a rotating second character, or two different characters teaming up every issue.

A recurring theme of team-ups is when two superheroes meet for the first time, they might argue with or even fight each other.

Select titles[edit]

Main category: Team-up comics

In other media[edit]


  1. ^ Richard Reynolds, Univ. Press of Mississippi, Super heroes: a modern mythology Studies in popular culture, 129, 1994, ISBN 978-0-87805-694-1