Almost fifteen months prior to this day, Jim Shoot revealed on his blog that Bill Sarnoff wanted to discuss licensing DC characters to Marvel Comics. Supposedly Jim Shooter's superiors killed it because they feared antitrust lawsuits (but really, Microsoft hasn't had to deal with the pesky DoJ since their lawsuit).
Setting aside opinions about Jim Shooter and any doubts about the details of the failed deal, imagine what Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern stories could optimally look like if they were fit into the Marvel Universe. The following stipulations apply:
- Exclude changes to Marvel's cosmology (i.e., the properties of the Infinity Gauntlet, the Living Tribunal's role, the four figurehead cosmic entities).
- It is not to be the result of merging universes. Instead, the DC characters' origin stories are adapted to the Marvel Universe.
- Characters may only be post-Crisis versions.
Their archenemies can be included.
Galactus is responsible for the destruction of Krypton (all too obvious of a choice). The Green Lantern Corps and the Nova Corps are two factions of a single defunct organization. Batman does not get along well with Daredevil or Spider-Man and occasionally has to deal with the Green Goblin and Wilson Fisk.