Stephen King Crossovers

Stephen King has inspired a lot of crazy stuff.  The cultural references are. . . everywhere.  Here's a unique one: Afterlife with Archie is doing a crossover series that will take the characters "to the grave and back."

Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says, “Afterlife with Archie combines two of my great passions: Archie comics and horror comics.  This series came out of conversations with Jon [Goldwater], asking questions like, ‘what if the Archie characters found themselves in a Stephen King novel like The Stand." (

Now, I've never read Archie.  Ever.  Didn't know he existed until he was mentioned in an episode of The Big Bang Theory.  The article got me thinking, what kinds of crossovers would be fun?

Crossover isn't meeting Stephen King -- it's entering the world of Mr. King, or drawing elements from King's work.  Carrie Underwood recently used Christine in a music video to take out an adulterous spouse.  We've seen The Simpsons take a trip through The Shining.

Just for fun, what would be some cool cross overs?  Tell me in the comments section.

  • Sheldon from Big Bang Theory is put on the Graveyard shift to help clean out the rats in the sub-basement.
  • Dwight from The Office goes on a blind date with Carrie's mom.
  • A crazy clown terrorizes Middle Earth.
  • The Smurf's adopt a dog. . . 
  • Ghost Busters are called  to The Overlook Hotel (Thanks Chris)


  1. Technically, it's proved more of a challenge to come up with original crossovers than I thought.

    I've already decided that the King universe and the X Files universe are one and the same, and I've done the same thing for the Alan Wake video games, and now wondering if I shouldn't also lump the King-verse into the Neil Gaiman universe.

    The most I got for an original idea is wouldn't it be funny if, the DC Comics Justice League had to fight It? I alos would have liked to find some way of connecting the King-verse to Middle Earth.

    The level of geekiness just keeps rising. However, i'm positively blockednext to the creative genius of Tommy Westphall, wiki profile here:

    Didn't you originally suggest it would be a neat idea if the Ghostbusters meet It, Reverend?


    Didn't you have one

  2. How could you never have heard of Archie?!
    I call shenanigans.

  3. I've heard of him. . . via Big Bang Theory. But, indeed -- I am culturally sunk. (Sunk is the best I've got, since I can't say I'm "culturally retarded" anymore -- though retarded would fit the right definition, my wife is going to tell me I can'ts ay that. So I didn't say it.)

  4. Haha, I got ya.
    I always read archie comics on vacation because it's so mindless. It's the reader's digest jokes of comics.