Top 5 Batman-Superman Stories

The League may be launching this next Friday, but the movie is called Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It is The World's Finest meeting for the first time. There's supposed to be an appearance by Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash. From the trailers it's mostly Batman and Alfred; Superman, Lois and Lex Luthor. Here are my go-to Superman-Batman stories. World's Finest is a given. There was also that a three-issue World's Finest that Steve Rude worked on min-series and a ten-issue World's Finest series that was all about Superman and Batman remembering that one time and that one guy they couldn't save.

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  • The classic first ever meeting. Which is weird because they had appeared together in World's Finest Comics since 1940...

  • This was the "first time" The World's Finest met - in the Timm-Dini Universe. for me, this is the definitive first time. The Joker is looking for a payday and hits up Lex Luthor.

  • Jeph Loeb relaunched The World's Finest as Superman/Batman with the phenomenal "Public Enemies" storyline. That made for a great adaptation with Kevin Conroy and Tim Daly.

  • Before The Batman-Superman Movie, this was the first meeting. It launched the a short-lived magazine. The Batman Adventures morphed into several different volumes and grew into Superman Adventures and Justice League Adventures

  • The second greatest Batman team-up book. The second volume launched with The World's Finest in Kandor!