We’re just under a month away from the debut of Batman/Superman, the next series to showcase the team-up adventures of Superman and Batman, aka the World’s Finest.
These legends have starred in a plethora of ongoing and mini-series titles over the last 79 years since the debut of New York World’s Fair Comics #2 in 1940, which paved the way for World’s Best Comics #1 in 1941, with issue #2 of that series being the first book to bear the World’s Finest title.
Here are a few (among many) noteworthy reads starring the World’s Finest:
-World’s Finest (1941 to 1986)
-World’s Finest (1990), a three issue mini by Dave “Watchmen” Gibbons and Steve “Nexus” Rude
-Worlds’ Finest (2012-2015, part of The New 52)
-Batman/Superman volume one (2013-2016, also a New 52 title)
My favorite is Superman/Batman. It’s a triumphantly entertaining series and is the book that got me back into comics in 2003 after a small break away from them.
Superman/Batman also featured the work of talented titans such as Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Michael Turner, Carlos Pacheco, Mark Verheiden, Alan Burnett, Shane Davis, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Paul Levitz, among many, many others.
Which team-up series to star Superman and Batman is the finest in your world?