The caped crusader and the Man of Steel. The question as to who will win the battle has intrigued comic lovers since, what looks like, ages. So we did a little digging.
Superman is light, and Batman is dark. They might hate each other for they have a very different perspective of the world. While Superman works by instilling hope in people, Batman instills fear in people. Yes, they do have reasons to fight but to save the mankind they might as well come together.
We bring you the Batman and Superman since they first collaborated in 1940 till the new Dawn of Justice Trailer that has made you go gaga over the battle.
Everything you need to know before the movie hits the theaters. Are you ready for the ride of a lifetime?
The action comic publisher came together with the Detective Comic Inc. for a business tie-up and released this edition. This tie-up would lead to the grand DC Comics a few years down the line. But the same cover suggested that The Metropolis and The Gotham City were somewhere in the same universe. Also, The Caped Crusader and The Man of Steel will at some point of time come together to fight evil or fight themselves.
The story put together by the writer Edmond Hamilton and illustrator Curt Swan called "The Mightiest Team On The Earth," was the first comic featuring Superman and Batman.
Clark and Bruce happen to travel on the same cruise ship. Due to some booking mishaps, they had to share the same rooms. They never knew each other's true identities till a fire broke on the ship and people needed to be saved.
Artist and writer John Bryne came from Marvel and was an expert in hero vs. hero comics. DC comics at this point of the time featured the post-crisis Superman, ignoring the story-line that followed before.
They both had different perspectives to see the world. That was the reason that their first meet would lead to a conflict.
This is how it ended in the Man Of Steel.
This mini-series written by Frank Miller was set in the future. An old batman returns to Gotham city. But the comic was driven by Frank Miller's perspective of the world.
According to him Superman was working with the US Government. The American government saw Batman's return a treat. Superman was asked to chase away Batman from the country.
Hush is an year long story written by Jeph Lee. It has the same approach as to what would happen of the battle between Superman and Batman blows.
But instead of ideologically governing the whole battle, they pictured Superman under the control of the Poison Ivy.
Every store was now echoing with the question as to who would win if had a duo with Batman and generally the answer was Batman. Mark Waid now had an awesome idea.
Batman, as said is tactful in his approach. Mark Waid had a deadly idea as to what would happen if someone could lay his hands on his plans. And so Ra's al Ghul steals Batman's contingency plans. And so Batman did plans for each and everyone in the Justice League.
In some other dimension Mark Millar and artist Dave Johnson, came up with a thought. What if baby Kal-El landed in Russia instead of Kansas?
Superman born and brought up in Russia with communist values got a chance to fight with the American Batman in this new comics.
In the new comics, Justice League was against each other till they realized that their was a third party made them fight.
"I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you."
Also, Zack Snyder promised us that- "we're not adapting this thing, but it is the thing that will help us tell that story." The trailer says a lot and we can't wait. Not anymore.