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The New Batman/Superman Adventures is a name given to a package series that combined The two animated universes were united in the Superman episode " World's Finest", which tells the story of Batman and Superman's first meeting. The new Batman episodes that began airing in the Fall season were later. A BRIEF HISTORY OF BATMAN AND SUPERMAN'S FIRST MEETING AND .. When the Timm-verse finally went off the air with the last episode of Justice. You'll see a number of Justice League episodes on this list. If you're really a Batman/Superman fan, you should probably just go watch Justice.
This introduced a new chilliness into the relationship between the two characters that would remain for years, until Superman had literally died for his city and Batman been crippled while trying to keep his safe.
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Apparently, that kind of thing goes a long way to rebuilding relationships, although it's not really recommended for anyone who isn't a superhero. The Vigilantes 6 of 12 Retconned into the Elseworlds series Generations was this brand new version of a meeting of the original Batman and Superman, again envisioned by John Byrne. This time around, it was the Ultra-Humanite - a classic Golden Age villain who didn't actually come face-to-face with Batman during the real Golden Age but debuted as a Superman Villain in the real - that brought the two together, with the two heroes finding themselves investigating different aspects of the same case before coming together to defeat the bad guy.
In part due to its overwhelmingly retro nature, the two heroes manage to work together in near-perfect harmony, setting in motion literally centuries of co-operation between the heroes and their eventual off-spring.
Maybe it was Byrne trying to make up for what he set in motion thirteen years earlier. The latter hero was mind-controlled by Lex Luthor, thanks to Poison Ivy's mind-control gas.
When Clark Met Bruce 8 of 12 And then there was the time when the two characters didn't meet for the first time. In this short by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, a young Bruce Wayne passed through Smallville and found himself in the presence of Clark Kent -- although, as the two were kids and neither even vaguely aware of what lay ahead of themneither one was really aware of how important the other would end up becoming in their life in the future.
One of the many retcons to Superman's history of the period - Remember when Lex Luthor was suddenly at high school with Clark, seemingly out of nowhere?
Justice League, Part One 9 of 12 's "New 52" makeover brought about yet another chance for our heroes to meet for the first time, and this time around, there was a brand new twist: The two heroes had company during their first meeting. Specifically, Green Lantern was along for the ride, with his brand of act-first-think-later decision making drastically changing the way things went - especially when combined with a Superman who was, himself, more likely to punch first and ask questions later And even then, his question was "So… What can you do?
Considering how important these two characters are to the overall universe, this meeting set the tone for a lot of what was to follow in the "New 52": Namely, more visually explosive storytelling at the occasional cost of nuance, much to the upset of long-term fans. Green Lantern had to be there? Detective 10 of 12 When Bruce Wayne finally showed up in Smallville continuity, it was something that fans had been waiting some time - Like, the entire length of the show's run on television and then some - for.
Curt Swan Small-time crook Thad Linnis blackmails Superman by threatening to reveal his secret identity unless he vanishes. With Supes gone, its down to his bestie, Batman, to figure out whats going on. The tale then flashes back to the Smallville era, where we see Clark dealing with a troublesome snoop who is trying to figure out his secret identity. It turns out to be a very young Bruce Wayne honing his detective skills, meaning that the two first met years ago.
Dick Sprang Third times the charm? Six years after hepenned their original first meeting, Edmond Hamilton takes a third run at it. This time we see Batman and Robin flash back to their absolutely definitely real first mission with Superman. Concerned by Lex Luthor arming his gang with Kryptonite, they offer their services to Clark only to be rebuffed because he hasa new ally: Powerman no, not that one. It all turns out to be a long con: Powerman is a robot that Superman has created to keep his super-buds from harm.
George Papp Just two years later and DC were at it again and, yes, they even used the same title. Superboy meets Bruce Wayne when Bruce moves into Smallville with his still living! Here Bruce creates his firstcrime-fighting personality. With thehelp of Lana Lang, he becomes Bruce also cottons on to Superboys secret identity pretty quickly, making this a whole tangle of weird continuity.
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Bob Brown More a retcon of Batmans origin than afirst meeting, this refers to Clark and Bruce having met before, but Bruce has no idea of Clarks secret identity thanks to a memory wipe. Superboy discovers the truth about the death of the Waynes and so visits Bruce, whos already fighting crime under the ominous name of The Executioner. It plays fast and loose with continuity Bruce is a teenager when his parents die, and Superboy is pivotal in Batmans evolution and so was mostly ignored even before Crisis wiped the slate.
So it was only a matter of time before a new first encounter came along. One Night In Gotham City is murkier than previous attempts. Batman is chasing down Magpie when he comes face to face with Superman, who regards him as little more than a vigilante thug. While they part on peaceable terms, theres a clear disagreement over each others methods.
Generations, The vigilantes Writer: John Byrne This non-canonical Elseworlds story follows the lives of the young Bruce and Clark as they grow into their roles as costumed heroes. Once again its Loiss imperilment that brings Bruce and Clark together. Tim Sale A cute short that finds the young and recently orphaned Bruce Wayne passing through Smallville, when his car breaks down. Nearby, Clark Kent and his pal Pete Ross are playing baseball.
They dont physically meet, but Clark notices the sad young boy in the car and wonders if he should have asked him to join in their game. Controversially, out went decades of continuity, in favour of a fresh start again. And you know what that means Yep, another first meeting for Bats and Supes, and another chance for the two to fall out and immediately scrap.