([May] 2007)

DC, 2007 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 23.99 CAD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
2007-03-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
978-1-4012-1227-8; 1-4012-1227-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401212278 51999
Editing
Anton Kawasaki (Editor - Collected Edition)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
squarebound; trade paperback

Issue Notes

Interior color reconstruction on select stories by Drew R. Moore.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (painting)
Inks
Alex Ross (painting)
Colors
Alex Ross (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman

Superman / Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman and Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (painting)
Inks
Alex Ross (painting)
Colors
Alex Ross (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman

Indexer Notes

Title page. Illustrated with a close-up of the cover illustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publication data page.

Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes short recaps of Superman's and Batman's origins and an overview of the stories in this volume.

The Mightiest Team in the World! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti (pages 1-8); Stan Kaye (pages 9-12)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; John Smilter; Lois Lane; Gell; Commissioner James Gordon
Synopsis
Superman and Batman learn each other's secret identities when they meet on a cruise while trying to find a diamond thief.
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Indexer Notes

Only John Fischetti credited for inks in volume.

Superman and Batman's Greatest Foes! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Lex Luthor; Joker; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mechano-Men
Synopsis
Lex Luthor and Joker go into business together making Mechano-Men, near indestructible robots. Superman and Batman believe they have not gone straight and try to figure out their master plan.
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The Composite Superman! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein (part 1); Sheldon Moldoff (part 2)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Composite Superman [Joe Meach]; Legion of Super-heroes [Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Saturn Girl]; Commissioner James Gordon; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
A freak accident gives Joe Meach the powers of the entire Legion of Super-Heroes and he becomes the Composite Superman.
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Indexer Notes

Only George Klein credited for inks in volume.

The second chapter is titled "Part II: The Battle Between Titans!"

The Cape and Cowl Crooks! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Joker; Penguin; Toyman; Prankster; Anti-Superman; Anti-Batman; Commissioner James Gordon; Perry White; Chief O'Hara
Synopsis
Superman and Batman are plagued by evil duplicates of themselves.
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Indexer Notes

The second chapter is titled "Part II: Trail of the Copy-Cat Crooks!"

The Superman-Batman Split! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams ?; Dick Giordano ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; James Gordon; Jimmy Olsen; Ronald Jason; Desmond Jason
Synopsis
Actor Jason Desmond's dying performance is an attempt to fool Superman and Batman into believing he is two aliens, one hunting the other. Though Desmond fools Supergirl, Batgirl, Robin, and Jimmy Olsen, Superman figures out his plot and he and Batman let the actor die happy.
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Indexer Notes

The second chapter is titled "Part II: A Tale of 3 Teams."

A Matter of Light and Death! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman; Batman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Dr. Light; Zatanna (cameo); Nicholas Slye
Synopsis
Under someone else's control, Clark Kent hires some thugs to kill Superman and provides them with the weapon to do it. Later when Superman realizes he cannot account for his whereabouts or his missing time, he summons Batman to help solve the mystery. Together they prevent the assassination attempt and uncover Dr. Light behind the effort.
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One Night in Gotham City... (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Henry Jarrell; Magpie [Margaret Pye]; Bull Carter
Synopsis
Superman comes to Gotham City to arrest the outlaw Batman, interrupting Batman's pursuit of the criminal Magpie. While pursuing the villain together, Superman comes to realize that Gotham City is very different from Metropolis and needs a different type of hero.
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A Better World (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman and Superman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Karl Kesel
Pencils
Peter Doherty
Inks
Robert Campanella
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Clem Robins

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El; also as Gang Buster (cameo, flashback)]; Alfred Pennyworth; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Pete Ross (cameo); Doc Waters; Sarah Muller; Joker (cameo)
Synopsis
Four years ago, not long after the death of Jason Todd, Superman returned from his self-exile in space -- after his execution of three villains -- to talk to Batman about guilt and why heroes do what they do. Their discussion is interrupted, however, when they have to help deliver a baby.
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When Clark Met Bruce (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jeph Loebs
Pencils
Tim Sale
Inks
Tim Sale
Colors
Mark Chiarello
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Pete Ross; Clark Kent; Bruce Wayne; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
After the death of his parents, Bruce Wayne travels across the country. When his car breaks down he nearly meets a young Clark Kent.
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Stop Me If You've Heard This One... (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Kelly
Pencils
Ed McGuinness; Ryan Ottley; Sean Murphy; Carlo Barberi
Inks
Dexter Vines; Cliff Rathburn; Sean Murphy; Don Hillsman II; Bob Petrecca; Andy Owens; Rodney Ramos
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Lois Lane; Alfred Pennyworth; Deathstroke [Slade Wilson]; Crime Syndicate [Owlman; Superwoman; Ultraman]; Mr. Mxyzptlk
Synopsis
In the days before Batman and Superman worked together regularly, they both made plans to board a cruise to the Bahamas in their civilian identities, neither knowing that assassin Slade Wilson was following to kill Bruce Wayne. But before Wilson can kill Wayne, the ship encounters a spatial rift, bringing with it the Crime Syndicate and a character intent on defending Bruce Wayne. Superman and Batman send the inter-dimensional travelers back to their universe and subdue Wilson, never knowing who was behind it all or why.
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The World's Finest Duo Teams Up! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Superman and Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. Superman / Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
    Superman and Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Contents
  5. 4. The Mightiest Team in the World!
    Superman
  6. 5. Superman and Batman's Greatest Foes!
    Superman and Batman
  7. 6. The Composite Superman!
    Superman and Batman
  8. 7. The Cape and Cowl Crooks!
    Superman and Batman
  9. 8. The Superman-Batman Split!
    Superman and Batman
  10. 9. A Matter of Light and Death!
    Superman; Batman
  11. 10. One Night in Gotham City...
    Superman
  12. 11. A Better World
    Batman and Superman
  13. 12. When Clark Met Bruce
    Superman and Batman
  14. 13. Stop Me If You've Heard This One...
    Superman and Batman
  15. 14. The World's Finest Duo Teams Up!
    Superman and Batman
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