52 Fun Facts About Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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World’s Finest

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice marks the live-action debut of the Dark Knight appearing in the same film as the Man of Steel.  Although this is new and revolutionary for the movies, it’s been a standard in the comics and animation realms for decades.

Did You Know?

  • In the comics, the first time Superman and Batman appeared in the same image was in World’s Best Comics #1 (Summer 1941).
  • World’s Best Comics #1 had an identical format to New York World’s Fair Comics (1940) which featured Superman, Batman, and Robin.  However, Superman and Batman and Robin appeared in separate stories.
  • The second issue of World’s Best Comics underwent a name change to the more familiar moniker World’s Finest Comics.  This was due to DC receiving a cease and desist letter from Better Publications, Inc., who had been publishing a similarly titled print called Best Comics.
  • Collectively, Superman and Batman are sometimes referred to as World’s Finest.

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