"Superman/Batman" Comics Index


Absolute Power (5 Parts)

  • Superman/Batman #14 (January)
    Jeph Loeb, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino
    Lightning Lord, Cosmic King, and Saturn Queen (of the 31st century) come back in time, change Superman and Batman's origins, bring them up themselves, setting the two up as rulers of the world, while also killing any opposition that might have risen to stop them. Green Arrow is killed for his efforts as a freedom fighter. Diana (Wonder Woman) helps Uncle Sam remember who he is, and the two join forces to set things right.

  • Superman/Batman #15 (Early February)
    Jeph Loeb, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino
    Uncle Sam takes possession of the Green Lantern Ring. He and Diana recruit other heroes, and attack the sanctuary of Lightning Lord, Cosmic King, and Saturn Queen, looking for their Time Machine. Superman and Batman arrive on the scene, but while Superman fights Uncle Sam, Diana kills Batman. Enraged, Superman attacks Diana, hanging her with her own lasso. The other resistance heroes activate the Time Machine as Superman attacks them causing the process to destroy reality. In the far future, a "Kingdom Come" garbed Superman tells Metron he has to go back in time once again...

  • Superman/Batman #16 (Late February)
    Jeph Loeb, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino
    Superman and Batman go through various alternate realities, each time one or the other is killed, and as they enter a new reality they remember the ones previous. First they arrive in a planet run by apes, next in a Metropolis with cowboys and indians, next in an earth controlled by Darkseid, where a Kingdom Come version of Superman warns them that they must go back in time and stop the Legion of SuperVillains from altering their origins. As they arrive in Smallville and witness the Kents finding baby Kal-El, the LSV realize they've been thwarted, however Batman is unable to watch his parent's death, getting involved and killing the would-be killer instead, he disappears, leaving Superman to worry about the world's fate.

  • Superman/Batman #17 (March)
    Jeph Loeb, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino
    Travelling to the future of this new reality, Superman is confronted by a world where Superheroes (known as "capes") have all been eliminated. As he's hunted down by Sgt. Rock and The Easy Company, Superman discovers this world is ruled by Ra's Al Ghul and realizes he needs to find Bruce Wayne. Disguised as Clark Kent he visits Wayne Manor where he confronts Bruce and makes him remember the night his parents were almost killed. As he does Bruce remembers he's supposed to be Batman in another reality and together they revive the JLA using the Lazarus Pit and take the fight to Ra's, who has backing from the Legion of SuperVillains.

  • Superman/Batman #18 (April)
    Jeph Loeb, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino
    The resurrected JLA are soon defeated, and although he's had the iron in his blood converted to kryptonite, Superman manages to step in front of Batman as Ra's stabs at him with a kryptonite sword. Grabbing the sword Batman beheads Ra's. Recovering quickly, Superman joins Batman in bringing Lightning Lord, Cosmic King, and Saturn Queen to justice, by taking them forward in time to the 31st century to the point in time when they'd originally started their devious plan. Returning to their own (fixed) timeline, and with the alternate memories still fresh in their minds, Superman and Batman return to normal life. In one possible future the Kingdom Come Superman finds his reality shift around him (to a reality like that seen at the end of "Whatever happened to the Man of Tomorrow" story line from 1986).

    [Trade Paperback Collection: Superman/Batman 3: Absolute Power reprints Superman/Batman #14-18]

  • Notable Issue: Batman #637 (April)
    Judd Winick, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen
    The Red Hood - former Robin Jason Todd - stole the 100 pounds of Kryptonite owned by Blue Beetle's company and sold it to Black Mask, crime lord of Gotham City.

  • Superman/Batman #19 (May)
    Jeph Loeb, Ian Churchill, Norm Rapmund
    Supergirl flies into action from Paradise Island when she hears an alert about Air Force One in trouble. Superman and Batman covertly monitor her actions, as does the Calculator, who has set up a series of emergency situations to test Supergirl's powers and abilities. Outrunning Superman, Kara confronts Batman on their surveillance of her, before storming off to Gotham City. There she meets "Batgirl" and helps her take out Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, before "Batgirl" reveals herself to actually be Clayface. Dealing with the menace, she comes across Superman who is full of praise for his cousin. The Calculator voices his concern about Supergirl to his boss, Lex Luthor.

With a Vengeance (6 Parts)

  • Superman/Batman #20 (June)
    Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines
    In an alternate reality, the Maximums do battle with a group of villains known as the Axis of Evil. While radio talk-back listeners discuss what they deem acceptible use of violence, Superman and Batman arrive via boom tube into this reality, take out the Maximums, with Superman killing their largest team member, Skyscraper, who he claims killed Lois Lane. Meanwhile Bizarro tracks down Batzarro, who kills people to then solve who committed the crime, and the two backwards villains decide to team up. Over in Japan, Superman and Batman battle a Kryptonite Man, who turns out to be Captain Atom... returned from destroying the kryptonite meteor that housed Supergirl. Toyman syphons off the Kryptonite Man energy that trapped Captain Atom and wonders aloud to Batman and Superman what they're to do with it.

  • Superman/Batman #21 (September)
    Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines
    The Atomic Skull has stolen a metal case from Wayne Tech, something that Batman wants to keep secret of Superman. As he clashes with the villain, Superman swoops in just in time to save Batman. A boom tube delivers the Maximums on the scene. Soldier shoots the Atomic Skull in the head. Unable to stop the bullet, Superman does manage to contain the nuclear blast that ensues. The World's Finest team go into battle against the Maximums, not knowing who they are or why they think Superman killed one of their team members. The two heroes are knocked out, and dragged back through the boom tube to the Maximum's reality. Batzarro witnesses the whole thing and enlists the help of Bizarro to save Superman and Batman.

  • Superman/Batman #22 (October)
    Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines
    Trapped inside a cube, Superman and Batman makes plans in Kryptonian, and escape. Bizarro and Batzarro crash aboard the JLA watchtower and use the transporters much to J'onn's surprise. As Superman battles Viking, he heats his axe, forcing Viking to the depths of the ocean to cool it. Hearing a cry for help, Superman saves a young lady from falling off a bridge, only to find it's a trap. But the trap is only designed to inform Superman that the Maximums no longer think Superman and Batman killed Skyscraper. Meanwhile Batman is badly injured by Wolfen. The coordinates they used in the transporters finds Batzarro confronted by a Russian Superman (from the Elseworlds story "Superman: Red Son") while Bizarro finds himself confronted by the future Batman (from "Batman Beyond"). Using something given to him by Luthor, the ghost of Bowmen opens a green glowing box and exposes Batman to it, turning him into a green-glowing killing force.

  • Superman/Batman #23 (November)
    Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines
    As the Kryponite entity Batman attacks Superman, "Red Son" Superman and "Batman Beyond" Batman both struggle with Batzarro and Bizarro respectively. Both backwards villains make timely escapes via boom tubes. Superman uses Robot's lead body to entrap the Kryptonite entity, forcing it to free Batman's body. Just then the Maximums arrive, but before anyone can make a move, Bizarro and Batzarro snatch both Superman and Batman. Angered, Viking throws his axe, snapping the chain holding Batzarro, as Bizarro, Superman and Batman boom tube away. Bizarro finds himself in the presence of Supergirl, while Batman is in a Gotham where he's confronted by a different Supergirl and a Batgirl. Superman meanwhile finds himself on Apokolips where Metron tells him he must free Darkseid from the Source Wall. It is revealed that this whole mess is due to a game the Joker and Mr Mxyzptlk are playing.

“Superman/Batman” Comics Index


Here is a listing of the Superman/Batman monthly title since its introduction in August 2003 up until its conclusion with issue #87 in 2011. The Writer, Penciller and Inker for each issue are listed within the Comic Index pages, directly below each title's name and number.

Note: Remember, the month dates listed are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic was on sale.


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