Should Superman and Batman be Best Friends? (Great Debate)

Together they’re known as the “World’s Finest” superheroes, but some writers prefer to pit them against one another.

In the latest instalment of our “Great Debate” feature, we ask the question…

Should Superman and Batman be Best Friends?

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Who do you agree with?

Many thanks to our Great Debaters – Mario Bennese and Marc Lax.

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June 23, 2022 9:40 am

My personal favorite is the Jeph Loeb/Mark Waid approach – they’re friends but there’s always some degree of distance, both ideologically and psychologically. Their backgrounds and motivations are so different that they don’t understand each other as much as they think they do.

June 23, 2022 8:43 pm

Yeah, I think Bruce could appreciate the friendship. Also, I don’t like constant Batman vs Superman fights because it sometimes comes off as an attempt to bring one character a few pegs down just to prop up or propel the other forward.

June 24, 2022 2:08 am

The simple answer to this is “YES,” they should be best friends. We’ve already seen Superman and Batman’s friendship done properly and right in “World’s Finest.” We’ve also seen their so-called “team-up / alliance” done WRONG in “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.” These guys are heroes who should acknowledge each other’s differences while working together with a bro-mance banter. “World’s Finest” is the best and proper example of this. I’m tired of these Batman vs. Superman fights for no reason other than to prop-up Batman and knock Superman down.