Witness Batman and Superman's first encounter! Gathered for the first time in this singular, expansive collection: the classic stories that cemented their legacy as the medium's finest team-up. They had been fighting crime separately for years, but it wasn't until the historic SUPERMAN #76 in 1952 that Superman, the Man of Steel, finally teamed up with Batman himself. That story proved so popular that the two quickly became the main feature in WORLD'S FINEST COMICS-and the greatest friendship in comics was born. Their adventures together would feature heroes and villains such as Robin, Batwoman, Lex Luthor, Bat-Mite, Mr. Mxyzptlk, and more alien threats than might seem possible. Collects the classic story of their first meeting from SUPERMAN #76 and their super team-ups from WORLD'S FINEST #71-116. Also includes a foreword from veteran comics writer Mark Waid and an afterword by comics historian Jim Amash.