Superman and Batman has been the yin and yang of DC Comics, with the idealistic Man of Steel fighting for truth, justice and the American Way while the cynical Dark Knight Detective brings fear and intimidation to the heart of the criminal underworld.
Now, the two that have defined -- and redefined -- the superhero genre on the big and small screen are working together again entitled "Superman/Batman", the new series coming out in June from longtime Marvel writer Greg Pak, with illustrations from Jae Lee.
"What would your reaction be if you saw a guy running around in a bat costume in the dead of night attacking people for the first time?" Pak told USA Today. "And what would your reaction be if you met an alien who could crush steel in his bare hands for the first time? These guys are going to have very different immediate impressions of each other than we're used to seeing with these characters."
"Superman/Batman" will chronicle the beginnings of their grudging partnership/friendship, which includes founding the Justice League, as well as rivals for the affections of Lois Lane and Wonder Woman.
This is, Lee stated, "a really exciting place to discover who these guys are, and the things we're going to discover particularly in this first story arc will have ramifications later on down the line. We're going to start in the past but it'll reverberate through. It'll be big and crazy and tons of fun."