‘Batman v Superman’: The comic book showdown through the years

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Ben Affleck (left) and Henry Cavill in a scene from, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

The much-anticipated and uber-hyped “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens Thursday night. It will mark the first time the two superhero icons will share time on the big screen. But they have shared plenty of pop culture face time on the printed page over the years.

Hollywoodreporter.com takes a look back at some of the match-ups between the DC entertainment superheroes in a fun story — including a running tally of who was victorious in each case.

For example, the story starts out with a look back at 1964:

Where Did It Happen? World’s Finest Comics No. 143 Why Were They Fighting? An attempt at morale-boosting by Superman — which followed Batman getting hit by a bullet ricocheting off Superman’s invulnerable chest — goes awry, leading to increased tensions between the superheroes. Winner: N/A; the fight is broken up, and the two quickly become friends again.

Read the full story here.


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