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What better team-up can you have then Batman and Superman. One of the first superhero team-ups, these World’s Finest have been around since the Golden Age of DC Comics.

What’s on this World’s Finest Reading Order?

World’s Finest refers to Batman and Superman, one of DC’s most popular team-ups. DC began putting the two together in the very early days of DC Comics, and it has continued to this day.

This timeline attempts to assemble each of the major stories related to Batman and Superman team-up stories. While it might not contain every single story with the characters, it does look at the primary comics.

Where to Start?

You can start anywhere you like on this timeline. You can start with the classic stuff, or move on to the more recent comics. When you see the Volumes begin to start over with number 1, that’s often a good place to start.

As always, if you like this timeline, you might enjoy some of our others, including our massive collection of DC timelines in our DC Comics Hub. And if you see something that needs to be added or changed, be sure to let us know over on our contact page. We love to hear all your feedback! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this World’s Finest Reading Order.

World’s Finest Reading Order 2.0

#SeriesBuyTitleTypeWritersReleasedmedia__type_hfilterwriter_hfilter
105The Golden AgeBuySuperman: The World’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 12004-09-01graphic-noveljerry-siegel
106The Golden AgeBuyBatman: The World’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 12002-10-01graphic-novelbill-finger
147The Golden AgeBuySuperman: The World’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 22009-11-03graphic-noveljerry-siegel
148The Golden AgeBuyBatman: The World’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 2, , , , 2005-01-20graphic-novelalvin-schwartz bill-finger don-cameron joe-samachson william-woolfolk
178The Golden AgeBuyWorld’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 1, , 1999-03-01graphic-novelalvin-schwartz bill-finger edmond-hamilton
186The Silver AgeBuyWorld’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 2, , 2002-01-01graphic-novelbill-finger dave-wood edmond-hamilton
201The Silver AgeBuyShowcase Presents: World’s Finest Vol. 1, , , , 2007-10-17graphic-novelalvin-schwartz bill-finger dave-wood edmond-hamilton jerry-coleman
207The Silver AgeBuyWorld’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 3, 2005-09-01graphic-novelbill-finger jerry-coleman
251The Silver AgeBuyShowcase Presents: World’s Finest Vol. 22008-10-28graphic-noveljerry-coleman
298The Silver AgeBuyShowcase Presents: World’s Finest Vol. 32010-03-23graphic-noveljerry-coleman
407Bronze AgeBuySuperman / Batman: The Saga of the Super Sons2007-12-05graphic-novelbob-haney
608The 1990sBuySuperman: Dark Knight Over Metropolis, , , 2013-10-22graphic-noveldan-jurgens jerry-ordway john-byrne roger-stern
854The 2000sBuySuperman/Batman: Public Enemies2004-06-01graphic-noveljeph-loeb
865The 2000sBuySuperman/Batman: Supergirl2005-03-01graphic-noveljeph-loeb
883The 2000sBuySuperman/Batman: Absolute Power2005-07-01graphic-noveljeph-loeb
944Identity CrisisBuySuperman/Batman: Vengeance2006-07-19graphic-noveljeph-loeb
101852/One Year LaterBuySuperman/Batman: Enemies Among Us2007-06-20graphic-novelmark-verheiden
1064Countdown to Final CrisisBuySuperman/Batman: Torment2008-05-06graphic-novelalan-burnett
1149Countdown to Final CrisisBuySuperman/Batman: The Search for Kryptonite, 2008-11-04graphic-novelmichael-green mike-johnson
1150Countdown to Final CrisisBuySuperman/Batman: Finest Worlds, 2009-06-09graphic-novelmichael-green mike-johnson
1242Blackest NightBuySuperman/Batman: Night and Day, , , 2010-08-31graphic-novelmatt-cherniss michael-green mike-johnson peter-johnson
1243Blackest NightBuySuperman/Batman: Big Noise2010-12-14graphic-noveljoe-casey
1252Blackest NightBuyWorld’s Finest, , 2010-06-29graphic-novelgeoff-johns gerry-conway sterling-gates
1360Brightest Day/FlashpointBuySuperman/Batman: Worship2011-04-26graphic-novelpaul-levitz
1361Brightest Day/FlashpointBuySuperman/Batman: Sorcerer Kings2011-11-01graphic-novelcullen-bunn
1491New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the FamilyBuyWorlds’ Finest Vol. 2: Hunt and Be Hunted, , , , , , , , 2013-11-26graphic-novelbarry-kitson carlos-urbano cliff-richards george-perez geraldo-borges ken-lashley kevin-maguire robson-rocha yildiray-cinar
1588New 52 Vol. 5 - Forever EvilBuyBatman/Superman Vol. 1: Cross World2014-05-06graphic-novelgreg-pak
1589New 52 Vol. 5 - Forever EvilBuyWorld’s Finest Vol. 3: Control Issues2014-06-17graphic-novelpaul-levitz
1593New 52 Vol. 5 - Forever EvilBuyBatman/Superman Vol. 2: Game Over, 2014-11-18graphic-novelgreg-pak paul-levitz
1612New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures EndBuyBatman/Superman Vol. 3: Second Chance, 2015-05-12graphic-novelgreg-pak jeff-lemire
1622New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures EndBuyBatman/Superman Vol. 4: Siege, 2015-12-22graphic-novelgreg-pak jeff-lemire
1662New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures EndBuyBatman/Superman Vol. 5: Truth Hurts, 2016-08-16graphic-novelgreg-pak jeff-lemire
1693New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures EndBuyWorlds’ Finest Vol. 5: Homeward Bound, 2015-06-09graphic-novelkeith-giffen paul-levitz
1722New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures EndBuyWorlds’ Finest Vol. 6: The Secret History of Superman and Batman, 2015-12-08graphic-novelkeith-giffen paul-levitz
1781ElseworldBuyElseworld’s Finest1997-01-01graphic-noveljohn-francis-moore
1782ElseworldBuyElseworld’s Finest: Supergirl and Batgirl, , 1997-01-01graphic-novelbarbara-kesel matt-haley tom-simmons
1783ElseworldBuySuperman/Batman: Generations2000-04-01graphic-noveljohn-byrne
1784ElseworldBuySuperman/Batman: World’s Funnest2016-04-05graphic-novelevan-dorkin
1785ElseworldBuySuperman/Batman: Saga of the Super Sons2017-01-31graphic-novelbob-haney
1865DC YouBuyBatman/Superman Vol. 6: Universe’s Finest, 2017-04-11graphic-novelpeter-j-tomasi tom-taylor
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