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Superman and Batman have a long history of working together, and this enjoyable volume collects some of their most notable team-ups. It opens with their very first pairing from 1952, in which the heroes accidentally learn each other's secret identities while on a cruise. Four of the duo's most memorable adventures from 1950s and 1960s issues of World's Finest Comicsfollow, full of unself-conscious fun, exemplified by the story of the Composite Superman, a villain who gains the powers of the entire Legion of Super-Heroes, dons a costume that is half Superman's and half Batman's (split vertically down the middle), and sets out to humiliate both heroes. After decades of camaraderie, the pair's 1986 first encounter in DC Comics' new, post-Crisis on Infinite Earthscontinuity finds them wary and untrusting of each other, but they bond again in a 1999 tale in which they share personal tragedies. The final story is a postmodern parody of the first, set in the Bermuda Triangle. Artists include Curt Swan, Neal Adams, and John Byrne, while Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale provide a short vignette on young Bruce Wayne's trip through Smallville when Clark Kent was a boy. Great for DC Comics fans; recommended for all collections.