World’s Finest Reading Order

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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.

1BuySuperman: The World’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 1Graphic NovelJerry Siegel2004-09-01The Golden Age
2BuyBatman: The World’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 1Graphic NovelBill Finger2002-10-01The Golden Age
3BuySuperman: The World’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 2Graphic NovelJerry Siegel2009-11-03The Golden Age
4BuyBatman: The World’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 2Graphic NovelBill Finger, Don Cameron, Joe Samachson, Alvin Schwartz, William Woolfolk2005-01-20The Golden Age
5BuyWorld’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 1Graphic NovelEdmond Hamilton, Alvin Schwartz, Bill Finger1999-03-01The Golden Age
6BuyWorld’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 2Graphic NovelEdmond Hamilton, Bill Finger, Dave Wood2002-01-01The Silver Age
7BuyShowcase Presents: World’s Finest Vol. 1Graphic NovelEdmond Hamilton, Alvin Schwartz, Bill Finger, Dave Wood, Jerry Coleman2007-10-17The Silver Age
8BuyWorld’s Finest Comics Archives Vol. 3Graphic NovelBill Finger, Jerry Coleman2005-09-01The Silver Age
9BuyShowcase Presents: World’s Finest Vol. 2Graphic NovelJerry Coleman2008-10-28The Silver Age
10BuyShowcase Presents: World’s Finest Vol. 3Graphic NovelJerry Coleman2010-03-23The Silver Age
11BuySuperman / Batman: The Saga of the Super SonsGraphic NovelBob Haney2007-12-05Bronze Age
12BuySuperman: Dark Knight Over MetropolisGraphic NovelJohn Byrne, Dan Jurgens, Roger Stern, Jerry Ordway2013-10-22The 1990s
13BuySuperman/Batman: Public EnemiesGraphic NovelJeph Loeb2004-06-01The 2000s
14BuySuperman/Batman: SupergirlGraphic NovelJeph Loeb2005-03-01The 2000s
15BuySuperman/Batman: Absolute PowerGraphic NovelJeph Loeb2005-07-01The 2000s
16BuySuperman/Batman: VengeanceGraphic NovelJeph Loeb2006-07-19Identity Crisis
17BuySuperman/Batman: Enemies Among UsGraphic NovelMark Verheiden2007-06-2052/One Year Later
18BuySuperman/Batman: TormentGraphic NovelAlan Burnett2008-05-06Countdown to Final Crisis
19BuySuperman/Batman: The Search for KryptoniteGraphic NovelMichael Green, Mike Johnson2008-11-04Countdown to Final Crisis
20BuySuperman/Batman: Finest WorldsGraphic NovelMichael Green, Mike Johnson2009-06-09Countdown to Final Crisis
21BuySuperman/Batman: Night and DayGraphic NovelMichael Green, Mike Johnson, Peter Johnson, Matt Cherniss2010-08-31Blackest Night
22BuySuperman/Batman: Big NoiseGraphic NovelJoe Casey2010-12-14Blackest Night
23BuyWorld’s FinestGraphic NovelSterling Gates, Geoff Johns, Gerry Conway2010-06-29Blackest Night
24BuySuperman/Batman: WorshipGraphic NovelPaul Levitz2011-04-26Brightest Day/Flashpoint
25BuySuperman/Batman: Sorcerer KingsGraphic NovelCullen Bunn2011-11-01Brightest Day/Flashpoint
26BuyWorlds' Finest Vol. 2: Hunt and Be HuntedGraphic NovelKevin Maguire, George Pérez, Carlos Urbano, Cliff Richards, Yildiray Cinar, Ken Lashley, Barry Kitson, Robson Rocha, Geraldo Borges2013-11-26New 52 Vol. 3 - Death of the Family
27BuyBatman/Superman Vol. 1: Cross WorldGraphic NovelGreg Pak2014-05-06New 52 Vol. 5 - Forever Evil
28BuyWorld's Finest Vol. 3: Control IssuesGraphic NovelPaul Levitz2014-06-17New 52 Vol. 5 - Forever Evil
29BuyBatman/Superman Vol. 2: Game OverGraphic NovelGreg Pak, Paul Levitz2014-11-18New 52 Vol. 5 - Forever Evil
30BuyBatman/Superman Vol. 3: Second ChanceGraphic NovelGreg Pak, Jeff Lemire2015-05-12New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
31BuyBatman/Superman Vol. 4: SiegeGraphic NovelGreg Pak, Jeff Lemire2015-12-22New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
32BuyBatman/Superman Vol. 5: Truth HurtsGraphic NovelGreg Pak, Jeff Lemire2016-08-16New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
33BuyWorlds' Finest Vol. 5: Homeward BoundGraphic NovelPaul Levitz, Keith Giffen2015-06-09New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
34BuyWorlds' Finest Vol. 6: The Secret History of Superman and BatmanGraphic NovelPaul Levitz, Keith Giffen2015-12-08New 52 Vol. 6 - Futures End
35BuyElseworld's FinestGraphic NovelJohn Francis Moore1997-01-01Elseworld
36BuyElseworld's Finest: Supergirl and BatgirlGraphic NovelBarbara Kesel, Matt Haley, Tom Simmons1997-01-01Elseworld
37BuySuperman/Batman: GenerationsGraphic NovelJohn Byrne2000-04-01Elseworld
38BuySuperman/Batman: World's FunnestGraphic NovelEvan Dorkin2016-04-05Elseworld
39BuySuperman/Batman: Saga of the Super SonsGraphic NovelBob Haney2017-01-31Elseworld
40BuyBatman/Superman Vol. 6: Universe’s FinestGraphic NovelPeter J. Tomasi, Tom Taylor2017-04-11DC You
41BuyBatman/Superman Vol. 1: Who are the Secret Six?Graphic NovelJoshua Williamson2020-04-28Rebirth

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