The Top 5 Fights Between Batman & Superman In The Comics

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For decades fans have argued over again and again regarding who would win in a fight between Batman and Superman. Next week fans will see this fight on the big screen, and its likely to result in even more arguments between fans. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be the first time these two iconic heroes meet in a live-action film, and sure enough it will also showcase their epic fight.

Now as mentioned before, this fight isn’t something new.  Aside from fan debates, DC’s very own comic book writers have also been pitting these two against each other since the 80’s. Each fight have shown very different sides to these heroes, and now we will rundown our favorite fights between these two iconic heroes.

Be forewarned, while almost all comic fans understand the obvious one-sided nature of these fights, the most interesting fights between these two characters are the ones where the underdog wins. Everyone loves an underdog, and Batman seemingly fits that role in these fights. This list is not about the obvious winner of an unbalanced fist fight, but about the quality of the fight and how the fights themselves caused the ongoing debate. If every fight was fair, Superman would always win and the argument would be over, but that’s not what fans deep down really want.

These are the top 5 fights that have kept that argument going for the last 30 years, and likely will keep it going for the next.

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Taylor Landine

Taylor Landine

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  • I’m sorry, but it just bothers me that Batman, while being one of my favorites, gets the edge every single time. The ONLY reason Batman ever wins, is because the writing team knows it’s the more interesting angle to take. Because the truth of it is, Superman CAN and COULD kill Batman within a nano second. He could move so fast, beyond Batman’s comprehension and kill him by punching a hole in head. Be he doesn’t, why? No, not because he’s good, but because the writers at DC don’t want to write the east win. They want to write the underdog story.

    • Bjax

      Exactly! Plus the article forgot to mention in the Injustice Gods Among Us books, a dejected Superman beat Batman by breaking his back and could have killed him if he wanted to – which Batman openly admits.

  • Daniel Barham

    I don’t disagree, but finding creative ways for Batman to win/cheat is more interesting than him getting killed in a nanosecond. I think it just shows the lengths Batman will go to in order to win. He even beat Darkseid by bluffing to blow up Apokolips.I also consider the Endgame fight a draw but I would have to reread the story.

  • Nimal Felix

    Pretty biased… Some of these are not even a win

  • E J H

    Way to be fair and not even mention 1 time when Superman wins. Don’t mention the countless times when Superman clearly and unequivocally wins. Like at the beginning of the Justice League New 52 arc when Batman tries all his gadgets and it ends with Superman’s hand around his neck not even letting him talk. Or As someone else mentioned in Injustice when he Breaks his back and just leaves him there. Also the Hush fight is more a stalemate since Batman himself admits that Superman is holding back because if he were not he’d be defeated and/or dead.