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"The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team": This story is reprinted from World's Finest #94.

Quote1 You are looking at the newest element in the universe -- staggium! I, Simon Stagg, have just synthesized it! Quote2
-- Simon Stagg

Appearing in "The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team"

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Synopsis for "The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team"

This story is reprinted from World's Finest #94.

When Luthor escapes from prison again, he re-forms his criminal gang and arms them with a liquidified kryptonite substance as effective as natural kryptonite. Reminded of their earliest case together, Batman and Robin offer their assistance to Superman in the event that Luthor continues to use kryptonite against Superman.

When Batman and Robin summon Superman to work out their collaborative attack to stop Luthor, they are surprised to see Superman arrive with Powerman. Superman unexpectedly claims that Powerman is his new partner and that Batman and Robin are no longer needed.

The surprise move does not deter Batman and Robin from continuing their investigation against Luthor, though not directly with Superman. Batman and Robin devise another effective defensive shielding against Luthor's kryptonite ploy. With the threat of Luthor removed, Superman revealed to his friends that Powerman was a remote controlled robot he designed to safeguard them from harm.

Appearing in "The Strangler from the Stars"

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Synopsis for "The Strangler from the Stars"

Simon Stagg and a French scientist quarrel over who was the first to discover a new element, and two murders follow, leading Metamorpho to investigate.


  • The Batman/Superman story is redrawn to include the yellow oval on Batman's symbol.


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