"Superman and Batman: "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

World's Finest #229 is an issue of the series World's Finest (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1975.

Appearing in Superman and Batman: "The Origin of the Superman–Batman Team"

Featured Characters:

  • Superman (Flashback and main story)
  • Batman (Flashback and main story)
  • Robin (Flashback and main story)

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Synopsis for Superman and Batman: "The Origin of the Superman–Batman Team"

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

When Luthor escapes from prison again, Batman and Robin are reminded of their earliest case together with Superman. They rush to Metropolis in the event that Luthor intends to use kryptonite against Superman again.

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.

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The surprise move does not deter Batman and Robin from continuing their investigation against Luthor, though not directly with Superman. Batman and Robin devise an effective defence against Luthor's latest invention - a destructive ray that cannot penetrate silicon. With their shields the subdue Luthor and confiscate the kryptonite he intended to use in a ploy against Superman. 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, and deal with Luthor is he attempted to use kryptonite to eliminate Superman.

Appearing in Metamorpho: "The Strangler from the Stars"

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  • Science Congress Great Hall
  • Simon Stagg's Mansion


Synopsis for Metamorpho: "The Strangler from the Stars"

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


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


  • No trivia.

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