The Bat­tle of the Century

Comic Heroes - - Feature -

Su­per­man Vs The Amaz­ing Spi­der-Man, 1976

What hap­pened? The big­gest comic of 1976 – both phys­i­cally and in terms of im­pact – brought two su­per­heroes to­gether we thought would never meet. It’s by-the-num­bers stuff, in a sense, but scenes and im­ages from it linger long in the mem­ory

nev­er­the­less.

Why was it shock­ing? The first cross­over be­tween Marvel and DC shouts louder than most about the ex­cite­ment the medium can of­fer: any­thing can hap­pen here, it said, if we can think of it and we can draw it.

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