The Battle of the Century
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
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.