Less than two years after the new Superman and Batman met for the first time in Justice League #1
, they did it again in Batman/Superman #1
– Blame the fact that they didn't remember this earlier meeting on alternate-reality-time-travel-comic-book-craziness.
In terms of first meetings, though, this one is weird – Clark and Bruce certainly have a first meeting that's worth remembering (and one that neatly summarizes their world views), but when it comes to getting their costumed alter egos together, all manner of parallel world hell breaks loose, bringing together alternate versions of the characters to complicate matters. Of course, with Jae Lee art, everything managed to look exquisite no matter what manner of craziness was actually unfolding on the page...
In fact, this one counts for two, as their first meeting on Earth 2, as children, was also chronicled in its pages. We look forward to the next time they meet for the first time all over again - possibly in DC's Rebirth relaunch.