There have been times when great team-ups have occurred that have changed the way we read and enjoy pop culture.  Here are some of those dates you should remember fondly.

  • Justice Society of America – All Star Comics #3 – Winter 1940
  • Superman/Batman – World’s Best Comics #1 – Spring 1941
  • Justice League of America – The Brave and the Bold #28 – February 1960
  • Stan Lee/Steve Ditko/Jack Kirby – Amazing Fantasy #15 – August 1962
  • Marvel Team-Up – March 1972
  • Green Lantern/Green Arrow – Green Lantern/Green Arrow #1 – October 1983
  • Bruce Timm/Paul Dini – Batman: The Animated Series – September 5, 1992
  • Brian Michael Bendis and Marvel Comics – Ultimate Spider-Man #1 – October 2000
  • Jor-El and Thomas Wayne
  • Critical Hit/Major Spoilers – The Major Spoilers Podcast #299 – April 26, 2011

What other dates kicked off some of the best team-ups in comics and beyond?  Remember, we’re asking about dates, not a debate on the best or worst teams. We’re saving that one for later.




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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. X-Factor and the X-Men – Uncanny X-Men #243, March, 1989
    The showdown had been building for years. Reunions, confrontations and the obligatory “good guys fight first before uniting against common evil.” This was the beginning of the end for both iterations of the teams. All of this amidst a backdrop of a demon-infested Manhattan.
    Ahhh, remember when events actually had consequences?

  2. January 1984: Franklin Richards and Aunt May team-up to defeat Galactus with Giant Twinkees made by a Marshmallow Man in his most humiliating defeat to date (narrowly edging out his loss to Squirrel Girl)… 6 months later, Ghostbusters totally ripped off the Giant Twinkee and Marshmallow Man…

  3. brainypirate on

    I had no idea the GL/GA series was so late–I thought it was a 70s comic! It’s odd that something I thought was before my time was actually going on while I was in my comic-reading prime!

  4. Swamp Thing and John Constantine
    Swamp Thing Vol 2 #37 (June, 1985)
    Witness the origins of the Vertigo publishing line!

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