We have seen Batman vs. Superman fights in the DCEU and well as DCAU. The comic books have many more such Batman vs. Superman battles the shows and movies won’t want you to know.
When the Joker manages to infect the entire Justice League with the Joker Venom, Batman eventually faces off against Superman. The fight is as ugly as it gets. Batman, like the over-planner he is, has multiple contingencies to take down the strongest superhero in the DC Universe. He has a specially made custom armor called the Justice Buster that has ways to take down the entire League. For Superman, the armor comes laced with miniaturized Re Sun gauntlets. When that fails, Batman just plays dirty by throwing a Kryptonite laced polymer into his face. Although Batman later humbly clarifies that ‘nobody won’, we all know who did.
Superman: Red Son
In this parallel reality, Superman crash lands in the Soviet Union rather than the United States Of America. Rather than being brought up under the democratic ideals of the Free World, Superman is now molded by the collectivist ideals of the USSR. Soon, Superman becomes the greatest threat to world peace and unity. Batman, in this world, is a brilliant anarchist soldier hell-bent on bringing down Kal-El‘s tyrannical regime. And Batman even succeeds in doing so, using a clever set of traps to depower the Man of Steel until Wonder Woman intervenes and saves the day.
Poison Ivy, the plat loving femme fatale, manages to put Superman under her venomous spell. A mind controlled Superman lusts for Batman’s blood. But Batman is quick to think on his feet. Using Catwoman’s help to threaten Lois Lane’s life after distracting the Man of Steel with the electrical might of the entire National Grid, Batman makes Superman break free of Ivy’s control. Deep down, Superman is a good guy but Batman isn’t. That’s what Batman banks on every time to break Superman. Works like a charm every time.
The Dark Knight Strikes Again
Superman is reduced to the level of a government stooge in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight series. In The Dark Knight Strikes Again, an aged Batman fights and defeats Superman with the help of custom made Kryptonite Gauntlets along with the help of half of the Justice League. Superman never saw it coming.
One Night In Gotham City
Superman is forced to fight Batman because of an ideological difference. Superman is not convinced Batman has turned over a new leaf. His doubts are confirmed when Batman threatens the life of an innocent man if Superman does not back off. This ends up being a Mexican standoff where Batman literally outwits Superman. The innocent man Batman threatened to kill of Superman doesn’t submit turns out to be Batman himself.
The Dark Knight Falls
Bruce Wayne, now a senior citizen, returns from retirement to take charge of Gotham City as a fresh crime wave sweeps over. Batman manages to make Gotham safer than the rest of the USA and this leads to a backlash of political upheaval. The President, not wanting to look bad, sends Superman to take down this ‘illegal vigilante’. The fight is one of the most iconic Batman vs. Superman fights ever, having inspired the legendary BVS: Dawn Of Justice Fight sequence.
How Do You Kill A Superman?
Superman agrees to become the ruler of the shrunken city of Kandor. His actions become erratic and defy logic. The citizens of Kandor, sensing danger if they left Superman unchecked, ask Bruce Wayne to step in. Batman obviously agrees but turns out the root of the problem is not Superman, it’s an evil alien cat!! While we will not necessarily call it a battle, the fight was fair and square won by Batman because he ended up ‘killing’ Superman that triggered a set of events that eventually cured the man of Steel of his insanity.
The Galactic Gamblers – 1969
Alien warlords kidnap the two greatest pals of the two greatest DC Superheroes – Jimmy Olsen and Robin. Batman and Superman are forced to fight in gladiatorial battles to save the skin of their allies. The fights actually turn out to be betting matches for the aliens, who see this as a form of entertainment. Although no one won that fight, fans unequivocally claim Batman had the upper hand since he would do anything to save the Boy Wonder, a camaraderie Superman and Jimmy Olsen do not share as strongly.