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Remember That Time Superman Dressed Up as Batman and Beat Up Bane?

If you were a fan of Superman: The Animated Series and Batman: The Animated Series back in the 90s, then you’re in good company. The beloved shows are widely considered to be two of the best representations of the DC universe… ever. And as you probably remember, both shows are filled with tons of great moments, like this one from a 1998 episode of Superman: The Animated Series, in which Superman dressed up as Batman and kicked the tar out of Bane.

Yep. When Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne team up together, not much can stop them. Not even a coalition of baddies including Bane, the Mad Hatter, and the Riddler can get in their way.

Years later, on a 2011 episode of the animated series Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Bruce Wayne got a chance to return the favor in a face off against Lex Luthor.

Enjoy the clip, but try not to lament too much this show no longer exists. Check it out below:

Speaking of tangential topics, and further geek distractions you probably didn’t know you wanted, remember that time the Flash was so angry he turned someone into a statue? The Flash (Wally West) became so infuriated by an enemy that he not only de-powered him, he trapped him in time. 

The story takes place in All-Flash #1 (2007), but essentially an evil clone – Inertia – murdered Flash’s cousin Bart and he’s pretty upset about it. Flash taps into the Speed Force – which gives the various versions of the Flash their powers – and uses it to remove Inertia’s own speed abilities. 

In addition, he takes away Inertia’s ability to move, essentially freezing him in place for eternity. Flash then plants Inertia in a museum, forcing him to stare at a statue of Bart Allen. With it taking him a hundred years to even blink, Inertia will suffer an unfathomable sentence, completely conscious and aware of time’s passage.