William Shatner Officially Joins Batman/Superman, See The Incredible Image

By TeeJay Small | Published

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William Shatner as part of the comic book world? Oh, it’s definitely happening and fans are going to love this. From Star Trek to Justice League, this guy is now a part of two major franchises.

William Shatner And DC

DC Comics have been hard at work securing a number of celebrity cameos to take front and center on their latest Batman/Superman: World’s Finest covers.

Over the course of the past 24 issues, celebrity variants have included actors such as Jerry Seinfeld and Nicolas Cage, as well as famed musicians like Jack White and Paul McCartney. For the latest outing, issue number 25, DC has chosen to honor none other than James T. Kirk actor William Shatner, per a report in AIPTcomics.

William Shatner A Comic Book Lover

This is a true honor for William Shatner, who is a noted fan of comic books, particularly the golden era superheroes he is depicted beside in Dan Mora’s latest Batman/Superman: World’s Finest cover.

Shatner has also been quite open in the past about his long and storied friendship with Marvel comics writer Stan Lee, who is known for the creation and popularization of many major comic book heroes, such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, and The Incredible Hulk.

This honor will surely sit alongside a list of other massive accolades in Shatner’s trophy case, along with several Saturn awards, Emmy awards, and perhaps a few photographs of the actor’s experience going to outer space with Jeff Bezos.

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #25

The issue that William Shatner graces is a landmark publication as well, making the honor even greater.

In Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #25, The Joker and Lex Luthor meet for the first time with plans to join forces and take down the Justice League. With this unholy partnership coming to a head, Batman and Superman may finally meet their match.

Of course, if the partnership presented on screen in Zack Snyder‘s 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is any indication of things to come, the heroes’ combined might is sure to overcome.

Contact Local Comic Book Store

Beyond the William Shatner cover, the issue is said to have various variant art created by artists such as Stevan Subic, Christian Ward, Dave Johnson, Joelle Jones, Dustin Nguyen, and many more.

Fans searching for a specific cover have been asked to contact their local comic book store in advance to ensure copies are available, though the William Shatner design is expected to sell out fast.

William Shatner Edition

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This issue of Batman/Superman: World’s Finest has been penned by Mark Waid, who previously held credits with DC for writing Kingdom Come, The Flash, and Superman: Birthright issues, as well as several Marvel comics like Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and Captain America.

With a capable writer like Waid behind the wheel and art by the incomparable Dan Mora, the William Shatner edition of Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #25 is sure to be a massive hit among casual comic fans and professional collectors alike.

Full William Shatner Cover With Justice League

The cover sees the James T. Kirk actor flanked by comic book royalty, with Superman and Hawk Girl to the left, and Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Green Arrow to the right.

As these issues begin to fly off the shelves, William Shatner will surely be seeing a lot of this art during upcoming signing events and comic conventions.