Love it, I prefer them as the World's Finest
Eh, I don't care either way
Hate it, Superman and Bats should be at each others throats Frank Miller style
None of these, I just want to continue to complain about the Nu 52
Remember, Batman in Action Comics did get beaten by Superman when they first met--and beat Green Lantern and The Flash too. That's probably why he starts out distrusting him. That and Batman cares more about justice AND order, whereas Superman cares primarily about justice. Remember Superman's comment about wanting to help people suffering from social problems around the world and the JL (including Batman) not exactly backing him up?
Ironically, SUPERMAN is the outsider, Green Arrow-type of the Justice League.
Only you can set you free.
But really, the new 52 dynamic makes a hell of a lot more sense, given their motivations and worldviews. Batman's mission has always been about preserving the rule of law and order in Gotham City, and ensuring safety and stability. Whereas Superman's mission has been about 'saving the world' and 'inspiring humanity' to better themselves. Between the two, Batman's mission is a lot closer to the notion of preserving the status quo.
However, given that Superman has cooled off a lot since his 'social crusader' days of five years ago, it makes sense that he and Batman have become close and trusted friends. I'd really like to see this relationship explored further, perhaps in a miniseries or something.
Yeah, I'd say the Five Years Later Superman is more Neutral Good than Chaotic Good (which the Action Superman clearly is). He still cares more about justice than order, but is more willing to compromise and work with others. It was interesting that he seemed most supportive of Green Arrow, though, suggesting he still has an appreciation of those who achieve justice by working outside the system.
Only you can set you free.
The initial volumes of S/B were in canon, and Loeb wrote in a lot of bromance there. Not to mention, the pre-Flashpoint era sort of ended with Final Crisis/Return of Bruce Wayne.
In Superman/Batman #50, the writers had them considering each other almost as the brother they never had. It kinda makes sense with them both being orphans. I don't know if going that far is gonna be possible or if that type of relationship would be well received, especially in the new continuity. But, they've been friends and the World's Finest team for decades. It's a tradition.
I love seeing it. The friendship between them is timeless. I hated the years they didn't get along.
Supes and Batman as teammates is truly the quintessential synthesis in Superhero comics.
They have the same goals, but they are the antithesis of one another. So as a duo, that really interests me
I personally think it's awesome. However, there is obviously a bit of antagonism in their relationship in the DCnU at the beginning, judging from how they first met in JUSTICE LEAGUE #2, and the tension that was shown in ACTION #10's Justice League scene set in the past where as soon as Superman leaves the others, Batman remarks that they will eventually "have to take him down" or something to that effect. I think their relationship probably unfolded similar to Post-Crisis where they start out ala Frank Miller and ended up best friends eventually.
I love it. I've been waiting for Bats and Supes to be friends and working together again for quite some time. Superman himself was a man on the street fighting for those who couldn't stand up for themselves, much like Batman. They're both orphans, they started on the streets and went global, they're founding members of the League. There is a so much more in their stories that makes it seem like they would get along great. Plus I enjoy seeing the two biggest heroes of all time team up and take out the trash. Just doesn't get any better.
I prefer Superman/Batman team-ups to be fairly rare, only when a writer has a really good idea. It's tough to give Batman something to do without dumbing down Superman (or mind-controlling him). Plus, it makes the team-ups more exciting if they don't happen very often.