Detective Comics #572 – In this 1987 special anniversary issue of Detective Comics, an all-star line-up of creative teams tell stories focusing on Batman teaming up with other sleuths of the DC universe. One of the chapters has Batman travel through time, where he meets Sherlock Holmes, the world’s OTHER greatest detective. A version of this story was recently adapted into the Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartoon.<><> Batman is one of the most recognizable characters in pop culture, debuting in 1939 when he first appeared in Detective Comics #27. Over the past seventy years, he has been on countless adventures, often venturing way past Gotham City, spanning both time and space. While commonly paired up with other icons from the DC Universe, like in The Brave and the Bold cartoon, Batman has a habit of teaming up with or facing off against characters from some crazy franchises. Here are 6 memorable endeavors down that path.