Action Comics #1. Detective Comics #27. All Star Comics #8. Hardcore fans of DC superheroes know the meaning of these editions as more than just a combination of titles and numbers – they're the very first appearances of icons Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. And to many fans, these first appearances are as meaningful to the characters' overall mythos as heat vision, Batarangs, or an invisible plane.
The inclusion of "first appearance" has proven itself a vital component to character bios you've been reading for decades – but rarely have we ever been informed of a superhero's video game history. With Injustice 2 – from the studio that brought us Mortal Kombat – shaping up to be one of the biggest games of the next few weeks, and with nearly four decades of DC games to reminisce over, we've cataloged the every first video game appearance of every hero you can play in Injustice 2 – from Superman's Atari 2600 starring role in 1978 to Catwoman on the Atari Lynx handheld. In almost every case, it's fun to admire just how far we've come.