Some things are supposed to be a given. Like there’s the Marvel universe and, completely separately, the DC universe. Now they’ve crossed the streams, with Stan Lee appearing in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.

The new animated flick that we have to wait until September 13 for (stupid school holidays, grumble grumble) basically rips on every superhero trope, so it just wouldn’t be complete without the inimitable Mr Lee in there somewhere.

He first pops up when the Teen Titans visit the Warner studios in the movie, trying to get their own flick off the ground.

“This is Stan Lee — dig my subtle cameo! This is a DC movie? I gotta get outta here!”

He also pops up again later on in what becomes a running gag. Excelsior!

We like this collision of comic factions, although we’re not sure that it should become a habit. Although maybe then Batman and Moon Knight could duke it out once and for all?

Teen Titans Go! To the collectibles shelf – check out the Pop! Vinyl figures at JB Hi-Fi.