I grew up on World’s Finest Comics and the adventures of Superman, Batman, Robin and “Superman’s pal,” Jimmy Olsen, and nostalgic memories of that mag come back as the New Wave crashes on the shores of New 52 Land.
This might be one of the best first issues I have ever read as Worlds’ Finest (note the moving of the apostrophe) has a great (if not legend-wait for it-dary) creative team but also the responsibility for the introduction of Earth 2 to a whole new bunch of readers.
The characters and voices of otherworlders Power Girl and Huntress are established immediately and so is the realism of their “world.” From a Japanese airport to the parallel plateaus of a separate Earth, Karen and Helena find their identities under the creative pen of scribe Paul Levitz as the artwork of Avengers legend George Perez and Kevin Maguire keep the emotions, action and layout spot-on.
Perez turns in the super-polished pro job we expect while the pages drawn by Maguire let you feel every emotion wringed from this first issue.
The direction is clear, the introduction is firm and the creative team have outdone themselves to bring into the DCnU another fantastic book that now jumps into my “must buy” list, at least for the present.
Here is hoping that Power Girl and Huntress keep this level of quality as the presses roll on #2.
Earth 2, here I am!
For another review, check out Chris "DOC" Bushley's review of "Worlds' Finest #1!"