Hmm, no sign of Perez. Wonder if this is the new art team?
WORLDS’ FINEST #13
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by ROBSON ROCHA and WAYNE FAUCHER
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale JUNE 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As DeSaad’s Hellhound hunts Power Girl and Huntress, the duo must struggle with how far underground they’ll have to go before they can turn the tide and take the fight back to the man who’s been impersonating the missing Mr. Terrific.
The winner of the last match was Barbara Gordon and Dinah Lance.
Here’s today’s match!
Superboy/Conner Kent, Clone Boy and Tim Drake/Robin, Red Robin
Huntress/Helena Bertinelli and Renee Montoya/The Question
Voting is open until 8:30 PM EST. One vote per person, please!
The winner of the previous non-canon tournament was Blue Beetle and Booster Gold.
Today’s match is:
Barbara Gordon and Dinah Lance!
Huntress and Power Girl!
Voting closes at 8:30 PM EST
You can see the entire list of contestants here. As a reminder canon and non-canon were decided by whether the relationship and or couple was played out on the pages of DCU proper. If a relationship occurred in both DCAU and DCU, the DCU version take precedence. So with that out of the way on to the voting!
In this corner
Power Girl and Huntress!
And in the other corner
Hal Jordan and Sinestro!
Voting is open until 8PM EST.
For those readers who mourned the unceremonious passing of Helena Bertinelli in the new 52, there is some joy. Tonight on the CW, Jessica De Gouw joins Arrow for two episodes as Huntress. While like everything in the DC TVverse vs. comicverse there have been some changes, a new interview with the actress shows she is aware of and researched the comic character (as well I suspect the version of Huntress from CW’s Birds of Prey)
I went back to the comics,” she said. “I think the comics are the best place to start. That’s where it originated. That’s what the fans want to see. That’s what I wanted to go for. I don’t think it helps to impersonate someone else who’s already done it perhaps. Because this isn’t like anything else. It looks different and it feels different. And it’s a different tone.”
She adds that the character enters with a punch and is “a force”:
She’s a force. She’s a force of nature. And not only the Huntress but Helena is pretty sassy in her own right.”
The episode “Muse of Fire” debuts tonight.
Helena Bertinelli will be appearing on the next episode of Arrow (11.28) and here is a full look at the belly window free costume actress Jessica DeGouw will sport.
Helena Wayne meets Damian Wayne or, as I like to think of it, Catwoman’s kid meets Talia al Ghul’s kid.
Despite being retconned out of DC Comics, Helena Bertinelli is still around in the world of the TV show Arrow. She’s make her debut in the sixth episode of the series (November 28) and will be played by Australian actress Jessica DeGouw. According to the verbiage with the picture she’s on for two episodes.
Although I won’t be sure until we see the full costume it does appear that belly window did not make a transition to the small screen and they went with generic leather and mask look. I’m okay with that.
Yesterday’s match between Power Girl and Renee Montoya was hard fought but in the end Montoya won. Today we have a battle of the a current Bird of Prey vs. a former Bird of Prey.
In this corner a woman who let’s her legs and cross bow do the talking:
And in the other corner a woman who you should never let borrow your keys
Starling aka Ev Crawford!
Don’t you wish these two had been on the same team? Any way you can vote here.
Voting is open until 8:30 PM
Hornets. My God.
Hey, it looks like Kara may have found a costume that doesn’t fall apart!
WORLDS’ FINEST #8
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by KEVIN MAGUIRE, GEORGE PEREZ and SANDRA HOPE
Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
1:25 B&W Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
On sale JANUARY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Power Girl and Huntress have been searching for a connection to their world, Earth 2, for years, but now they’ve kicked a hornet’s nest of trouble — and the hunters become the hunted!
The CW’s Arrow is going the Smallville “no tights” route for his costume for Arrow and sporting a version the hooded costume from Mike Grell’s run as seen in this picture released yesterday where he squares off against Kelly Hu’s China White
And other characters seem to be using some of the classic elements of the comic characters’ costumes. The first trailer for Arrow showed the classic Deathstroke bi-color mask rather than the military costume used in Smallville.
And this week interviews with the show’s cast gave some hints on the costumes that Deadshot and Huntress may be wearing on the show.
Those of you who bemoan the loss of the iconic boob window of the pre-52 Power Girl were thrown a tiny (well not exactly tiny - this IS Power Girl) bone this week. Apparently with all the money she’s spending on research Karen Starr is still unable to find a uniform that doesn’t self destruct in battle (and in apparently, as in this case, only in certain places). As a result in this week’s issue we see this
As far as the rest of the issue I’ve decided that while I like the relationship between Kara and Helena (however you choose to read it) and Kevin Maguire’s take on the two in the early years, it is working against some boring villains and some just not quite right art by Perez.
Still this issue did have a couple of things (beyond a salute to the boob window) that were fun. Let’s take a look.
I love George Perez’s work on so many comics but this isn’t working for me. I really wish Jesus Saiz or Marcos To were on the book.
Anyway onto the Rizzoli and Isles of superhero comics where sub and text blend as easy as a summer day and a gin and tonic.
Nice, they’ve got Garcia-Lopez and Jerry Ordway on art.
WORLDS’ FINEST #5
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and JERRY ORDWAY
Cover by JERRY ORDWAY
1:25 B&W Variant cover by JERRY ORDWAY
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Power Girl and Huntress attempt to get back home to Earth 2 – but is the Boom Tube just a one-way trip?
• The secrets of Power Girl’s abilities revealed.
• Featuring artwork by the legendary Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Jerry Ordway!
USA Today has an interview with the Paul Levitz of Worlds Finest about the book and what readers can expect coming up:
The new issues also feature an aspect that fans are really enjoying: the relationship between Huntress and Power Girl.
As they deal with assorted dilemmas, Levitz is slowly revealing more about the women’s backstories — in issue 3, Maguire’s stuck in “a lovely moment of fan service” for dedicated longtime readers, and a zero issue drawn entirely by Maguire in September flashes back to when the two first met as Robin and Supergirl.
Levitz also teases to the fifth issue, a “light one-off” featuring Power Girl at the CERNparticle accelerator in Switzerland and Huntress in Boston Common at a “Take Back the Night” event. “They’re seeing different ways to deal with their displaced status.”
They will also have Helena reacting to the fact there is a Robin on this Earth. I can’t wait for that. I will jump for joy if she refers to him as a “boy Robin”
Here’s the preview
(Source: USA Today)