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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.
Worlds’ Finest will see changes when it passes its first birthday in May. Kevin Maguire announced at last night’s New 52 panel he’s off the book with issue 12. Maguire co-drew the book with George Perez first in alternating sections of the book and later on alternating issues.
Maguire’s art was one of the highlights of the book. No word on whether Perez is leaving as well or who will be replacing Maguire. I’d love to see Marcos To back to drawing Helena.
Issue 10 of the book is out on Wednesday and it is the first Batbook to address the loss of Damian including an almost meeting between this world’s Batman and Huntress.
Not sure what the thinking is but the cover and solicit for May’s Worlds’ Finest shows and says the “classic” Power Girl costume is back.
As Power Girl returns to her classic look, DeSaad wreaks havoc on her tech empire—and PG and Huntress find themselves hunted by the talented torturer from Apokolips.
I just hope there isn’t some kind of cosmic adjustment required that will bring back the “belly window” costume for Helena.
More Helena and Damian shenanigans though Helena seems to be getting the worst of it.
WORLDS’ FINEST #7
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by KEVIN MAGUIRE, GEORGE PEREZ and SCOTT KOBLISH
Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
1:25 B&W Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
On sale DECEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Robin begrudgingly helps Huntress track down the threat to Wayne Enterprises, but little do they realize that threat is actually tracking them!
• Meanwhile, Power Girl continues to explore the connection between Earth 2, Apokolips and this Earth, only to find herself in a stand-off with…a bunch of heavily armed 10-year-olds?!
DC Comics has released a preview of the Worlds’ Finest Zero issue and there is both great joy and great annoyance.
First the great joy. I really like the reworking of Helena’s Wayne’s origins as Robin having her mother, Catwoman, acting as a mentor. The original Earth 2 Helena Wayne took up the cape after the death of her mother. In this universe we see Catwoman as a proud parent.
Of course, Bruce doesn’t quite see things the same way.
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.
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)