The saga of Boy Thunder crashes to a close as Batman, Superman, and the Titans frantically attempt to save their wayward ward!
The choices the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel make in this moment will affect the future as we know it, as the secret identity of this über-powerful last son-that of someone DC fans have known for decades-is at last revealed!
AIPTThis arc ends with such a bang, hyping us up for what's coming next for DC Comics. Mark Waid, Dan Mora, and Tamra Bonvillain are delivering another blockbuster after the Magog reveal. Don't miss this issue, as it propels DC into a fantastic 2023!
ComicBook.comBoy Thunder's story arc comes to an end with another stellar issue from the creative team of Waid and Mora, proving once again why World's Finest should be regarded as the number one comic book DC is printing today. On the art front, Mora does some wildly experimental stuff here that works very well, especially when it comes to a Key drug scene. The MVP of the issue is Waid's take on Superman, who is able to present a fresh bit of characterization while reveling in Clark's status as DC's Boy Scout and it's one of the best takes on the Last Son of Krypton I've read in years. Do yourself a service and pick up this book. Here's to hoping this team is sticking with World's Finest for the long haul.
Lyles Movie FilesThis issue marks the culmination of the Strange Visitor arc and writer Mark Waid and artist Dan Mora ensure it’s a memorable one. (...) Superman has an easy out to deal with Boy Thunder’s anger issues, but doesn’t take it simply because he’s Superman. This is Waid at his best — working within the established traits of his characters and not switching something up to make his story easier. Mora’s art continues to be stunning. It’s so full of energy and movement with so much personality on display with all the characters. Mora uses come creative ways to showcase Key’s power, which is further boosted by Tamra Bonvillain’s gorgeous color work. The payoff for the arc was teased last issue and Waid fully cashed in here with the connection to one of his most acclaimed stories. Batman Superman remains a can’t miss title with its stellar characterization, big action and outstanding artwork that hasn’t failed to deliver each and every month.
Dark Knight NewsWorld’s Finest #11 is incredible. It’s apparent that Waid isn’t done with this story, so I’m excited to see what happens next. Mora continues to impress with what’s obviously a remarkable talent and I don’t think I could ask for much more in a series. Final Verdict: The book is just flat-out good.
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Superman HomepageSo, without any hyperbole, this was one of the best DC stories I've read in years, one of my favorite Superman arcs, and I am hoping James Gunn adapts this at some point. (...) A story that balances fun with serious so well, you'd think DC actually learned how to make comics again. Art that never ceases to amaze and induce feels, writing that feels true to the characters, never self serious, never goofy. (...) I don't really know what to say, I am just gobsmacked by the quality. A modern superhero story that has a great lesson, an open ending that doesn't feel like a cheap tease, an idea that could genuinely improve the current continuity, and enjoyment even at it's saddest moments? Perhaps the best issue I have ever reviewed for this site. Please, buy this book.
Supergirl Comic Box CommentaryBatman/Superman World's Finest #11 came out that week and was a satisfying ending to the Boy Thunder storyline. This was a story about trust and inspiration, about survivor's guilt and rage. We learned last issue that David becomes Magog from Kingdom Come. But what happens between now and then to make the angry teenager become a dark anti-hero? I'm repeating myself but Mark Waid has a command on the characters of Batman and Superman. He understands their core. So when I read this book, I see Superman writ large; I see Batman. And seeing how he guides these heroes as they deal with David's increasingly violent tendencies is perfect. Robin is also a big part of this series, acting almost like a commentator, pointing out these values in the titular characters. Throw in Waid's usual deep cut of DC history (and even DC movie history) and you have a thrilling tale. Trust me, he puts in a very little known character who I love. Dan Mora continues to shine on art. The Key is such a trippy character, all hopped up on mind-altering drugs, that Mora injects the pages with enough psychedelia to keep me happy. The action sequences are top notch. But it is the expressive work in this issue, particularly that of Superman, that glitters. Great cover too. 'Thy Will Be Done' is a nice nod to the Kingdom Come link here.
Weird Science DC ComicsBatman / Superman: World's Finest #11 is the shining example that all comics from DC and Marvel should be following. The issue is filled with perfect art, exciting action, powerfully emotional moments, and a satisfying conclusion to this phase of David's journey.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: A tense, entertaining story that is filled with great action. Waid ramps up the tension throughout the story with not only the David/Superman dynamic, but also with what Key did to David and how that manipulation plays out. David continues to be an interesting character and his interactions with the heroes leads to some engaging moments. I love the emotional build up at the end of the issue as well as the surprise reveal on the last page. The Art: Mora delivers beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The action, characters and environments all look gorgeous and visually compelling.
Geek DadWaid has pulled in elements from his long, storied career in DC that he’s only getting to resume now, and it’s another strong installment in a soon-to-be-classic series. Next up—Supergirl and Robin on the date from hell!
Comic WatchBatman/Superman: World's Finest #11 is a fantastic issue on all fronts and a strong conclusion to this arc! Mark Waid, Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain, and Steve Wands knocked it out of the park and created something really special and exciting. Batman/Superman: World's Finest was my favorite series of 2022, and I don't see that changing as we move into the new year and a new era of DC Comics.
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The Batman UniverseBatman/Superman: World’s Finest #11 lands a touching ending to the “Strange Visitor” arc. The art in this issue is fantastic. Especially in those final moments, Mora expresses more shock, pain, fear, and loss in just a few quick facial expressions from Superman. It tells us everything we need to know about how he’s feeling and, in turn, everything we need to feel about this arc. It’s one of loss. It’s one of hoping to change the tide but not quite making it. Though Joker and the Key have been stopped, the cost was losing a child who could have been so much more to this universe.
Comics Nexus by Inside PulseA compelling story with equal measure of action and characters moments. Liked how the Boy Thunder storyline ties into Kingdom Come. Amazing art.
Batman-NewsIt’s a solid issue with amazing artwork, but some aspects of it are a bit rushed. That said, the ending is bittersweet and intriguing, and the story throughout is incredibly entertaining and well worth a read.