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Batman/Superman: World's Finest #13

Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 16 critic ratings.


In the pages of World’s Finest, Batman, Robin, and Superman have traversed some of the DCU’s most iconic locations and teamed up with the likes of the Teen Titans, Doom Patrol, and Supergirl, but none of that will prepare them as they must go across the globe in search of Rex Mason, a.k.a. Metamorpho, the Element Man! The World’s Finest Strangest Adventure begins here!

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Kindle Edition
Print Length
27 pages
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16 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    Waid throws in a nice twist with Stagg’s alleged murderer, which sets up what should be another tremendously fun arc. This book hasn’t disappointed yet and it’s just going to be a long wait for the next installment.

  • 100

    Comic Watch

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #13 marks the start of its third arc in the recently revived title. The issue is written by Mark Waid, illustrated by Dan Mora, colored by Tamra Bonvillain, and lettered by Steve Wands and is one of the team’s finest issues to date. The first two arcs were fantastic, but it feels like this team has entirely found its groove by now. This may be because the first arc set some groundwork for Lazarus Planet, and the second revisited a key player from Kingdom Come, also written by Waid. With this arc, readers are thrown into what feels like a classic World’s Finest story featuring Metamorpho. (…) Overall, this issue stands out as one of the best of the series and there really hasn’t been a bad issue yet. The creative team continues to provide some of its best work and it shows. The issue is worth buying because of its art alone, but the care that Waid puts into his writing doesn’t alienate new readers or push away seasoned fans. This is a perfect book for readers of all ages. Batman/Superman: World’s Finest is exactly what the title suggests: World’s Finest.

  • 100

    Dark Knight News

    Once again, this series does not fail to entertain. World’s Finest: Batman/Superman #13 starts a new arc that feels fresh and fun. Waid’s genre mashup is executed at a master’s level, and Dan Mora continues to keep pace with the incredibly bombastic nature of the title. This potent combination delivers a final product that is simply good-ole-fashioned fun.

    Final Verdict: Look out Sherlock; you’ve got competition.

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 96

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    What can I say. This book is just firing on all cylinders. The perfect complement of pictures and words.

    Buy this book! And recommend it to others!

  • 95


    Batman and Superman have gone on several memorable adventures together throughout World’s Finest, but this newest installment brings Metamorpho into the fray. In a whodunnit mystery, the legendary team of Mark Waid and Dan Mora reunite, after an issue apart, to introduce readers to the World’s Finest’s next challenge. There’s been a murder in Metropolis, and this one concerns both Batman and Superman. (…) Overall, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #13 moves at a steady pace of great storytelling. While the stories may seem familiar in nature, my enjoyment never falters. In addition, this series continues to be the perfect jumping-on point for any new readers as it showcases a high variety of characters that further contribute to the story. Whether it be Robin and Supergirl (the two most frequent co-stars), the Justice League, the Teen Titans, or the Doom Patrol, Waid has worked hard to flesh out the world by using almost every corner of the DC Universe in Batman/Superman: World’s Finest. The latest chapter is no different in creating an engaging story for new and returning readers to follow along with.

  • 95

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #13 is as good a DC Comic as you’ll likely find anywhere. The story is fun, with an intriguing mystery. Multiple characters appear, but each gets proper attention, and the art is brilliant.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This series has done a great job not only fleshing out the bond between the two title characters, but their relationships with their sidekicks and friends. Bruce and Dick have some hilarious banter about Gotham’s other billionaires, but the surprising subplot involves Jimmy Olsen. The cub reporter has a major chance to get his first byline and will do anything to break the case—including interviewing Sapphire and dealing with her brutish caveman bodyguard Java. Waid does a great job of fusing the tension of the story with some fun humor, and combining the strangeness of Metamorpho’s world with the more grounded mystery plotline. But it’s rare to truly surprise me in comics anymore, and the creative team managed to pull it off with an excellent last-page reveal that threw everything for a loop. This story has been done before, but never exactly like this, and kudos to the creative team for keeping this book fresh.

  • 90

    This particular issue does focus on quite a bit of backstory when it comes to the character known as Metamorpho, but Waid and Mora tell the story in such a way that’s never boring. While Mark Waid continues to shine with his firm understanding of the DC universe and its characters, Dan Mora is supplying readers with some of his best artwork to date. There is simply so much content here in terms of the story and art direction that it’s a treat for me to sit down each month and read about the continuing adventures from the Man of Steel and Dark Knight’s past. World’s Finest remains the top superhero book for DC Comics and its main competition is itself in comparing each issue to the last and so on.

  • 90

    The Batman Universe

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #13 launches into a new murder mystery that sees Bruce Wayne framed for murder. While this isn’t necessarily new (see the series Bruce Wayne – Murderer), it does come at the story in a slightly different way. Throughout this whole investigation, writer Mark Waid and artist Dan Mora have shown the differences between Superman and Batman’s approach to crime-fighting. Whereas Batman suspects everyone, Superman, ever the boy scout, gives the benefit of the doubt, choosing to believe in one’s innocence until proven otherwise. This is very upfront and prevalent in how each approaches Metamorpho, with Batman asking the potential assassin his whereabouts and Superman citing Metamorpho’s assistance in the past. (…) As always, Dan Mora’s art paired with Tamra Bonvillain’s colors is a match made in heaven. This issue is beautiful, fun, and a wonderful celebration of the Silver Age of comics. The reintroduction of Metamorpho is a welcome one, and it fits perfectly into the bright tone and sense of adventure that Mora, Waid, and the team have consistently delivered throughout this run.

  • 90

    Graham Crackers Comics

    Just when I thought this title could not get any cooler, Mark Waid reminds us the joy of being a comic nerd. Waid reintroduces us to another mainstay of the original series. Many back up features were included in the very first World’s Finest series. Aquaman, Green, Arrow, Congo Bill/Congorilla, but none were as popular in the 1970’s as Metamorpho. Metamorpho not only had secondary stories in World’s Finest but actually became a integral part of some of the main stories of the time. So including Metamorpho here was a trip down memory lane. And with Dan Mora putting his own artistic spin on the hero’s origin, this one is mind-blowing. And while I won’t spoil the cliffhangar, I will point out that this story borrows classic elements (NO PUN INTENDED) from stories of the time! This is a perfect example of how DC should be viewing their universe. This one has it all.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Waid is crafting a solid, engaging and compelling mystery in this first issue. The characters are great and I love the way both teams conduct their investigations independently of each other. It gives a great insight into the characters skills as well as adds a new dimension to Jimmy Olsen that I enjoyed. I really enjoyed the twist towards the end of the issue and I look forward to seeing how it plays out in the next issue.

    The Art: Dan Mora’s art is stunning. Not only does it capture the characters perfectly, but the action is visually stunning and I love the visual progression of the story.

  • 85


    The writing is concise and on-point, even with the somewhat lengthy explanation of Metamorpho’s origin, and the art is top-notch. It’s clear to me that this comic is crafted with care and precision, and if you’re going to get one comic this week, I highly recommend that you pick this one. If you love upbeat adventures with good comedy and intrigue, look no further!

  • 80

    Superman Homepage

    What another great start to what is already looking like a banger of an arc!

    After a break from the action with last month’s fun issue, we’re back to the big stuff, with a mystery, a new guest hero in Metamorpho (a hero I’m not the most familiar with outside of that first Outsiders run, enjoying his presence and his DELIGHTFUL origin section, moving!), presence for Jimmy Olsen, which is always appreciated, and an investigative journalism story we haven’t seen in a while from Superman.

    With such an ending hook as Bruce getting arrested for the murder, it’s hard to resist! Truly, I enjoyed the mystery aspect. It’s fun to see our title heroes investigate the murder of a bad man, and treat it with the utmost respect. It’s a good contrast of Superman’s optimism and Batman’s doubts, and it’s just an interesting tale, two heroes suspected of murder, and the Man of Steel having to hope that his beliefs are still true.

    Yet again, Waid and Mora hit it out of the park, and I am excited for this arc! Bring it on!

  • 75

    Comics Nexus by Inside Pulse

    Another great yarn with superb art. Lots of intrigue and great to see Jimmy Olsen get a spotlight.

  • 75


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