The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight have arrived at the compound of Niles Caulder-the Chief in charge of that strange band of misfits known as the Doom Patrol-but all is not as it seems. While Batman works with Niles to cure Superman of his freakish transformations, a side mission to track a mysterious figure known as “the Demon” attracts the Dark Knight’s attention…and moreover, it could have some connection to Superman’s poisoning at the hands of Metallo! It’s danger, intrigue, and the surprise appearance of Deadman in chapter two of World’s Finest!
ComicBook.comIs World's Finest the best DC comic book on the market today? Yes. Is issue #2 better than its first? Also, somehow yes. What works so unbelievably well about this story from DC's past isn't just Waid's handling of the countless characters involved, but Dan Mora's larger-than-life artwork that feels beyond appropriate for the story presented here. This story is moving at a thousand miles per minute but it never feels confusing. It's classic superhero storytelling with two masters of their craft. Really, this issue should be read for Dick Grayson alone, whose working "relationship" with Supergirl and general anxiety around the Doom Patrol are two of the standout moments of the issue. I feel like this is one of those legendary runs that will be talked about for quite some time.
But Why Tho?Batman/Superman: Worlds Finest #2 is phenomenal. This is very much like two comics in one, as the first issues story bleeds into this one before the real plot takes over. This overlapping of the stories between issues creates a longing to keep reading.
Lyles Movie FilesBatman Superman World's Finest is pure fun. It's a fun ride from start to finish and the only knock is it's way too quick a read. I'd sign up yesterday for a Waid/Mora vintage style Justice League book. For now, it's fine to sit back and enjoy one of the best titles DC is putting out each month.
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SciFiPulseOverall. A fun read and thus far a fairly strong team-up story for DCs two most popular heroes.
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COMICONThis series is rapidly getting better, becoming one of our favorites. The story is DC at its best, and the art is top-notch.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Mark Waid delivers some great tension and action in this issue. The tension in the first few pages is sustained throughout and the side stories work to boost the main as well as develop the characters and their relationships. The dynamic between Kara and Dick is fun and entertaining and their side story is incredibly interesting. Waid does a brilliant job of bringing in characters like the Doom Patrol and giving their presence meaning. The Art: Dan Mora delivers some blisteringly beautiful imagery throughout this story. The character designs are awesome and the action brilliantly captures the tone of the story visually.
Graphic PolicyBatman/Superman: World's Finest #2 is fun. It's a hell of a lot of fun. The series is quickly becoming a favorite of mine with an energy that makes reading the comic enjoyable. It's a reminder that comics can be fun and entertaining and succeed without a dark cloud hanging over every aspect. It's a ray of light that's been missed and needed.
AIPTBatman/Superman: World's Finest #2 is an excellent follow-up issue that builds the story with moments that play on the reader's emotions. More heroes of the DCU make their way into this book which is fantastic as it is titled World's Finest, but we get plenty of extra heroes. The time travel part was a little unbelievable, but I won't get too hung up on it for the stake of the story. The issue serves as a good setup that drives you to continue this adventure. I am enjoying the spark of hope that Mark, Dan, and Tamra are bringing to the DCU.
Geek DadIt's an old-school thrill ride brought to life by one of the best creative teams working today.
Weird Science DC ComicsBatman/Superman: World's Finest #2 takes everything that worked about the first issue and builds on it. Then, it takes everything that wasn't right in the first issue and corrects it. This is a perfect example of classic superhero storytelling and a highly recommended pick for anyone that wants to remember why they liked reading superhero comics.
Dark Knight NewsNothing is truly perfect, but Batman/Superman: World's Finest #2 comes damn close.
Comic Book RevolutionBatman/Superman: World's Finest #2 is just pure fun. Mark Waid and Dan Mora are doing a wonderful job using the DC Universe to tell an story around Batman and Superman you are fully invested in. Add in the scene stealing moments with Robin and Supergirl, Batman/Superman: World's Finest is truly a series all DC Comics' fans should be reading.
Graphic PolicyUnderwhelming villain and potential cultural insensitivity aside, World's Finest #2 is a celebration of the weird and wonderful in the DC Universe. Mark Waid, Dan Mora, and Tamra Bonvillain get to play with all of the toys in this 84 year old sandbox, and this book has everything from blockbuster fight scenes to quick-witted one-liners and banter and the Robin/Supergirl dynamic is especially entertaining.
Black Nerd ProblemsWaid delivers a "101 lesson in classic superheroing that manages to not feel too "paint by numbers and still being smart and funny along the way. Definitely worth the coin if you need your Batman/Superman fix. Pick up Batman/Superman: World's Finest #2 ASAP!
Batman-NewsThe second issue of this series is strong and fun, but it's not as good as I think it could be. The comic rambles a little bit, and perhaps the creative team put a bit too much in one issue. But the artwork is beautiful, and when the writing works, it works!
Comic WatchBatman and Superman fans will all find something to enjoy about BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLDS FINEST #2 as a new adventure unfolds!
RazorfineWith the introduction of Supergirl, Batman Superman World's Finest #2 also begins a B-story sending Kara and Robin back in time to learn more about an immortal ancient Chinese warlord known as The Devil Nezha who has some connection to current events (but I'll admit being a bit confused by it all). There's obviously some tension between the two younger heroes, that isn't explained, but makes for some fun back-and-forth.
The Batman UniverseBatman/Superman: World's Finest #2 is a phenomenal treat for the eyes, and it comes packaged with a dizzying plot that begs readers to just "roll with it.