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Batman/Superman: World's Finest #24

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Universal acclaim

Based on 13 critic ratings.

“Return to Kingdom Come” concludes!

With no way back to their own Earth, will Superman and Batman have to witness the tragic events that led to cataclysm-or are they fated to take the place of their doppelgangers?

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26 pages
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13 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    As a comic series, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest is a simple dive into the Silver Age of DC and these characters, but it also functions as a glimpse of clarity to larger pieces of stories well-loved and/or forgotten. Thankfully, Mark Waid, Dan Mora, and Tamara Bonvillain show that the past is key in this recent installment of Batman/Superman: World’s Finest.
  • 100

    Clark and Bruce's time in the world of Kingdom Come comes to an end in spectacular fashion. Waid continues to show his prowess on all things taking place in the DC Universe, while also injecting new life into his futuristic superhero tale at the same time. I wasn't expecting Waid to also continue the story of Kingdom Come here, but this issue sows the seeds for an even brighter future for the legendary comic. Dan Mora continues to do his career best on World's Finest, and I found myself absolutely stunned when it came to his rendition of the Lord of Apokolips. This might be my favorite take on Darkseid that I've ever seen in a comic book before, which is really saying something considering the legendary artists that have tackled one of DC's best villains. World's Finest continues to live up to its name and I find myself continuing to think of new ways to praise the creative team on a regular basis.
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    Overall, Batman/Superman: Worlds Finest #24 sticks the landing by concluding the Return to Kingdom Come arc. Mark Waid is having a blast with almost 25 issues under his belt and no sign of slowing down. His work with Dan Mora and Tamra Bonvillain is some of the best work to come out of DC in recent years with Batman/Superman: Worlds Finest being the best-looking book on shelves.
  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    This was a brilliant conclusion to the book’s most ambitious story yet. It’s hard to revisit a classic and harder still to live up to the quality of the original. The entire creative team should take a well-deserved bow for crafting a must-read for Kingdom Come fans.
  • 96

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Overall, Batman/Superman: World's Finest #24 is a must-read for fans of both characters as well as the Kingdom Come story. With its expertly crafted storyline, stunning artwork, and dynamic characterizations, Waid has delivered a crossover event that is sure to satisfy fans old and new alike. Whether you're a longtime fan of Batman and Superman or just dipping your toes into the world of superhero comics, this issue is guaranteed to leave you wanting to check out Kingdom Come or at least re-read it again. This culminating issue was super powerful and will certainly be the highlight of everyones comic reading week.
  • 95

    Geek Dad

    Waid has been writing DC books for a very long time, and similar to Dan Jurgens and the late, great Keith Giffen, it’s amazing how seamlessly he moves from era to era. This is a perfect capper on his greatest story.
  • 95

    Nerd Initiative

    The Return to Kingdom Come doesn’t disappoint as the World’s Finest face a threat that hits close to the heart. Waid orchestrates an intense fallout with Mora providing mind-blowing visuals to bring the story to a thunderous close. This issue continues to cement this series’ place as one of (if not) the best superhero book at the LCS each time out.
  • 93

    Superman Homepage

    Is this the best arc so far? Perhaps. I think that the first Lightning arc was a mite (ha) better, but both are truly highlights of the DC stable, and I highly recommend them. Now here's to hoping that this book keeps on delivering with the Mite war arc! Either way, it's the best I've reviewed in the past 4 years of working on this site!
  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Waid brings this arc to a wonderfully thrilling and entertaining conclusion. I continued to enjoy the connections to the Kingdom Come universe and the final culmination of David’s story and the consequences of his decisions. The story has great action throughout as well as wonderful moments with the characters that make me excited to see what happens with the next arc in the series. The Art: Dan Mora delivers some fantastic art throughout the issue. Mora crafts some beautiful action sequences as well as one of the best visual depictions of Darkseid I’ve ever seen.
  • 90

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Batman / Superman: World's Finest #24 almost sticks the landing with a multiversal battle against Darkseid that leaves one character damaged for a very long time, another dead, and hope for one Earth after its greatest challenge arrives in the future. Fans of Kingdom Come will have a lot to like in this issue, fans of great superhero art will love this issue, and DC fans finally have a comic worth looking forward to.
  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 75


    It’s a pretty good ending for “Heir to the Kingdom,” but there’s some wackiness occurring when David and the heroes get mad at each other. Other than that, the book is well-written and well-drawn, and definitely worth checking out if you’ve been reading this arc. But if you are new to this series, I recommend skipping this issue and waiting a month for the next one, as that should provide a nice jumping-on point.
  • 70

    Dark Knight News

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #24 isn’t what I wanted, as I would’ve liked to have seen a longer, more protracted conflict between Darkseid and the heroes. Alas, I’m not a master storyteller like Mark Waid, so take my comments for what they’re worth. Waid’s ending was fine, but I feel like he left quite a bit of storytelling equity on the table. The invocation of the New Gods brings with it significant weight and expectation, yet it felt as though their narrative impact was only lightly explored. Mora, on the other hand, killed it. His work brings a vivid dimension to the undeniably captivating story, showcasing his remarkable ability to convey emotion and tension through visuals. His artwork alone is worth the price of admission. Final Verdict: It’s good, but temper your expectations.

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