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Batman/Superman: World's Finest #26

79
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 16 critic ratings.

Beware the power of the DOOM-MITE!

Following the imp-shattering events of the Batman/Superman: World’s Finest 2024 Annual and #25, it’s up to Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite to convince Batman and Superman that they’re for real this time!

If this dynamic duo of odd couples can’t work together, then our entire dimension is in jeopardy!

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
27 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CWT92LK3

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16 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest never fails to have at least one moment each issue to reinforce why it’s one of the best comics going. This is a really fun issue with great characterization and some unexpectedly clever action sequences.

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 100

    The Aspiring Kryptonian

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #26 has fans rushing for the comic book store this week and it’s not hard to see why. The World’s Finest teams up with the World’s Funnest for what’s going to be an unforgettable adventure with everything a fan could love.

  • 95

    AIPT

    Ultimately, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #26 is a strong start to an already striking series that continues to show how passionate and talented this already powerful creative team is at telling good comics with brilliant themes and ideas. Comics like World’s Finest are always a treat because it shows how adaptive industry veterans such as Mark Waid can be and how those veterans can influence younger creators such as Dan Mora and Tamara Bonvillain. This series stands as a perfect collaboration between the new and old.

  • 93

    Superman Homepage

    Look, anyone who can make those Parasite and Paras-Mite panels pop like that deserves an award. No one destroyed a city like Mora and no one quite captures wonder and horror quite like this man. This silly book has some downright terrifying visuals. If I ever get to write a comic and he wants to draw it, I might just achieve nirvana.

  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #26 is a fun and engaging read that sets the stage for a potentially universe-shattering storyline that many fans would never have dreamed up before.  Waid’s clever writing and Mora’s fantastic art make this a must-read for fans of the World’s Finest team and continue to showcase just why this series has been one of the best out of DC Comics for almost two years now. Pick up this issue if you’re a fan of Batman/Superman team-ups, or if you enjoy stories that blend humor and superhero action.  Plus, this issue is also a good jumping-on point for new readers, as it doesn’t require a deep understanding of past continuity.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    While this story is much more serious than the type they usually appear in, that doesn’t mean Waid and Mora don’t know how to have some fun. The sheer unpredictability they bring to every story is on full display, such as when they randomly decide to give Robin superpowers because it’ll up the power level (and he asked). Batman and Superman decide to split the two up and each take the other one’s usual annoyance, which leads to a tense working relationship between Batman and Mxy – and a surprisingly friendly one between Superman and the usually more good-natured Bat-Mite, who seems to have some odd hero worship of Batman in him. But things take a much darker turn when we see the mastermind behind all this, and it becomes clear just how powerful they are and how much damage they can do—especially once they get their hands on a new partner. Loving this arc so far.

  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    As I’ve stated many times in reviewing World’s Finest, this is the pure essence of what super hero stories are all about. Waid and Mora take things up a notch in a way that’s both hilarious and deadly serious. Waid has such a clear understanding and is more than willing to bring in as many DC heroes and villains as a story demands, making it all feel organic. Meanwhile, Dan Mora’s art is just as big and god-life as the heroes of the DCU themselves. While the Batman/Superman Annual might have started the story, it isn’t essential to enjoying the beginning of this new arc. World’s Finest continues to be the gold standard of current super hero tales.

  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #26 is another great issue in an all-star run. I might be a simple man to please, but there’s something delightful about 5th-dimensional imps, they just bring me joy. That being said, it’s worth noting that this title’s consistency is remarkable, as Mark Waid and Dan Mora continue to produce comic book gold. It remains fresh after two years, and there’s no sense that this title will be slowing down anytime soon.

    Final Verdict: Bring on the 5th Dimensional War!

  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    I love it when we see C-tier characters shine; in these, we get some like Bat-Mite and Kadabra make appearances. This is a fun comic that I think folks should pick up because the art is insanely wonderful with the various methods, the writing delivers various depths of emotions, and all in all it’s a lighthearted story with real stakes.

  • 88

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #26 overflows with action, adventure, excitement, and jaw-dropping art. The challenge facing the World’s Finest feels huge, and the mysterious villain is an attention-grabber. But for some odd character work for Mxyzptlk, this would be a near-perfect issue.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Waid crafts a fun, thrilling adventure in this issue. Filled with great action, humor and an intriguing story that takes the characters to some new interesting places. I continue to love the incorporation of the League into the story as well as the dynamic of having Robin in the plot. The arc is off to a fantastic start that hooked me and makes me want to see what happens next.

    The Art: Mora delivers fantastic art in the issue. I love the detailed character designs as well as the visually thrilling and immersive action.

  • 80

    Batman-News

    Just as you’d expect from a story like this, it’s full of over the top exciting action and ridiculous powers, giving Mora and Bonvillain’s art a chance to shine. The “I can do whatever I want” aspect of their abilities can make identifying the stakes or rules of the conflict a bit hard to parse out, but if you move past that and just enjoy the spectacle, it’s a lot of fun.

  • 80

    Comic Watch

    Overall, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #26 is a fun and boisterous issue that does an excellent job incorporating Imps to World’s Finest. Mark Waid continues to knock it out of the park along with Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain, and Steve Wands. This series hasn’t disappointed yet and shows no signs of doing so anytime soon.

  • 80

    The Batman Universe

    If nothing else, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #26 is a visually stunning book that continues to consistently deliver the elation, fun, pomp, and circumstance readers have come to enjoy. While Batman has identity crisis after identity crisis in his main books, at least in World’s Finest, he can actually be a hero.

  • 80

    First Comics News

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