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Batman/Superman: World's Finest #27

Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 17 critic ratings.

It’s an IMP-losion of global proportions! As Mxy and Bat-Mite flee the dreaded Doom-Mite of the fifth dimension, Batman and Superman must travel to the fifth dimension to do battle within a dimension of omnipotent mayhem! All this, plus the march of the Legion of Doom-Mites and an absolutely ADORABLE weapon of mass destruction in this startling second installment of the latest World’s Finest epic!

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Kindle Edition
Print Length
28 pages
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17 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    Another month, another highly entertaining issue of World’s Finest. This is going to make a terrific collected arc and the fun isn’t over yet.

  • 100

    The Aspiring Kryptonian

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #27 brings the contest that began in the last issue to a close in just as chaotic a matter as it began. Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk are beginning to come off as the main protagonists of this arc as they do anything to increase the odds in our heroes’ and Earth’s favor. If there is a big “if” to Doom-Mite’s endgame, it has yet to be revealed.

  • 100

    Reviewing the best ongoing DC Comics title can sometimes be difficult because I routinely need to think of new ways to hype up World’s Finest and once again reiterate that comic fans need to hop into this flashback series focusing on the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight. What Waid, Mora, and Mercer are able to do with this issue is throw big, action superhero moments at fans on a steady clip, which also acts as a perfect love letter to DC’s silver age. There are so many big, bold, colorful moments in this issue that you could see it being the pinnacle crossover event of the year for DC Comics, let alone an amazing arc for a solo title. World’s Finest remains DC superheroics at their best and it demands your attention.

  • 100

    Superman Homepage

    I’m not sure there’s much I can say, it’s just an insanely fun issue as per usual for this book! The action is honestly engaging (something a lot of books fail to do these days), and every character gets a moment or line to shine with! This feels like a great episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and I honestly can’t wait to see how this continues! Another all star arc from World’s Finest so far!

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 100

    Graham Crackers Comics

    Just a quick heads up that this series continues to give us classic DC readers what we want to read! Cameos galore! A surprizing cliffhanger! And an Aquaman with both hands! You really should be checking this title out!

  • 96

    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary

    What can I say? I read comics to be entertained. I have been reading comics for nearly 50 years and my mind is stuffed with ephemera. The art is just stellar. This book just sings to me.

  • 95

    Geek Dad

    The writing is great here, especially the amusing interplay between Batman, Superman, and their personal imps, but a lot of the credit for this issue has to go to Dan Mora and guest artist Travis Mercer. There’s a fantastic visual flourish this issue as Bat-Mite takes Batman and Superman through the dimensions. First they wind up in the second dimension, which is rendered in 1960s-style cartoon panels, and then they travel to the sixth dimension, which is a dazzling visual of surrealist effects where everything in time and space exists at the same time. It’s also interesting to see the characterization differences between the two imps—Mxy always has a sinister and manipulative help, while as annoying as he is, Bat-Mite genuinely sees himself as a hero. The ending of the issue is one of the funniest things to happen in a DC Comic in some time, and perfectly fitting this story’s Silver Age roots.

  • 95

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #27 brings all the fun, excitement, action, adventure, and even a wee bit of fan service nostalgia to give readers the most entertaining superhero comic around. Waid’s fast-paced script delivers non-stop cool moments, and Mora’s art is peak superhero goodness.

  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    World’s Finest #27 is another issue in a long line of excellent stories in what will undoubtedly be viewed as a GOAT run in years to come. Waid’s unbridled joy for his subject matter is palpable, and it’s clear that Mora and Mercer revel in the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild.

    What’s clear from the final product is that Worlds Finest is a passion project for each party involved.

    Final Verdict: Another chapter in a masterpiece opus.

  • 89

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Waid crafts an intense and action filled story in this issue. I continue to enjoy the arc immensely and how it mingles the absurdity of the premise and its characters with great action and thrills. Waid continues to do a wonderful job of blending in other characters while keeping the core story centered on Batman and Superman. It continues to be a fun and entertaining story that culminates in a great cliffhanger.

    Mora and Mercer craft beautiful art throughout the issue. I love the blending of art styles and how they complement each other in service of the story.

  • 82

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #27 ends on a cliffhanger, hinting at a potential resolution to the conflict with Doom-Mite. The introduction of a new character also suggests that the story might be far from over. So, is Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #27 Worth Reading? Well, for fans who enjoy lighthearted and comedic superhero adventures, this issue is a fun read. The artwork is fantastic, and the banter between the characters is entertaining. However, those looking for a more serious and suspenseful story might find the focus on humor and the lack of a clear threat underwhelming. Sure. Fans ger hilarious dialogue, beautiful and imaginative artwork, and a fun exploration of the fifth dimension. However, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #27 lacks a sense of urgency and the main villain feels underdeveloped. Overall, its a visually stunning and humorous issue, but it might not be for everyone. Pick it up if you’re a fan of comedic superhero stories and want to see a wacky adventure in the fifth dimension. If you prefer a more serious and action-oriented narrative, you might want to skip this issue.

  • 80


    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #27 is a continuation of the previous issue in almost every way. It keeps the same frantic energy and bombastic, over the top action that made the last one so entertaining to read. The individual fights don’t always feel important to the story and it can get bogged down at times with the exposition, but the gorgeous artwork and self-aware silliness make those small complaints for anyone interested in some wacky adventures.

  • 76

    The Batman Universe

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #27 is a Silver Age dopamine kick that lights up the brain. While it won’t quite scratch that saccharine, sentimental itch, it certainly delivers on color, action, and zaniness.

  • 73

    Comics From The Multiverse

  • 70

    First Comics News

    No review.

  • 60


    While clunky in certain areas, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #27 is an enjoyable comic despite being weighed down by unnecessary callbacks, claustrophobic fight scenes, and a lack of Waid’s usual style. The art between Mora and Mercer breathed a lot of life into the comic and made the chaos enjoyable to sit through. However, I hope that the script next issue is more pronounced and dives into the unknown world of the imps and their boss. Ultimately, Waid delivers a fun issue with the World’s Finest crew, but issue #27 suffers from scripting issues that will require a good fix in the next couple of installments. Thanks to Mora and Mercer, the book was able to keep on its feet and continue being a fun and digestible issue.

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