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Batman/Superman: World's Finest #5

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Universal acclaim

Based on 17 critic ratings.

THE FIRST ARC OF WORLD’S FINEST CONCLUDES WITH A SHOCKING FORESHADOWING OF DCU EVENTS TO COME! The sinister machinations of the devil Nezha have run ragged the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight ever since he made his first terri fying debut in Detective Comics #1050…but what secrets does this villain hold for the future of the DCU? Clues abound for the next big DCU series in this climactic final chapter to the first arc of World’s Finest!

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30 pages
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17 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    If more creative teams were as in synch as this group, DC would be in the midst of a new renaissance period. At least weve got Worlds Finest as an aspirational title to show how good a book can be with a respectful and reverent take on the characters and outstanding visuals throughout.

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 100


  • 100

    First Comics News

  • 98


    This was a lot of fun. And the next story arc in which the team will go after Robin already has me pretty excited at the possibilities.

  • 96

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 95

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Batman / Superman: World’s Finest #5 is a superhero comic lover’s dream. The remaining heroes face off against Nezha (and each other) in a fight full of wow moments and heroic determination. The pacing, energy, drama, and excitement are firing on all cylinders while the art is practically perfect.

  • 94

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Waid delivers some great action and thrills throughout this issue. There is a great parallel between the external threat the heroes are facing and the internal conflict Kara is dealing with and both are handled extremely well. I love seeing Doom Patrol in this issue and how they work with the other heroes. The story has some great tension throughout and I really enjoyed how it is resolved as well as the tease for what’s to come.

    The Art: Dan Mora delivers some beautifully detailed art on every page of this issue. The action is thrilling and the character designs are beautifully done.

  • 90


    The World’s Finest vs. the Devil Nezha concludes, but this series does a fantastic job of getting you to want to stick around for the next arc and wanting to see what future fallout will be. Waid, Mora, and the rest of the creative crew have made an optimistic version of the DCU that is so encouraging!

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    This is definitely one of the most frenetic issues of the series yet, as the battle shifts and the balance of power tilts several times within a few pages.

  • 90

    The best superhero book that DC is putting out today continues to live up to its high standard set by previous issues, with Waid and Mora killing this story of the Dark Knight and the Last Son of Krypton. While this issue can get a tad heavy handed when it comes to the heroes arguing who will be the one to sacrifice themselves for the greater good, the story and action set pieces still work extremely well. World’s Finest remains the strongest superhero comic on the market today, treating its heroes like the demi-gods that they are and weaving a story that pays perfect homage to the lore of the DC Universe.

  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    It’s hard to find fault with Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #5. The issue’s well-paced and superbly drawn. Waid is an endless well of creativity and Mora is found of artistic beauty. I loved every panel of this issue. It’s just that good.

  • 90

    The Batman Universe

    Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #5 ends one arc only to gleefully launch into another. Overall, it’s a terrific culmination of fast-paced action, heart, and peak superheroics that harken back to a brighter era in comic books. It’s arguably one of the most fun books on the shelves.

  • 90

    Superman Homepage

  • 85


    This is the strongest issue in the run so far. It accomplishes what it sets out to do very well; it’s entertaining from cover to cover; the heroes all have mutual respect and care about each other; and all the good guys are truly heroic. This issue put a smile on my face and I can’t wait to reread this in the near future. If this series stays this good, this is a book that you’re going to want to pay some attention to. Recommended!

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLDS FINEST #5 concludes the first arc of a fantastic series. Readers will see why #Batman and #Superman really are the worlds finest at what they do!

  • 80


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