THE FLYING GRAYSON FLIES THROUGH TIME!
The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel might have been victorious in their battle against the dreaded Devil Nezha (but were they, though? More on that to come, kids…) but there’s one thing they forgot in all the madness…Dick! Robin the Boy Wonder is lost in time like some kind of chrono-Home Alone…and to find him, Batman and Superman will need to get creative!
Lyles Movie FilesThis is a title that has a basic formula with simple plots, but its one of DCs Top 3 titles simply due to Waids comprehensive understanding of the characters. This is another highly recommended issue for one of DCs finest.
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SciFiPulseMark Waid gives us a pretty solid but simple mystery for Robin to solve, which kicks off this new story arc. I really loved how he had Robin describing his love of the circus at the beginning of the book. I also loved how well-written the various characters were and the panel where Superman gets hit on by the circus cook was pretty fun. Overall, this is a good start to the new story arc and could almost work as a one-shot style story if we did not know that there was more to come.
Geek DadWe're off to a big new arc next month, as the forgotten sidekick of Superman is revealed, but this issue reminds me a lot of the best of Waid's one-off Brave and the Bold stories.
ComicBook.comBatman/Superman #6 is part of one of the best series DC Comics is currently publishing takes the opportunity to study a time-displaced Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Robin. This issue sees Waid retain writing duties while Travis Moore replaces Dan Mora on art, and manages to hit it out of the park by presenting Robin, and eventually Batman and Superman, with a mystery of the circus. There's a lot to love here as Waid continues his amazing characterization of the heroes involved, and I personally can't wait to see what the next arc has in store considering how the first was able to play on all the strengths of the DCU, its heroes, and its villains.
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The Super Powered FancastThe Story: After the intensity of the previous arc, Waid does a great job of giving the reader a solid story with a great focus on Dick Grayson as both hero and detective in his own right. I love the lighter tone to this issue and how Bruce and Clark get brought into the story. There is some great action in the issue, but the fun atmosphere and tone reminds me of early stories from the silver age, which is good. The Art: Moore does a great job bringing the spectacle to life with the art while also showcasing the uniqueness of the characters as well.
AIPTBatman/Superman: World's Finest #6 is a great showcase of the Boy Wonder that reminds us of how fantastic he is at the trapeze and as a detective. This character-focused issue by Mark Waid and Travis Moore is an excellent complement to the main Nightwing series.
Weird Science DC ComicsBatman / Superman: World's Finest #6 takes a break from the big, blockbuster action for a circus-set murder mystery that fits snugly in the wholesomeness of the Golden Age of comics. The adventure is charming, the mood is slightly corny but in an endearing way, and the art doesn't miss a beat in the hand-off from Dan Mora to Travis Moore.
Supergirl Comic Box CommentaryAfter the high stakes drama and intense action of the first five issues, this was a welcome rest issue. I love that Robin got a 'sort of' solo issue. I hope this format is carried forward with some adjunct member of the Bat/Super family involved in the story getting a time to shine. Yes, I am asking for a Supergirl issue in 6 months. But I smiled throughout this issue while I read it. This read like the Dick Grayson I grew up reading.
Comic WatchBATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLDS FINEST #6 is high-flying fun for #Batman and #Superman fans as #Robin solves a mystery in his element as a flying trapeze in the traveling circus!
Comic Book RevolutionBatman/Superman: World's Finest #6 is a fun standalone story that does a great job showcasing Robin's detective skills. The way Batman, Robin, and Superman interacted throughout this story is really what made this a special comic book. Its definitely a must read for Batman and Superman fans.
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Dark Knight NewsBatman/Superman: World's Finest #6 is a nice little side adventure; however, it doesn't really rise above the status of filler. It's a downbeat issue that seems irrelevant to Waid's overarching story. Moore's art is very good but doesn't achieve the same level of greatness that Mora's does, in my opinion. This combination of factors makes the issue slightly subpar. Mind you – issues 1-5 were absolutely fantastic, so the bar for par was set pretty high.
The Batman UniverseBatman/Superman: World's Finest #6 ditches the world-ending plot of the previous arc for a gleeful one-shot that celebrates the carefree attitude of Silver Age comics.
Batman-NewsI still like reading this issue, but I can't ignore the flaws. The creative team has to cram so many plot beats and character beats into 20 pages, that nothing's properly fleshed out, and as a result all of it feels rushed. I'm glad that we find optimism within these pages again, but if the story itself doesn't make sense, then even optimism can't save the final product. This issue is easily skippable and, unless you are a completionist or have a few extra bucks to spare, I recommend you do skip it and wait for the second arc to start next month. Nothing here is essential to the overall series, after all.