Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Batman/Superman/Worlds' Finest Crossover

I'm not a big Bats or Supes reader - I don't get any of their titles though I'm happy to pick up the occasional trade every now and then. I do, however, read Worlds' Finest and it's with some trepidation that I read of a crossover between that title and Batman/Superman next year.

Basically Power Girl's powers are still up in the air come February next year (really? It's taking that long to resolve this issue?) and Huntress convinces her to seek help from this Earth's Batman and Superman with, I'm sure, hilarious results.

One line from the article jumped out at me on first read:
"At the heart of the story is the two women's quest to get home to Earth 2, but it also has ramifications beyond the two titles, as Superman and Batman become aware of the DC multiverse"
Ummm . . . did they not become aware of the multiverse with Forever Evil and the appearance of the Crime Syndicate from Earth-3?

But this also cropped up:
"Levitz: There's a host of interesting personality reactions. You can play mix or match with the characters, and that's part of what we did in the plotting. 
How would Helena react to a Superman who's basically her age range? She might not want to get his current girlfriend pissed off, because she's kind of a tough lady. But there might be some attraction there."
So Huntress would be attracted to a younger version of the man she would normally view as an uncle figure? Anyone else find that a little icky?


  1. Worlds' Finest doesn't seem too aware of anything outside it's own book. I remember there was talk when Kara mentions landmarks that weren't in her world only for them to actually be in the Earth 2 series.

    I'm pretty sure Earth 2 Batman and Superman knew each other much longer than they did on other worlds. Like when they were kids. Logically Helena would think of Clark as her uncle since they were so close. Doesn't Superman usually age slowly anyway? Although Pre-Crisis Helena Wayne had an uncomfortable attraction to Dick Grayson who pretty much was her brother.

    1. You're right - I think with the exception of Damian Wayne's death, nothing major in the DCU has been referenced in Worlds' Finest; although PG returned to her classic look in the pages of Supergirl for some reason rather than her own book.

      I found Helena's potential attraction to Superman odd, regardless of age. Here on Earth-1 (which it is in all but name) he might look younger than he did on Earth-2 but he's still essentially the same uncle character she's known her whole life. Just seems odd there'd be any attraction.

  2. Yep that was pretty much it. I think even Damian's appearance didn't fit because he threatened to kill her around the same time the Nobody storyline was going on.

    I just meant Clark would still look pretty young in her time so it's really not that big of a change. I agree that regardless of his age it's weird.


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