Chris D. here..
On Earth 2, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman fought valiantly to defeat Darkseid’s Parademons and all of them made the greatest sacrifice any hero could give ever make to restore peace, but the stories of Earth 2 are only beginning.
Helena, Earth 2’s Robin, and daughter of Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Supergirl were out to finally finish the job of restoring order, when in an instant they were transported from Earth 2 and thrown into another universe. There, they have created alternate personas and laid low, which they have been doing for almost a year.
To avoid any problems with the heroines of the universe they currently inhabit, Robin takes up the alias as the Huntress, and still fights crime at night. Kara on the other hand quickly works her way up the corporate ladder with a bit of help from Helena’s hacking and stealing some funds from Wayne Corporation. Kara buys up a large amount of tech laboratories until she finds out an important one is on fire. Entering the flames, Helena finds out Kara was working on a way to get back home, but the criminal who set the lab fire has other plans, as Kara changes her super heroine alias to Power Girl.
In my review of the Earth 2 comic, I was quite pleased by a good alternate universe comic book. For once, DC decides to focus on Kara and Helena in their current situation, which features them as the main characters. As a relatively short issue number one, it’s still too early to tell if this could be an interesting add on story, or if this is as good as it gets. Earth 2′s issue #1, set the bar pretty high for this side story, and writer James Robinson spent all of issue one just getting the readers oriented to what’s going on between Helena and Kara in a simple, and slower paced fashion.
Worlds’ Finest #1 is a slow start, but that doesn’t make it bad. I wouldn’t recommend going out and buying this issue now until the story really finds itself and both girls show off how awesome they really are. This issue’s illustrations are simple with and certain panels just don’t always seem to fit with the flow, but the slow start doesn’t fully justify going out to buy it. Hopefully issue two will pick up the slack.
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