Comic Review – World’s Finest #19
Okay, you guys.
I have really high hopes going into this issue.
Let’s just jump right in.
PG is deep in the waters off the coast of Namibia, mining the ocean floor for diamonds and antagonizing local animal life. As she flings an overly familiar giant squid out of the water and over a fishing boat full of awfully light-skinned folks, she muses that she can sell the diamonds to get some quick cash.
She shoots out of the water when she’s collecting a few thousand karats, giving the fishermen a pretty good look at her as she goes.
The next scene is New York, where, Karen and Helena are discussing their legal troubles over breakfast in their hotel room, and Karen assures her that, if nothing else, at least her powers aren’t still on the fritz!
She plans to fly Hel around the park, but, of course, her powers decide to take that moment to cut out on her, sending both of them, now powerless, crashing to the ground through tree limbs and shit.
Naturally, they both survive unscathed, aside from some testy remarks by Helena. In the next shot, Karen is having a board meeting and getting cheesed off. This sets off her heat vision, setting fire to random shit but, luckily again, not injuring or killing anybody.
While Karen’s face explodes all over her company, Helena thinks that she’ll have to take her friend’s well-being into her own hands and go to her not-dad for help.
Karen, meanwhile, realizes that shit is not getting any better, and we can infer that she’s resigned herself to asking Superman for help.
Helena creeps around stately Wayne Manor, thinking about the best way to get in to talk to her pseudo-pops. She resigns herself to going in through the Batcave.
Batman, meanwhile, is being a creepster and stalking her right back, even making it easier on her to break in.
Helena scopes out the cave, finding it different than her home, and remembering the difference in age between her dad and this Batman, calling him a near Rookie. He sneaks up on her, y’know, like ya do, and she trains her crossbow on him, because of reasons. She immediately lowers it, apologizing for the break-in, saying that she needs his help. He promptly traps her in some kind of scifi light-construct cage thing, demanding answers, and she very calmly responds…
Sooo… Between giant squids, board meetings, and croissants… THIS ISSUE WAS ANOTHER FILLER ISSUE.
SON OF A BITCH.
I guess, if I want to see anything interesting happen in this comic, I have to buy Batman/Superman, too!
Which means that nothing interesting is still happening in this actual fucking comic book series.
I feel like I’m being trolled by DC Comics.
See you all in another series…
Posted on January 24, 2014, in DC Comics and tagged batgirl, Batman, crossover, dc comics, desaad, earth 2, helena wayne, huntress, kara zor-l, karen starr, new 52, power girl, supergirl, Superman, world's finest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.