Batman / Superman: World's Finest #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 16, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 67
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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The Dark Knight. The Man of Steel. They are the two finest superheroes that the world has ever known...and they're together again in an epic new series from the legendary talents of Mark Waid and Dan Mora! In the not-too-distant past, Superman's powers are super-charged from a devastating chemical attack by the villain Metallo...and the only ally that the ultra-powerful Man of Tomorrow can turn to in this turbulent hour is Gotham's own dark vengeance: the Batman. A nearly fatal burst of power drives Bruce Wayne to his own extreme measures to help his friend...enlisting none other than the Doom Patrol for aid. It's the world's greatest superhe more

  • 10
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Mar 16, 2022

    Sometimes I get a little jaded with modern books, but then a book like this comes along and reignites the love affair all over again. Comics as they should be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Mar 15, 2022

    The original summer blockbuster of comics is back with a fantastic lineup, an all-time great creative team and iconic heroes. On top of that, we get some bonus appearances from other heroes in the DCU. Here is a comic that lives up to its name! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 15, 2022

    DC needs more titles like this, and I'm already hyped for next month's installment. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 18, 2022

    I have gushed enough. The whole book rolls out stupendously. The flashback showing the World's Finest history. The action. The Easter Eggs. Robin's quips. The classic Doom Patrol. And the dramatic art.  I loved this book.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Tito W. James Mar 24, 2022

    Comics greatest superheroes have been paired with a super creative team.In Worlds Finest Mark Waid and Dan Mora are creating what's sure to become a classic! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Mar 15, 2022

    Featuring a massively fun script from Mark Waid and phenomenal art from Dan Mora, Batman/Superman: World's Finest #1 is an absolute home run of a Superhero comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Mar 21, 2022

    Mark Waid delivers a fantastic first issue. I'm always up for seeing Superman get savagely beaten up. But for me, it is the addition of The Doom Patrol that really makes this book. Waid makes brilliant use of Negative Man's powers in order to help Batman contain an out-of-control Superman. I can't wait to see what happens in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 15, 2022

    This is very much a weird DC comic at its best, embracing the Silver Age genre elements while giving them a modern twist. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 24, 2022

    A great story that could have been better if it wasn't so preoccupied with the past. The art in this absolutely can't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Mar 16, 2022

    Batman/Superman: World's Finest is an absolute smorgasbord of all things DC Comics and works as a stellar introduction to a series that certainly isn't original in concept but goes the extra mile in building a story that fires on all cylinders through the strengths of these two legendary heroes and the worlds they call home. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 16, 2022

    I'm still not totally sold on team-up comics but Batman/Superman: World's Finest #1 is a hell of a start. The comic just nails things in every way. There's something really fun about it, the perfect comic to just lay back and lose some time reading. Fun writing and beautiful visuals come together for a fantastic beginning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Mar 14, 2022

    Batman/Superman: World's Finest is a great first issue. Waid and Mora help set the stage for the upcoming DCU event while still including underappreciated and used characters. The only downside to the issue is that it is another Batman/Superman story and will need to fight for attention amongst their other ongoing series and titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 15, 2022

    BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST #1 is cluttered with action, special guests, and dialogue that fits the Silver Age motif which well represents these classic heroes. Moreover, Mora's updated renderings of these paradigmatic heroes, alongside Bonvillain's eye-popping colors and Bidihar's explosive lettering, take these cult favorites to another level. BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST #1 has all the makings of a comic that marries the Modern and Silver Age together masterfully giving Parents (and now even Grandparents) something special to connect to with their kids. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Mar 18, 2022

    What we have is 32 pages of distilled nostalgia transmuted into a giant love letter for the world's greatest heroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Harrison Stewart Mar 15, 2022

    Worlds Finest #1 is a gorgeous title that trades in the grit for some much-needed fun, setting itself apart and above in the process. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Mar 15, 2022

    This is a very fun comic! There's a lot going onperhaps a bit too muchbut the character work, plot and art is all very solid, with Mora and Bonvillain stealing the show. Mainly, I'm just glad that Batman and Superman are friends and have each other's back. That is how it should be. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Mar 18, 2022

    Fun artwork and an intriguing story lead to a highly entertaining first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 21, 2022

    If you are a fan of either Batman or Superman than you should not miss out on Batman/Superman: World's Finest #1. Waid and Mora are on a mission to deliver a fun Batman and Superman team-up story. If this first issue is any indication of the quality they will hit than they will absolutely be successful in what they are setting out to do with Batman/Superman: World's Finest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 22, 2022

    The comic goes off in multiple directions here with a separate team-up between the Man of Steel and the Dynamic Duo and also the addition of the Doom Patrol to help with an out-of-control Superman. There are some aspects of the story I enjoy, including character designs and Dan Mora's art, although once Superman gets infected (which seems to be where the comic's main storyline will be focused going forward) things bog down a bit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 15, 2022

    Batman/Superman: World's Finest #1 leaves me feeling a bit cold. Waid stuffs in too much too fast, with most of the top villains showing up in one form or another. Much like eating a whole box of Twinkies, you feel like you ate a lot, but it wasn't particularly healthy or satisfying. That said, the art is phenomenal, and DC couldn't have assembled a better art team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Mar 17, 2022

    Batman/Superman: World's Finest #1 is a colorful throwback to another era, but it's modern enough to keep readers excited and turning the page. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Mar 15, 2022

    Batman/Superman: World's Finest #1 isn't going to shake up the landscape of comics, but it isn't trying to. Sometimes, kids, superheroes should be allowed to just be superheroes. Whether that works for all readers is up to the individual's tastes, but beating it up for whatever it isn't is beside the point. Read Full Review

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