Batman / Superman: World's Finest #17

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 19, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 45
8.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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World War A.I. hits its climax, guest-starring dozens of DC heroes in a war against Newmazo and his machines that will determine the fate of humanity-and lay threads for a menace that will soon pop up in the pages of Shazam!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 12, 2023

    There's a teaser image for the next issue revealing a long-awaited origin as well as the return of a significant character to this title. That immediately shoots the next issue to the top of my must-read list as this book keeps on delivering exactly what superhero comic book fans want to see in their comic books. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. Jul 18, 2023

    The best superhero book at the LCS gives readers a classic finale that needs to be witnessed. Waid's superb writing and Mora's stunning visuals closes off the "Tomorrow storyline in epic fashion. This series needs to be in your collection before calling it a wrap on New Comic Book Day! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jul 18, 2023

    Batman / Superman: World's Finest #17 is the Grade-A stuff of superhero comic legendry you wish DC and Marvel would do more of. The battles are amazing, the pacing and urgency keep you on the edge of your seat with every page turn, and the twist ending is clever. Couple Waid's top-tier writing with Dan Mora's exquisite art, and you get DC's Finest comic team. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 18, 2023

    Its that history and foundation that relieves the pressure off the reader, puts it squarely on his shoulders to tell, and properly explodes it off the page to the reader. The best way to describe Waid, as well as Batman/ Superman: Worlds Finest #17 and this series, is that its the perfect getaway adventure for any comic fan. DC Comics, if youre reading this, I highly recommend making this story an animated movie! But, let Waid guide the entire thing and I promise it will be a hit. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 18, 2023

    Mora is a master at delivering huge action and beautifully detailed and dynamic characters visually on every page. A stunning looking issue from the first page to the last panel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 18, 2023

    I don't think this arc was quite on the level of the first two arcs, but it's a fun old-school adventure that sets up potential future adventures with some great visuals along the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Aug 6, 2023

    World's Finest #17 is just flat-out good. Waid's script delivers a satisfying conclusion to a wild arc. What started as a simple murder mystery then spiraled into something much bigger, and yet, Waid still managed to bring everything full circle. Dan Mora continues to impress with the freakishly fantastic consistency in his art. I can't think of anything to criticize about this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Jul 19, 2023

    Batman/Superman: Worlds Finest #17 moves quickly and fast-paced through pages and pages of absolute fun. This issue also ends with small previews of what is to come next: The untold origin of the Superman/Batman team and The return of Boy Thunder! Readers will be quick to spot Batman and Superman in their Kingdom Come-era suits. By now, Worlds Finest readers are well on board for what's to come but once again, it seems like this would be a great jumping-on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Evan Valentine Jul 19, 2023

    World's Finest has its heroes and villains as larger than life and the conclusion of this latest arc once again cements the series as DC's best superhero book on the market. Juggling so many heroes and villains can be a scary trial but Waid and Mora make it look easy. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 24, 2023

    Intricate plots are fun. A war with AI could be maddeningly sophisticated given the right angles. Waid and Mora keep the complexity out of the way, allowing for a really fun action climax with well-directed aggression that seems to be moving across the page in the right way. It might be big, dumb action on one level, but its big, dumb action that is very smartly executed with a sharp sense of style. Waid and Mora ARE working with a large group of heroes in the book, and none of them seems to get enough time on the page or nearly enough credit for being as powerful as they are, but then...thats always the problem with a superhero party thats as big as the 17th issue of Batman / Superman: Worlds Finest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Jul 18, 2023

    Batman/Superman: World's Finest #17 is one of the most beautiful issues of this entire run. Despite the actual story going out with a whimper, the art, colors, and letters are a treat! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jul 18, 2023

    : This is still a very fun book to read, I just don't think it's as strong as previous chapters. Mora and Bonvillain draw incredible fight scenes based on an entertaining scenario from Waid. You'll definitely get your money's worth if you buy this book, but you should be aware that not much other than superhero battles are depicted here, which makes the victory against Newmazo a little less amazing than it could be, as the comic gets a little monotone after a while. Read Full Review

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