Batman / Superman: World's Finest #19

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Travis Moore Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 20, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 42
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THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD'S FINEST TEAM CONCLUDES! What, of all things, could tie the Riddler and the Phantom Zone together--and what secrets will the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel learn about one another that will define their friendship? All this, and a lead-in to an upcoming event set in the present day!

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 20, 2023

    This title just doesn't have off months and is about as consistently a great read as I'd hope for with each issue. Next month, the team travels to the world of Kingdom Come, which sounds very appealing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Sep 20, 2023

    Batman/Superman: Worlds Finest #19 concludes a really fun arc that reveals Batman and Supermans first adventure. Waid is clearly having a blast writing this series which in turn gives its artists so much to work with. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. Sep 19, 2023

    The first meeting between two of DC Comics and pop cultures most beloved heroes concludes with an unforgettable issue. Waids excellent writing is brought to life with Moore and Bonvillians art to present the catching throwback tale for the modern audience. This is Superhero comics at its finest.worlds finest. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 19, 2023

    I noticed that this was a much more intense version of the first Batman/Superman meeting than we usually seein the past, they spent their first team-up fighting Magpie, not a deranged Kryptonian terrorist. But it does a very good job at exploring how the trust between these two formed so quickly. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 19, 2023

    Moore delivers great art throughout the issue. I love the beautifully detailed panels and pages as well as the visual Easter eggs in places like the fortress of solitude. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 19, 2023

    Batman/ Superman: Worlds Finest #19 is a vintage trip into the past of two icons within the DC Comic Universe. It retroactively concludes their first meeting in a fun, almost lighthearted way that resembles a nice, classic comic book feel. Sure, everything gets wrapped up rather quickly, easily, and matter-of-fact, but it still conveyed an entertaining nostalgic vibe thanks to the entire creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Sep 20, 2023

    Batman/Superman: World's Finest #19 concludes Jax-Ur's escape from the Phantom Zone with plenty of high-flying heroics, clever twists, and cool art. That said, retelling (again) Superman and Batman's first meeting felt like a quick excuse to set up a deep-cut villain, prepping to make a splash later in the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 25, 2023

    A callback to Aethyr! I love it. So this was a fun little issue. This felt like classic entertainment. Things happen a little easily. The villains do stupid things. The heroes quickly figure out an answer. But it was fun. I loved seeing these rookie heroes trying their best and realizing they can learn from each other. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Michael Guerrero Sep 19, 2023

    As the story 'Phantom Zones' ends, readers get a final clear answer on how the World's Finest became partners. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Sep 20, 2023

    The conclusion of the latest flashback arc feels like the series' weakest to date, but that doesn't stop it from still being one of the best books that DC Comics is printing in the superhero world today. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Sep 21, 2023

    A solid issue, but not a standout. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Sep 19, 2023

    : This is a very fun comic, albeit a bit of a standard approach to superheroes. I like how, in the end, Waid somewhat subverts the trope of "solving everything with a good punch and has Batman and Superman come up with a plan to defeat Jax-Ur, but since most of this issue gives us a lengthy brawl, that solution doesn't pay off like it should. That said, it's great seeing our heroes bond through this experience, earning each other's trust, and the artwork is excellent. All things considered, I definitely recommend this comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Sep 19, 2023

    Batman/Superman: World's Finest #19 has a few moments of excitement, but overall, it's a flat fill-in story that rests in the shadows of an otherwise impeccable run. Read Full Review

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