Batman / Superman: World's Finest #25

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Dan Mora, Steve Pugh Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 20, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 30
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8.7User Rating

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Join Batman and Superman as the World's Finest team celebrates 25 issues of World's Finest! This oversized special issue takes our heroes around the DCU and beyond--with a special lead story that will at last showcase the first meeting between The Joker and Lex Luthor. The World's Finest villains form an unholy alliance and will send chills down the spines of the DCU Heroes forevermore! PLUS: Spinning out of the events of the World's Finest Annual, Doom-Mite strikes and points the way to the next World's Finest epic!

  • 10
    AIPT - Piper Whitaker Mar 19, 2024

    All together, this new installment of Batman/Superman: World's Finest functions as fun and unique teasers for future arcs in the series and I can't wait to see how Waid and co. experiment with their characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Mar 21, 2024

    World's Finest #25 is a lot of fun. Waid's one-and-done story is both interesting and entertaining, as he allows the villains to take center stage for once. Pugh and Mora are an excellent team-up, producing some wonderfully fun and at times even terrifying visuals for this issue. Overall, the book is a win. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 19, 2024

    Waid continues to be one of the quintessential DC writers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 19, 2024

    Overall, Batman/Superman: Worlds Finest #25 is a satisfying celebration. It offers a fresh look at classic villains, an exciting team-up, and sets the stage for a possible future threat involving the Joker. Waid crafts a jam-packed adventure that delivers a thrilling team-up story alongside a landmark inaugural meeting. This fast-paced adventure throws plenty of challenges at these two supervillains, showcasing their signature framework that makes Lex and the Joker who they are with unwavering determination. Furthermore, the dialogue crackles with wit and menace, leaving readers wanting more from this diabolical duo. Batman/Superman: Worlds Finest #25 is a must-read for fans of the iconic duo. It delivers an entertaining main story, a landmark team-up origin, and stunning artwork throughout. This oversized anniversary issue is a true celebration of the Worlds Finest. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 19, 2024

    Pugh delivers some beautiful art in the issue. The issue focuses on the interactions between Luthor and Joker so all of the visuals do a fantastic job of showcasing the emotions of the moments between them including the tension and hatred. Mora's art is beautifully detailed and filled with awesome imagery and action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. Mar 19, 2024

    The ultimate odd couple stands out in an unforgettable first meeting. Waid takes readers back in time with a classic story. The art demonstrates their unlikely methods of teamwork with solid imagery that fits such a vintage tail. Readers will be very pleased to see this piece of DC history hit the LCS. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 23, 2024

    Batman / Superman: World's Finest #25 delivers the goods with an amusing team-up between Lex Luthor and Joker that turns out exactly as you'd expect, in the best way, and the setup to the World's Finest next adventure. In all, this was a highly amusing issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Mar 20, 2024

    If you're a big fan of villain tales, this is an issue to grab, especially when it comes to capturing the true menace of the Joker and what other villains do in the face of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 19, 2024

    Batman/Superman: World's Finest #25 delivers on a story that proves why Lex Luthor and Joker are to be known as World's Vilest. Their pairing is one that shows why having chemistry is not always a good thing. The type of chemistry Lex and Joker share is one where you know that this pairing is doomed to fail, as it does in this story. That led to great examination of Batman and Superman's greatest villains while setting the foundation of the next big story arc of this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Jackson Luken Mar 19, 2024

    The debut of Batman and Superman's most iconic villains in what is usually one of the best DC titles is sadly a bit of a disappointment. With Superman and Batman largely absent, the story relies on Joker and Lex to carry it, but they're given very little to do as they follow a treasure map from one scene to the next. There are moments where their personalities shine through, but they are too few and aren't what drive the story. The backup offers an exciting glimpse of the upcoming arc, which hopefully looks to be a return to form for the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Aspiring Kryptonian - Sam Rakestraw Mar 19, 2024

    Batman/ Superman: Worlds Finest #25 is a nice spiritual follow-up to issues #18 and #19 wherein we see one of their enemies first meetings. Its no grand spectacle, but it has been a while since weve had a Lex Luthor and Joker adventure even if it is just breaking into a heros hideout. Read Full Review

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