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Batman / Superman: World's Finest Annual: 2024

Writer: Mark Waid, Cullen Bunn, Stephanie Williams, Dennis Culver Artist: Edwin Galmon, Rosi Kmpe, Travis Mercer, Jorge Fornes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 31, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 31
7.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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It’s the world’s finest annual! As the battle against Magog rages on Earth-22, Batman and Superman discover a surprising secret by way of the 5th dimension! Meanwhile, Metamorpho’s story picks up after the events of the Elementary arc as our hero journeys deep within an ancient tomb that may have a hidden, deadly connection to his secret origin! Plus, Batman recruits the Challengers of the Unknown for a top-secret mission, and a special, sizzling story stars the Teen Titans’ most buzzworthy member, Bumblebee! It’s a world tour of the World’s Finest in this first-ever series annual, curated by World’s Finest architect Mark Waid!

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 30, 2024

    Overall, this is a great collection of tales without a dud in the mix. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 30, 2024

    An entertaining story that makes me want to see more from these characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 30, 2024

    In a rarity for an anthology all of the stories are engaging enough to validate their inclusion. World's Finest fans don't get the Superman/Batman main story they might have anticipated, but this was a worthwhile read this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Feb 2, 2024

    Aside from some annoyances toward the start of the anthology, there is a lot to love for many different fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Jan 30, 2024

    Overall, all four stories in Batman / Superman: World's Finest 2024 Annual are a lot of fun and a great opportunity to flesh out the world. Readers are lucky to get more of this universe but the lack of the Mark Waid and Dan Mora pairing from the main series is missed and a major selling point. Content-wise, other than a small glimpse in IMPeriled and minor references, Batman / Superman: World's Finest 2024 Annual is Batman and Superman free. However, the lack of Batman and Superman does not take away from the fine quality of these stories. They were all incredibly enjoyable with fantastic art and a great opportunity to build this world up and out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jan 31, 2024

    In reviewing the World's Finest comic book franchise, I have said time and time again that this remains the pinnacle of superhero storytelling for DC Comics in our modern age, and the Batman/Superman annual doesn't buck this trend. The annual issue works on a number of different levels, with the originator of the World's Finest umbrella, Mark Waid, planting the seeds of the wild challenges facing the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel in the future. What the issue also does is traverse the lesser-known corners of the DCU with a modern flair. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 30, 2024

    On the surface, Batman/ Superman: Worlds Finest 2024 Annual #1 really only had one story of value toward where this series is heading in hopes of contributing to Waids overarching narrative with Gog. However, even that opening story isnt necessary and could be summarized if they even make it into Batman/ Superman: Worlds Finest #25 to help. The other three stories appear to contribute nothing to this series and come across as mere fluff. The Metamorpho story certainly has potential, however, it doesnt appear to do anything to contribute to THIS series. Mix together the confusing final story with the common tropes and origin story of Bumblebee, and I truly dont know what we get out of this annual. Readers, as much as I love this series, I think Batman/ Superman: Worlds Finest 2024 Annual #1 might be a hard pass simply due to the fact that we get very little to help with this overall story for the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Feb 1, 2024

    It's hard for me to truly recommend the Batman/Superman: World's Finest 2024 Annual. While there are moments of fun, it ultimately strikes me as superfluous. Waid and Bunn's story is great, but the others are mostly lackluster. Considering the price of the book, I strongly suggest you flip through it before making your purchase. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Piper Whitaker Jan 30, 2024

    Despite some problems, Batman/Superman: World's Finest 2024 Annual is a fantastic deep dive into the outside world of Batman and Superman and does a great job to show what the heroes of the past get up to when the World's Finest aren't around. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Jan 30, 2024

    Batman / Superman: World's Finest 2024 Annual feels like an anthology of stories assembled to fit a production schedule. It exists solely because there's an extra week this month, and, it feels out of place with everything Mark Waid and Dan Mora have been building for the past 24 issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Jan 31, 2024

    : This annual is entirely skippable. The first story is a lot of nothing, even if the art is cute. The second and third stories barely have any room to develop their themes before they are out of pages. The last story has incredible artwork that makes it worthwhile, even if the story can be confusing because a lot is happening all at once. I wouldn't recommend this annual to anyone but die-hard fans of Jorge Fornes or World's Finest completionists. To everyone else, I simply recommend waiting for the next monthly issue of the main World's Finest series. Read Full Review

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