Saturday, November 16, 2013

Worlds' Finest #17 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Paul Levitz
Art By: RB Silva, Joe Weems, Ryan Winn
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 13, 2013

Worlds' Something

Last issue was a bit of a let down for me, we had Huntress being clumsy, and a Power Girl with erratic powers.  They let the Tattooed Woman get away with burning down several buildings, so where does that lead us to start out the issue?  They better be doing something productive after the weak sauce they gave us last issue.  So let's find out.

Explain It!:

So we start out this issue with Power Girl getting a tattoo.  God damn it!  

Since Power Girl's powers have been faltering, she decides to go out with Helen and get a tattoo.  But she doesn't have any luck there either, the tattoo gun breaks as soon as it touches her skin.  So now the two can get back on the job.  

Power Girl decides to try and get her powers back on track once and for all, so with the help of the fortune she's acquired on this earth, she takes a shuttle into outer space.  The pilot apparently has signed a non disclosure agreement so when Karen Starr strips down to her Power Girl costume, and leaves the shuttle, we don't have to worry about him spilling the beans.  Karen figures since her powers are derived from earth's yellow sun, that she will get up close and personal with it.  But what she didn't count on was for her powers to become super charged, and uncontrollable.  Power Girl is going down..........and by down I mean back into earth's atmosphere.

Meanwhile Huntress uses her deductive reasoning to determine the Tattooed Woman's next target.  An explosion erupts, and the chase is on.  Huntress chases the Tattooed Woman to a bridge where the two duke it out with shadow constructs, and crossbows.  But the fight is interrupted when a large ball of light is seen in the night sky.  So obviously this is Power Girl, but what are the chances that she'd come down right where Huntress is?  There is the telescopic vision answer, but why would a superhero who doesn't have control of their powers come down so close to a populated area?  Or maybe I'm just reading too much into this and should get a social life.  But back to the book.  Power Girl lands in the water surrounding the bridge Huntress is on.  She jumps down to Karen, but the book ends with Karen telling her to say away, she's out of control.  Again, why did she land there?  

Bits and Pieces:

So this issue brings us nothing new.  We get Huntress chasing the newly introduced Tattooed Woman, but we get no back story on her, and Power Girl's powers are still out of control, and besides for a disastrous trip to space, we might as well be reading a new take on the last issue.  This book has seemed to struggle to find it's way since it's introduction, and issues like this aren't helping.  


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