Friday, May 16, 2014

Worlds' Finest #23 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Paul Levitz
Art By: RB Silva, Yildiray Cinar, Joe Weems
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: May 14, 2014

Black Out!

Thank fucking god or what ever Scottish Terrier you believe in that First Contact is over, and we can get on with our Worlds' Finest lives.  That story arc should of been tits, but made little to no sense for me.  One good thing is that Huntress and Power Girl know that there's a way to get back home, and it looks like we may be getting them in the Earth 2 roster sometime soon.  So let's see what our duo is up to this month while they try to click their heels together.

Explain It!:

It looks like Power Girl is tired of waiting, and is just going to build a universal bridge like Gammora did to get back home.  This means not waiting for things like cranes to lift heavy equipment into place, she's just going to out herself as a super powered woman to all her scientist employees, and hope she gets home before there's any backlash.  Once everything is in place and ready to go Karen gives the okay to start the bridge, and we get nothing.  Very anti climactic.  We find out that a nuclear power plant was drained of it's power, and now it's a three state wide black out.  While this seems really inconvenient for most folks, it's more inconvenient that Desaad decides to use this blackout to cause some terror.

Elsewhere Huntress has broken into MIT to steal their download codes, and decides that maybe since there's a blackout she might as well be a hero, and stop stealing shit at that moment.  But it looks like some undetermined foreigners have broken into MIT as well, using the blackout as the perfect time to steal radioactive material they plan on using for undetermined terrorist things....... You know bombs and the like.  Hopefully Power Girl has the ambition to figure out what went wrong with the nuclear power plant.

Oh good she has.  Power Girl flies over to the plant, but she's greeted by an army patrol that is stationed there, and who are also ordered to open fire on anything coming towards the sensitive facility.  So Power Girl takes a tank shell to the chest, and proceeds to scare the living hell out of the patrol by destroying the tank and entering the plant.  Well no power yet, let's end things with Huntress's escapades in dealing with nameless terrorists, and a young woman who stands up to Desaad.

We have three bad guys with guns in the dark, yeah not really a challenge for Huntress.  She takes down two of the baddies, but the third gets away.  While this is going down a young woman is walking home in the dark and is taunted by Desaad, and for some reason she is the bravest woman in the world because she stands up to Desaad, and walks right through him and he evaporates around her.  But her night doesn't get better after that because the third bad guy from the MIT robbery crashes his car right by her when Huntress drops down on top of it.  So in the end the last bad guy grabs the woman, and Huntress is left with a hostage situation.  What would Batman think?  

Bits and Pieces:

While I was hoping the problems with this title would end after First Contact, it seems that we're still taking forever for anything to happen from issue to issue.  I really hope that once these two get back home things start happening for them, but for the majority of this series it's just been boring.  For two people that trained under Batman and Superman, they seem to be really bad at being superheroes.  But as I've been for two years now, I remain optimistic that this title can turn around and be great.  This sadly isn't the issue for that though.


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