Saturday, February 14, 2015

Worlds' Finest #31 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Paul Levitz
Art By: Jed Dougherty, Chris Sotomayor

Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 11, 2015

The Sky Is Falling

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Welcome back for another round of mediocre storytelling from Worlds' Finest.  I hate to get into opinion right off the bat, but all of you out there still reading this must have the patience of a saint.  This is where I usually recap you all on what went down in this series in the previous issue, but at this point it's kind of redundant because all that ever happens in this book now is something in the past of Earth 2 going down and Intri from Apokolips showing up to try and woo Clark into joining the dark side............ or the Darkseid.  Here we'll continue the trend and to me it feels like it's the last day of school and the teacher has nothing left to teach and you're supposed to just stay quiet and wait out the clock......... that's pretty much it.  Let's check this out and see if we can find any redeemable quality to this book and maybe this series.

Explain It!:

Our story begins as it always does since Superman and Batman took over this series, Red Tornado is telling us a story about the days before the World's Finest duo met their supposed demise.  For this issue we deal with the beginning of the Apokolips invasion, which apparently was just the bad guys causing all the satellites above Earth to fall on major cities.  It's kind of cool as we witness Superman, Supergirl, Batman, Catwoman and Robin going through Metropolis saving people as the sky is literally falling but that's about as far as this issue goes in being cool......... Hell it seems like Batman doesn't really do anything because from what we see he was just flying around in the Batwing with a net out the back of it to catch people who fell out of buildings.......... but we all know that this wouldn't do shit and all those people just slid off the net anyway and fell to their death.  Not the best plan Batman.

Eventually Superman goes off to try and stop the rest of the satellites from falling and hoping that he could catch the perpetrator of this in the act and for some reason Batman goes off to Terry Sloan's house where he breaks in and steals the hunk of Kryptonite that fell in Smallville last issue and without a proper timeline, I have no idea how long it's been since then and we're never given an explanation on why Batman suddenly felt the need to get his hands on some Kryptonite.

In the end, Kara goes back to a bunker where I guess she hangs out and meets Intri who was apparently sent to kill a mortal that her master deemed as a threat and I guess she means Batman here but I really have no idea.  So these two meet, Kara gets the shit beat out of her and Intri leaves and as the issue closes we see Lois going back to the Daily Planet where Red Tornado narrating the story tells us that she apparently dies there.......... Yup, that's it.

Like I said in the beginning, all you readers of this series have got to be some kind of a saint because wow is this not entertaining and the spots that are a bit entertaining are pretty much just let go and never fully explored.  We've got one more issue to this series and it really can't come soon enough for me........ I'm just shocked that this series has lasted so long.  Besides for my complaints though, Jed Dougherty has a style that seems appropriate for this series and gives the characters almost a retro feel like he wanted to draw them like the Golden Age characters that they're based off of...... This could just be me talking out of my ass, but that's what I get from it and I appreciate it.  Besides for that though, there isn't really anything redeemable about this issue or series.

Bits and Pieces:

With this series coming to a close next month you might think that it would maybe up the ante and give us something half decent to close Worlds' Finest with but that would just be silly because this series is terrible and it will remain that way apparently.  Nothing really special to say about this, it's just more of the same and the same isn't working.  


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