Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #7 Review



Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Dan Mora
Colors by: Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by: Steve Wands
Cover art by: Dan Mora
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: September 20, 2022

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #7 (re)introduces the world to Superman's short-lived sidekick, the Boy Thunder. When a refugee from a doomed world travels through Hypertime to arrive on Earth, the World's Finest soon learns Superman's origin story isn't so unique.

Is It Good? 

Okay, I like this. I don't know where it's going, but I like it.
Batman / Superman: World's Finest #7 continues the welcome trend of presenting classic, Bronze Age-styled storytelling with superb art, interesting ideas, and a setup that immediately gets you invested in what happens to these characters.

The aspect of this issue that strikes you first is Waid's pacing. This story moves like lightning, but nothing feels rushed or skipped. You get just the right amount of story to flesh out the plot, and every ounce of action, emotion, and drama comes through loud and clear.

Next, Mora's art is a dream come true for DC fans. The characters are bright, bold, and full of life. The action scenes are beautifully choreographed, the super-heroic displays of power are awe-inspiring, and the flow is as smooth as a mountain lake.

The plot centers are David Sikela, a young teenager forced to flee his home world before it exploded. Rather than travel through space to Earth, the advanced tech invented by David's parents sent him to a parallel Earth (ours) through Hypertime. David's arrival confirms the existence of Hypertime tech, and the effect of Earth's Sun and atmosphere generate an unusual side effect on David's body.

It's the stereotypical Superman origin story with a Hypertime twist. David's arrival is compounded with emotional drama when David learns this Earth has a parallel version of his family.

Before the issue concludes, we get more drama, a welcome visit to Kandor, a "Titan"-ic get-together, and a tease of trouble on the horizon.

Waid and Mora are churning out the best books at DC right now. This issue is no exception.


About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Bits and Pieces:

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #7 pulls another obscure character from Superman's past to tell an updated origin story about the Boy Thunder, pay a visit to Kandor, tease a new threat on the horizon, and smack you in the face with all the awesome art, emotional moments, and cool Easter Eggs you could ask for.


1 comment:

  1. I thought it was kinda hypocritical of Bruce saying it was a bad idea for this kid to go talk to his parents in this dimension considering in Detective Comics #678 (a Zero Hour tie-in) after solving his own murder, or rather failing to do so, he planned to go talk to his parents from that alternate reality but of course he never got the chance since that time anomaly ended by the time he got home. If you've read Detective Comics #678 this comment will make more sense. At any rate, this is turning out to be an awesome series I hope Mark Waid stays on for a long time.