Monday, January 16, 2023

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #11 Review



Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Dan Mora
Colors by: Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by: Steve Wands
Cover art by: Jonboy Meyers, Juni Ba
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: January 17, 2023

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #11 brings the Boy Thunder's story to a close... for now. When the Key infiltrates the Fortress of Solitude to steal a dangerous object, only the World's Finest can stop him.
Is It Good? 

With one or two exceptions, Dan Waid appears to be the only DC writer capable of delivering a consistently good story on time. Batman / Superman: World's Finest #11 is Exhibit A in favor of that argument. There's no need for an Exhibit B.

Everything about this issue is excellent, but before we continue the lovefest, let's recap where we were and what's happening now.

When last we left the World's Finest and their friends, David was rescued from the clutches of Joker and the Key. During the rescue, David loses his cool and almost put Joker down for good, while the Key beats a hasty escape with the knowledge that a multiverse-hopping vehicle exists.

Now, the World's Finest are forced to take drastic steps to address David's uncontrolled rage while the search for the Key becomes urgent. This issue ends David's journey, but it doesn't end the way you might guess. No spoilers, but it's a banger.

Now, back to the lovefest. Again, everything about this issue works. You get character growth from everyone, not just David. You get a gaggle of Silver Age villain cameos sure to put a smile on your face, and yet, they're not as corny as you would've suspected. David's final moments with the team are poignant, almost enough to get your waterworks going. And last but not least, this issue unquestionably contains the best depiction of Robin in any DC title.

Of course, Waid's spectacular script is equally matched by Dan Mora's art. Forget about the costumes and the action for a moment. The hard-hitting moments in this issue are the quick facial expressions from the characters when powerfully painful realizations hit them. When the expression on a character's face hits as hard as Batman's fist, you know you've got something good.

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

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Bits and Pieces:

Batman / Superman: World's Finest #11 is the shining example that all comics from DC and Marvel should be following. The issue is filled with perfect art, exciting action, powerfully emotional moments, and a satisfying conclusion to this phase of David's journey.