World’s Finest #1
DC Comics (July, 2012)“REBIRTH” WRITER: Paul Levitz PENCILER: George Pérez INKER: Scott Koblish COLORS: Hi-Fi (also cover “a”, shown) FLASHBACK ARTIST: Kevin Maguire FLASHBACK COLORIST: Rosemary Cheetam (also cover “b”) LETTERER: Carlos M. Magual EDITOR: Will Moss HUNTRESS CREATORS: Paul Levitz, Joe Staton, & Bob Layton
Five years ago, Robin, daughter of Batman, and Supergirl, were blasted from Earth 2 to the regular DC 52. In that time, Kara took on the name Karen Starr and started a company hoping to find the key to going home and Helena, now calling herself Huntress began traveling the world doing what she does best through various identity and embezzling some seed money this world’s version of her father. Now taking the superhero identity Power Girl, “Karen” investigates when one experiment to get them home is destroyed and together with Huntress come across Hakkou, the Irradiated Man!
What they got right: I know there were fans who didn’t like Power Girl’s new costume but personally I think it looks pretty cool. They also toned down her chest, giving her a normal breast size while still making her “ample” enough to be Power Girl. Maybe this will cut down the boob jokes. I love the banter between PG and Huntress. They make a good team.
What they got wrong: Why change artists for the flashback? It doesn’t add anything and the difference is obvious.
Recommendation: Hopefully the series stays as good or improves on issue #1. Considering some of the other New 52 titles (Justice League International), I’m taking a wait and see approach.