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  • Series: World's Finest (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; 52nd edition edition (June 17, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401246168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401246167
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.3 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Paul Levitz has worked for DC Comics in various capacities for over 35 years, with tenures as an editor (ADVENTURE COMICS, BATMAN), a writer (ALL STAR COMICS, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES), and ultimately President and Publisher. As a writer, he is best known for his long association with the Legion, which began in 1974 and has continued off and on ever since — with a particularly fan-favored run published between 1982 and 1989. In 2009 Levitz stepped down from his executive role at DC to pursue writing again full-time, and he is now the author of the relaunched LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jason Talley on June 20, 2014
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I saw this volume at the library and decided to give it a try despite having not read the previous two collections. That turned out to not be that big a deal as I was quickly able to figure out what was going on which is strong point in favor of the writing. Helena and Karen are very different people, but both being from the same alternate Earth gives them common ground for what's turned into an interesting and strong friendship. It honestly feels to me like what a Superman/Batman friendship SHOULD be but that we never get to see because Clark and Bruce are too into their own worldviews to allow it. I also really liked this take on Desaad and overall the art is good.

The only real marks I can make against the book are that the villain of the second half of the book seems rather weak and that the pair seem far to reluctant to ask for help with Karen's problem from other heroes. I can understand wanting to try and deal with things on their own first, but just what's so bad about asking for help could have been made clearer.

All in all, this is on of the strongest New 52 books I've read yet. Any DC fan should give this one a try.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kid Kyoto VINE VOICE on August 14, 2014
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In this volume Huntress and Power Girl have an inclusive fight with DeSaad and an inconclusive chase after a boring new foe while PG deals inclusively with vague power problems.

As you might guess I'm not impressed.

When it launched Worlds' Finest was a must buy for me. Levitz, Perez and Maguire are some of my favorite creators and Huntress and Power Girl some of my favorite characters. And the concept of Batman's daughter and Superman's cousin taking over for the slain mentors was full of potential. Unfortunately it went nowhere.

I think setting the series on the main 'New 52' Earth was a big mistake. On their own world Huntress and PG would be the heavy hitters the stars, but on the main Earth they're just part of the crowd. Plus their mission is the not so heroic theme of 'go home' and apparently editorial mandates say they can't, at least not until the next major crossover crisis.

So the series treads water and goes nowhere.

With Perez and Maguire gone I see no reason for me to stick around any more.
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Collects World's Finest issues #13-18

This series had a really strong start, but I can't help feeling there is a lot of untapped potential here. I wasn't bored while reading this volume, but I don't think I was ever captivated. I believe it would be more interesting if Huntress and Power Girl faced Prime Earth villains instead of continually battling the villains from Apokolips that attacked their home, Earth Two. I'm ready for this storyline with Desaad to come to a conclusion. With that being said, the friendship between the two protagonists continues to be the best part of the book.
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One of the best "buddy" books I have read in a long time. Besides the premise being so cool for both of these heroes their friendship for each other feels very real and all the time and never comes off as sanctimonious or forced like the Bat-books. Artwork flips around from time to time but for the most part it's really good and the writing is always top notch.
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More About the Author

Paul Levitz was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1956, and entered the comics industry in 1971 as editor/publisher of The Comic Reader, the first mass-circulation fanzine devoted to comics news. He continued to publish TCR for three years, winning two consecutive annual Comic Art Fan Awards for Best Fanzine. His other fan activities included editing the program books for several of Phil Seuling's legendary New York Comic Art Conventions,. He received Comic-con International's Inkpot Award in 2002, the prestigious Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award in 2008, and the Comics industry Appreciation Award from ComicsPro (the trade association of comic shop retailers) in 2010. Levitz also serves on the board of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Levitz is primarily known for his work for DC Comics, where he has written most of their classic characters including the Justice Society, Superman in both comics and the newspaper strip, and an acclaimed run on The Legion of Super-Heroes, a series he's recently returned to write. Readers of The Buyers' Guide voted his Legion: The Great Darkness Saga one of the 20 best comic stories of the last century, and visitors to the site comicbookresources.com selected the same story as #11 of the Top 100 Comic Book Stories of All Time. DC Comics has just issued a new hardcover edition of Legion: The Great Darkness Saga, which made the New York Times' Graphic Books Bestseller List.

Cumulatively, Levitz has written over 300 stories with sales of over 25 million copies, and translations into over 20 languages. As a DC staffer from 1973, Levitz was an assistant editor, the company's youngest editor ever, and in a series of business capacities, became Executive Vice President & Publisher in 1989 and then served as President & Publisher from 2002-2009. He continues as a Contributing Editor, but is now concentrating on his writing.

His current writing projects include Taschen's 75 YEARS OF DC COMICS: THE ART OF MODERN MYTHMAKING, which the LA Times praised for "its colossal ambitions, insights and collected rarities" and the NY Times called "richly conceived history."

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