WORLDS’ FINEST #25
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale JULY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Power Girl and Huntress return to the ruins of Earth 2, but they question whether their trip was worth the effort as they discover the state of their former home and friends.
SPOILER ALERT: The women make it back to Earth-2.
WORLDS’ FINEST: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 10
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Power Girl must break into Cadmus Island to free Huntress – but she ends up a prisoner herself!
So basically, one more narrative that depicts two women being incompetent superheroes because women! (Or just a lack of imagination on behalf of male writers writing women at DC Comics these days).
In more relevant news, if Futures End takes place five years into the DCU future, and Earth-2: World’s End takes place in the present timeline, where on two Earths does this leave Huntress and Power Girl?
(This new DCU is a bloody mess. But then, we already knew that).
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Judging by the cover, the women are once again disempowered to service the men in the narrative. Not only is Power Girl seen being comforted by the new Earth-2 Superman, but I see Helena Wayne’s final fate will once again be to ‘die in a Crisis.’ Just like last time, only this time her death appears to affect her grandfather, Thomas Wayne.
I am not going to run out of things to talk about this week, am I?
Looks like we’re not getting Batman/Superman #9 for yet another week.
Assuming this doesn’t get delayed a fifth time, it looks like this one’s coming out 23 April.
(Honestly it’s kind of pointless now since Worlds’ Finest #22 already came out this week. At least the Jae Lee art would still be good for photosets).
OLD PALS | Even pre-Crisis Fury and Power Girl tended to 'clash.'
Someone at DC Comics has clearly been reading this blog lately, or at least they read my Happy Never After post where I talked about DC’s relationship-phobia in New 52, specifically their unwillingness to allow their characters to marry or have otherwise healthy relationships.
It turns out that will soon change because starting in 2015, Earth-2’s Helena Wayne and Kara Zor-L will be doing a whole lot more than just returning home and reuniting with their respective families (what’s left of them anyway). They may also become ‘something more’ according to Earth-2 writer Tom Taylor and Worlds’ Finest writer Paul Levitz.
Exactly what that means, they won’t say. But they do hint that it could be ‘something a little more than just friendship,’ and it could turn out to be ‘what fans have long been suspecting.’
Details at Eleven.
MOMENT OF TRUTH | Kara learns what really happened to her cousin.
TOGETHER FOREVER | Til death and DC reboots do us apart.
The sad part is there was a time when that was true. Those were dark times. :(
/Don’t miss that about the post-Crisis continuity at all.
Worlds’ Finest #21
This is definitely Part 4 of the crossover, aka the conclusion.
I’ll talk about that happens in this issue in three weeks when we get Part 3.
Still baffled DC released these two issues out of order, but what can you do? At least when Marvel released Hawkeye issues #15 and #16 out of order there were two separate story arcs going on within their pages it didn’t really matter which order you read them in? :/