SMILE | You'll steal away my soul. Smile, I'll hide away and cry.
Summary: The issue begins with a robed Helena Wayne having breakfast in her (expensive) flat in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Kara flies in to tell Helena that they should start preparing for their departure back to Earth-2. She hits the shower to get ready to meet with her lawyer who will finalise her will acknowledging Somya’s daughter as the beneficiary to all of her possessions. While Kara finishes getting ready, the two women have a brief conversation acknowledging that their ‘fun’ will end when they return home and that they may be their world’s last remaining hope against Apokolips. Helena no longer feels that Earth-2 is her home anymore since all the people she knew and loved there have since died.
SEXUAL OVERTONES | We all know none of this happened by accident.
Panel 01: Helena made to look like she’s checking out Kara’s butt.
Panel 02: Helena still has her eyes fixed on Kara while she hits the shower.
Panel 03: Close-up of Helena’s lips.
Panel 04: Sherlocking Kara’s towel. (Too bad this isn’t Buckingham Palace).
All the panels: Cue in Helena’s tongue.
Well. I actually have comics to review for this week. All good stuff featuring Helena Wayne this month!
1. Batman/Superman #12
2. Worlds’ Finest #24
3. Batgirl #33
Unfortunately I’ll have to review them over the weekend cause there’s no way I’m going to have time to do it during the week. Too much work on my plate right now. :(
WORLDS’ FINEST #25 PREVIEW | I think I just died myself.
Reviewer’s Note: This review is hella late, but you know what? So was the actual crossover event when it was actually released. Between DC Comics constantly delaying the issues—including releasing them out of order—and my working a full time schedule on top of that, I think I can be cut some slack here.
Considering the hot mess the scheduling for this event turned out to be, I did find myself wishing I had done what I originally thought of doing when this crossover was first announced: reviewing it in full upon completion. After all, I did exactly that with the first Batman/Superman story arc that took us to Earth-2 in Cross Worlds, and it actually turned out to be a wise decision on my part considering that those issues got delayed in their initial releases as well. So guess what’s happening with this review? I’m doing exactly what I should’ve done from the go: reviewing it in full.
Yes, I am fully aware of the fact that I already discussed the first half. But I also mentioned in Paragraph 1 of this reviewer’s note that I never got around to discussing the second half because of the aforementioned reasons. I did try to review those issues individually when they were finally released (well, the Batman/Superman one anyway, cause I was only going to summarise the World’s Finest concluding issue), but then it started to feel like a chore to do so. Not only did I find myself addressing the same stuff I had already addressed in the first review, but I also just didn’t feel motivated discuss it further given the actual conclusion that it got. (More on that in a bit).
At least by reviewing it in full, I don’t have to concern myself with needing to come up with details to discuss, because honestly, there wasn’t a whole lot (as you will see) that happened in this crossover that’s been worthy of discussion. It also allows me to keep the plot summary short (cause again not a lot happened), and I can just say what I liked and didn’t like and be straight to the point about it. My review will still be detailed of course, but at least I won’t be stuck on the specifics of the story. This also means I’m not going to (for the most part) readdress everything I already discussed in my initial review. I’m also going to be mostly discussing Greg Pak’s portion of the crossover because—let’s be honest—his writing is tonnes better than that of Paul Levitz. Not only does it give me something different to discuss, but there’s also no point in me flogging a dead horse by repeatedly addressing the same problems I’ve already discussed with Levitz in previous reviews. That being said, let’s now get to the part you’re actually interested in: the review!