Cover for Worlds' Finest #1 (July 2012).
Art by George Pérez.
|Publication date||July 2012|
|Number of issues||17 (#1-16 plus issue numbered 0) (as of December 2013 cover date)|
|Artist(s)||Geraldo Borges, José Luis García-López, Barry Kitson, Kevin Maguire, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez,|
Worlds' Finest is a comic book published by DC Comics. Launched in May 2012, the book was part of a second wave of The New 52 reboot and was one of six books replacing previously cancelled titles (in this case, the publication uses a slightly modified version of the original title, World's Finest). Written by Paul Levitz and with pencils by George Pérez and Kevin Maguire, the book stars Huntress and Power Girl. In the first issue, the two heroines are established as being from Earth 2, and having accidentally been exiled to the main DC Universe. Huntress, the daughter of Earth 2's Batman, has maintained a heroic identity for some time, while Karen has functioned as a billionaire industrialist, using her ownership of Starr Labs as a cover to try and discover a way for them to return home. After a Starr Labs subsidiary in Japan is destroyed, Karen adopts the superhero identity of Power Girl to fight alongside Huntress.
It is revealed in the first issue not only that Huntress of the main DC universe has been dead for a long time and that Helena Wayne has been using her identity, but it is also implied that all of the exploits of Helena Bertinelli were committed by Helena Wayne under her name.
- ↑ Kushins, Josh (January 12, 2012). "DC Comics in 2012-–-Introducing the "Second Wave" of DC Comics The New 52". The Source. DC Comics. Archived from the original on January 14, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/64hEz5q0J. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
- ↑ Rogers, Vaneta (January 13, 2012). "Paul Levitz Explains More About Worlds' Finest, Earth 2". Newsarama. Archived from the original on January 29, 2012. http://www.webcitation.org/653oQcFwB. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- ↑ Levitz, Paul (w), Pérez, George; Maguire, Kevin (p), Koblish, Scott (i). "Rebirth" Worlds' Finest 1 (July 2012)
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