Been made back in the day which for appreciation purposes it adds plenty of value to its reading which it did for me but as the modern take of the epic encounter between the two most popular figures in the comic book world it didn t do it for me not necessarily because its poorly written or draw which it s not but rather the stakes and way the story was handle Are we really setting these two guys to fight Luthor and The Joker from buying an orphanage in order to set all these kids to a life of crime controlled by them Thinking about it for a Golden Age comic book this is the perfect set p and again for a would ve been film it s a proper plot again for Back In The Day Nowadays We Have in the day Nowadays we have these interdimensional conflicts adult focused plots and high epical stakes so we re are spoiled as readers and certainly I am but at the same time something extravagant isn t necessarily what I had in mind on expecting this story to be like but then again compared to for example the animated film from 1997 did this very same thing in a far superior way without elevating the tone of the over the top comic book extravaganza of these characters and maintaining the tone already presented in both shows without attempting anything different and out of place Here the advantage is that this is a niue three book mini series and Gibbons definitely never intended to connect this to something in particular already presented or introduced Speaking of the characters everyone works inside the story but with the exception
Of Luthor Who S Luthor who s rare hybrid between modern day villain and this odd cartoonish foe that suffers from impulsivity definitely the weakest part since the better takes on Luthor are the ones presenting him as this serious megalomaniac with a sense of duty and power never hiding his cleverness and wit Joker is great as always and Gibbons clearly had a blast writing this character interacting in between these two worlds although I found it odd how Batman and him never really share
AN INTENSE OR EXCITING FIGHTING MOMENTintense or exciting fighting moment almost any point while Superman is there constantly suspecting against Luthor s intentions I should really say the third book is really where stuff blows out and the stakes inside the story really escalates and I do really wish that element could ve been constant in the first two since they feel as a buildup inside the introductions and character interactions Overall World s Finest Isn t Gibbons best work but he really tries to offer the best of two worlds modern day and old school comic book traits Rude s art is wonderful and a delight to enjoy and appreciate between each panel and while the story isn t as strong or effective as I wanted it still delivers an enjoyable and admirable take on the two of these legends There are better takes on both comic book and video format in which these two got to know each other and fight together but for the retro value World s Finest isn t a bad title to acuire for comic book fans and collectors It may mean another short power cut Very reminiscent of the BatmanSuperman Movie from the early 2000s back when I was in high school In some ways I feel like Gibbons writer dropped the ball on this one The story has too many stops and starts with too much behind the scenes plot really hindering the surface level plot It seems an odd choice to have the book focus around two of the all time greatest villains Lex Luthor and the Joker BUT then have the real vi. S and strikes fear into the evildoers that dwell in the crime ridden Gotham City But they have in common than they realize For one they're both orphans of a sort one who has lost not just his parents but his world; an.
REVIEW SupermanBatman World's FinestI d read this previously and am happy to report that it holds p pretty well Gibbons script is a little off at times and the plot s definitely loose But Gibbons excels in the small moments such as meetings between Perry White and Jim Gordon Jimmy Olsen and Barbara Gordon in wheelchair sans any references to Batgirl or not yet existing Oracle or Lois Lane and Alfred Pennyworth The grudging admiration and professionalism displayed between Superman and Batman is excellently portrayed and Gibbons does a brilliant job giving each character memorable moments without ever doing so at the expense of the other hero The se of orphans as a plot element is well played as wellThe plot is extremely comic book and Rude really makes it shine His version of both characters remains iconic to me He Does Great Work Contrasting Their Styles does great work contrasting their styles how he frames them his se of shadows and light and how each hero moves The storytelling is sometimes slightly confused since the panels are so packed with details and the angles sometimes so extreme it works for the panel but not always the page but Rude still manages at least a half dozen seuences forever burned into my brain notably the conversation between Bruce and Clark in front of the Midway orphanage with the train racing past Superman giving Batman a copy of Zorro for Christmas Superman lifting the wall of the orphanage in Gotham and later twirling the hammer Life Leverage used to knock down the supportA fun book to revisit I enjoyed it When I realized this was a modern kind of take on Batman and Superman first time teamp I couldn t let this one pass From the mind of the great Dave Gibbons and the pencils of Steve Rude World s Finest attempts to be a blend between golden age storytelling vintage art and the maturity and wit from the take on comic books in the late 80s Lex Luthor and the Joker have join forces in order to obtain a series of Orphanage properties in both Gotham and Metropolis which will make Batman and Superman to investigate the villains intentions against the orphan kids and the properties most likely intended for criminal purposes becoming the very first time these heroes showcase the very mythical partnership in the comic book world For starters I needed to read this and experience this modernized event considering how casual and abrupt the first encounter happens in the vintage comic books I guess a far epic tale of the encounter should be created eventually and reading Gibbon s introduction inside this collection is perfectly comprehensible why he was chosen Reading it I ve found an actual sense of fanatic insight between each panel and definitely Rude s pencils are the perfect companion only followed by Oliff s colors which are a downright perfect blend between old school and modern day comic book extravaganza which is where the disappointing aspect of these 3 books comes from they aren t as epic as I would ve expect them to be I mean we re talking Batman and Superman on their first crime fighting expect them to be I mean we re talking Batman and Superman on their first crime fighting after Crisis and while the story as a whole feel as a reinterpretation of the classic comic book pages as aforesaid the tone and dialogue in each panels feels completely pdated as for those days For a better comparison the comic book in general feels as an alternative take on the characters performed by Christopher Reeve and Michael Keaton so in a far romantic way World s Finest feels as the film that would ve been if these two movie worlds would ve. They are the World's Finest heroes Superman and Batman and they couldn't be different One is a bright shinning beacon of hope and protector to the citizens of the sparkling city of Metropolis The other hides in shadow.
Llain be a nasty behind the scenes guy who is fronted by A Different Villain Who Turns different villain who turns to be not so bad Just that ick villain rundown is convolutedThe individual chapters originally published as separate comics each have what amounts to wrap Alhambra ups which makes it kind of clunky when you turn the page and the story continues and I really didn t feel like there was much in the way of characterization Mostly it seems like Gibbons was depending on artist Steve Rude to pickp the slack And to some degree Rude did just that Some really beautiful work is on these pages Some truly classic depictions of both Batman and Superman making them look heroic larger than life but still human And Rude is no slacker the panels are filled with extra bits human drama in the background fully realized environments Rude has a lot to be proud for on these pages and I want to give an additional shout out to my pal Karl Kesel who did a fabulous job on the inks So all in all Gibbons did a fairly good job but Rude did an outstanding job I know that Gibbons can be a better writer than this and I wish he would have shown that on this project When you have an artist like Rude when you know he s going to knock it out of the park it s worth the writer s time to build a better park There are those that make an argument that the two biggest superhero characters in terms of popularity and influence are Superman and Batman It s a good argument Although Superman wasn t strictly the first comic strip hero characters like Lee Falk s The Phantom debuted before him he was the first bona fide super hero with powers to die for He couldn t really fly in his first outings but bounding buildings seems close enough so we ll leave it at that It s probably fair to say that almost every super hero that followed was to some extent based on the Superman template even if the goal was to make them less like Superman the criteria still had to be appliedBatman followed shortly after Where Superman serves as the template for a powered superhero Batman arguably serves as the template for a non powered hero Using his wits psychological tactics tools deductive skills and martial arts he has for than half a century been the real life super hero that millions of boys aspired to become The two characters have been traditionally paired in an attempt to capitalize on their individual popularity and to play Superman s light off Batman s dark yin and yang so to speak but is the final product better than the sum of the parts In this case I don t think so For one thing Superman is heavily nder tilised here in order to let Batman at least feature This tells me the threat level generated here by the Lex Luthor Joker pairing is insufficient or at least not multifaceted enough to justify featuring both heroes I can t help but feel that this would have made a nice Superman or Batman story The fact that Luthor and The
Joker are at odds and not exactly working together may have played a part Also The Joker isare at odds and not exactly working together may have played a part Also The Joker is as truly clownish and awkward and not very menacingI like the DC Universe and I like both Superman and Batman As a result I enjoyed this book It didn t blow my mind though and there aren t many surprises There are better SupermanBatman collaborations out there you may even want to check out the SupermanBatmanWonder Woman pairing in BatmanSupermanWonder Woman Trinity The art on the other hand is very nice and hearkens to the golden era of comic book. D another who witnessed the cold blooded murder of his partents Now they must come together to battle two of the most feared villains Lex Luthor and The JokerOriginally published in the mini series WORLD'S FINEST #1 ,