Worlds' Finest

Worlds' Finest
Cover for Worlds' Finest #1 (July 2012).
Art by George Pérez.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateJuly 2012 – May 2015
No. of issues33 (#1–32 plus an issue numbered 0), a Worlds' Finest: Futures End one-shot, and 1 Annual
Main character(s)Power Girl
Creative team
Written byPaul Levitz
Inker(s)Scott Koblish

Worlds' Finest is a comic book published by DC Comics, a reimagining of the classic World's Finest Comics, with a similar name but a differently-placed apostrophe. It was announced in January 2012 and launched in May 2012 with a July 2012 cover date. The series was part of a second wave of The New 52 reboot[1][2] and was one of six titles replacing previously cancelled titles.

Publication history[edit]

Written by Paul Levitz and drawn by George Pérez and Kevin Maguire, the series stars the Huntress and Power Girl.[3] In the first issue, the two heroines are established as being from Earth 2, where they used the codenames Robin and Supergirl, respectively, and having accidentally been exiled to the main DC Universe.

The Huntress, the daughter of Earth 2's Batman, has maintained a heroic identity for some time. The first issue reveals that Helena Bertinelli has been dead for a long time and that Helena Wayne has been using her identity, as seen in the 2011–2012 Huntress miniseries. Power Girl, in contrast, has functioned solely in her civilian identity of Karen Starr, as a billionaire industrialist using her ownership of Starr Labs as a cover to try to 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 the Huntress.[4]

The two eventually succeed in returning to Earth 2, and with issue #27 (Dec. 2014) the series began to feature the Superman and Batman of Earth 2 as the main characters. The series was cancelled as of issue #32 (May 2015)[3] which went on sale in March 2015.[5]

Collected editions[edit]

Title Material collected Date Published ISBN
Worlds' Finest, Vol. 1: The Lost Daughters of Earth 2 Worlds' Finest #0–5 April 2013 978-1401238346
Worlds' Finest, Vol. 2: Hunt and Be Hunted Worlds' Finest #6–12 November 2013 978-1401242763
Worlds' Finest, Vol. 3: Control Issues Worlds' Finest #13–18[Note 1] June 2014 978-1401246167
Worlds' Finest, Vol. 4: First Contact Worlds' Finest #18–21,[Note 1] Annual #1, Batman/Superman #8-9 December 2014 978-1401250980
Worlds' Finest, Vol. 5: Homeward Bound Worlds' Finest #22–26, Worlds' Finest: Futures End #1 June 2015 978-1401254209
Worlds' Finest, Vol. 6: The Secret History of Superman and Batman Worlds' Finest #27–32 December 2015 978-1401257767


  1. ^ a b Issue #18 was reprinted in both Volumes 3 and 4 of the collected editions.


  1. ^ 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. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  2. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (January 13, 2012). "Paul Levitz Explains More About Worlds' Finest, Earth 2". Newsarama. Archived from the original on January 29, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Worlds' Finest at the Grand Comics Database
  4. ^ Levitz, Paul (w), Pérez, George; Maguire, Kevin (p), Koblish, Scott (i). "Rebirth" Worlds' Finest 1 (July 2012)
  5. ^ Kamen, Matt (December 16, 2014). "DC Comics cancels half its line from March 2015". Wired UK. Archived from the original on September 8, 2015.

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