We see how the friendship began in this zero issue.
Worlds Finest #0
This is by far the best issue of the series so far and shows why the whole Zero Month event can improve upon current titles. The most interesting aspect of this title has always been the flashbacks and here we have a whole issue dedicated to this dynamic duos interesting past.
Paul Levitz script is full of charm, emotion and a little humour as he focuses on the early life of Power Girl and Huntress. The way he handles Helena as Robin is fantastic, a mommy’s girl through and through. She is still the Helena we have seen before but a bit greener and a little too confident. The whole opening pages that focus on her are a joy to read as they’re filled with so much character building. It gives her such depth and also lines her up for the emotional fall later in the book. Levitz’s script makes Helena’s reaction to her personal tragedy believable and her connection to Kara even more so.
Kara’s side of the book isn’t as emotionally charged but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t give her just as much depth. A girl who needs to spread her wings, Kara is a bright light of a character who perfectly compliments Helena. When they first meet you know that these two will be forever entwined and that is down to Levitz.
As for the art Kevin Maguire (with the help of Wes Craig) is flying solo this issue and it’s a good thing. Maguire’s grasp on these characters is second to none. They’re expressive and Maguire captures their individual elements perfectly. He sells their emotions and manages to nail the action beats.
So, as the title looks to the past, Levitz and Maguire produce the most entertaining instalment of the series. But the irony is that this is far more entertaining than anything that has happened to the characters in the present, which we return to next month. However if Levitz can continue to produce scripts this engaging then the series will be a great slice of superhero action.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|Lots of character, drama and fantastic art.||None|
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