The “cutest” issue so far…
Worlds Finest #5
After last month’s zero issue you’d think we would jump straight into a new story arc, but Paul Levitz decides to give us a rest with this little self contained issue. However nothing screams filler more than what is presented here.
Levitz may throw in an important discovery near the beginning of the issue, but other than that nothing much happens. This isn’t an issue that is problematic due to the lack of action, it is literally that nothing actually happens. Focusing on what Power Girl and Huntress get up to when they aren’t trying to get home, Levitz gives us two stories linked by a framing device. Nothing here deepens our understanding of the characters. The framing device is forgettable, Power Girl’s little ditty is so light hearted it becomes annoyingly whimsical and Huntress’ gets an edgier tale that seems jarringly out of place.
To be fair Huntress gets the better deal as her tale is grounded in reality and shows promise. But it isn’t enough to detract from the low quality of what Levitz has delivered. An irritating running joke about Power Girl’s clothes, some utterly saccharine dialogue and two forgettable mini tales.
The art doesn’t fair any better. George Pérez is back and his work on the framing device looks as if he has given up trying. But his bland visuals go hand in hand with Jerry Ordway’s work on Power Girl’s segment. It works for the story but that’s about it. Wes Craig’s Huntress segment suits the style of the story and has moments that impress, but it doesn’t save the book.
So, we are given the very definition of a filler issue here. Each part as uninteresting as the next. The art is serviceable and works for what it is, but it doesn’t really hold your attention. These type of issues can work wonders when the reader needs a break from all the story arcs, however this title doesn’t warrant a “breather”, especially after issue zero. An unnecessary book that may do more harm than good due to it being so dull.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|The art in places works||It is a filler issue and far too twee.|
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