DC Debuts Daring Darlings Power Girl and Huntress in World's Finest #1
Publisher: DC Comics
· Paul Levitz
· George Perez
· Kevin Maguire
Comic Book Review: World's Finest #1 (The New 52)
by R.J. Carter
Published: May 2, 2012
When Robin and Supergirl dive into a portal on Earth Two, believing they are facing an attack from Darkseid, the wind up instead stranded on an alternate Earth -- "our" Earth. They've been here for the past five years now, operating somewhat in secret. Robin has used her knowledge of Wayne Enterprises to "borrow" a startup survival stake for the two of them, and Supergirl has used her portion -- and her powers -- to create a billionaire persona for herself in the guise of Karen Starr. Robin -- Helena Wayne, the daughter of Earth 2's Batman -- has used her own portion to buy the equipment needed to do the job she was trained to do: become an urban legend as the Huntress while sloughing off one civilian identity after another.
Meet the new World's Finest team: Huntress and Power Girl.
For those who remember the original incarnation of the Helena Bertinelli Huntress, you already know that she was actually conceived as Helena Wayne, the daughter of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. She was also the creation of Paul Levitz, so I have great confidence that she will do well being once again in her original form and under her originator's guiding influence. Power Girl, while retaining her fan-service figure and devil-may-care attitude about propriety, gets a new costume, sans cleavage-bearing peekaboo window. Both ladies, however, have never looked better, with the talents of George Perez and Kevin Maguire taking turns rendering scenes from this first issue.
While the pragmatic Helena has accepted this Earth as her new reality, Karen has never stopped searching for a way home. But when her latest hope is sabotaged, it creates the opportunity for revealing both Huntress and Power Girl to the world -- and believe me, the world is a better place for it!
World's Finest has the advantage of being a Super/Bat team-up book without being yet another vehicle for DC's "big two." It will attract those fans, however, as well as new ones, as these daring darlings can't help but be destined for confrontation with the men who served as mentors to them in another life -- and this fan can't wait! Don't forget to pick up Earth Two #1 this week as well for the full backstory on where these ladies get their start.