Sunday, March 16, 2014

Beyond World's Finest

Beyond the end, we had more...but it was never the same. 

Just a few years after the final issue, Dave Gibbons and Steve Rude were the primary movers behind this fun mini-series.

And even though it didn't have the WORLD'S FINEST tag, there was this Batman/Superman magazine. While it's true that the versions of the character in modern DC continuity had little in common, this was a mag for younger kids.

And yet DC insisted on continually reteaming the WF team.

This was a good one!

Former inker from the original series, Karl Kesel, was the brains behind this 12 issue mini-series, each one of which explored teh Batman/Superman relationship at a different time in DC continuity. 

They were even teamed against licensed properties!

And got their own logo!

Sometimes it was a tad ridiculous!

Other times quite cool indeed!

And even above the Superman/Batman team itself, the WORLD'S FINEST title survived!

Eventually, WF was brought back into regular (albeit "New 52") continuity, but with a twist. Instead of Superman and Batman, the stars of this current series are their female equivalents, Power Girl and Huntress.

So thanks so much to one and all for this long journey through the history of DC's WORLD'S FINEST! If you've enjoyed yourselves, please consider a donation. 


  1. I loved your Adventure blog, and I REALLY loved this one, since I spent most of the 80's and the 90's trying to acquire (unsuccessfully) all of the World's Finest comics! What's next?

  2. This post is definitely one of the finest I've ever seen.