Sunday, October 7, 2012

Worlds' Finest #5

Writer: Paul Levitz
Artists: George Pérez, Jerry Ordway, Wes Craig

Presented with a format similar to that of an anthology book, and anchored by an overarching story where Huntress and Power Girl test the kryptonian's invulnerability, Three Midnights tells a solo adventure for each of the Earth-2 refugees. Kara is obsessed with finding a way back home, and has spared no expense to achieve that purpose; this time, her search takes her to the Large Hadron Collider. Somehow, this ends up with Power Girl wearing no clothes -for the second time in the same issue- which is already a tired theme in the still-young series. Meanwhile, Helena has a more grounded and interesting tale as she stops a shooter who threatens to unleash chaos during a peaceful protest. The surprise comes from Huntress' ballsy dialog -literally. I had no idea that was allowed in mainstream comics. With three artists and three inkers, the responsibility of delivering a cohesive experience falls on Hi-Fi's colors. In general, a solid issue.

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