Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #16 Review

Writer: Mark Waid

Art: Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain, and Aditya Bidihar,

Publisher: DC Comics


Release Date: June 20th, 2023

Batman and Superman versus machines! A.I. villains and heroes—Shaggy Man, G.I. Robot, Red Tornado, and Chemo among them—have launched a global cyberattack alongside Newmazo’s soldiers as Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #16 by Mark Waid continues to unfold. Batman, Superman, Robin, and Metamorpho, the Element Man, are unprepared for the onslaught. With millions of lives on the line, the World’s Finest team must find a way to pull the plug before it’s too late!

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Mark Waid, the narrative wizard himself, opens Batman/ Superman: World’s Finest #16 in astonishing fashion by ultimately catching fans up on the past three issues within the first three opening pages. Fans quickly recap this A.I. War that’s broken out across the world and our heroes seem to be trapped at the hands of this Newmazo! However, with the voice of Will Magnus, Waid irons out every aspect of Newmazo’s plan making this the perfect issue to summarize where this story has been and where it’s heading. And can I tell you, Newmazo looks practically unbeatable reminding me immensely of a more passionate and respectable Ultron.

Additionally, Waid builds a rather intense story that will keep fans on their heels throughout most of the issue. Fans will get to see the command and planning from Batman, the intellect of Will Magnus, and the cooperation of the entire Justice League making me wonder why Waid doesn’t get back on a Justice League title. Nevertheless, it makes sense for Waid to hang out in these World’s Finest titles where it’s almost as if his stories can stand outside of continuity on their own in any season. It’s really quite clever.


Dan Mora and Tamra Bonvillain give Batman/ Superman: World’s Finest #16 the one-two punch that puts this story over the top. The colors are vibrant and bright while coupled perfectly with killer detail woven into the facial features and expressions of the characters. Lasers fly threw panels, characters soar across pages, and all while the backgrounds drop out to incorporate added tension into the comic. Altogether, Mora and Bonvillain put Batman/ Superman: World’s Finest #16 over the edge making this week’s tale a must-buy for any Batman or Superman fan.


Batman/ Superman: World’s Finest #16 is a fast read that catches fans up on Newmazo and this A.I. Revolution. The story showcases Batman’s cunning leadership abilities as well as Waid’s in-depth knowledge of the DC Comic Universe. Furthermore, it provides fans with a rather intense story that’s packed full of excitement from start to finish. If you’re looking for that extra book to fill out your pull list this week, Batman/ Superman: World’s Finest #16 might be just what the doctor (Ivo) ordered! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!


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