Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #18 Review

Writer: Mark Waid

Art: Dan Mora, Tamra Bonvillain, and Steve Wands

Publisher: DC Comics


Release Date: August 16th, 2023

Think you know how Superman and Batman met and became friends? Think again! Read the untold tale of how their worlds first collided—and the stunning, secret loss that nearly destroyed their partnership before it even began as Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #18  by Mark Waid begins right HERE!

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The Golden Age vibes continue in this week’s all-new Batman/ Superman: World’s Finest #18. Waid kicks off a brand new series where (you guessed it) two-thirds of the Trinity meet up for the first time. And sure, this comic reeks of heavy cheese, but in an endearing way that’s fun for all ages. Moreover, that’s Waid’s intent and it’s plain to see. Additionally, other aspects that showcase this comics M.O. are its fast pace, the dated dialogue, and the bright, vibrant color design. All of the above make Batman/ Superman: World’s Finest #18 a rock-solid choice for any longtime comic fans alike.

As for the story beats themselves, they were pretty basic. However, intricacy was never the Golden Age’s strong suit. Nevertheless, Waid provides a substantial story design, perfect puzzles, and a plot that makes perfect sense to boot. Now, if I had to choose a favorite part of Batman/ Superman: World’s Finest #18, it would be how Batman quickly figures out who Superman is as well as how Clark puts the reverse pieces together with ease. Waid maps out specific, obvious details that will make readers wonder why even Lex Luthor wasn’t able to figure it out immediately.


Part of the feeling that encapsulates Batman/ Superman: World’s Finest #18 is the illustrations and design. I’ve already hit on the bright colors. However, it’s also the way the characters are designed in their classic costumes and dated attire as well as technology that bring this story to life. Specific thought was placed into each panel to ensure the retro vibes that help place this issue poignantly.


In a world where it’s difficult to share In entertainment that’s fun for all ages, Batman/ Superman: World’s Finest #18 is just that in spades. Waid’s portrayal of their first meeting is something you could sit down and read together with your children without anything too deep, hard to understand, or explicit scenes and language that might infringe on your parental duties. Plus, both parents and kids alike will enjoy this entertaining delight with much fanfare for the characters.

Batman/ Superman: World’s Finest #18 is a quick read that’s super-easy to follow with crisp, bright coloring that’s sure to catch your eye. The story is well-written, places the Golden Age feel perfectly, and mixes the two characters together with two of their classic villains in a way that makes sense masterfully. So far, Waid’s time on Batman/ Superman: World’s Finest has been a true blessing and this issue helps fortify why fans of all ages need to get in on this series before it’s too late. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!


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