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‘Batman/Superman: World’s Finest’ #13 review: The mystery of Metamorpho

Issue #13 begins a new arc with a familiar mystery that quickly grabs readers’ attention.

Batman and Superman have gone on several memorable adventures together throughout World’s Finest, but this newest installment brings Metamorpho into the fray. In a whodunnit mystery, the legendary team of Mark Waid and Dan Mora reunite, after an issue apart, to introduce readers to the World’s Finest’s next challenge. There’s been a murder in Metropolis, and this one concerns both Batman and Superman.

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The issue opens with the closing of an off-page case involving Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Superman, and Supergirl. All seems right in the world as the Dynamic Dup is on their way back home for dinner when murder strikes Metropolis. The opening dialogue within the first few pages feels very natural and organic. Although we may not know a whole lot about this mysterious case involving Batgirl and Supergirl, the banter gives a lighthearted tone in the first few pages. This carries through a majority of the issue, as the new challenge slowly develops throughout the next few pages. However, the cliffhanger at the end is sure to keep people’s interest.

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Dan Mora continues to dazzle readers with his vibrant art style. Mora is one of the most popular comic artists right now, and it’s more than deserved. Not only does he modernize a classic art style of comic storytelling, but his creativity helps bring each page to life. His attention to detail is as sharp as ever; with eerie pages just creepy enough while not being too distracting, and dynamic shots looking as iconic as ever. Somehow, Dan Mora can bring to life the perfect image of these larger-than-life heroes.

As a side note, Waid seems to have perfectly found the voice for every major partner and sidekick in this series. It’s nice to see these characters portrayed so strongly despite not distracting from the main story. This has been one of the biggest strengths in the entire series, as Waid continues to flesh out the universe by lightly introducing readers to both the obscure and the popular characters in the DC Universe. Capturing the voices of so many characters can be challenging considering the number of retcons, reboots, and revamps DC has had, but Waid’s strength is finding the foundational core of these heroes and making them all shine.

Overall, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #13 moves at a steady pace of great storytelling. While the stories may seem familiar in nature, my enjoyment never falters. In addition, this series continues to be the perfect jumping-on point for any new readers as it showcases a high variety of characters that further contribute to the story. Whether it be Robin and Supergirl (the two most frequent co-stars), the Justice League, the Teen Titans, or the Doom Patrol, Waid has worked hard to flesh out the world by using almost every corner of the DC Universe in Batman/Superman: World’s Finest. The latest chapter is no different in creating an engaging story for new and returning readers to follow along with.

Batman/Superman: World's Finest #13
‘Batman/Superman: World’s Finest’ #13 review: The mystery of Metamorpho
Batman/Superman: World's Finest #13
Batman/Superman: World's Finest remains one of DC's strongest titles and introduces a captivating new story for readers.
Reader Rating1 Votes
9
Capitvating but familiar story
Spectacular art
Introduces side characters that further develop to the story
9.5
Great
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