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Batman/Superman: World's Finest #16
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‘Batman/Superman: World’s Finest’ #16 review: This series just keeps getting better

A spectacular issue that should leave readers excited for the finale of the current arc.

In the penultimate chapter of Batman/Superman: World’s Finest‘s third arc, writer Mark Waid and artist Dan Mora aren’t pulling any punches. With all of the walls seemingly closing in on the world’s finest, it’s time for the third act to take a kick into full swing. In a world with artificial intelligence becoming more and more prominent, this arc feels like a social commentary. That said, Mark Waid once again pulls at multiple strings across the DCU to deliver a great story.

We last left off with Robin pushed between a rock and a hard place (literally). It’s important to remember that this series as a whole is supposed to occur before the main timeline. That said, there is a significant amount of implication that the story doesn’t take place in our past. With the technology out of wack, a concept not new to the world of superheroes, it’s time for the series’ caped crusaders to get on the offense rather than playing defense. Unfortunately, that’s going to be an uphill battle. Through all of this, Mark Waid takes the opportunity to once again take the familiar and bring it to new heights.

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Batman/Superman: World's Finest #16
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Dan Mora has done it once again. This time, we get to see his interpretation of a variety of characters across the DC Universe. Each arc has brought something new to the series, whether it be getting things started, showing multiple teams in-universe, or simply how vast the series is capable of being. All this aside, the series is beautiful. Tamra Bonvillain complements the art perfectly through vibrant colors that sort of feel like an episode of Super Friends. One of my favorite pages might be the first one, with the ultraviolet hues contrasting the rest of the environment quite well. Altogether, this issue has some spectacular art.

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest just finds new ways to get better and better. Not only does it beautifully modernize familiar tones and ideas, but it continues to keep strong momentum. We may know that everything’s going to be okay, as this is before the current timeline, but the story remains riveting. All of this comes together to deliver a fun story that keeps the stakes high without relying on shock value. Overall, this issue, much like the series, is a can’t-miss for those looking to enjoy something fun and exciting.

Batman/Superman: World's Finest #16
‘Batman/Superman: World’s Finest’ #16 review: This series just keeps getting better
Batman/Superman: World's Finest #16
This issue is another strong entry in the series that shows why prequels can be a great thing for storytelling.
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Interesting social commentary on technology
Shows how innovative the series remains
Spectacular art that feels just right for the series
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