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Worlds' Finest #1 Cover Auction Begins August 28th
posted Aug 25, 2015, 8:09 PM by Vu Nguyen
, thanks to Ilke
WORLD'S FINEST NEW 52 #1 COVER
Primary Artist Name: GEORGE PEREZ
Brief Description of the Item: with prelim, overlay and final Power Girl design
Starts At: $1
Auction Start Date: 8/28/2015 8:00:00 PM
This is the cover for the first issue of World's Finest
revival of the classic team-up title featuring New 52 versions of Power
Girl and the Huntress. Power Girl and the Huntress were both created
during the late 1970s as younger members of the esteemed Justice Society
of America, the original Golden Age hero team who lived on the parallel
world, Earth-Two. Power Girl was the Earth-Two version of Supergirl,
cousin of the Golden Age Superman and the Huntress was the daughter of
the Golden Age Batman and Catwoman. The characters were popular and
survived in altered histories after Crisis on Infinite Earths
merged Earth-One and Earth-Two together in 1986.
When DC relaunched their continuity in 2011 with the popular New 52
line, a separate Earth-Two was once again introduced, but with a very
different history than the previous one. On this Earth, Power Girl was
actually Supergirl and Huntress was actually Robin. However, they are
both forced to leave Earth-Two and come to the main New 52 Earth, where
they adopt the identities of Power Girl and the Huntress. The title World's Finest
was revived because that book for decades served as the team-up title
for Superman and Batman.
Since this book featured classic characters in a classic title, it
needed a classic artist so George Perez was brought on board.
Perez is one of the most acclaimed comic book artists of the last 40
years. He made his mark very early in his career in the mid-1970s,
penciling both Avengers and Fantastic Four, two of Marvels
top titles. He brought a whole new level of detail to the comic book
industry and a legion of devoted fans soon followed. Perez went to DC
in 1980 where he spent the next decade perfecting his craft and making
comic book history with New Teen Titans and Crisis on Infinite Earths .
With the "Second Wave" of the New 52 launching Wednesday, May 2, DC Comics, via its blog The Source
has revealed a behind-the-scenes look at artwork by George Perez and
Kevin Maguire for "Worlds' Finest" #1 written by Paul Levitz. The
unlettered, uncolored pages showcase Huntress and Power Girl as they
recall their Earth 2 identities as Robin and Supergirl.
"'Worlds' Finest' reminds me of an old Churchill line about 'a riddle
wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma,'" writer Paul Levitz told the
Source. "I hope readers will have as much fun unwrapping as we did
layering the secrets through the issues. Our heroines have fascinating
backstories and complex lives already in their young years, and we'll be
sharing connecting fragments every issue."
Check out the pages of "Worlds' Finest" #1 below and stay tuned to CBR for more on the DC's "Second Wave" of the New 52.
Paul Levitz reveals Worlds' Finest secrets
posted Mar 12, 2012 2:19 PM by Vu Sleeper [ updated Mar 12, 2012 2:20 PM ]
Worlds' Finest #1 Cover
DC Comics, what's wrong with you?
PAUL LEVTIZ Reveals More WORLDS' FINEST, EARTH 2 Secrets
By Vaneta Rogers, Newsarama Contributor posted: 08 March 2012 06:09 pm ET
There's one distinction DC wants to make about their new Worlds' Finest comic: There's a good reason for the strange apostrophe placement.
Paul Levitz: Yeah, they arrive here as Robin and Supergirl, as a result of events of the first issue of Earth 2. They landed here five years ago, and they were pretty young.
We're picking up their story in the first issue of Worlds' Finest in the present day. George Pérez is drawing the "now" stuff. And then Kevin Maguire is drawing "then" stuff.
Kevin gets to draw them arriving as Robin and Supergirl, the first
moments as they're trying to figure out, "where the hell are we, and
what's going on here?" And how they began to build lives.
posted Mar 12, 2012 1:54 PM by Vu Sleeper
People who knows me, they know that I'm a huge DC fan.
Lately, I really hate the new DC.
THE NEW 52: Where exactly is the new 52 heading and why do all the costumes look
the same? I understand this was an
effort to gain new readers, but when all your merchandise/ads/cartoons are
using the "classic" costumes, it doesn't make any sense to me. If a child gets a comic from Subway or a
cereal box, those characters aren't available to buy on the current comic
CREATIVE TEAMS: Just when you're feeling comfortable with a writer or artist, they're
suddenly thrown out (or in some cases, the books are cancelled). Here's
the thing: sometime storytellers need to take time to build characters, you
can't just condense them to fit neatly in a three issue story. DC said this was by design, possibly
designing it around the trade model of collecting comics every six issues.
LOGO: Wow, seriously. Do normally
people actually see "DC" at a glance?
No. No one I know actually like the new logo. Sure, I get it; you're trying to show off the
interactive-ness of the logo, but newsflash: you guys publish 2D comic books.
DIGITAL: DC's Digital Comics are still super expensive, full price ($2.99) for
the latest issue. This just discourages
me from buying their comics. I only get their digital books if I buy a combo
pack. Marvel Comics is doing it right:
they give you the digital version if you buy their $3.99 books.
BEFORE WATCHMEN: I love Alan Moore. That recluse went out of hiding to denounce DC's
plans to make prequels to Watchmen. My
favorite quote was how he said as far as he knew; Moby Dick never got a
sequel. To me, the Watchmen are purely
a Moore/Dave Gibbons creation and if there are more stories to tell, it would
have to be from Moore and Gibbons. I
think everyone would agree that this is purely a money-making scheme. Remember when DC wanted to release actions
figures on the 14th or 15th anniversary?
NEW WEBSITE: This is really a matter of opinion, but I simply hate the redesign. The website looks like it's taking a note
from the unreadable Newsarama and CBR websites.
All these sites are a mess, there are 1000 things happening on the same
page. I guess people really love these
"busy" websites. I don't. Now I have to click click click click
I know DC has gone on to the next generation of comic readers. Aging
fans, like me, are left behind. Have I
really turn into an old man, screaming get off my DC lawn? I guess it's just driving me crazy that
these aren't the same characters that I know and love. Even if you disagree or agree with Power
Girl's boob costume, you have to know this upset many, many, many boys/men (and
posted Feb 10, 2012 11:05 AM by Vu Sleeper [ updated 17 hours ago ]
Worlds' Finest #1 character studies by George Perez
posted Feb 5, 2012 1:00 PM by Vu Sleeper [ updated Feb 5, 2012 7:17 PM ]
Just finished the cover for WORLD'S FINEST #1, which is now being
colored. Since I can't show the cover until DC releases the image, here
are some rough character studies showing the two lovely young ladies
I've asked to be my inspiration for the likenesses of Huntress and Power
Girl. The Huntress is inspired by my dear friend and cosplayer supreme
Margie Cox and Power Girl is based on another friend named Jana who
models professionally under the name JC Marie. I am grateful that they
both agreed to do this and I hope I will do them justice in the series.
George Perez will draw Worlds' Finest
posted Jan 12, 2012 4:43 PM by Vu Sleeper
Seven things to know about DC Comics' new wave of books
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY
may not be 52 more new books in the upcoming second wave of DC Comics'
"The New 52" relaunch from the fall, but there's a new emphasis on world
building and, possibly even more intriguing for comic-book fans, world
Crisis on multiple Earths.
Parallel worlds have been in DC's
wheelhouse for a while, and they waited till the second wave to really
get into the nitty-gritty of heroes from other Earths. Writer James
Robinson reteams with the Justice Society for the new series Earth 2
, which is being drawn by Nicola Scott, while Huntress and Power Girl are stranded on our world and want to return to theirs in Worlds' Finest
, written by Paul Levitz
with art by George Perez and Kevin Maguire
in rotating story arcs. "What does that mean to be exiles from that
Earth 2?" Harras says. "We thought it'd be a nice thing to bring this
concept back and to really, as we did with the 52 initially, reconceive
it and freshen it up."