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Worlds' Finest #1 Cover Auction Begins August 28th

posted Aug 25, 2015, 8:09 PM by Vu Nguyen

WORLDS' FINEST #1 (Apr 2012)
DC Comics

From, thanks to Ilke


Item description:
Primary Artist Name: GEORGE PEREZ
Year: 2012
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

ComicLink Comments:

This is the cover for the first issue of World's Finest, a 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.

George 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 .