Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Worlds' Finest Annual #1

Before they were Power Girl and the Huntress on another Earth they were Supergirl and Robin. More times than not comic annuals aren't worth the paper they're printed on. Overpriced and often featuring multiple disjointed stories from more than one creative group, the standalone issues often don't even fit into the series' current storyline.

With the Huntress and Power Girl, however, there's an entire vein of tales left untapped from their time as Robin and Supergirl from Earth-2. Other than a few short flashbacks, we've seen little of the heroines original time as heroes before becoming trapped on an alternate Earth.

We get three separate tales. The first gives us Robin's first outing as Batman's partner. The second involves Kara enjoying a little normalcy before being unable to save her date for the evening. And the third story combines the first two as Helena and Power Girl work together to take on an evil Amazon (with an unusual connection to Wonder Woman) who is to blame for Kara's recent misfortune. Despite the $5 price-tag, it's still worth a look.

[DC, $4.99]

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