Writers: Michael Green and Mike Johnson
Artists: Rafael Albuquerque
Review by: John Gustafson
Superman/Batman: Finest Worlds collects three separate stories, examining the relationship dynamic between Superman and Batman that manages to walk the fine line of entertaining without falling apart at the seams. The three stories are independent of each other, with two of the stories answering fan service and the remaining delving into some untold history.
The first story concerns a pleasant story of Superman’s and Batman’s fathers and their random-chance encounter. Thomas Wayne witnesses an object plummet to the planet and land near his car as he and Martha are driving on the highway. He investigates only to be transported to Krypton prior to its explosion. Jor-El sent a reconnaissance device out to multiple planets in search of a planet to raise his only son. Readers know the ending, but the emotionally touching dialogue sheds a bit of light on the good of humanity and the two superheroes’ differences, as well as their similarities. It may not be an earth shattering revelation or a story with huge ramifications, but it certainly proves to be a good read. (more…)