Batman/Superman: World’s Finest 2024 Annual
Illustrated by: Jorge Fornes, Rosi Kampe, Edwin Galmon, and Travis Mercer
Written by: Cullen Bunn, Mark Waid, Christopher Cantwell, Stephanie Williams, and Dennis Culver
Release date: January 31st, 2024
*Minor Spoilers Ahead
A WORLD TOUR OF THE WORLD’S FINEST! It’s the world’s finest annual! As the battle against Magog rages on Earth-22, Batman and Superman discover a surprising secret by way of the 5th dimension! Meanwhile, Metamorpho’s story picks up after the events of the Elementary arc as our hero journeys deep within an ancient tomb that may have a hidden, deadly connection to his secret origin! Plus, Batman recruits the Challengers of the Unknown for a top-secret mission, and a special, sizzling story stars the Teen Titans’ most buzzworthy member, Bumblebee! It’s a world tour of the World’s Finest in this first-ever series annual, curated by World’s Finest architect Mark Waid!
DC Comics delivers an extraordinary treat for fans with the release of the Batman/Superman: World’s Finest 2024 Annual. With an all-star creative team consisting of the talented trio of illustrators Jorge Fornes, Rosi Kampe, and Edwin Galmon, coupled with the brilliant minds of writers Cullen Bunn, Mark Waid, Christopher Cantwell, and Stephanie Williams, this annual issue takes readers on a thrilling world tour that’s bound to leave them on the edge of their seats.
The narrative unfolds as the epic battle against Magog intensifies on Earth-22, revealing unexpected secrets through the enigmatic 5th dimension. Batman and Superman, the World’s Finest, navigate through this gripping tale, showcasing the depth of their partnership in the face of formidable challenges.
One of the standout storylines involves Metamorpho, whose journey picks up post-Elementary arc, leading him into the depths of an ancient tomb with a potentially lethal connection to his secret origin. The storytelling prowess of the writers truly shines as they weave a narrative that keeps readers hooked, eager to uncover the mysteries surrounding Metamorpho’s past.
Additionally, Batman assembles the Challengers of the Unknown for a top-secret mission, adding another layer of intrigue to this already captivating annual. The inclusion of a sizzling story featuring the Teen Titans’ standout member, Bumblebee, adds diversity and excitement to an already dynamic collection of tales.
Kudos to Mark Waid for curating this first-ever series annual, showcasing his skill as the World’s Finest architect. The hope for a new Metamorpho series or his inclusion in a team book is a sentiment shared by many readers, and this annual fuels that desire even further. The decision to publish an annual is a positive indicator of the series’ potential longevity, dispelling any concerns about its staying power.
The return to the traditional and beloved title of “World’s Finest” is a nostalgic nod appreciated by longtime fans, adding an extra layer of charm to the overall reading experience. While not a universally popular opinion, the suggestion for Legacy Numbering on the cover could be a welcomed addition for fans who appreciate the history and continuity of these iconic characters.
As the World’s Finest saga continues to unfold, one can’t help but anticipate the future of Waid’s corner in the DC Comics Universe.
Batman/Superman: World’s Finest 2024 Annual is a must-read for comic enthusiasts. Its gripping storytelling, stellar artwork, and homage to the classic title make it a standout addition to the World’s Finest legacy. Here’s to hoping for many more years of Waid and Mora’s creative collaboration in the World’s Finest universe!
Batman/Superman: World’s Finest 2024 Annual is available on our new comic book wall and the ongoing title can also be placed on your weekly pull list.