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Worlds' Finest Vol. 2: Hunt and Be Hunted [Kindle Edition]

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Stranded on our earth over five years ago, these two heroes from Earth 2 are forced to fight evil in strange new surroundings, all while trying to find their way home. Power Girl and Huntress continue to find links back to their home world, but are derailed by mysterious attackers who have connections to Michael Holt, a.k.a. Mister Terrific. What could their old ally have to do with a group that wants the Worlds' Finest dead?

Legendary creators Paul Levitz and artists George Perez and Kevin Maguire continue their critically acclaimed run on WORLDS' FINEST VOL. 2, which collects issues #6-12.

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Paul Levitz has worked for DC Comics in various capacities for over 35 years, with tenures as an editor (ADVENTURE COMICS, BATMAN), a writer (ALL STAR COMICS, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES), and ultimately President and Publisher. As a writer, he is best known for his long association with the Legion, which began in 1974 and has continued off and on ever since -- with a particularly fan-favored run published between 1982 and 1989. In 2009 Levitz stepped down from his executive role at DC to pursue writing again full-time, and he is now the author of the relaunched LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 93909 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (26 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Family affairs 21 Jan. 2014
By Mr. Mice Guy TOP 50 REVIEWER
This storyline runs through issues #6-12 of DC Comics’ ‘New 52’ title ‘World’s Finest’, staring the Robin and Supergirl of Earth 2 - now marooned on Earth 1 as Huntress and Power Girl - and collected is as Worlds Finest Volume 2 TP Hunt and Be Hunted (N52). This time they are at the receiving end of various baddies revenge attacks, as all that stealing of advanced technology and fighting international criminal organisations catches up with them. There is also a bit of flashbacking as we see Power Girl’s connection to the missing Michael Holt (Mr Terrific), amongst other things. This is an excellent series, with great art and scripting that has managed to shoehorn in the ‘old’ Power Girl and Huntress of the long-lost Earth-Two as well as elements of the new Earth 2 and stuff from the pre-New 52 characters. This really is how the New 52 should be used.

Issues #6 and #7 – ‘Family Matters’ – sees the Huntress teaming up with Damian Wayne when he catches her breaking into the Wayne financial computers. It turns out someone else has been helping themselves to the money also… and they eventually find a Boom Tube at the end of the trail… Helena and Damian end up bonding at the end, which happens just before the ‘Death of the Family’ event over in the Bat titles. I remember the JFK issue of Superman…

Issue #8 sees Helena targeted by assassins as a baddie she has crossed in the past puts a bounty on her head.
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5.0 out of 5 stars new 52..... great stuff 3 Mar. 2014
By Geraint
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the new 52 gets going with this next volume from worlds finest.
the new takes on power girl and huntress are thrilling and compelling.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Slow and unexciting 21 Jan. 2014
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I enjoyed volume 1 of this series and was looking forward to volume 2. Unfortunately it was a bit of a let down. The story is, for me, not exciting or enjoyable.

For a better read from DC I recommend the Wonder Woman titles.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good... but not quite clicking 13 Dec. 2013
By Kid Kyoto - Published on
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This take on the classic Superman-Batman team up book World's Finest stars Huntress and Power Girl daughters/heirs to Superman and Batman from an alternate universe. Trapped on the New 52 Earth they're trying to get home while attracting attention from Darkseid's minions.

With writing by Paul Levitz and art by George Perez and Kevin McGuire this is a dream book for me in many ways. But it never quite clicks.

Perez and McGuire are as good as ever, but they're supplimented by several other artists, none of whom are bad, but none of whom stand out.

Part of the problem is the main plot of the book (getting Huntress and Power Girl home) cannot go anywhere. It's tied into a larger long-term plot line that will probably be settled in a massive cross-over in a few years. So they run in circles and get no where.

Another problem is they never give a convincing reason the two are hiding. They go out of their way to avoid the New 52 versions of Superman and Batman but never give a convincing reason why they can't just go to them for help. Worse yet, as they uncover evidence Darkseid is active on Earth their failure to warn Earth's existing heroes makes them seem negligent.

And finally in order to hide they lie, steal, fight other heroes and basically come across as pretty negative.

I can't help but think how much better this book would be if it were set on their Earth where Superman and Batman died and we could see them filling some pretty big boots. But with them on New 52 Earth they're just 2 more minor heroes in a world already overcrowded wtih them.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best friends stuck in a different world, acting as heroes and creating new lives. 28 Feb. 2014
By Matt Anderson - Published on
Collects Worlds’ Finest issues #6-12

I really like the parallel universe aspect of their story. Best friends stuck in a different world, acting as heroes and creating new lives. It is a lot of fun. Helena meeting Damien was my favorite part of this volume. I like how she refers to Damien as Not-Brother and Bruce as Not-Dad. She hasn’t actually met Bruce yet, but it will be interesting when they finally cross paths. Damien and Helena are a good team, though. Almost as good as Helena and Karen.

(Spoilers) I didn’t know that Michael Holt was the secret identity of Mr. Terrific because I’ve never read a book with Mr. Terrific in it. Because of this, every time his name has come up in various parts of this story, it didn’t mean anything to me. Now I realize that this is the man that was teleported to Earth 2. I know he had his own solo series, and I believe Karen may have made an appearance in it, so I should go back and read those volumes.

I am also realizing that I haven’t read a story with Damien extensively in it until this one, so I was surprised by how he speaks. He is simultaneously smart and childish. I appreciated the emotion that Helena felt when she lost her Not-Brother. This wasn’t a big part of this volume, but I’m glad that they recognized this change in the New 52 Universe.

I remember Desaad from the animated Superman show. This version is much different.

Karen shows up in her traditional Power Girl outfit for the first time in the New 52 with no explanation to why she made this change.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive 15 April 2014
By Michelle Greenberg - Published on
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Alright, I'll admit that when I heard about this, I thought "Oh great, they're making batman and superman story with their daughters as them, can DC get anymore dumb". But, After I read this book, and the one printed before hand, I have to say I'm getting proven wrong, time and again. Each character works together quite well and complements each other in ways I couldn't ever expect. To those people who think that this book should have stayed in the Earth 2 continuity, I think they don't realize is that the when, and if, a crossover teams them up with the mainstream Batman and Superman, this simplifies trying to find a cosmic calamity and getting them to cross worlds. And on that note, this book is awesome!!
4.0 out of 5 stars “World’s Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted” Continues the Adventures of Huntress and Power Girl 17 Jan. 2014
By ERSInk . com - Published on
As a fan of Batman, I'll pick up anything that has to do with the Dark Knight's extended family. Therefore, I've been keeping up with the adventures of Huntress and Power Girl as they make their way through the crime-ridden streets of our universe and try to find a way back to Earth 2. I was excited to dive into "World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted," but walked away a bit disappointed.

In "World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted," Power Girl and Huntress's search for a way home to Earth 2 is interrupted by enigmatic assailants working for or with their previous ally, Michael Holt, a.k.a. Mister Terrific. What sort of ties could he have to a group who want to see the two heroes dead?

Huntress creator Paul Levitz pens "World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted." It's pretty obvious he feels more comfortable exploring the world of the Huntress versus that of Power Girl. Much of the book deals with Huntress's hesitation to meet the Batman of our universe because she doesn't know how to react to him. On Earth 2, he's her father. She also gets a chance to spar and work with Damian Wayne.

Several different artists lend a hand in illustrating "World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted." Kevin Maguire and the legendary George Perez are top billed among them. Although there are spots where it's very obvious different talents brought Levitz's words to life, it never distracts from the story.

"World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted" is rated T for "Teens." There's the usual violence and mild language we've grown used to. It also contains adult situations and it's pretty evident that all the artists absolutely love to draw Power Girl and her chest.

Unlike most of DC's graphic novel collections, "World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted" doesn't include any bonus material. We usually get variant covers, concept art, or something of that nature. However, there's none to be found here.

"World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted" is entertaining enough to fill in the gaps while you're waiting in between issues of all the other Batman Family's monthly issues to come out. It does offer us some humor, drama, and adventure. I still couldn't shake this feeling that it was just spinning its wheels and not really heading to a conclusion in this book. It reminded me of the middle film in a trilogy that doesn't quite satisfy you. You have to go through it to get to the good stuff in the end.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No story, no character, no reason to care 5 Jun. 2014
By Doc Savage - Published on
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Seven issues collected here and there's no plot to speak of, the story goes nowhere, and the characters exist merely as the shallowest set of cliches one could imagine. Neither Power Girl nor the Huntress have any particular personality aside from one is blonde and the other is brunette and one is impulsive and the other is thoughtful. Nor do they interact with anyone else. There's really no reason provided in the story for the audience to care what happens to these vapid "heroines" who exist by stealing and seem to have no interest in the world around them. There's also no resolution to anything in this volume, but I understand this passes for storytelling in the comic book industry these days.

I suppose the art is decent. The inking seems poor, or else George Perez has really declined lately. Same for Kevin Maguire's work. Some lesser artists fill in as well, which I was not aware of before buying this--I likely would not have bought it as the main attraction for me was the art by Perez and Maguire.

All in all, after reading the first two volumes of this series, I have cancelled my preorders for the next two as we're 12 issues into the series and nothing much has happened and there's no reason to care about either of these super-twits.
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