Synopsis: In Batman/Superman: Worlds Finest. In the not-too-distant past, Superman’s powers are super-charged from a devastating chemical attack by the villain Metallo…and the only ally that the ultra-powerful Man of Tomorrow can turn to in this turbulent hour is Gotham’s own dark vengeance: the Batman. A nearly fatal burst of power drives Bruce Wayne to his own extreme measures to help his friend…
While helping fight Poison Ivy in Metropolis Superman has a run-in with Metallo which ends with him being infected by multiple doses of Red Kryptonite. The end result is a supercharged Superman who has lost his sense of reason. Batman and Robin who are there to back up Superman struggle to contain the Man of Steel. Thankfully they get some help from The Doom Patrol who helps them to contain the son of Krypton.
Mora’s art gets some added pop thanks to some great color work from Tamra Bonvillain.
Mark Waid delivers a fantastic first issue. I’m always up for seeing Superman get savagely beaten up. But for me, it is the addition of The Doom Patrol that really makes this book. Waid makes brilliant use of Negative Man’s powers in order to help Batman contain an out-of-control Superman. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next issue.