In Review: Batman/Superman: World’s Finest (2022-) #10

The deadly duo of The Joker and the Key have twisted the increasingly powerful Boy Thunder into a walking time bomb of destructive power!
Batman

Synopsis: This month on Batman/Superman: World’s Finest. The deadly duo of The Joker and the Key have twisted the increasingly powerful Boy Thunder into a walking time bomb of destructive power! Batman and Superman’s quest to guide young David toward the light takes an unexpected turn when the Teen Titans learn of the dark secret he’s been hiding from the World’s Finest duo! The Titans issue their ultimatum-tell Superman and Batman, or they will!

 

The Story

Having captured Boy Thunder in the last issue during the chaos of the earthquake. The Joker and The Key proceed to torture the young hero without realizing that he hasn’t gotten full mastery or control over his powers. Meanwhile, Superman, Batman, and The Titans are in a race against time to find Boy Thunder before he loses control and totally flips. However, they run into a major roadblock when they find the building where Boy Thunder is being kept. The entrance to the building has lots of doors, but there is only one true entrance.

 

The Artwork

Dan Mora knocks it out of the park with the artwork for this issue. I loved the panels where we see the many doors and our heroes trying to figure out which is the correct one to go through. The image put me in mind some of the imagery that you would likely see in a modern take on The Twilight Zone. I also loved the pov stuff we get when we see Joker through the eyes of a rather drugged-up Boy Thunder who has been given a number of psychotropic drugs. But nothing will prepare you for the final page of this issue. It has to be seen to be believed.

 

Overall

Mark Waid does a great job of the panels where Joker and The Key are working together to try and get information out of Boy Thunder via torture and other means. I loved the conversation that Boy Thunder has with The Key in which the villain pretty much gives us his origin story in a few short paragraphs when he talks about the fact that human beings only use about 10 percent of their brains.

Overall. A fantastic issue with a brilliant cliffhanger.

 

9.8
Batman/Superman: World's Finest (2022-) #10
  • Covers
    9.6
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

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