Power Girl is left helpless after being doused with radiation thanks to foe Hakkou. This leaves The Huntress to battle alone, but do trick arrows really compare to radioactive energy blasts? I must say, Helena handles herself very deftly and does a fine job of holding her own. When things look direst, Power Girl rallies and helps Huntress to cover Hakkou in radiactive waste. He absorbs it overloading himself and flies off.
There’s a flashback to the girls meeting and discussing how the cities on Earth 1 are vastly different from the same exact cities on Earth 2. Helena informs Kara that there’s already another Robin in this Gotham City, but Kara doesn’t want to know about the Kryptonians on this world. They split up but make plans to meet again in a month.
Kara decides to create Starr Industries but has trouble making any headway when it comes to dimensional travel. This is when she decides to get cozy with Michael Holt. There’s a cute homage to her old costume here.
Back in the present, Power Girl drops Huntress when she has to fly off to save a crashing jet. She spies more jets heading into Tokyo where Hakkou has grown into a giant monster and is rampaging through the city. The ladies manage to save the endangered citizens and get the threat out of the city, but he’s still there and more powerful than ever!
This book is starting to falter for me. I love the characters, but it’s not clicking the way I wish it did. The dialogue was breezy, but a bit forced and not as clever as I think the writer, Paul Levitz wanted it to be. The two art styles are still strange. George Perez draws the scenes set in the present and Kevin Maguire draws the flashbacks. Both are excellent, don’t get me wrong, but their styles are so vastly different, it’s odd reading one story where the art changes so drastically. It’s a good idea, I just think the two styles aren’t a good fit with one another.
So yeah, I like the leads. I like how they are generally handled, as smart, funny and confident, but the story itself isn’t that gripping and the dialogue is lackluster. The art is beautiful but disjointed. It’s not a waste of time, but it’s not a must-read.
WORLDS’ FINEST: HUNTRESS AND POWER GIRL #3
Written by Paul Levitz
Art by George Perez with Scott Koblish and Kevin Maguire
Cover by Perez and Wi-Fi