By: Greg Pak (story), Jae Lee & Kenneth Rocafort (art), June Chung & Nei Ruffino (colors)
The Story: Can anyone really bring peace to Warworld?
The Review: It’s a touch unusual, some might say arrogant, for a series to put out an annual before it actually reaches a year’s worth of issues, but then again, what does Batman/Superman have to worry about? It’s a title starring Batman and Superman, for crying out loud. I suspect it could be written and drawn by a grade-schooler and still sell more copies than, Swamp Thing, Astro City, or Fatale. So what the heck—let’s have an annual four months early.
But you know, had Pak taken those four months (or had his DC superiors allowed him to), maybe he could have delivered a better crafted annual, because this one reads like it was pushed out the door four months prematurely. Here’s the scenario: after Mongul’s imprisonment in the Phantom Zone, his son Jochi appears, with Warworld behind him, ready to challenge the men that defeat his father and demanding they bring two members of their family to assist. The premise is fine; it’s everything that comes after that feels messy and not very well thought out.
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