I know I am probably the last to be posting about this story but Johnny Zito and Tony Troy of South Fellini have posted an 8 page web-comic featuring a team up of the Steph Brown Batgirl and the Kara Zor-El Supergirl. Art is done by Aluisio Cervelle Santos.
You can read a bit more about it over on CBR's Robot 6:
But I thought this blurb was worth repeating (again from Robot 6): “‘World’s Finest’ is a love letter to the ol’ DCU and two of our favorite characters,” they wrote in a press release. “Reboots happen, we’re OK with that, but Stephanie Brown and Kara Zor-El were pretty cool and we wish we had more time with them.”
The truth is those two characters were like peanut butter and jelly. Every time they teamed up it was a great read. And they seemed so natural as friends. So I have to thank the team for letting me get one more peek at the two.
Here is the link to the comic itself:
But I couldn't help but post a couple of panels.
In the story, a crazed man, Professor Pennypacker, plans to sacrifice the mayor's son in order to magically resurrect his wife in a robot form. Steph and Kara burst in to stop the plan. They are able to whisk the mayor's son out of the way.
In a nice twist, the man is so distraught that his wife is dead that he stabs himself in the gut, killing/sacrificing himself, and resurrecting her.
Vitalized by magic, the robot is able to stand toe to toe with Supergirl.
Batgirl has a plan though. She medically resuscitates the Professor. With him alive, the robot/wife dies again.
The dialogue here at the end is interesting. I didn't think Steph was this dark. If anything Supergirl could have said the grimmer lines Batgirl says here. But both girls have been through enough emotional trauma to be both optimistic and pessimistic about love.
I thought the artwork here, thick lined, chunky, stylized worked well with the story. And I love that Supergirl was in the Matrix-style red skirt.
It is a shame that, at least for the time being, we won't see the Kara and Steph World's Finest. And so I have to thank the folks at South Fellini for giving us one last little story of the two working together to stop the bad guys.
Will we see this sort of Supergirl in the DCnU? Will we ever see Steph again? It's only the end if you want it to be.