World’s Finest: Our Worlds at War – 1

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
August 2001
Cover Date:
October 2001
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Finale

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Jae Lee
Writer:
Jeph Loeb
Penciller:
Mike Wieringo, Doug Mahnke, Phil Jimenez, Mark Buckingham, Bill Sienkiewicz, Yvel Guichet, Pascual Ferry, Todd Nauck, Duncan Rouleau, Ed McGuinness
Inker:
Jose Marzan, Jr., Walden Wong, Mark Morales, Wayne Faucher, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dexter Vines, Marlo Alquiza, Lary Stucker, Duncan Rouleau, Cam Smith
Letterer:
Comicraft
Colourist:
Zylonol Studio
Editor:
Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer, Jr. (assistant)

Characters

Main:
Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Wonder Woman (Princess Diana)
Heroes:
Red Tornado, JLA: Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner), Flash (Wally West), Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz), Plastic Man (Patrick O'Brien), Atom (Ray Palmer)
Justice Society of America: Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Flash (Jay Garrick), Wildcat (Ted Grant), Sand (Sanderson Hawkins)
Titans: Tempest (Garth), Troia (Donna Troy), Arsenal (Roy Harper), Nightwing (Dick Grayson)
Young Justice: Robin (Tim Drake), Superboy (Kon-El), Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark), Secret (Greta Hayes), Empress (Anita Frite), Cissie King-Jones
Villains:
Mongal
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Lois Lane, President Lex Luthor, Amanda Waller, Lucy Lane, Ron Troupe, Ella Lane, Billy
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Synopsis

The war is over and the time has come to remember the dead and the missing. The entirety of Atlantis is missing, sent somewhere safe by Tempest’s magic in order to save the nation from Imperiex. However, Tempest does not know how to get them back. The JLA erect an Aquaman-shaped beacon in the waterless chasm where Atlantis once stood and the Titans comfort Tempest over the disappearance of his father figure as he begins to contemplate how to learn the magicks to get Aquaman back.

The JSA old-timers play poker and reminisce about Hippolyta before her official memorial. Sand does not understand their behavior, but Wonder Woman says her mother would be doing the same if it was one of them that had died. Later, when Superman and Wonder Woman go to pay their respects to Maxima’s memory, they learn that Almerac has chosen Mongal as their new warrior queen. They are then greeted with less than enthusiasm by Billy Vance in Smallville when they come to light an eternal flame for Sharon/Strange Visitor’s memory. Meanwhile, Red Tornado witnesses the return of Young Justice – including Robin, to Batman’s great relief.

Sam Lane’s funeral is held with the President in attendance. Superman also shows up to offer his last respects. He and Lois then fly out to the Kent family farm outside Smallville to survey the wreckage and Superman finally allows himself to admit the fact that his parents are probably dead.