Too old to care for character arcs published after the silver age of comics?
Too lazy to wait for an expanded Directors cut Blu-Ray?
Too jaded to even care?
After last weekend’s release of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice theatrical blockbuster, you might just find yourself in one of those four camps.
But fear not! That hasn’t stopped DC Comics from publishing comic book publications starring your two favourite heroes in this whole wide dimension! And believe you me, your reading experience today is a mite lighter and a mite brighter and a mite less serious than what you saw on the silver screen recently!
And I do mean mite!
Follow me after the jump for the big scoop on World’s Funnest!
Written by: Various
Illustrated by: Various
Published by: DC Comics
Many of you won’t believe this, but there was a time when Batman and Superman comic book stories were actually fun.
That’s right! They weren’t so Dark Knight and they weren’t so Super-Brooding. They were actually a joy…and enticed many a young boy and girl to read them. And just because those tales were light and playful didn’t mean that the stakes weren’t high.
Well, comparatively high…because this earth’s World’s Finest most major antagonists at the time were the fifth-dimension’s all-time World’s Funnest troublemakers: Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite!
These two little imps, through decades of comic book publications, caused all sorts of chaos, hilarity, misadventure and headaches for Batman and Superman. And now, the 296-page World’s Funnest paperback publication collects many of the best and funnest stories together!
Covering more than 60 years of comic book publishing, here, you’ll get Superman and Batman: World’s Funnest #1, Batman: Mitefall #1, Batman and Superman: World’s Finest #6, The Brave and the Bold #200, Detective Comics #267 and Superman #30, among a whole boatload of others.
Is it weird? You bet! Is it great? For sure!
Like the main characters, this is the work of some of comicdom’s greatest writers and artists including Jerry Siegel, Alan Grant, Bill Finger, Evan Dorkin, Ira Yarbrough, David Mazzucchelli. Frank Miller, Sheldon Moldoff, Kevin O’Neil and Stephen DeStefano among others! It’s a veritable who’s who of creators!
Make the run to your local comic book shop today and pick up the World’s Funnest collection! Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite demand it!