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Paul Levitz on Worlds’ Finest & Legion: Secret Origin Preview

The veteran writer hints at what's to come for Huntress and Power Girl, while the Legion starts to come together.

Legion: Secret Origin #4

Paul Levitz, an industry veteran famous for his work with the Legion of Super-Heroes among many others, is going to be taking on Worlds' Finest in DC's Second Wave of the New 52 (six titles replacing six cancelled titles).  Worlds' Finest will follow Huntress and Power Girl as heroes from Earth-2 who are stranded in this world and looking for a way back home.  Of course, Huntress already has her own miniseries, and Karen Starr has been seen in the pages of Mr. Terrific as the hero's paramour.  Is it possible she was just using him for his genius to try and figure out dimensional travel?  Who knows?

"Nothing’s quite the same…the world they’re in, the rules of the game, the stakes," Levitz says, "so Helena and Kara are facing dilemmas in Worlds' Finest that are nothing like any version of either of their previous lives.  Learn the identities they used on Earth 2, watch why those change when they get here, and see the choices they face.  It’s a layered puzzle, pulling on the rich history of the DC Universe, but even more on the potential for an explosively different lives in the New 52 universe…and over time, it’ll all pull together to affect the lives of so many…

"As a writer, it’s a true joy to collaborate with star artists George Perez and Kevin Maguire, and to be able to design a series to fit their talents together as seamlessly as possible.  And the heroines of Worlds' Finest are simultaneously old friends (to me, as well as each other) and very new acquaintances that you want to grow closer to…if you can.  They’re showing a lot of their true selves…but hiding even more."

So there's a teaser.  And I've just now noticed the placement of the apostrophe in the title Worlds' Finest, meaning they are the finest of multiple worlds.  Makes some sense, don't it? 

Anyway, that's not the only thing Levitz is working on in the New 52 – he's also still writing Legion of Super-Heroes and the miniseries Legion: Secret Origin, so he's no stranger to the madness of alternate dimensions, time and space travel and the like. 

Here are some preview pages for Legion: Secret Origin #4, due out next week, featuring art from Chris Batista and Marc Deering.

Legion: Secret Origin #4

 

Legion: Secret Origin #4

 

Legion: Secret Origin #4

 

Legion: Secret Origin #4

 

Legion: Secret Origin #4

 

Legion: Secret Origin #4