Mark Waid made his return to DC last year with a short Dark Nights: Death Metal story, but he’ll be back in earnest next year writing Batman/Superman: World’s Finest.
The new series will feature artwork by Dan Mora and will debut in March, but readers can get their first glimpse of what to expect in Detective Comics #1050 in January.
Here’s the cover:
And here’s the description from DC:
Two of the greatest Super Heroes the world has ever known are together again in an epic new series. In the not-too-distant past, Superman’s powers are super-charged from a devastating chemical attack by the villain Metallo…and the only ally that the ultra-powerful Man of Tomorrow can turn to in this turbulent hour is Gotham City’s own Caped Crusader: Batman. A nearly fatal burst of power drives Bruce Wayne to his own extreme measures to help his friend, driving him to seek the Doom Patrol’s help.
There are, of course, many variant covers for the first issue, including this one by Mora featuring Jerry Seinfeld for some reason:
Plus this one by Lee Weeks featuring related characters:
And this one by Jason Fabok:
And Chip Zdarsky, who parodies the “Batman slapping Robin” meme that actually originated from a panel in World’s Finest #153 in 1965:
The original World’s Finest title was published by DC from 1941 through 1986, running for more than 300 issues. The comic featured Batman, Superman and probably more times than not, Robin, as well as other DC superheroes showing up on occasion. The new comic will continue that tradition, it seems, as the Doom Patrol shows up in the first issue. DC has used the title several times since for various miniseries and specials.