As a fan of Batman, I'll pick up anything that has to do with the Dark Knight's extended family. Therefore, I've been keeping up with the adventures of Huntress and Power Girl as they make their way through the crime-ridden streets of our universe and try to find a way back to Earth 2. I was excited to dive into "World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted," but walked away a bit disappointed.
In "World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted," Power Girl and Huntress's search for a way home to Earth 2 is interrupted by enigmatic assailants working for or with their previous ally, Michael Holt, a.k.a. Mister Terrific. What sort of ties could he have to a group who want to see the two heroes dead?
Huntress creator Paul Levitz pens "World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted." It's pretty obvious he feels more comfortable exploring the world of the Huntress versus that of Power Girl. Much of the book deals with Huntress's hesitation to meet the Batman of our universe because she doesn't know how to react to him. On Earth 2, he's her father. She also gets a chance to spar and work with Damian Wayne.
Several different artists lend a hand in illustrating "World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted." Kevin Maguire and the legendary George Perez are top billed among them. Although there are spots where it's very obvious different talents brought Levitz's words to life, it never distracts from the story.
"World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted" is rated T for "Teens." There's the usual violence and mild language we've grown used to. It also contains adult situations and it's pretty evident that all the artists absolutely love to draw Power Girl and her chest.
Unlike most of DC's graphic novel collections, "World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted" doesn't include any bonus material. We usually get variant covers, concept art, or something of that nature. However, there's none to be found here.
"World's Finest Volume 2: Hunt and Be Hunted" is entertaining enough to fill in the gaps while you're waiting in between issues of all the other Batman Family's monthly issues to come out. It does offer us some humor, drama, and adventure. I still couldn't shake this feeling that it was just spinning its wheels and not really heading to a conclusion in this book. It reminded me of the middle film in a trilogy that doesn't quite satisfy you. You have to go through it to get to the good stuff in the end.