I'm not sure who is in charge of overseeing the New Gods at DC Comics now, so I'm not sure if I should credit Paul Levitz with the disturbing new take on classic baddy Desadd. Darkseid's torturer has never failed to be creepy, if not outright disturbing depending on his writer. Levitz kicks that portrayal up to 11, having turned Desaad into an emotional vampire who seems to literally feed on the feelings of others. The new, more monstrous appearance also conveys Desaad's otherworldly nature, creating the first villain in this series who truly felt like a credible threat to Power Girl and Huntress.
World's Finest is a must read for all fans of good art, good stories and books based around strong women. This issue is a poor one to jump on with but I'd encourage anyone curious about the series to pick up the first TP collection. I think you'll be glad you did.
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