I enjoyed Loeb's work on Superman/Batman - it was consistently fun. The first arc, however, was called "Public Enemies", not "World's Finest".
Yeah, I thought the same thing when I began to build this article and even had it listed as such, but then I reread the story and saw The World's Finest is what they used in the credits box. Quickly cropped two examples. According to wikipedia -- the most reliable source possible -- either is acceptable :D
Ah. Good catch! Never really noticed it, as I read it in trade. :)
I would definitely steer clear of Final Crisis, due to its confusing nature. Morrison's style does not read well for a beginner.
You mentioned Crisis on Infinite Earths. I enjoy this but many find it confusing, too. It works better as a narrative than Final Crisis, however. After that, Infinite Crisis is an excellent follow-up. And although many hate it with a passion, one of the first things I read when I got back into comics was Identity Crisis. Personally, I liked it.
Flashpoint was also really disappointing, in my opinion.
People have problems catching up to a series 13 issues in? The problem nowadays is that people get scared by the silly number. When I was starting comics, I'd pick up issues hundreds of numbers in and I'd be curious to see what happened before! I'd hunt them down or find collected omnibuses!
Totally agree. When I bought my first issue of Detective Comics (#566), I loved the fact that there was so much history behind the series. I felt like if something had been running that long, it had to be awesome.
Seriously, with university-level courses about comic books around now, why isn't there someone who is doing academic-level research about whether or not the renumbering actually does attract people, instead of just assuming it does?