It’s kind of ridiculous to do a zero issue for a title that’s been around for four months, especially one that’s spent as much time as Worlds’ Finest (about half the pages of each issue) filling in the characters’ pasts.
The main problem with Worlds’ Finest #0 is how rushed everything feels. We get Helena‘s first adventure as Robin, the death of her mother (Catwoman), her first meeting with Kara, and the pair becoming super best friends forever all in a few pages. Things aren’t helped by some of writer Paul Levitz’s awkward dialogue (such as Helena’s final words to her new best friend).
Some may not like the art by Kevin Maguire but I think it’s one of the issue’s saving graces (although I’m not of fan of his Catwoman design) along with the Kara story which is given far less time but is much tighter than the rambling main story with Helena. Worlds’ Finest #0 isn’t a bad issue as much as an unnecessary one with a couple of good moments. Hit-and-miss.