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52, Book 1

(52 Collected Edition #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Following the events of INFINITE CRISIS, the Big Three of the DC Universe each took a year away from their superhero duties. It was a year without Superman, a year without Batman, a year without Wonder Woman, a year without the Justice League. But it wasn't a year without heroes. Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid pen the weekly, yearlong series that red ...more
Paperback, 584 pages
Published June 21st 2016 by DC Comics
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This comic book was very interesting. Happy to see all the comic book characters in the book. Wonder if Ralph will become Dr. Fate. Black Adam seems interesting. Hope he will have fun with his new family. Hope Renee and Charlie will be able to stop Intergang. Wondering when Renee and Kate will talk. Hope Batman and Wonder Woman come back. Also hope Superman does too.

Can't wait to read Book 2!!!!
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it
The Good: The artwork here is amazing! The amount of detail put into the characters and locations blew me away. I was impressed by how convoluted the story was; it has plenty of twists and turns, and definitely kept me involved!

The Bad: As usual for more modern comics, there was quite a bit of unnecessary content. A serious overuse of profanity was present, ranging from d-words and h-words to various b-words, including the British crudity "b---er," to even symbols ("#^($@") used to imply even wo
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I need volume 2
Scott Waldie
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
To pool a great team of writers like this together and have them creating a coherent but multi-faceted storyline that allows some of the other DC regulars to step into the shoes of the Trinity...really good stuff here, not surprising as DC's crossover events generally have a high benchmark for depth and quality.
Oct 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I never thought I'd miss Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman (in that order) so much.
Aug 25, 2018 rated it liked it
This was an interesting read since I don't know much of the DC world, and the best known ones were absent or minimally involved here. I think I just enjoy binge-reading comic books.
Adam Spanos
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc, superhero-comics
It's 52. This is the story that was so great that it permanent established the number 52 being so important in the DC universe. It begins the story that humanizes Black Adam. It has the tragedy of Booster Gold. It gave the Question a brilliant mystery for him to solve. It gave Batwoman her lesbianism (the only thing she has resembling a character trait). It's also a great value for the first 26 issues of the series.
Victor Orozco
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
One journey ends but another begins. After the epic that was the Infinite Crisis, the DC Comics Universe slides into an interesting set of stories in what ends up being a year of transition from the event, several superheroes have been killed others survive and some have simply gone missing.

Superman had defeated an alternate version of himself by throwing himself and his foe into a red sun that ended up taking away their powers. It may only be temporary but its pretty clear that Superman is gon
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Some of the best comics, you will ever read, this collection is the first half of a sprawling epic, that will keep you hooked to the bitter end
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Took awhile to get into but then got really good. Can't wait to find out what happens next
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Scottish comic book author Grant Morrison is known for culture-jamming and the constant reinvention of his work. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics' Animal Man, Batman, JLA, The Invisibles, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, and Doom Patrol, and Marvel Comics' New X-Men and Fantastic Four. Many of these are controversial, ...more

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