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2:46 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Good Read: DC's 52 Series

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Product Description:
After the Infinite Crisis, the DC Universe spent a year without Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman – a year in which those heroes were needed more than ever as the fate of the world hung in the balance. This is 52, a four volume collection of the unprecedented, critically acclaimed weekly series of death, danger, romance, terror and the never-ending search for heroism in the DC Universe’s most eventful year ever. The series features the best and brightest writers from the comic-book field: Geoff Johns (Infinite Crisis), Grant Morrison (All Star Superman), Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman) and Mark Waid (Kindom Come) working together to tell the tale of a world awakening from a nightmare to face a new day. With their leaders gone, which heroes will stand tall? Who will fail at the most critical moment? Who will live – and who will die?

Katie Villanueva says:

“I finished DC’s four volume comic 52. The big 3, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman, went on hiatus, other super heroes had to step up to the plate to take care of things for awhile. Lex Luthor takes advantage of Superman’s absence and creates a super hero gene for ordinary people, so who needs the real super heroes anymore? What does it take to be a super hero these days? Super villains have an endless supply of money on their tiny island to create anything that leads to destruction. There’s time travel, world travel, space travel, and magic in 52. The entire series tracks an entire year in the DC Universe, and you are right there with characters as they grow from the misgivings they had at the beginning of the year and turn them into opportunities at the end of the year. A fun read and a great book to expose anyone to new super heroes to fall in love with.”