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  • Published: 15 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9781401263256
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $59.99
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52 Volume 1


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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 redefined not only the DC Universe but what exactly it means to be a hero.

Collects issues #1-26.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9781401263256
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $59.99

About the Authors

Grant Morrison

Grant Morrison was born in Glasgow in 1960. As a comics writer, he is renowned for his bold reinventions of existing superheroes and his own authored titles. He has had successful runs on Batman, Animal Man, Doom Patrol, JLA, The Invisibles, New X-Men, Fantastic Four and All Star Superman. His Batman: Arkham Asylum is the best-selling original graphic novel ever published. A documentary on his life and work, Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, was released in November 2010.

Geoff Johns

Geoff Johns is Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Teen Titans and The Justice Society of America. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novels GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS, GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME and SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC, and is the author of DC Comics' biggest, most recent events, BLACKEST NIGHT and BRIGHTEST DAY. Johns has also written episodes of the TV series Smallville and Robot Chicken. He is writing the story of the DC Universe Online massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment LLC.


Praise for 52 Volume 1

“"Ambitious.... Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, and Mark Waid have come up with plots about transformation, betrayal, love, and commitment that are enhanced by the myth-making superpowered characters. Now 16 weeks in, this is as addictive as any good TV series, any good mystery-novel series, any good comic-book series."--ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY "Intriguing."--THE ONION A.V. CLUB "In the course of the first month's worth of issues, 52 encompasses space opera, hard-boiled detective fiction, psychological suspense, light comedy, Grand Guignol violence, medical drama and straight-up good-guys-vs.-bad-guys action, all butting up against one another."--SALON "Four of comics' brightest writers seamlessly combine their characterization and conceptualization strengths to construct the gripping real time narrative."--WASHINGTON POST”


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