52 Vol. 3

October 15, 2007 | Trades


52 Vol. 3
Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen
DC Comics
$23.99/$19.99 US
*** 1/2 (out of five)

It sure isn’t easy living in a world without Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
While DC’s big three took a year off to get themselves together after the events of Infinite Crisis, many other, lesser-known, heroes stepped up to fill their shoes in the pages of the weekly series, 52.
But this third of four volumes sees The Question entering the final stages of cancer and his friend Renee Montoya powerless to help; Will Magnus, creator of the Metal Men, trapped on an island with some of the world’s top evil scientists making weapons of war; reformed villain Black Adam’s young brother in law Osiris trying desperately to prove he’s not evil by proxy (in spite of having killed a man); and John Henry Irons, A.K.A. Steel, attempting to prove Lex Luthor’s “Everyman Project” —which gives super-powers to anyone who wants them — is a dangerous sham.
But nobody’s perfect and hundreds will die before the last page is turned on this penultimate volume of this groundbreaking series co-written by the incomparable group of Geoff Johns (Green Lantern), Grant Morrison (Batman), Greg Rucka (Checkmate) and Mark Waid (The Flash) and illustrated by Keith Giffen (Justice League) along with a host of other top artists.

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