52 Vol. 4

November 25, 2007 | Trades


52 Vol. 4
Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, Greg Rucka, Grant Morrison, Keith Giffen
DC Comics
$23.99/$19.99 US
*** 1/2 (out of five)

The dominoes took 40 weeks to line up — so let’s knock them down with style.
The landmark weekly series 52, co-written by some of the hottest creators around — Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, Greg Rucka and Grant Morrison — was full of plot twists and turns and this final arc is packed with payoffs.
From the fall of Lex Luthor, to Black Adam’s genocide to avenge his lost family, to the death of Ralph Dibny: The Elongated Man and the revelation of the evil genius behind it all, everything comes together with a pretty satisfying little bow.
Better still (if you’re a huge DC Comics fan), the resolution of 52 spun directly into the current weekly series Countdown To Final Crisis.
After re-reading 52 in four fat volumes it may not hold together quite as well as it did as a weekly, but there’s no denying the impact it had as a groundbreaking project.

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