- Taschenbuch: 328 Seiten
- Verlag: DC Comics; Auflage: 01 (7. November 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 140121486X
- ISBN-13: 978-1401214869
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- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17 x 1,1 x 25,9 cm
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52: VOL 04 (Infinite Crisis/52) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 7. November 2007
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In the aftermath of the Infinite Crisis, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman vanished for a year. This incredible series reveals what happened while they were away!As the epic year-long realtime series rushes towards its explosive climax, stunning revelations abound as the fates of Booster Gold, Renee Montoya, The Elongated Man, Adam Strange, Animal Man and the rest of the 52 cast are finally revealed! What is the mystery of 52? And who will step up to do battle with the nigh-unstoppable Black Adam as he brings about World War III? And will the world's most powerful heroes ever return?Written by Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, Geoff Johns and Grant Morrison, with a host of superstar artists, the future of superheroes unfolds in this action-packed series! -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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Geoff Johns has written scores of comics including Infinite Crisis, Green Lantern, All Star Batgirl, Teen Titans, X-Men, The Avengers, The Flash, JSA and Superman. Grant Morrison is the critically acclaimed writer of Batman: Arkham Asylum, JLA, Seven Soldiers, Animal Man, Doom Patrol, The Invisibles and All-Star Superman. Greg Rucka has written many Batman comics, and is the writer of Checkmate. Mark Waid is the Eisner award-winning writer of Kingdom Come. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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Besides the fact that that 52 has brought back charcters that had for intents and purposes past their prime ie. Booster Gold, Rip Hunter, Adam Strange etc. These are charcters who had seen their prime back in th 80's 60's and 90's. It also has made the Dcu have a little bit more darkness, something the company has always lacked (as far as their on going series). By making the villians think more like real criminals (all about getting what they want and damning anyone who gets in their way) they bring a much needed sense of urgentcy. The heroe is no longer garenteed that they will win and if they do they it's often at a great personel loss.
This all being said; unless you'r a big fan of Dc (I've been reading comics sinsce I was 5) new comers may find the graphic nature of this series to much most definitely not for children (recomend Dc's youth series that they have recently launched) and for people who have no understanding of Dc history. I would recomend getting 52 Compainion, it does a excellent job of giving you a establishing back round of all the main charcters.
But if you no your Dc charcters and have love a realy indepth story of super heroes and villians then this is the series for you.
My favorite moment in the book came during the Black Adam storyline, not that I particularly enjoyed much of the rest of it. After the Four Horsemen of Oolong Island are unleashed, their first target is Adam's family in Kahndaq. At the risk of revealing one of the major plot twists it turns out that one of the Four Horsemen (hunger) has already been palling around with Black Adam's family for awhile now. Tragedy ensues and Black Adam goes on a rampage killing millions of people before discovering that it was the scientists of Oolong Island who caused his anguish. This is where it gets awesome. Black Adam attacks an island filled with DC's greatest mad scientists and in the ultimate brains vs brawn battle brawn is completely dominated. In fact T. O. Morrow brings down Black Adam while at the same time bidding on an item on Ebay. I've always felt that there are supervillains and there are SUPERvillains. Morrow is one of the later, one of those capable of taking on the entire JLA single handedly. Having the `Science Society' take down the nearly unstoppable Black Adam was awesome. Later, Adam is freed and goes on to inflict more carnage in `World War III' but for the record it's mad scientists 1, Black Adam 0.
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Of course the showcase of the 52 series was the Booster Gold storyline and this is where 52 finishes big. Booster Gold started the series and it's only appropriate that he ends the series with a finale that will resonate throughout the DCU. The big reveal is the villain behind evil Skeetz. I actually think the best moment in the Booster Gold storyline was in book three when Booster Gold was revealed to be Supernova but this one was pretty good too.
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I would like to, once again, thank 52 for adding the endnotes to each issue. Although they sometimes can get rather self indulgent, occasionally they can be quite honest for instance when Greg Rucka wrote, `I hated hated hated the single tear track on the last page [of issue 44]'. On another note, why does DC comics have such an obsession with creating a female version of all male characters. We now have added a female Question, Batwoman and apparently Deathstroke.
I happen to fall among those people who think that Infinite Crisis was fantastic and 52 doesn't have nearly the emotional impact but all in all I'd give it good marks despite some weak patches particularly in the middle two books.
This tale follows a "missing year" in the DC Universe after the groundbreaking "Infinite Crisis" story (see my review for that one) which was one of the bestselling graphic novels for the 2006 year. Note that "Final Crisis" follows after this and was published in 2009.
52 asks the questions who takes the role of the most popular superheroes (Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman) when they step down from their roles? There are a list of vying superheroes trying to make a name for themselves but everybody especially feels the lack of Superman in Metropolis. Meanwhile, it should be no surprise that the aftershocks of Final Crisis are far from resolved. Expect old and new villains, as well as some villains who have not been seen in some time.
Each chapter has a page of commentary from the writers and artists as well as a page or half page of script. The back has various art covers.
The writing team has to produce 52 issues in 52 weeks! That must have been intense. That writing team was: Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns. Artwork and such by (listing only some of them): Joe Bennett, Chris Batista and Ruy Jose.
Note that this series comes in four volumes.
And it all comes to a close in this volume revealing what "52" means in the series. See spoilers below.
Luthor and John Henry go at it and Luthor isn't as smart as I thought.
Those space dweebs make it back, Monotoya meets Princess Diana, Ralph Dinby figures more of the puzzle out and appearance by Mogo of the Green Lantern Corps.
Ralph Dibny shows us why he's one of the greatest detectives and some won't like the ending.
Black Adam suffers tragedies in his family and goes on a violent rampage that gets him into trouble with everybody, including the nerd scientists but Doctor Sivana is happy to see him.
Several scenes can't be mentioned as they are spoilers. Onward . . .
Bruce Wayne makes a short appearance and the Bat Family gets involved in some Gotham matters.
Captain Marvel cleverly fools Black Adam.
And then the big finale but I can't say much as its massive spoilers.
A very nice conclusion to the series.
ARTWORK PRESENTATION: B plus; STORY/PLOTTING: B plus to A minus; CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B to B plus; DC MYTHOLOGY: B plus to A minus; ACTION SCENES: B to B plus; OVERALL GRADE: B plus; WHEN READ: end of October 2012.
SPOILERS: Too bad Luthor came across as a dumb in this volume. I felt they shafted a guy who is supposed to be an ultra-genius but whatever.
It was nice to see some of these superheroes die since it's supposed to be dangerous. Sorry, Ralph.
So 52 is parallel universes to our own with stories and focuses of their own that are different for the superheroes (Superman is a Nazi in one; KINGDOM COME is another version; Luthor and his descendants are superheroes compared to the evil JLA). It was nice to see the various panels of all of these different Earths, especially the ones that have been used before in the DC world.
You all know that Black Adam will eventually figure out the changed password to become Black Adam, right? There's no way that character is gone for good from the DC world and there's always the alternate Earths.
I was wrong. I got my flash-bang fight all right, I got "World War III" after all, but the impact from this 52 issue epic will clearly be vast. It is the "Anti-Crisis" if I may call it that.
I'm avoiding spoilers in this review, so can't say what happens... Suffice it to say I was gobsmacked by how closely this story is tied to Infinite Crisis, and going back all the way to Crisis on Infinite Earths. Wonderful! I'm ambivalent about the end to an extent, because of the obviously messy direction things could go from here, but I'm willing to wait and find out what happens...
The best part is, 52 volume 4 provided closure to all the individual plot-lines. My favorites were the resolution of the Elongated Man and Black Adam threads, with Renee Montoya's story coming in a close second. The art, the foreshadowing, the writing, are all as good as I've seen (well, not counting one-offs like Watchmen and Arkham Asylum). Kudos to DC and the talented team that worked on this for pulling it off.
This mega-event clearly sets the stage for the return of the Trinity, and in places, for Final Crisis, so I am definitely interested to see what comes... this is a must-read for fans of all things DC.