With Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman taking a yearlong hiatus from active superhero status in the DC Universe, others must pick up the slack as new and wicked schemes plague Earth's inhabitants. Week by week, this audiobook follows several key characters such as Rene Montoya, the Question, Black Adam and Booster Gold as they contend with the aftereffects of the "Infinite Crisis." The adaptation doesn't fully cover all the major story lines of the weekly comic serial of the same name, but those characters it does cover are well managed and provide exciting adventures. Graphic Audio maintains its high standard of excellence with a fully integrated mixing of music, sound effects and voices. Richard Rohan (who also directed the production) maintains a fantastic command of the narrative text, raising his voice and emphasis according to the action. The character Booster Gold is a bit overacted, with Gold's voice never quite matching his persona. Simultaneous release with the Ace paperback. (Dec.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman have vanished. In their place stand the heroes they inspired as they combat a vast conspiracy of evil determined to usurp control of the Earth once and for all.
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GREG COX is The New York Times bestselling author of numerous books and short stories. Besides the novelizations of 52 and INFINITE CRISIS, he has also written books and stories based on such popular series as ALIAS, BATMAN, BUFFY, DAREDEVIL, FARSCAPE, GHOST RIDER, IRON MAN, ROSWELL, SPIDER-MAN, STAR TREK, UNDERWORLD, XENA, X-MEN, and ZORRO.
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The Crisis is over but there are casualties that leave the world vulnerable. Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman have disappeared. The latter two have suffered burnout and have to figure out who they really are while superman has lost his power temporally he hopes it will return but for now he cannot watch over the world in the way he loves. However there are still superheroes who have taken up the banner of keeping the world safe.-------------- From the twenty-fifth century comes Booster Gold, a superhero with futuristic technology and a robotic sidekick Skeets. He is in it for the money from the sponsors but he is caught in a dishonest act and is discredited. A new superhero Supernova emerges who doesn¿t fumble the ball like Booster did and is a hero in the Superman tradition. They play a role in dealing with the Intergang, a collective of criminals who have joined forces in the Mideast and want safe passage in Khandaq but the super family of Black Adam, Isis and Osiris refuses them. In retaliation plague and pesticide is released on the nation and the family has to fight the shapeshifting criminal monsters and battle until one person is left standing. Gotham has Catwoman to watch over it and the city will need her because Intergang plan to move its headquarters there.----------- 52 is a novel based on the 52 issue DC mini series and it captures the spirit of those comic books even though plots and characters have been left out. This is a classic good versus evil series and the heroes are very heroic and the villains are the ultimate evil. Readers will thoroughly enjoy this change to the order as other heroes besides the original JLA members take the spotlight.-------------- Harriet Klausner