Continue to explore the DCU's lost year in the second volume of a 4-book collection featuring death, danger, romance, terror and the never-ending search for heroism! This 304-page volume - sporting a new cover by J.G. Jones - contains the lead stories from 52 WEEKS 14-26, plus commentary on each issue by creators and editors, conceptual drawings, sketch material, thumbnails and more!52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman . . . but not a year without heroes.
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About the Author
Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote Superman: Last Son featuring the return of General Zod.
Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"52" is without a doubt the greatest superhero crossover ever written. Minor characters are given more personality than any of the Big Three usually get. Story lines are separate and yet integral to one another.Truly, this is a masterwork by arguably the four biggest modern comic book writers. Pick up all four volumes and read them all the way through - it's that good! In Volume 2, The Question and Renee continue their pursuit of Intergang in Black Adam's country, The Black Adam family itself grows, Luthor furthers his plan to give everyone superpowers, and Adam Strange, Animal Man, and Starfire cross paths with Lobo!
I really was surprised how much I enjoyed volume one of 52. Here, I got what I thought I would in the first collection. There was a little too much of the wacky weird unrelatable and unrecognizable corners of the DC Comics universe. The overall story, I think, is still on track, but a lot of stories in this veered way off, for me to follow. It might be just me. The art was really good, especially with the addition of Phil Jimenez. I am still planning to read the next volume but I hope for it to be less like this and more like the first trade.
This story continues the story about what's been going on in the world with Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman not being around to help the world. The story line prominently features Booster Gold, The Metal Men, Steel and his niece Natasha, Batwoman, the Question, and Black Adam. This story shows new twists on characters and does a good job of continuing the storylines first introduced in volume 1. I would not recommend reading this as a work on its own since you would be lost as to what was happening to the characters at the time and it doesn't lead to any conclusions. Read it only if you've read Volume 1 and intend to continue to read the series. It also helps if you've read Infinite Crisis.