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Issue Details

Issue #49
Published June [April 11] 2007
Cover Price 2.50 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Michael Siglain; Harvey Richards (Assistant); Jeanine Schaefer (Associate)
Notes Second date is the cover date.

Cover Details

Characters Will Magnus; Gold; Iron; Lead; Mercury; Tin
Genre Superhero
Pencils J G Jones
Inks J G Jones
Colors Alex Sinclair
Notes Second date is the cover date.

1 page Columbia Pictures advertisement "Spider-Man 2.1"

Characters Spider-Man
Synopsis For the DVD release of the extended version of Spider-Man 2.
Notes Inside front cover.

20 page 52 story "Eve of Destruction"

Characters Black Adam; Atom-Smasher [Albert Rothstein]; August General in Iron; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Gold; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Iron; Jade [Nicki Jones]; Will Magnus; Mercury; Nuklon [Gerome McKenna]; Socialist Red Guardsman; Thundermind; Tin; Doctor Death; Doctor Sivana; IQ; T. O. Morrow; Chang Tzu; Cameos -- Accomplished Perfect Physician; Celestial Archer; Ghost Fox Killer; Lead; Mister Terrific [Michael Holt]; Power Girl; Stargirl [Courtney Whitmore]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Team -- Great Ten; Justice Society of America
Synopsis Week forty-nine finds the Justice Society trying to breach Ooloong Island to rescue Black Adam, the Great Ten running interference, and Will Magnus unveils his side projects.
Genre Superhero
Script Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils Keith Giffen (Breakdowns); Eddy Barrows
Inks Eddy Barrows; Dan Green; Rodney Ramos
Colors David Baron
Letters Rob Leigh

1 page public service announcement

Notes Page 5 and bottom of page 7.

Half page DC Comics advertisement "The Greates Stories Ever Told"

Characters Aquaman; Atom; Batman; Black Canary; Flash; Green Arrow; Green Lantern; Hawkman; Martian Manhunter; Superman; Wonder Woman; Team -- Justice League of America
Synopsis For related collected editions.
Pencils Alex Ross (Painted)
Inks Alex Ross (Painted)
Colors Alex Ross (Painted)
Notes Top of page 7.
Reprinted Alex Ross' JLA posters.

1 page Penguin Young Readers Group advertisement "Dead High, It's a Killer School."

Notes Page 9.

1 page Konami; Upper Deck advertisement "Go head to head with the Marvel Universe"

Characters Captain America; Giant Man; Iron Man; Scarlet Witch; Thor; Vision; Wasp; Team -- Avengers
Synopsis For the video game based on the Vs trading card game.
Notes Page 13.

1 page Wizards of the Coast advertisement "It Takes Brains to Control the Mindless"

Synopsis For the Dreamlands collectable miniatures game Anvilborn expansion.
Notes Page 15.

1 page DC Comics advertisement "The Lightning Saga"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Mister Terrific [Michael Holt]; Power Girl; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Team -- Justice League of America; Justice Society of America
Synopsis House ad for the five issue story arc running through Justice Leadue of America and Justice Society of America.
Pencils Phil Jimenez
Notes Page 18.

1 page DC Direct advertisement "Batman Black and White"

Characters Batman
Synopsis For the statues in the series.
Notes Page 22.

1 page DC Comics advertisement "Discover the Hidden Secrets of 1 Year Later"

Characters Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Black Lightning; Grace Choi; Metemorpho; Nightwing [Dick Grayson; also as Robin]; Team -- Outsiders
Synopsis House ad for Outsiders Annual #1 and Nightwing Annual #2.
Pencils Joe Bennett; Scott McDaniel
Notes Page 24.

1 page DC Comics advertisement "Grade: A"

Characters Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Black Canary [Dinah Laurel Lance]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordon]; Hawkgirl [Kendra Saunders]; Red Arrow [Roy Harpper]; Red Tornado [John Smith]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Team -- Justice League of America
Synopsis For the hardcove collected edition for the first arc of Justice League of America.
Pencils Michael Turner
Notes Page 28.

2 page The Origin of... story "The Origin of the Justice Society of America"

Characters Atom [Al Pratt]; Citizen Steel; Cyclone; Damage; Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Doctor Mid-Nite [Pieter Cross]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Hourman [Rick Tyler]; Jakeem Thunder; Liberty Belle [Jesse Chambers]; Mister Terrific [Michael Holt]; Obsidian [Todd Rice]; Power Girl; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandman [Sandy Hawkins]; Spectre; Stargirl [Courtney Whitmore]; Starman [Thom Kolar]; Thunderbolt; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Aquaman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordon]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Black Adam [Toth Adam]
Genre Superhero
Script Mark Waid
Pencils Don Kramer
Inks Michael Bair
Colors Alex Sinclair
Letters Rob Leigh

1 page DC Nation promo (ad from the publisher) "DC Nation: #56"

Synopsis DC Nation column written in Italian. The translation, from, is "Anyway, this column was running so late, they had Alison Gill call, and when Alison calls, you better do what she asks. Now for those not familiar with DC, you probably think that only Paul Levitz has that power. Obviously, you never met Alison. In describing Alison Gill I feel a little like the Burl Ives snowman describing Bumbles in Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. As Vice President of Production, Alison oversees the production of every comic, original graphic novel and collected edition that DC prints. Not just DCU but Wildstorm, Vertigo, Minx, CMX... everything. Simply put, without Alison and her incredibly talented and overworked staff, those lovely printed comics you buy every week would be filled with blank pages, hell, I couldn't even guarantee you'd get staples. Alison and her team allow us to push the deadline limits to make sure that you get the best book possible and that you get it on time. How else can we plan such elaborate crossovers (where timing is everything) like the ones between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, FLASH and COUNTDOWN (a time shattering story that will affect the lives of not 2 but 4 super teams) and GREEN LANTERN CORPS, GREEN LANTERN and COUNTDOWN (where heroes becomes villains and villains grow more powerful). And don't get me started on how much extra they did to keep 52 on its weekly schedule. So I figure I best be nice, after all, COUNTDOWN starts the week after 52 ends (that's May 9th for those of you who were visiting Antarctica for the past month) and with our ambitious plan to sync up all the storytelling in the DCU for the next year so that events are seen across the universe moving in unison in "real time", we will be needing the strength and support of production more than ever. I once asked Alison how does her team do it? Magic, she said. Makes sense to me. If Alison says it, it must be true." Hot List: 52 #49; Green Arrow #73; JLA: Classified #37
Script Dan Didio
Letters [typeset]

1 page DC Comics advertisement "Frank Miller"

Characters Batman; Ronin
Synopsis For collected editions of Frank Miller's work at DC.
Pencils Frank Miller
Inks Frank Miller
Notes Inside back cover.

1 page American Milk Producers advertisement "got milk?"

Notes Back cover.