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Issue Details

Issue #52
Published July [May 2] 2007
Cover Price 2.50 USD; 2.99 CAD
Pages 52
Editing Michael Siglain; Harvey Richards (Assistant); Jeanine Schaefer (Associate)
Notes Second date is the cover date. Wraparound cover.

Cover Details - "It Ends Here!"

Characters Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Booster Gold; Question [Renée Montoya]; Starfire [Koryand'r]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Atom [Ryan Choi]; Atom-Smasher [Albert Rothstein]; Black Canary [Dinah Laurel Lance]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Doctor Mid-Nite [Pieter Cross]; Firestorm [Jason Rosch]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Flash [Bart Allen]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Hawkgirl [Kendra Saunders]; Martian Manhunter; Metamorpho; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Plastic Man; Power Girl; Robin [Tim Drake]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Wonder Girl [Cassie Sandmark]; Zatanna
Genre Superhero
Pencils J.G. Jones
Inks J.G. Jones
Colors Alex Sinclair
Notes Second date is the cover date. Wraparound cover.

1 page Jeep advertisement "Jeep"

Notes Inside front cover.

40 page 52 story "A Year in the Life"

Characters Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Black Adam; Booster Gold; Ralph Dibny [Elongated Man]; Question [Renée Montoya]; Vic Sage [Question]; Starfire [Koryand'r]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Adam Strange; Skeets; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Rip Hunter; Supernova [Daniel Carter]; Sue Dibny; Doctor Sivana; Doctor Sivana, Jr; Kate Kane [Batwoman]; Mister Mind; Sarge Steel; Alan Scott [Green Lantern]; Georgia Sivana; Magnificus Sivana; Cameos -- Atom [Al Pratt] (Earth-2); Avia (Earth-22); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr]; Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett] (Earth-4); Burnout; Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam] (Earth-4); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr [Freddy Freeman]; Darkstar (Earth-22); Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson] (Earth-2); Doll Girl [Martha Roberts] (Earth-10); Doll Man [Darrell Dane] (Earth-10); Eclipso [Jean Loring]; Caitlin Fairchild (Earth-50); Flash [Jay Garrick]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Flash [Jay Garrick] (Earth-2); Flash (Earth-10); Freefall (Earth-50); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (Earth-2); Green Lantern (Earth-10); Grifter (Earth-50); Hawkman (Earth-22); Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (Earth-10); Huntress [Helena Wayne] (Earth-2); Natasha Irons [Steel]; Isis [Adrianna Tomaz]; Jade [Jenny-Lynn Hyden] (Earth-2); Johnny Quick (Earth-3); Judomaster [Rip Jagger] (Earth-4); Kid Flash [Iris West] (Earth-22]; Lady Quark; Lobo; Alexander Luthor, Jr.; Lex Luthor; Norman McCay (Earth-22); Will Magnus; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson] (Earth-5); Maul (Earth-50); Mister Atom (Earth-5); Mister Majestic (Earth-50); Mister Tawky-Tawny (Earth-5); Mister Terrific [Michael Holt]; Nightstar (Earth-22); Nightshade [Eve Eden] (Earth-4); Obsidian [Todd Rice] (Earth-2); Owlman (Earth-3); Peacemaker [Christopher Smith] (Earth-4); Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight] (Earth-10); Power Ring (Earth-3); Diana Prince [Wonder Woman]; Question [Vic Sage] (Earth-4); Ray [Happy Terrill] (Earth-10); Red Robin [Dick Grayson] (Earth-22); Robin [Dick Grayson] (Earth-2); Beautia Sivana; Venus Sivana; Superboy [Conner Kent]; Superboy-Prime; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Superman (Earth-10); Superwoman (Earth-3); Chang Tzu; Ultraman (Earth-3); Uncle Dudly (Earth-5); Uncle Sam (Earth-10); Wonder Woman [Diana]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Earth-2); Wonder Woman (Earth-10); Voodoo (Earth-50); Zealot (Earth-50)
Synopsis Week fifty-two finds Rip Hunter and Booster Gold striving to prevent Mister Mind from "eating" the new multiverse.
Genre Superhero
Script Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils Keith Giffen (Breakdowns); Eddy Barrows; Chris Batista; Justiniano; Mike McKone; Patrick Olliffe; Darick Robertson
Inks Drew Geraci; Andy Lanning; Rodney Ramos; Darick Robertson; Walden Wong
Colors David Baron; [Hi-Fi]; Alex Sinclair
Letters Ken Lopez
Notes The story presented vignettes of selected alternate Earths: Earth-17 based on the Atomic Knights stories; Earth-3 based on the pre-Crisis Earth-Three and the anti-matter Earth; Earth-10 based on the pre-Crisis Earth-X (Quality characters), Earth-50 based on the Wildstorm Universe; Earth-5 based on the pre-Crisis Earth-S (Fawcett characters); Earth-22 based on Kingdom Come; Earth-2 based on the pre-Crisis Earth-Two; and Earth-4 based on the pre-Crisis Earth-Four (Charlton characters). Cameos from these vignettes are noted in parentheses. Most of the alter egos for these characters are presumed based on the sources they are based on and may be incorrect.

1 page Little, Brown advertisement "Has Any One NEarly Scared You to Death?"

Synopsis For Demon Theif and BEC by Darren Shan.
Notes Page 5.

Half page DC Comics advertisement "Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Volume 1"

Characters Orion
Synopsis For the hardcover edition of Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Volume 1.
Pencils Jack Kirby
Notes Top of page 9.

Half page Toei Animation advertisement "Dragon Ball Z - Remastered"

Synopsis For the Dragon Ball Z Season Two "The Definitive Collection" boxed DVD set.
Notes Bottom of page 9.

1 page Ball Park advertisement "Hunger Gets What Hunger Wants"

Synopsis For Ball Park franks, with promotional contest rules.
Notes Page 12 and the right third of page 13.

Half 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 Left two thirds of page 13.

1 page DC Unlimited advertisement "Afro Samurai"

Characters Afro Samurai; Justice; Kuma; Ninja Ninja
Synopsis For the actions figures from DC Unlimited.
Notes Page 20.

1 page DC Comics advertisement "Sinestro Corps"

Characters Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner]; Kilowog; Sinestro
Synopsis In house ad for the "Sinestro Corps War" story arc.
Pencils Ethan van Sciver
Inks Ethan van Sciver
Colors Moose Baumann
Notes Page 26. Artwork repurposed from the cover of Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1.

1 page DC Nation promo (ad from the publisher) "DC Nation: #59"

Synopsis Dan Didio thanks the production staff behind 52 and discusses Brat Meltzer's BOOK OF FATE novel. Hot List: 52 #52; The Atom #11; Teen Titans #46
Script Dan Didio
Letters [typeset]

1 page DC Comics advertisement "Jimmy Olsen Must Die"

Characters Joker
Synopsis In house ad for Countdown.
Notes Page 48.

1 page Chaothic USA advertisement "From the People Who Brought You Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh!..."

Synopsis For Chaothic trading card and on-line games.
Notes Inside back cover.