52 #1
([May] 2007)

DC, 2007 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
19.99 USD; 23.99 CAD
Pages:
308
On-sale date:
2007-05-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
1-4012-1353-7; 978-1-4012-1353-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978140121353451999
Editing:
Anton Kawasaki (collection editor); Stephen Wacker (original editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Trade Paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

52 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Inks:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Steel [John Henry Irons]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Bennett
Inks:
Ruy Jose
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes illustration from 52 #1 (July [May 10] 2006).

Previously... (Table of Contents)

52 / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?

Genre:
superhero
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Golden Lads & Lasses Must... (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Joe Bennett
Inks:
Ruy Jose
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Nick J. Napolitano

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Skeets; Ralph Dibny; Renée Montoya; Question [Vic Sage]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Natasha Irons; Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Doctor Sivana; Ray [Ray Terrill]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Bart Allen; Fire [Beatriz Da Costa]; Martain Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Metamorpho [Rex Mason]; Green Lantern [Hal Hordan]; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Beast Boy [Garfield Logan]; Clark Kent; Jimmy Olsen; Mammoth [Baran Flinders]
Synopsis:
During the first seven days of 52 ground work is laid with the focal characters: Ralph Dibny hits rock bottom with the destruction of his home; Renée Montoya takes solace in the bottom of a bottle; Steel involves himself endlessly in rescue operations; the Question begins looking for answers; Black Adam secures his position in his homeland; and Booster Gold returns to the public eye and the sponsors' bottom lines. Along the way is a memorial for the fallen, a mysterious message for Ralph, a hero losing her toys, and the abduction of Doctor Sivana.
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Week One Notes (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Paul Levitz
Letters:
typeset

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["These "shard" images are what are shown..."] (Table of Contents)

52 / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Joe Bennett
Inks:
Ruy Jose
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
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[52 Week One pages 18-19] (Table of Contents)

52 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Joe Bennett

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

A comparison of Keith Giffen's layout and Joe Bennett's Pencils.

Looking Back at Tomorrow (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Joe Bennett
Inks:
Jack Jadson
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Travis Lanham

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Skeets; Question [Vic Sage]; Ralph Dibny; Renée Montoya; Doctor Will Magnus; Wonder Girl [Cassie Sandsmark]; T. O. Morrow
Synopsis:
Week two sees Ralph following up on the mysterious message, which leads to a new, Kryptonian based religion centering on Superboy and involving Wonder Girl. Booster visits Doctor Magnus to have Skeets, who is starting to act erratically, checked. The Question enlists Montoya's services to work on a mystery. And Magnus visits Morrow, who warns of missing mad scientists.
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Indexer Notes

Morrow has a collection of clippings referencing various disappearances of mad scientists, including: Doctor Sivana (from last issue); IQ (Hawkman adversary); Doctor Death (Batman adversary); Jeremiah Clugg (Blue Beetle adversary); Doctor Tyme (Doom Patrol adversary); and Doctor Cyclops (nod to the Simpsons character).

Week Two Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dan Didio
Letters:
typeset

[52 Week Two page 13] (Table of Contents)

52 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen

Genre:
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Keith Giffen's layout.

New World Order (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Joe Bennett
Inks:
Ruy Jose
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Pat Brosseau

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Skeets; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Maggie Sawyer; Josie Mac; Lois Lane; Power Girl; Natasha Irons; Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Lex Luthor; Noose; Rough House; Shockwave [Arnold Pruett]; Terra Man [Tobias Manning]
Synopsis:
Week three opens with the Gotham PD discovering the body of Alex Luthor, altered to look like Lex. Power Girl is warned out of Kahndaq air space by Black Adam as she chases Terra Man. Steel puts his parental duties on hold as S.T.A.R. Labs contacts him about GCPD's discovery. Also this week: Booster has an endorsement taken out from under him; Lex resurfaces in full spin control mode; and Black Adam rebuffs advances by Intergang and shows the world how he believes heroes should act, in his own violent way.
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Indexer Notes

Includes the deaths of Noose and Terra Man, both at the hands of Black Adam.

Week Three Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Greg Rucka
Letters:
typeset

[Script Excerpt - 52 Week Three page 2] (Table of Contents)

52 / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Dances with Monsters (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Joe Bennett
Inks:
Jack Jadson
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Skeets; Ralph Dibny; Renée Montoya; Question [Vic Sage]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Wonder Girl [Cassie Sandsmark]; Devem [Derek Mathers]; Fire [Beatriz Da Costa]; Halo [Gabrielle Doe]
Synopsis:
The fourth week finds Montoya watching a derelict building in Gotham, and coming away better, and worse, off for it. Halo is looking for signs of the "space team" heroes return as Washington winds down the search. Booster burns down one of the few bridges he had with the superhero community. While updating his armor, Steel falls victim to a mysterious attacker. Ralph meets with Wonder Girl and the Kryptonian cult lead by Devem, and comes away with a little less than he went in with. By the week's end, Halo's vigilance pays off, to an extent.
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Week Four Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset

[52 Week Four page 13] (Table of Contents)

52 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Keith Giffen's breakdown for 52 Week Four page 13.

Stars in Thier Courses (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Chris Batista
Inks:
Jimmy Palmiotti
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Phil Balsman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Skeets; Ralph Dibny; Renée Montoya; Question [Vic Sage]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Ellen Baker; Maxine Baker; Captain Maggie Sawyer; Doctor Mid-Nite [Pieter Cross]; Adam Strange; Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Herald [Mal Duncan]
Synopsis:
Week five turns on the return of part of the team that followed Donna Troy into space. It opens with Green Lantern breaking bad news to an ever hopeful Ellen Baker. Steel is asked to lend a hand with the conditions of some the returnees while Alan fills him in on the last few minutes before that return. Elsewhere, Sawyer presses Montoya about what happened in the abandoned building, and three deal with being marooned in space.
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Indexer Notes

Apparent death of Red Tornado.

Week Five Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset

[Script Excerpt - 52 Week Five page 18] (Table of Contents)

52 / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

China Syndrome (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Joe Bennett
Inks:
Ruy Jose
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Nick J. Napolitano

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Skeets; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; T. O. Morrow; Doctor Will Magnus; Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Great Ten [Accomplished Perfect Physician [Yao Fei]; August General in Iron [Fang Zhifu]; Ghost Fox Killer; Immortal-Man-in-Darkness [Chen Nuo]; Mother of Champions [Niang Guan Jun]; Seven Deadly Brothers [Yang Kei-Ying]; Thundermind [Zou Kang]; Celestial Archer [Xu Tao]; Shaolin Robot; Socialist Red Guardsman [Gu Lao]]; Manthrax [Bill Castell]
Synopsis:
Week six opens with Booster staging his own publicity stunt. In China, the Green Lanterns run afoul of the Great 10 and Black Adam.
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Week Six Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen; Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset

Great Ten (Table of Contents)

52 / illustration / 3.5 pages (report information)

Pencils:
J. G. Jones
Inks:
J. G. Jones
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Great Ten [August General in Iron [Fang Zhifu]; Celestial Archer [Xu Tao]; Mother of Champions [Niang Guan Jun]; Accomplished Perfect Physician [Yao Fei]; Ghost Fox Killer; Shaolin Robot; Immortal Man in Darkness [Chen Nuo]; Socialist Red Guardsman [Gu Lao]; Thundermind [Zou Kang]; Seven Deadly Brothers [Yang Kei-Yang]]
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Indexer Notes

Multiple variations on some characters removed.

Going Down (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Ken Lashley
Inks:
Ken Lashley; Draxhall
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Travis Lanham

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Skeets; Ralph Dibny; Renée Montoya; Adam Strange; Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Kate Kane; Lois Lane; Manthrax [Bill Castell]
Synopsis:
Montoya questions her involvement in the Question's investigations, but turns to an old flame for more information. Ralph confronts Booster over priorities. Booster is publicly taken down by Manthrax. And in space, Adam, Animal Man, and Starfire find they aren't alone.
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Week Seven Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset

[52 Week Seven page 11] (Table of Contents)

52 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Ken Lashley

Genre:
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Keith Giffen's breakdown for 52 Week Seven page 11.

Thief (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Eddy Barrows
Inks:
Rob Stull
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Travis Lanham

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Skeets; Ralph Dibny; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Supernova [Michael Jon Carter]; Adam Strange; Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Natasha Irons; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Lex Luthor; Mercy Graves; Clark Kent
Synopsis:
Steel seeks help from S.T.A.R. Labs to deal with his new powers. Ralph speaks with Green Arrow about cults. Booster rails about the new hero in Metropolis. Natasha turns from her uncle to Luthor for help in regaining her role as a hero. And in space, the castaways are caught in the Pursuer's traps.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Supernova.

Week Eight Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Greg Rucka
Letters:
typeset

[Script Excerpt - 52 Week Eight page 14] (Table of Contents)

52 / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Dream of America (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Shawn Moll
Inks:
Tom Nguyen
Colors:
David Baron
Letters:
Jared K Fletcher

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Renée Montoya; Question [Vic Sage]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Adam Strange; Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Devilance the Pursuer; Batwoman [Kate Kane]; Natasha Irons; Lex Luthor
Synopsis:
Steel confronts Luthor over Natasha and Luthor's metahuman project. The space castaways escape from Devilance. The Question brings Montoya further into his investigation, as Batwoman watches.
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Week Nine Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen
Letters:
typeset

[Batwoman Character Design by Alex Ross] (Table of Contents)

52 / illustration / 1.5 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Ross
Inks:
Alex Ross

Genre:
superhero
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Stop the Press (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Chris Batista
Inks:
Jack Jadson; Jimmy Palmiotti
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Jared K. Fletcher

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Skeets; Supernova [Michael Jon Carter]; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Perry White; Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Andrianna Tomaz; Will Magnus; T. O. Morrow
Synopsis:
Black Adam moves forward on his diplomatic mission to limit American metahumans. Faced with losing his job, Clark take a page from Lois' book on super-hero interviews. Booster deals with his reversal of fortune. And Magnus visits Morrow again.
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Week Ten Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Greg Rucka
Letters:
typeset

Official Supernova Cut-Out Mask (Table of Contents)

52 / activity / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Instructions cutting out and setting up the Supernova mask.

[Batwoman Begins!] (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Joe Bennett; Todd Nauck
Inks:
Marlo Alquiza; Jack Jadson
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Nick J. Napolitano

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ralph Dibny; Renée Montoya; Question [Vic Sage]; Batwoman [Kate Kane]; Whisper A'Daire; Kyle Abbot
Synopsis:
Ralph's tracking of the "Cult of Connor" drives him to some questionable ends. The Question and Montoya further their investigation of InterGang and cross paths with Batwoman.
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Week Eleven Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dan Didio; Greg Rucka
Letters:
typeset

[Batgirl] (Table of Contents)

52 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Ross
Inks:
Alex Ross
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
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Indexer Notes

While originally intended for a new Batgirl, this was repurposed for Batwoman.

Mighty (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Eddy Barrows
Inks:
Rob Stull
Colors:
David Baron
Letters:
Travis Lanham

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ralph Dibny; Renée Montoya; Question [Vic Sage]; Maggie Sawyer; Wonder Girl [Cassie Sandsmark]; Isis [Andrianna Tomaz]; Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Synopsis:
Black Adam takes Andrianna to visit Captain Marvel on the Rock of Eternity to offer her the power of Isis and she accepts. Ralph confronts Wonder Girl, and asks to help in the Cult's ritual. The Question and Montoya prepare to follow their leads to Kahndaq.
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Week Twelve Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
J. G. Jones
Letters:
typeset

[52 Week Twelve page 18] (Table of Contents)

52 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Eddy Barrows

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Original pencils.

Haystack (Table of Contents)

52 / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Todd Nauck
Inks:
Marlo Alquiza
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
Nick J. Napolitano

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ralph Dibny; Devem [Derek Mathers]; Wonder Girl [Cassie Sandsmark]; Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Isis [Andrianna Tomaz]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Metamorpho [Rex Mason]; Zauriel
Synopsis:
Ralph brings some friends with him to the Cult's ritual... with less than good results. Black Adam and Isis pursue their mission to rescue her brother.
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Week Thirteen Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset

[52 Week Thirteen page 20] (Table of Contents)

52 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Todd Nauck
Inks:
Marlo Alquiza
Colors:
Alex Sinclair
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Shows the progression from script to the final page.

[52 Week Thirteen: Meanwhile...] (Table of Contents)

52 / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Letters:
Keith Giffen

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

As a break, Keith Giffen would do an occasional 'gag' page.

[52 #1] (Table of Contents)

52 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Inks:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Booster Gold; Question [Vic Sage]; Ralph Dibny; Renée Montoya; Steel [John Henry Irons]
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[52 #2-5] (Table of Contents)

52 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Inks:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Booster Gold; Clark Kent; Lex Luthor; Renée Montoya; Cyborg [Vic Stone]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkgirl [Kendra Saunders]
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Indexer Notes

4 covers on 1 page.

[52 #6-9] (Table of Contents)

52 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Inks:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern; Accomplished Perfect Physician; August General in Iron; Celestial Archer; Ghost Fox Killer; Immortal Man in Darkness; Mother of Champions; Seven Deadly Brothers; Shaolin Robot; Socialist Red Guardsman; Thundermind; Black Adam; Booster Gold; Skeets; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Adam Strange; Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Devilance the Pursuer
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Indexer Notes

4 covers on 1 page.

[52 #10-13] (Table of Contents)

52 / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Inks:
J. G. Jones (signed)
Colors:
Alex Sinclair [as Sinc] (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent; Supernova; Batwoman [Kate Kane]; Kyle Abbot; Isis; Black Adam; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Metamorpho [Rex Mason]; Zauriel
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Indexer Notes

4 covers on 1 page.