52 #5 [Direct Sales]
(August 2006)

DC, 2006 Series
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Price
2.50 USD; 3.50 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
weekly
On-sale date
2006-06-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
Barcode
761941252438 00511
Editing
Stephen Wacker (editor); Jann Jones (assistant); Harvey Richards (assistant); Dan DiDio (executive editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Maxiseries

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

The publication date is in the indicia; the on-sale date is on the cover.


[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)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Return of the space heroes... Starfire, Animal Man, Adam Strange-Dead?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyborg [Vic Stone]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkgirl [Kendra Saunders]
Reprints

Stars in Their Courses (Table of Contents: 1)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dad's not coming home from space, is he?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Booster Gold; Question [Vic Sage]; Ralph Dibny; Renée Montoya; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Skeets; Adam Strange; Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Captain Maggie Sawyer; Doctor Pieter Cross [Doctor Mid-Nite]; Ellen Baker; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Herald [Mal Duncan]; Maxine Baker; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Ali Ka-Zoom; Bumblebee [Karen Beecher]; Clark Kent; Cyborg [Vic Stone]; Firestorm [Jason Rusch]; Lois Lane; Hawkgirl [Kendra Saunders]; Red Tornado [John Smith]; Shining Knight [Sir Ystin]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Apparent death of Red Tornado.

History of the DCU: Part 4 (Table of Contents: 2)

History of the DCU / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Jurgens
Pencils
Dan Jurgens (layout); Norm Rapmund (finishes)
Inks
Norm Rapmund
Colors
Jeromy Cox; Guy Major
Letters
Rob Leigh
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Ivan Cohen; Jeanine Schaefer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Anti-Monitor. How could one being be responsible for destroying so many worlds?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Troia [Donna Troy; also as Wonder Girl]; Cameos -- Alex Luthor; Anti-Monitor; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Blue Beetle [Ted Kord]; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Lois Lane; Metamorpho [Rex Mason]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Obsidian [Todd Rice]; Pariah; Psycho Pirate [Roger Hayden]; Spectre [Jim Corragin]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Superboy-Prime; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-L]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Wildfire [Drake Burroughs]; Wonder Woman [Diana]
Synopsis
Covers the remainder of Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Batman and Wonder Woman are the characters from "Earth-1". The Lois Lane is the character form "Earth-2".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

DC Nation / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Various] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 10 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Return of the space heroes... Starfire, Animal Man, Adam Strange-Dead?"]
    52
  2. 1. Stars in Their Courses
    52
  3. 2. History of the DCU: Part 4
    History of the DCU
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    DC Nation
  5. 4. [Various]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • John Greb
  • Mark Gordon
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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