52 #2
([July] 2007)

DC, 2007 Series
Volume
2
Price
19.99 USD; 23.99 CAD
Pages
308
On-sale date
2007-07-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [swirl]
ISBN
1-4012-1364-2; 978-1-4012-1364-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401213640 51999
Editing
Anton Kawasaki (collection editor); Stephen Wacker (original editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Isis [Adrianna Tomaz]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Pencils
Joe Bennett
Inks
Ruy Jose
Colors
David Baron
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes illustration from 52 #16 (October [August 23] 2006).

Previously... (Table of Contents: 2)

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Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Sand and Rust (Table of Contents: 3)

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Script
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Dale Eaglesham
Inks
Art Thibert
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Renée Montoya; Question [Vic Sage]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Kala Avasti; Will Magnus; Mercury
Synopsis
The Question and Montoya continue their investigations in Black Adam's homeland. Steel is found holed up after his beating by Natasha. And Magnus starts to bring the Metal Men back on line... while being pressured to sell them to the government.
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Week Fourteen Notes (Table of Contents: 4)

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Script
Greg Rucka
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[Script Excerpt - 52 Week Fourteen page 17] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Genre
superhero

Outshined (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Booster Gold [Michael Jon Carter]; Skeets; Supernova [Michael Jon Carter]; Renée Montoya; Question [Vic Sage]; Clark Kent
Synopsis
Having all but hit rock bottom, Booster presses Skeets for something "big" to get him back in the spotlight. Skeets directs him to a seamonster rampaging through downtown Metropolis. Upstaged once again by Supernova, Booster is goaded to one final grab at the heroic limelight. Meanwhile in Kahndaq, the Question and Montoya excuse themselves from the hospitality of the local police.
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Indexer Notes

Includes the apparent death of Booster Gold.

Week Fifteen Notes (Table of Contents: 7)

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Mark Waid
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[52 Week Fifteen pages 17-20] (Table of Contents: 8)

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Pencils
Keith Giffen

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Original Breakdowns including an alternate page 20.

Uhebbuki (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Isis [Andrianna Tomaz]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Batson]; Tawky Tawny; Uncle Dudley
Synopsis
Week sixteen sees a joyous occasion, and a disaster averted. The Marvel Family travels to Kahndaq for the wedding of Black Adam and Isis. Montoya stops an attempt to bomb the festivities. And in space, Adam Strange and crew finally get off the remote planet.
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Week Sixteen Notes (Table of Contents: 10)

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Script
Greg Rucka
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[52 Week Sixteen page 10] (Table of Contents: 11)

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Pencils
Joe Bennett

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Original pencils showing the Wizard Shazam as performing the wedding ceremony.

Last of the Czarnians (Table of Contents: 12)

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Script
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Chris Batista
Inks
Jack Jadson; Ruy Jose
Colors
David Baron
Letters
Phil Balsman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Adam Strange; Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Devilance the Pursuer; Lobo; Eliza Harmon; Erik Storn; Hannibal Bates; Gerome McKenna; Jacob Colby; Natasha Irons; Lex Luthor; Mercy Graves; Red Tornado [John Smith]
Synopsis
Week seventeen sees Luthor's team of laboratory created metahumans let loose on the followers of Kobra, and getting ready for a media blitz. In space, Adam and crew exchange being stranded on a garden planet for being stranded on a barren asteroid, where they are found by Lobo. And Red Tornado awakens in the Outback of Australia.
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Week Seventeen Notes (Table of Contents: 13)

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Script
Keith Giffen
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typeset

[Script Excerpt - 52 Week Seventeen page 13] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Genre
superhero

Dismantled (Table of Contents: 15)

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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
Daniel Carter; Skeets; Ralph Dibny; Renée Montoya; Question [Vic Sage]; Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Isis [Andrianna Tomaz]; Clark Kent; Croatoan Society [Detective Chimp [Bobo T. Chimpanzee]; Terri Thirteen; Edogawa Sangaku; Tim Trench]; Shadowpact [Blue Devil [Dan Cassidy]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Nightmaster [Jim Rook]; Nightshade [Eve Eden]; Ragman [Rory Regan]]; Beefeater [Michael Morice]; Mind Grabber Kid [Lucian Crawley]; Oddman [Clayton Stoner]; Yellow Peri [Loretta Grant]
Synopsis
Week eighteen sees the understated funeral for Booster Gold. Black Adam honors the heroes of the royal wedding, though Montoya wants nothing more than to climb back into a bottle. And the Detective Chimp and Ralph lose a colleague in the Croatoan Society to the Helm of Fate, and the Shadowpact is concerned about its affect on Ralph.
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Week Eighteen Notes (Table of Contents: 16)

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Script
Mark Waid
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History Repeats (Table of Contents: 17)

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Script
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Patrick Olliffe
Inks
Drew Geraci
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Pat Brosseau

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daniel Carter; Skeets; Adam Strange; Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Lobo; Supernova [Michael Jon Carter]; Wonder Girl [Cassie Sandsmark]; Weather Wizard [Mark Mardon]
Synopsis
Week nineteen sees Skeets manipulating Daniel Carter to revisit Rip Hunter's bunker. In space, Adam and crew are filled in by Lobo about the galactic wasteland they are in and his religious conversion. And Supernova finally crosses paths with Wonder Girl.
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Week Nineteen Notes (Table of Contents: 18)

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Mark Waid
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[Script Excerpt - 52 Week Nineteen page 6] (Table of Contents: 19)

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Script
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Letters
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Genre
superhero

God Is Fragged (Table of Contents: 20)

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Script
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Chris Batista
Inks
Ruy Jose
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supernova [Michael Jon Carter]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Adam Strange; Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Lobo; Ekron
Synopsis
Week twenty finds Supernova visiting the Batcave. Steel receives further news about Luthor's synthetic super-hero program. And Adam's crew draw the wrath of Ekron.
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Week Twenty Notes (Table of Contents: 21)

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Script
Geoff Johns
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[52 Week Twenty page 16] (Table of Contents: 22)

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Pencils
Keith Giffen

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Original Breakdown.

Teambuilding Exercises (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ralph Dibny; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Lex Luthor; Mercy Graves; Infinity, Inc [Starlight [Natasha Irons]; Everyman [Hannibal Bates]; Fury [Erik Storn]; Nuklon [Gerome McKenna]; Skyman [Jacob Colby]; Trajectory [Eliza Harmon]]; Teen Titans [Beast Boy [Garfield Logan]; Hot Spot [Isaiah Crockett]; Little Barda; Power Boy; Raven [Rachel Roth]; Zachary Zatara]; Blockbuster
Synopsis
Week twenty-one finds Luthor producing the debut of his team as Infinity, Inc. Ralph is on a journey to the Underworld.
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Week Twenty-One Notes (Table of Contents: 24)

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Script
Geoff Johns
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[Script Excerpt - 52 Week Twenty-One pages 6-7] (Table of Contents: 25)

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Script
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Includes Keith Giffen's Breakdowns.

Burial Ground (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supernova [Michael Jon Carter]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Jon Standing Bear; Will Magnus; Mercury; Lex Luthor; Mercy Graves
Synopsis
Week Twenty-two finds Lex Luthor obsessing on who he is sure Supernova is, Jon Standing Bear arrives in Metropolis to reluctantly fulfill an ancient call, Steel meets a disgruntled project Everyman participant, and Doc Magnus gets another visit from the government.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Jon Standing Bear.

Week Twenty-Two Notes (Table of Contents: 27)

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Script
Dan Didio
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[52 Week Twenty-Two page 3] (Table of Contents: 28)

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Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Eddy Barrows

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Original and altered final pencils.

[Super-Chief Charater Sketches] (Table of Contents: 29)

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Pencils
Eddy Barrows

Genre
superhero

The Island of Professor Morrow (Table of Contents: 30)

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Script
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Drew Johnson
Inks
Ray Snyder
Colors
David Baron
Letters
Travis Lanham

Genre
superhero
Characters
Renée Montoya; Question [Vic Sage]; Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Isis [Andrianna Tomaz]; Osiris [Amon Tomaz]; Whisper A'Daire; Will Magnus; T. O. Morrow; Doctor Sivana; IQ [Ira Quimby]; Baron Bug; Rigoro Mortis
Synopsis
Week twenty-three opens with Professor Magnus' unsettling arrival on Oolong Island, to join the other missing mad scientists. And the Question, Montoya, Black Adam, and Isis find Amon, Whisper, and a book.
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Indexer Notes

Amon Tomaz becomes Osiris.

Week Twenty-Three Notes (Table of Contents: 31)

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Script
Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Letters
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[52 Week Twenty-Three page 16] (Table of Contents: 32)

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Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Drew Johnson

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Original Pencils.

Just Imagine (Table of Contents: 33)

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Script
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Phil Jimenez
Inks
Andy Lanning
Colors
David Baron
Letters
Pat Brosseau

Genre
superhero
Characters
Skeets; Ralph Dibny; Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Isis [Andrianna Tomaz]; Osiris [Amon Tomaz]; Oliver Queen [Green Arrow]; Ambush Bug [Irwin Schwab]; Bulleteer [Alix Harrower]; Firehawk [Lorraine Reilly]; Firestorm [Jason Rusch]; Flying Stag; Martian Manhuter [J'onn J'onzz]; Super-Chief [Jon Standing Bear]; Atom Smasher [Albert Rothstein]; Amanda Waller; August General in Iron
Synopsis
Week twenty-four finds Firestorm trying to organize a new Justice League and contacting mayoral candidate Oliver Queen, Skeets is trying to draw someone out, Black Adam is trying to mellow his international partners, J'onn sees his work to dismantle Checkmate undone, and Waller goes back to old tricks.
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Week Twenty-Four Notes (Table of Contents: 34)

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Script
Mark Waid; Phil Jimenez
Letters
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[52 Week Twenty-Four page 7] (Table of Contents: 35)

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Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Phil Jimenez
Inks
Andy Lanning

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

A comparison of Keith Giffen's layout and the finished Pencil and Ink page.

Liminal Times (Table of Contents: 36)

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Script
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Joe Bennett; Dale Eaglesham; Phil Jimenez; Patrick Olliffe
Inks
Drew Geraci; Ruy Jose; Andy Lanning; Art Thibert
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ralph Dibny; Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Isis [Andrianna Tomaz]; Osiris [Amon Tomaz]; Captain Marvel, Jr. [Freddy Freeman]; Mary Marvel [Mary Bromfield]; Will Magnus; T. O. Morrow; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Mister Terrific [Michael Holt]; Infinity, Inc. [Starlight [Natasha Irons]; Everyman [Hannibal Bates]; Fury [Erik Storn]; Nuklon [Gerome McKenna]; Skyman [Jacob Colby]; Matrix [Sierra]]; Bruno Mannheim; Chang Tzu; Mirage [Mike]; Sabbac [Ishamel Gregor]; Tigress [Artemis Crock]; Icicle [Cameron Mahkent]
Synopsis
Week twenty-five Mannheim lays out his plans for Gotham, Sabbac runs afoul of five Marvels, Ralph is shown the high price of magic, strings gather for Checkmate, and Oolong Island's master surfaces.
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Indexer Notes

Includes the death of Kite Man and Mirage. First appearance of Matrix.

Week Twenty-Five Notes (Table of Contents: 37)

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Script
Keith Giffen
Letters
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[Script Excerpt - 52 Week Twenty-Five page 20] (Table of Contents: 38)

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Script
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Letters
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Genre
superhero

Halfway House (Table of Contents: 39)

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Script
Geoff Johns; Grant Morrison; Greg Rucka; Mark Waid
Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Patrick Olliffe
Inks
Drew Geraci
Colors
Pete Pantazis
Letters
Pat Brosseau

Genre
superhero
Characters
Renée Montoya; Question [Vic Sage]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; Isis [Andrianna Tomaz]; Osiris [Amon Tomaz]; Sobek; Richard Dragon; Aristotle Rodor; Starlight [Natasha Irons]; Jack Ryder; Veronica Cale; Bug Baron; T. O. Morrow; Doctor Death [Karl Hellfern]; Rigoro Mortis; Doctor Sivana; Venus Sivana; Doctor Sivana, Jr.; Georgia Sivana; Magnificus Sivana; Beautia Sivana
Synopsis
Week twenty-six sees the Black Marvel Family breaking bread with the Sivana Family while Venus asks for help, Oolong Island sees a new arrival, and Osiris finds a friend.
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Week Twenty-Six Notes (Table of Contents: 40)

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Script
Geoff Johns; Mark Waid
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[52 Week Twenty-Six page 13] (Table of Contents: 41)

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Pencils
Keith Giffen

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

A comparison between original 4 panel Breakdown and Revised 6 panel breakdown.

[52 #14] (Table of Contents: 42)

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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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[52 #15-18] (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supernova; Question [Vic Sage]; Renée Montoya; Lobo; Ralph Dibny; Detective Chimp; Terri Thirteen
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Indexer Notes

4 covers on 1 page.

[52 #19-22] (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Booster Gold; Skeets; Adam Strange; Animal Man [Buddy Baker]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Beast Boy [Garfield Logan]; Everyman [Hannibal Bates]; Hot Spot [Isaiah Crockett]; Little Barda; Nuklon [Gerome McKenna]; Power Boy; Raven; Skyman [Jacob Colby]; Starlight [Natasha Irons]; Trajectory [Eliza Harmon]; Zachary Zatara; Doctor Will Magnus
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Indexer Notes

4 covers on 1 page.

[52 #23-26] (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amon Tomaz; Black Adam; Ambush Bug; Bulleteer; Firehawk [Lorraine Reilly]; Firestorm [Jason Rusch]; Super-Chief [Jon Standing Bear]; Isis; Osiris; Beautia Sivana; Doctor Sivana, Jr.; Georgia Sivana; Magnificus Sivana; Venus Sivana
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Indexer Notes

4 covers on 1 page.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
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  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Previously...
    52
  4. 3. Sand and Rust
    52
  5. 4. Week Fourteen Notes
  6. 5. [Script Excerpt - 52 Week Fourteen page 17]
    52
  7. 6. Outshined
    52
  8. 7. Week Fifteen Notes
  9. 8. [52 Week Fifteen pages 17-20]
    52
  10. 9. Uhebbuki
    52
  11. 10. Week Sixteen Notes
  12. 11. [52 Week Sixteen page 10]
    52
  13. 12. Last of the Czarnians
    52
  14. 13. Week Seventeen Notes
  15. 14. [Script Excerpt - 52 Week Seventeen page 13]
    52
  16. 15. Dismantled
    52
  17. 16. Week Eighteen Notes
  18. 17. History Repeats
    52
  19. 18. Week Nineteen Notes
  20. 19. [Script Excerpt - 52 Week Nineteen page 6]
    52
  21. 20. God Is Fragged
    52
  22. 21. Week Twenty Notes
  23. 22. [52 Week Twenty page 16]
    52
  24. 23. Teambuilding Exercises
    52
  25. 24. Week Twenty-One Notes
  26. 25. [Script Excerpt - 52 Week Twenty-One pages 6-7]
    52
  27. 26. Burial Ground
    52
  28. 27. Week Twenty-Two Notes
  29. 28. [52 Week Twenty-Two page 3]
    52
  30. 29. [Super-Chief Charater Sketches]
    52
  31. 30. The Island of Professor Morrow
    52
  32. 31. Week Twenty-Three Notes
  33. 32. [52 Week Twenty-Three page 16]
    52
  34. 33. Just Imagine
    52
  35. 34. Week Twenty-Four Notes
  36. 35. [52 Week Twenty-Four page 7]
    52
  37. 36. Liminal Times
    52
  38. 37. Week Twenty-Five Notes
  39. 38. [Script Excerpt - 52 Week Twenty-Five page 20]
    52
  40. 39. Halfway House
    52
  41. 40. Week Twenty-Six Notes
  42. 41. [52 Week Twenty-Six page 13]
    52
  43. 42. [52 #14]
    52
  44. 43. [52 #15-18]
    52
  45. 44. [52 #19-22]
    52
  46. 45. [52 #23-26]
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