New York Daily News
has an article hyping 52
, the new series from D.C. that details the year between Infinite Crisis
and One Year Later
in which Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are all missing in action. A new issue comes out each week, which might not seem all that impressive until you consider that both D.C. and Marvel constantly put their monthly
titles out weeks late.
In any event, I picked up the first issue earlier today. So far, it's not bad. In the absence of the Big Three, the story brings several minor characters to the forefront, including widower Ralph Dibny
, fan favorite The Question
, Black Adam
, Renee Montoya
(who may be the new Batwoman
), and celebrity time-traveler Booster Gold
, whose plotline forms the backbone of the first issue when he discovers that Superman, who is supposed to form a new Justice League and usher in a new Golden Age of Superheroes, has instead gone missing entirely.
The big question, of course, is whether they can keep the energy up over 52 weeks.