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IT’S TIME TO BURROW INTO REALITY...


A l l s to r i e s co -w r i t te n by G r a n t M o r r i s o n , G e o f f J o h n s , G r e g R u c k a a n d M a r k Wa i d . B re a kd ow n s by Ke i t h G i f f e n .


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D C UNI V ER S E OR IGIN S C H A R A C T E R

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PREVIOUSLY... P U B L I S H E D O R I G I N A L LY I N 5 2 , v o l u m e T W O

In the wake of the INFINITE CRISIS, the DC Universe is left without its three greatest icons — Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. But it is not a world without heroes... In Metropolis, fame-seeking Booster Gold takes advantage of Superman’s absence — using his robot sidekick Skeet’s knowledge of the future to help prevent crimes and catastrophes. But a new, mysterious hero known as Supernova has been stealing Booster’s thunder. When both heroes try to stop a giant creature from causing a nuclear explosion in the middle of the city, Booster performs a courageous act... that proves to be his last. Elsewhere in Metropolis, Lex Luthor’s Everyman Program, which gives ordinary people super abilities, is in full swing. A newly powered Natasha Irons, niece of John Henry Irons (a.k.a. Steel), joins Luthor’s new super-team: Infinity, Inc. — which has little in common with the former team, other than name. John Henry mourns the departure of Natasha, and suspects something sinister is going on behind the scenes with Luthor’s team. When the group is deployed to take care of a rampaging Blockbuster, Luthor — watching from afar — takes the powers away from Infinity member Trajectory during a critical moment in the fight, causing her to be killed in action. Ralph Dibny, the former hero known as Elongated Man, continues to search for a way to bring his dead wife Sue back to life by any means possible — exploring the realms of magic and the afterlife.

Noble scientist Will Magnus, creator of the Metal Men, finds himself on Oolong Island — where a community of the smartest criminal minds of the world have been gathered to wield an unlimited budget and build earth-shattering weapons for the diabolical Chang Tzu. With the low point of her Gotham City life behind her, former police officer Renee Montoya teams up with the enigmatic Vic Sage, a.k.a. The Question — and the two continue to track down the source of Intergang’s deployment of powerful weapons into Gotham. Their quest leads them to Kahndaq, where they make unlikely allies with its leader... Black Adam is happy for the first time in literally ages — having given a portion of his abilities to his new love Adrianna, transforming her into the powerful Isis. The two wed and the ceremony is celebrated all through Kahndaq — though not everyone is happy with Black Adam’s reign. An assassination attempt by a young girl is stopped when Renee is forced to shoot her. Later, Isis’ missing brother is found, and he too is transformed — as Osiris, a powerful addition to the Black Marvel family. Yearning for friends, Osiris discovers one in the strange crocodile creature known as Sobek. And in the farthest reaches of space, Adam Strange, Starfire and Animal Man are still stranded, trying to find their way home. Now in an unlikely alliance with Lobo, the space heroes are in the possession of the Emerald Eye of Ekron, and on the run from the Emerald Head of Ekron...


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WE DID IT! PUBL ISHED ORIGIN AL LY IN 52, VOL UME T WO


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e took it right down to the wire, but we did it. It

was a Herculean task at times, but we proved the naysayers wrong and delivered a good story on a weekly basis. And we did it despite a million little hurdles (like lost packages, and late scripts and artwork) and a couple big hurdles (like an editorial switch midway through), but we pulled it off. 52 was the most intimidating and monstrous job of my career. It was also one of the greatest editorial experiences of my career. The amount of work that goes into a weekly comic is unbelievable. I even had to work from home on the day of my wedding to make sure that the last book got to the printer in time (thanks, sweetie!). Yes, it was a ridiculous amount of work, but not for one second did anyone think that we’d miss a beat, either in story or shipping. Geoff, Grant, Greg, and Mark did an absolutely amazing job and it was an honor and a pleasure to work with each and every one of them. Add Keith Giffen, J.G. Jones, Alex Sinclair and a stellar list of artists and colorists to the mix, and you’ve got pure gold. Thanks, guys. You done good. I’d also like to thank my predecessor, Stephen Wacker, who did a truly remarkable job on the book. Steve’s a great guy and even better editor, and I’m proud to have my name alongside his. A very big THANK YOU also goes out to Nick Napolitano, Hank Manfra, and Paul Moore from DC’s Production and Editorial Administration departments. This book would not have looked so damn good, or have come out every week, were it not for these three men. Well done, gentlemen. We got this.

And let’s not forget Corey Breen, Dezi Sienty, Cherie King, Chris Burns, Kenny López, David Ng, Arlene Lo, Fred Haynes, Lauren Kestner, Steve Wands, Robert Clark, Jared K. Fletcher, Travis Lanham, Pat Brosseau, Phil Balsman, Rob Leigh, Jack Mahan, Scott Wilson, Valerie Reupert, Chris Conroy, Mike Zagari, Dave McCullough, John Morgan, David Hyde, and last but certainly not least, Alex Segura. These guys and girls behind the scenes are the unsung heroes of 52, and the series wouldn’t have been what it was without them. Assistant Editor Harvey Richards and Associate Editor Jeanine Schaefer were with me on the battlefield day in, and day out, and to this day I’m still in their debt. Thanks for everything, guys. Finally, the biggest thank-you must be saved for Dan Didio and Paul Levitz, not only for the idea of the series (thanks, Mr. Levitz!), but for their faith, dedication, and encouragement. And that’s it. Thanks for reading, gang. Hope everyone enjoyed the series, be it in single issues or as collected editions. It was a helluva ride!

miCHAEL SIGLAIN


D C UNI V ER SE OR IGINS

ALEX ROSS


...AND BURY YOU BETWEEN WORLDS.

DCU BY GRANT MORRISON - BOOK 10  
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