If you’re still managing to follow DC Comics’ mainstream superhero characters after the Infinite Crisis and in to the One Year Later, then you may be left wondering what happens in-between. The answer lies in the publisher’s weekly title 52, the first 13 issues of which are collected in this bumper volume. Well, at least this is all contained in a single series of books (we hope).
52 examines what happens in the superhero world when the big three – Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman – go off on a sabbatical. This basically gives a load of secondary heroes their five minutes of fame, but can they cope in a post-Crisis world?