The 52-issue series starts in the wake of the publisher’s just-ended “Infinite Crisis,” the type of big event mini-series that fans have come to expect annually to kill off a few extraneous super heroes, and sell extra issues. That series left off with the entire DC Universe – home to the likes of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman – pushed forward one year in time.
The aptly named “52” tells the story of what happened week by week in that lost year. While every comic book fan goes into the series knowing what happened before and after the series, DiDio insists there is plenty of room for surprises.
With each issue covering one seven day period, it’s the comic book answer to the real-time format of television’s “24.”
More goodness: Newsarama offers a teaser by way of an interview with 52 editor Steve Wacker.
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