Hello and welcome to the 52 Book Club, where every week we read an issue of the critically acclaimed series in celebration of it’s 15th anniversary.
And this is the biggest week for this club ever because we’re going to be reading not just this, but the entire World War III mini-series that is spun out of this issue!
So let’s start with issue 50, written by Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, Greg Rucka and Grant Morrison, with art breakdowns by Keith Giffen and finishes by Justiniano.
World War III! Black Adam goes on a rampage and the various heroes of the DC Universe must work together to stop him. This issue coincides directly with the WORLD WAR III limited series.
LINK: 52 #50
Then we get the series World War III, written by Keith Champagne with art by Patrick Olliffe, Andy Smith, Tom Derenick, and Jack Jadson.
Chaos has broken out across the globe! Firestorm and Firehawk are among the many mobilized to stem the flow of blood and thunder caused by the one-man army of Black Adam! Taking place between the pages of 52 #50.
Learn the secrets of the DCU’s missing year! The war rages on, extending from the far reaches of space—where Supergirl encounters a missing hero—to the darkest depths of the ocean—where Aquaman’s fate is revealed! Taking place between the pages of 52 #50.
The horrors of war become grim reality for the Teen Titans, as they suffer the loss of one of their own. Heroes fall as Black Adam continues his cathartic devastation and destruction! Taking place between the pages of 52 #50.
Who still stands to stop the fury of Black Adam? Through the fog of war, a hero is reborn! Led by the JSA, the DC Universe bands together against the wrath of an ancient evil! Taking place between the pages of 52 #50.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on these issues!