The 52 Book Club: Week Thirty-Nine

Hello and welcome to the 52 Book Club, where each week we read an issue of the acclaimed maxi-series to celebrate its 15th Anniversary!

This week we’ll be reading issue #39, written by the usual suspect of Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, and Geoff Johns, with art breakdowns by Keith Giffen and finishes by Andy Smith. This issue also features a Secret Origins back-up featuring Mister Terrific written by Waid and drawn by Ethan Van Sciver.

The Horsemen ride out of Oolong Island, but to where? Meanwhile, Natasha Irons’ quest for answers finally pays off, but possibly at the cost of her life. And Ralph Dibny’s own quest takes one more step toward completion!

LINK: 52 #39

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Looking forward to discussing this issue with you all. :smiley:

Oh boy. Overall an enjoyable issue…I could have lived without the cannibalism yikes.

Also, false advertising at bottom of cover, no Montoya in comic. Tsk!

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Yeah, you can definitely tell that this was early 00s DC when that part happened. :rofl: I mean, there was some amazing, defining work going on at the time, but there are definitely moments that are like yeesh.

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