What came before 52?

I read the issue they have on here and it’s really interesting but I feel like I’m missing a lot. Is there some event that shows what happened before it?

Flashpoint. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_52

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Infinite Crisis was the event that lead to 52.

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Got it, Infinite Crisis is what I need to read!

Only about 70 years of previous continuity that has been thrown in the trash at least twice since the 80s

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52 and New 52 are two different things. 52 was 5 years before New 52, with Flashpoint being the more relevant story to New 52

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Yup. I shouldn’t have assumed it was the new 52.

All covered here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publication_history_of_DC_Comics_crossover_events

Would love to see all of these events as curated series.

Infinite Crisis led into 52, and there were four simultaneous miniseries that led into Infinite Crisis.


51 came before

52 is low key one of the most important pre-flashpoint events

It all starts with Crisis on infinite Earths, followed by Zero Hour. Those give the basics on how the Multiverse crisises started.