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52 #25 Review at Fanboywonder
Mon, 30 Oct 2006 17:52:53 CST
Alex Ross' "Earth One" JLA, Men of the Hour and Junior Marvel wins Round One
posted by Charles Wisniowski on Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 7:08 PM
Hello one and all. Here are
FanBoyWonder's picks for the last full week of October. Our review of
Friday's Battlestar Galactica is coming. Stay tuned.—FBW.
One last thing: We really liked the
backup origin of Nightwing by Mark Waid and George Perez. We have had
much use for these two-page quickie origins until now but at a time
where Nightwing has been getting so little respect, Waid's synopsis
acknowledges Nightwing to be "the world's greatest acrobat" and a "team
leader without equal, a trait not even his famed mentor [The Batman]
News: 52 #25 Review From CBR
Sun, 29 Oct 2006 20:48:14 CST, submitted by Vu
THE 52 STEPS: WEEK TWENTY-FIVE
by Justin Eger, Guest Contributor
Posted: October 29, 2006
Busy, busy, busy this week, made no less
so by the talents of Mark Waid and the gorgeous artwork of George Perez
as they bring us the origin of Nightwing.
Justin's Thoughts and Concerns
* Black Marvel Family, huh? Guess the writers didn't like the Addams Family jokes floating around.
Wow. The Nightwing origin gave us more information than the first six
months of the Nightwing comic OYL did at all. Thank God for Marv
* I like Tigress. So sue me.
* Ah, Ralph, what madness you bring upon yourself.
Weekly Haul: October 25th
Thursday, October 26, 2006
J. Caleb Mozzocco
52 #25 (DC Comics) This issue of DC’s
weekly series, like last week’s, is exactly what you would expect a
book about the DC Universe as a whole to be like, and, as a fan of that
fictional shared setting, it’s everything I could ask for from such a
Back-up origin is
Nightwing by George Perez; nicely drawn, but missing a lot of info, and
way too focused on ‘wing’s crazy present rather than his past or
By Jeremy James, David Paggi, Kiel Phegley and Robert Taylor
Posted October 25, 2006 3:45 PM
THIS WEEK IN '52'
- Bruno Manheim, notorious gangster, wants to found a new world
order based on crime. When Mirage questions Manheim's ideas, Manheim
crushes Mirage's skull into the Book of Crime. He then proceeds to a
boardroom full of villains, half of which are dead for whatever
reasons. It's there Manheim claims Gotham as his own.
TWO-SENTENCE REVIEWS OF TWO-PAGE ORIGINS: NIGHTWING
Even with buzz words like ward and squire, Mark Waid nails this
origin on the head while tossing in a quick sound bite for recent
Crisis fallout tales. But story or no, who doesn't love to see George
J.G. JONES' 52 COVERS BLOG
Posted October 25, 2006
This week we wanted to do a special
"trick or treat" Halloween cover. It was [former 52 editor] Steve
Wacker's idea to have the kid in the middle collecting candy in the Dr.
Fate helmet. Actually, this whole cover was Steve Wacker. He called me
up and was all excited. He says, "Dude, I already know what we're doing
on Halloween." This was way back in the early summer. I did this one
out of sequence because I already knew what we wanted to do.
I really enjoyed doing this cover. It has an innocence that most of the other covers I have done for the 52 series lack.
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5.2 OR SO ABOUT 52 #24 WITH MICHAEL SIGLAIN
10-13-2006, 03:33 PM
We caught up with 52 Editor Michael Siglain for some tips and hints about the stuff you may have missed.
Down below: on the left would be Week 24, page 10, and on the right – that's Week 25... awwwwwww.
UPDATE: STEPHEN WACKER LEAVES DC FOR MARVEL
09-27-2006, 03:44 PM
At DC, Wacker edited several titles, including the weekly 52, Jonah Hex, JSA and Legion of Super-Heroes.
Newsarama: Joe, first off - can you confirm that Steve Wacker is coming to Marvel?
Joe Quesada: Yes, I can now officially confirm that this is the case.
NRAMA: What does he bring to the table, editorially?
JQ: We have the finest editors in comics and Steve just makes us that
much stronger as a team. Steve is one of the brightest young editors in
the biz and we felt that he would fit right at home here at Marvel.
I've just listened to the DC Podcast for 52 and Mark Waid mentioned George Pérez. Also, importantly, that the backup origin story are only two pages.
Download the mp3:
52: A Year in the Life of the DCU (explicit)
Tue, 1 Aug 2006 — 56:12
leads this spirited discussion about everything 52 with editor Steve
Wacker, Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid, Grant Morrison, Chris
Batista, and J. G. Jones. Recorded live on July 21, 2006 at Comic-Con
San Diego, CA. Brought to you by DCcomics.com
On a side note, Grant Morrison does a wonderful impression of Mark Renton's scottish rant from Trainspotting.
'52' origin backup stories to feature superstar talent
Jul 17, 2006, 11:36
By the editor
52_, a weekly series set in
real time, combines the brightest and best talents from the comic book
writing field: The super-heroic stylings of Geoff Johns, Grant
Morrison’s kinetic imagery, the noir edge of Greg Rucka and smooth
characterization of longtime DC writer Mark Waid. Together – a rock n’
roll comic book super group laying down tracks for a classic album –
the writers have given birth to a world previously unseen by comic
readers. A world much like our own, covering the entire social spectrum
to include race relations, religion and superhuman conflict.
What more could readers want?
Simple. More story. More art. More revelations.
Starting with #12, 52 co-writer Mark
Waid will begin painting a picture of New Earth’s history in the form
of two-page origin stories featuring some of DC’s key characters,
including Wonder Woman and Power Girl by Adam Hughes, Elongated Man and
Adam Strange by Kevin Nowlan, Black Adam by JG Jones, and Animal Man
and the Joker by Brian Bolland. Other artists slated to contribute to
the weekly installments include: Eric Powell, George Perez, Dan
Jurgens, Joe Bennett, Dale Eaglesham, Ivan Reis and Jerry Ordway, with
many more to come.
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DC COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR OCTOBER 2006
07-15-2006, 12:30 PM
The months just fly by, don't they? In
anticipation of Monday, July 17th's release of DC's full October 2006
solicitations (at 5pm EST), here is your monthly weekend preview of
that month's issues of 52, along with (as usual) some other DC titles
that look intriguing.
52: WEEKS 22-25
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid
Breakdowns by Keith Giffen
Art by various
Backup features by Waid and various
Covers by J.G. Jones
The story of the year continues in four more chapters of America's only weekly super-hero adventure!
WEEK 22: “Good news, sir. Your son Kon-El didn’t die in the Crisis after all.”
Plus, the Origin of Green Lantern by Waid and Ivan Reis & Marc Campos.
WEEK 23: “Look what these monsters did to your brother, Isis!
They deserve a slow death! Plucked apart like the insects they are!”
Plus, the Origin of Wildcat by Waid and Jerry Ordway.
WEEK 24: “You don’t really know me, but I’m a big fan and ...well...
I wanted to invite you to ...to ...to join the new Justice League.”
Plus, the Origin of Booster Gold by Waid and Dan Jurgens.
WEEK 25: “That's — the Black Marvel Family?”
Plus, the Origin of Nightwing by Waid and George Pérez!
52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes.
Week 22 on sale October 4 • Week 23 on sale October 11
Week 24 on sale October 18 • Week 25 on sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
HEROES CON: ‘52’ PANEL
By Wade Gum
Posted July 1, 2006 3:45 PM
When asked about what artists they would
like to see working on 52, the audience offered up an eclectic group
including many Marvel exclusive artists. "Who said Jim Lee?" asked
DiDio. "That's great. Issue #74."
"A lot of artists are now trying to get
a week," said Rucka. "There are some of them that have surprised me
because I'm like, 'You have a great big name. Why would you?'"
Artists that will be working on the
back-up stories in future issues of 52 include Eric Powell, Brian
Bolland, Kevin Nowland, Adam Hughes and George Perez.
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HEROES CON: DC COMICS' 52 PANEL
SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2006
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jann Jones,
assistant editor of the weekly 52 series, told the crowd at DC Comics'
52 panel at Heroes Con on Saturday that an impressive list of artists
has been lined up for back-up features.
Among those contributing
will be Eric Powell, Brian Bolland, Adam Hughes, George Perez, Kevin
Nowlan and Jones' husband, 52 cover artist J.G. Jones.
As far as interiors go,
DC's Dan DiDio said that having Keith Giffen doing breakdowns gives 52
a consistent look, despite whomever is penciling.
"He can take so much
information and put it out in a cohesive manner," DiDio said, noting
that he didn't want a "jarring" issue-to-issue approach to the book
despite the several pencilers.
"I've been watching the art come in and we're not compromising anything to get this out on a weekly basis," Jann Jones added.
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