52 Week 5
By Geoff Johns, Chris Batista, Keith Giffen
52 was a weekly run set after the Infinite Crisis mini-series, it chronicles the events that happened during the year that Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman disappeared.
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Heroes missing in space return, but in a condition that threatens their very lives. What’s left of the superhero community attempts to help these comrades, while mourning those who didn’t make it back–but are they gone or just lost? Find out in Week 5 of the INFINITE CRISIS aftermath series!
Summary from Goodreads.
Compared to the previous 4 issues, Week 5 was quite mellow in terms of action, but what it lacked in action it made up for in explanations.
The main story to this issue was explaining where all the superheroes have disappeared to, and why not all of them had come back. It gives some very valuable backstory as to as to the events the preluded this series and how things should change going forward for our heroes.
The art is still very impressive, and it seems to be working for the story. Batista and Giffen both put in considerable detail into the panels with lots of easter eggs in the background, but they never overshadow what is the focus of each panel.
Week 5 gave not only gave good background as to what actually occurred to cause the crisis that made lots of superheroes disappear; but also is just a good stand-alone read.
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