Following the events of INFINITE CRISIS, the Big Three of the DC Universe each took a year away from their superhero duties. It was a year without Superman, a year without Batman, a year without Wonder Woman, a year without the Justice League. But it wasn't a year without heroes. Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid pen the weekly, yearlong series that redefined not only the DC Universe but what exactly it means to be a hero.
Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote Superman: Last Son featuring the return of General Zod.
Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.
Writer Grant Morrison is known for his innovative work on comics from the graphic novel ARKHAM ASYLUM to acclaimed runs on ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL, as well as his subversive creatorowned titles such as THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY and WE3. He has also written best-selling runs on JLA, SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY and New X-Men and recently helped to reinvent the DC Universe in ALLSTAR SUPERMAN, 52 and BATMAN. He is currently writing the Vertigo series JOE THE BARBARIAN, BATMAN AND ROBIN and THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE.
Blackest Night by Johns, Geoff
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Final Crisis by Morrison, Grant
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52: VOL 01 by Johns, Geoff
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52: VOL 04 by Johns, Geoff
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Spider-Man by Slott, Dan
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Spider-Man by Slott, Dan
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"In the course of the first month's worth of issues, 52 encompasses space opera, hard-boiled detective fiction, psychological suspense, light comedy, Grand Guignol violence, medical drama and straight-up good-guys-vs.-bad-guys action, all butting up against one another."-SALON
"Intriguing."-THE ONION A.V. CLUB
"Ambitious…. Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, and Mark Waid have come up with plots about transformation, betrayal, love, and commitment that are enhanced by the myth-making superpowered characters. Now 16 weeks in, this is as addictive as any good TV series, any good mystery-novel series, any good comic-book series."-ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
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2. The DC Comics weekly series 52 ran for a full year and received countless critical and fan appraisal for its bold storytelling, dynamic art and cast of characters
3. Written by Geoff Johns (GREEN LANTERN), Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN), Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME), and Greg Rucka (DETECTIVE COMICS), all renowned creators in the comic community and award-winning winners
4. Introduced the character of Batwoman, an openly gay superheroine and Gotham City’s newest protector
5. 52 was the first weekly comic book published by DC Comics since 1989’s conclusion of Action Comics Weekly
6. The series reintroduced the concept of the DC Universe multiverse back into continuity