"Four of comics' brightest writers seamlessly combine their characterization and conceptualization strengths to construct the gripping real time narrative."--WASHINGTON POST
"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
About the Author
Geoff Johns is an award-winning writer and one of the most popular contemporary comic book writers today. Johns is the author of The New York Times
bestselling graphic novels Aquaman: The Trench, Blackest Night, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Justice League: Origin, Superman: Brainiac
and Batman: Earth One
which hit #1 on the bestseller list. He is also known for transforming Green Lantern
into one of the most critically and commercially successful franchises in comics.
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.