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The Main Players
-Black Adam : DC's Dr. Doom
-Booster Gold: The Sell-Out
-Renee Montoya: The Drunk Knight
-Elongated Man: Too Far Gone?
-Steel: Lex's New Nemesis
-The Question: The New Batman
1. Luthor's JLA: With the JLA disbanded, the bald baddies forms his own Justice League, comprised of entirely new characters plus one familiar face.
2. Wholesale Destruction: An entire country within the DC Universe will be leveled by a known power player, killing every man, woman and child within.
3. Batwoman Begins: A new female crimefighter takes to the streets of Gotham, but who's behind the mask? Here's a hint: It's not who you think.
4. Steel: The Conscience of the DCU: John Henry Irons steps back into the Steel armor and steps up his game to cover for the absence of several heroes following Infinite Crisis, ruffling some feathers with his philosophy that true heroes do their job without accolades.
5. Star Wars: A new villain will be introduced in the outer reaches of space. Early word has this new tyrant giving Darkseid a run for his money.
6 Cast of Millions: Forget just the Big Three, the Justice League or even everybody that has appeared in Infinite Crisis-- this series will indeed star the entire DCU.
7. Back in the Saddle: Keith Giffen returns to DC in a major way to co-plot and do layouts on 52, bringing his grand sense of scope and knack for humor to the table.
8. Weird Science: A shadowy figure is abducting big brains like T.O. Morrow, Will Magnus and Dr. Sivana, with an eye toward altering the world of technology.
9. Renee Montoya: DC's Drunk Detective: Introduced in the 1990's "Batman: The Animated Series," then making the jump to comics as the lead of Gotham Central, Renee Montoya has sunk to her lowest point as an alcoholic dectective and must find her way back to respectability.
10. For Freedom!: From the ashes of the original team's gory demise in Infinite Crisis, a new team of Freedom Fighters emerges to take up the fight!
11. Drawing Blood: Joe Bennett, who showed he could draw the nastiest fight scenes around during his time on Hawkman, will now have the entire DCU at his disposal as one of the main artists on 52.
12. Girls Gone Wild: Down-on-her-luck Montoya will see her bed become a revolving door of lovers -- one of whom will make her mark on the DCU before all is said and done.
12. Man becomes Superman: A DC hero known for getting the job done without metahuman powers will get their abilities augmented in a major way.
13. Dynamic Duo: M.I.A.: Batman and Robin won't step foot in Gotham for the entire year. What's keeping them away?
15. The Ultimate Insult: A beloved DCU character no longer of the living will have their grave defaced in a shocking act.
16. Encore: Writer Geoff Johns looks to follow up his work on Infinite Crisis by telling an even bigger story, if you can believe that.
17. The Question: Getting Answers: If you loved him on "Justice League Unlimited" get read for the Question to return to the DCU in a major way, becoming a lynchpin of 52 and setting himself up as Gotham's new protector.
18. Ralph Dibny: The Next Step: Nobody in the DCU has suffered more in the past two years than Elongated Man, but in 52, Ralph Dibny tries to move on in way that will shock you.
19 On the Edge: A respected former member of the Justice League his bottom and contempletes suicide. Will this beleaguered Leaguer pull the trigger?
20. Real Time: Like on TV's "24" this number-titled series unfoldes week by week at the pace of real life, putting fans right in the thick of things.
21. Bad As He Wants to Be: With the White House way behind him, Lex Luthor gets back to basics and pushes the envelope, becoming more evil and ruthless than ever.
22. Big Break: After years of toiling in relative obscurity, Chris Batista made his mark on JLA last year-- now he'll try to cement himself as one of the best artists around.
23. Wedding Bells: One of the DCU's most eligable bachelors finally meets the super-woman who can tame him enough to settle down.
24. The Mad Genius: Writer Grant Morrison will be unleashed upon DCU once more, bringing with him the seemingly endless fountain of new concepts and characters he displayed in JLA and Seven Soldiers.
25. Final Farewell: Some members of the team Donna Troy took into space during Infinite Crisis won't be back by the first issues of 52, and some won't be coming back at all.
26. Wind of Change: A new Red Tornado unlike anything that's come before will ride the eye of the storm into 52 and possibly beyond.
27. Booster Gold: The Big Time, At Last: Booster Gold was considered a joke as a member of the Justice League International, but 52 sees him take his shot as a A-list hero.
28. Fortune & Glory: One character's long-fought quest for respect comes to an end when they become the leader of their own country.
29. Ralph Gets Some!: Mr. Dibny finds himself getting busy with somebody other than his beloved Sue. Who's the lucky lady (or fella)?
30. Fate: With Hector Hall out of the picture for the time being, someone new will step up to the golden mantle of Dr. Fate and become the world's most powerful sorcerer.
31. DC Encyclopedia: Nobody knows the DCU better than writer Mark Waid, and he'll be putting every ounce of his trivia knowledge to good use redefining everybody from Superman to Ambush Bug.
32. From Beyond the Grave: Having seen Superman, Green Arrow and now Hal Jordan return from the dead, a former Justice League member attempts to resurrect an old friend.
33. Monster Mash: Lex Luthor changes the face of humanity forever through a series of experiments on Monster Island.
34. Family Drama: A rift forms between Steel and his niece when she makes a decision affecting the entire DCU.
35. Black Adam: Choosing a Side: Black Adam has walked the line between hero and villain for the past 3,200 years. 52 will provide the most in-depth look yet at what motovates this complex character and his sense of honor.
36. Rising Star: Don Kramer came out of nowhere to wow fans as artist on JSA for the past two years--now he'll get to ply his knack for drawing sprawling casts on an even bigger stage.
37. The Main Man?: Is Lobo going back to basics? We've heard whispers, but it's too soon to say...
38. Mr. Versatile: Greg Rucka can write anything from superheroes to comedy to epionage drama, and he'll be tested in every area over the course of 52.
39. Whodunnit?: The Question will put Montoya's detective skills to the test with a mystery that ends up taking a year to solve.
40. Changing the Future: Booster Gold and sidekick Skeets will attempt to use their knowledge of the past from the future to prevent major disasters before they happen. Will they succeed, or destroy the timestream in the process?
41. JLA=S.E.X.: Two former Justice Leaguers you would NOT expect will bump uglies by year's end. Awk-ward!
42. Who's Who: Each issue of 52 contains a two-page origin story on one of the DCU's heroes or villians, as written and drawn by top industry talent. Get caught up!
43. Crossing Over: A well-established character with a lot of history will make their first appearance in the DCU.
44. Not That There's Anything Wrong With That: A new gay character make their first appearance in 52, before moving on to their own ongoing series.
45. 52 Wednesdays: The first weekly comic attempted in over 15 years-- since the demise of Action Comics Weekly in 1989--52 will give fans a reason to get excited about going to the comic shops every single week.
46. Microsoft Man: Signing endorsement deals left and right, Booster Gold becomes a corporate hero, but when push comes to shove, who's pulling the strings?
47. Look! Up in the Sky!: A mysterious and powerful new character named Supernova will make his debut in Metropolis. But is this actually a famillar face with a new look?
48. Cover Me: J.G. Jones will provide the art for not one, not two, not 33 , but all 52 covers of 52. With Jones' smooth, innovative style, that's another 52 reasons right there.
49. Powerless: One of DC's biggest icons spends the years as a civilian, unable to prevent what they once would have handed with ease.
50. Don't Get Too Attached: One of the six leads of 52 won't see the end of the year. Who'll bite the dust?
51. Dream Team: Morrison, Johns, Waid, Rucka, Giffen---any of these names is enough to get the average fanboy to wet himself, but ALL of them on the same book? Every week? Break out the adult diapers!
52. The Journey: By the time the first issue of 52 hits the stands, we'll already know where the DCU is headed thanks to the "One Year Later" jump, but more than half the fun is trying to piece together how everything got there as the mysteries unravel. "
Just the fact that Renee Montoya is in there is totally the raddest. DC's Ana Lucia to the rescue!
The last issue of Gotham Central contained totally the worst and most evil thing ever to happen in the DCU. It's nice to know that it will have a long reaching impact with Renee running around in high profile.
Oh, and I think she hooks up with the Bulleteer. And Katana.