Oct 17, 2015

The 40 Years of Comics Project - Day 235: 52 #2, May 17, 2006

One of the problems with telling a weekly, long-form story is that, in some instances, you have to tell stories that aren't really stories, but just he mundane things of life. While there are certainly superheroics in this issue, they're the stuff of life for these characters. The little revelation of the spray-painted S-shield on Sue Dibny's grave was intriguing, but the Booster stuff was lame, and the Montoya stuff just seemed gritty for the sake of being gritty. I really love Renee and Charlie's relationship later in the series, but this cloak and dagger-y stuff they do at the beginning is less interesting to me.

Just a short review today. What's interesting about the backup feature in this issue is that while ostensibly being a fictional narrative about the DC Universe, it's actually the real-life story of the DC Universe, in that it talks about all the reboots the continuity has undergone that were reflected in the publishing decisions of the company.

That's all for today. #2's are always a bit of a letdown. See you tomorrow for #3.

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