View Poll Results: How would you rate the original 52 series that after Infinite Crisis?

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    Default How would you rate the original 52 series that happened after Infinite Crisis?

    I have recently read this book which I was pretty unaware of before and I think it is underappreciated. This is the first time in quite some time, I couldn't enough of a series. I loved the character driven stories amongst how Elongated Man or Booster Gold is being written this.

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    52 the weekly series--not the thing spawned by that Flashpoint shenanigans--was very impressive both for the magnitude of the series itself and for the high level of quality and its sustainment over that entire year.

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    One of the GOAT DC series. A book entirely focused on the underserved B & C-Listers? That showed them being badass and cool instead of event fodder for the Trinity to cry over? A book where freaking MISTER MIND was the big bad? It was absolutely fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vordan View Post
    One of the GOAT DC series. A book entirely focused on the underserved B & C-Listers? That showed them being badass and cool instead of event fodder for the Trinity to cry over? A book where freaking MISTER MIND was the big bad? It was absolutely fantastic.
    Agreed. As much as I detested the widowing of Elongated Man, showcasing his detective chops was wonderful, as was Booster Gold's journey. Mad Scientist Island was another treat the series offered up.

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    This was a great book! I loved every issues. And the fact that it came out every week made it that much more fun. I am a huge fan of Booster so this was great. And Elongated Man with the line about how Plastic Man was the hoke while he was the detective. Man I loved that as Plastic man is one of my least favorite characters in all of comics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vordan View Post
    One of the GOAT DC series. A book entirely focused on the underserved B & C-Listers? That showed them being badass and cool instead of event fodder for the Trinity to cry over? A book where freaking MISTER MIND was the big bad? It was absolutely fantastic.
    I think a lot it has lot to do with those characters were being pushed by DC on mainstream media during that time. Justice League Unlimited had a lot of panel time with those characters. They should try that more often instead of bulging around with A list characters all the time.
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    I loved it and everyone they used.

    My only complaint was using Wonder Girl as a heartbroken widower for Superboy who would stupidly join a cult. And the rushing of what happened in the final two weeks with the World War III tie ins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Evans View Post
    I loved it and everyone they used.

    My only complaint was using Wonder Girl as a heartbroken widower for Superboy who would stupidly join a cult. And the rushing of what happened in the final two weeks with the World War III tie ins.
    I agree that it got a bit frantic toward the end. If I remember right, 52 was something of an accident. It was a quickie title they were going to use to fill in some blanks between events, and it just took on a life of its own. And what a life...

    But a consequence of that was that its pacing wasn't as carefully planned out as it might have been.

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    It starts off really strong, and is great book but I did feel the first half and the setup was more exciting then its resolutions. Still highly recommend though

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    I liked some of the story arcs more than others, but, overall it's the high-water mark for weekly comics series that no one else has managed to top.

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    Hands down the best DC mini/maxi series in the last 30 years.
    That all involved managed to construct a coherent and enjoyable story that came out like clockwork every week is straight up amazing.
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    52 is one of my favorite series. I don't think it tied together all of its storylines especially well but that somehow didn't detract from the enjoyment I got out of it week after week.

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