Appearing in "Stars in Their Courses"Edit
- Adam Strange (Flashback and main story)
- Animal Man (Flashback and main story)
- Pieter Cross
- Green Lantern (Flashback and main story)
- Starfire (Flashback and main story)
- Lex Luthor (On a TV or computer screen)
- Clark Kent (Cameo)
- Cyborg (Cameo) (Flashback and main story)
- Devilance the Pursuer (Cameo)
- Elongated Man
- Firestorm (Cameo) (Flashback and main story)
- Hawkgirl (Cameo) (Flashback and main story)
- Lois Lane (Cameo)
- Renée Montoya
- Shining Knight (Cameo)
- Bumblebee (Cameo) (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Red Tornado (Cameo) (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Supergirl (Cameo) (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Ali-Ka Zoom (Cameo)
- Unidentified metahuman/medical worker (Single appearance) see Notes
Synopsis for "Stars in Their Courses"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in "The History of the DCU (Part IV of X)"Edit
- The following characters appear in flashbacks
- Alexander Luthor
- Blue Beetle
- Captain Marvel
- Kid Flash
- Lois Lane (Earth-Two)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Pre-Zero Hour)
- Supergirl (deceased)
- Superman of Earth-One
- Superman of Earth-Two
- Weaponer of Qward
- Wonder Woman
Synopsis for "The History of the DCU (Part IV of X)"Edit
Donna Troy recalls the final events and legacy of the Crisis on Infinite Earths: The deaths of Supergirl and Barry Allen; the intervention of the Spectre; the collapse of the Multiverse; the self-exile of Superman and Lois Lane of Earth-Two, Superboy of Earth-Prime, and Alexander Luthor of Earth-Three; and Wally West becoming the Flash.
- This issue shipped on June 7th, 2006.
- This issue is reprinted in the 52, Volume 1 trade paperback collection.
- This issue features the first mention of "52" as a plot element and not just the title of the series. Its true significance will not be revealed until the final issue of the series.
- This issue features the return of Animal Man, Starfire, and Adam Strange.
- Can anyone identify the metahuman/medical worker on story page 16 who is flying above Hawkwoman and zapping her chest with some sort of purple energy?
- There are several other characters who appear in the flashbacks in the "History of the DCU" segment... however, they're not drawn in detail and therefore are probably unidentifiable.
- The ticker-tape at the bottom of the cover reads, "Return of the Space Heroes... Starfire, Animal Man, Adam Strange - Dead?"
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- Discuss 52 Vol 1 5 on the forums
- Cover gallery for the 52 series
Links and ReferencesEdit
- 52: The Comic
- 52 article/interview with editor Stephen Wacker
- 52 series index at the Grand Comics Database
- ↑ First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks