Today World War 3 has arrived. The long awaited 52 issue #50 will finally be available for purchase later today. It marks the beginning of World War 3, a mini event which spans 4 one shots which are also being made available later today.
I’m very excited about this event. I’ve been following 52 for nearly a year now and it’s never let me down… not for one issue. I plan on writing up a full review on World War III tomorrow, so be sure to check in.
Here are the official titles and descriptions from DC Comics on World War 3:
- 52 #50
- The end is near! As the year races towards its close, we follow our heroes through their final steps in space â€” and time! From the mean streets of Gotham to the far reaches of deep space, the last weeks tick down to their shattering conclusion. World War III is just the beginning! Plus, more origins of the DC Universe, including the JLA with Ethan Van Sciver and Batman with Andy Kubert! These final issues feature art by Darick Robertson, Eddy Barrows, Joe Bennett, Justiniano and more.
- World War III Part 1: A Call to Arms
- It is a day of infamy. Chaos has broken out across the globe, and Firestorm and Firehawk are among the many mobilizing to stem the flow of blood and thunder.
32 Pages Written by Keith Champagne, Art by Pat Oliffe & Drew Geraci, Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
- World War III Part 2: The Valiant
- The war rages on, extending from the far reaches of space, where Supergirl encounters a missing hero, to the darkest depths of the ocean, where the fate of Aquaman is revealed.
32 Pages Written by Keith Champagne, Art by Andy Smith & Ray Snyder, Cover by by Ethan Van Sciver
- World War III Part 3: Hell is for Heroes
- The horrors of war become grim reality for the Teen Titans, as they suffer the loss of one of their own.
32 pages Written by John Ostrander, Art by Tom Derenick & Norm Rapmund, Cover by by Ethan Van Sciver
- World War III Part 4: United We Stand
- Through the fog of war, a hero is reborn, and the DC Universe bands together against the wrath of an ancient evil!
32 Pages Written by John Ostrander, Art by Jack Jadson and Rodney Ramos, Cover by by Ethan Van Sciver