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Issue #234 – “Fifty-Two” (w/ Alex Jaffe)

Issue #234 – “Fifty-Two” (w/ Alex Jaffe)

In this week’s episode we are talking all about 52! We are joined by DC lore guru Alex Jaffe to talk this weekly maxi-series, so send your questions!

Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)

Meet Alex!

(1:53) What does it mean to be a columnist for DC?

(2:58) How did Alex land the role?

(4:50) Alex’s start in comics.

(6:48) Alex’s favorite characters.



(9:03) Was the secret message in the column picked up on?

(14:04) Rank the four story lines from best to worst.

(25:00) Would this storyline have been more effective without the time jump?

(28:00) What changes to the monthly titles were enjoyed the most/least?

(31:00) Who else could be as under-estimated as Elongated Man?

(34:25) Why did Clark not step up as Superman when Black Adam went crazy?

(38:31) Should DC try to reproduce 52 within Infinite Frontier?

(43:27) Who are The Great Ten?

(46:19) Pitch a 52-style creative team and story.

(50:40) Thoughts on the sequels and spinoffs of 52?


Guess the Character!

(55:20) Needs some serious eye cream for those wrinkles.

(55:40) Pointy teeth.

(56:21) Tiny arms and legs.

(57:31) Evil grumpy baseball.


Recommended Reading & Viewing

52 Vol 1

52 Vol 1 037

Blue Beetle Vol 7

Booster Gold Vol 2

Countdown to Final Crisis

Dark Age

Four Horseman

Future’s End



World War III



Alex Jaffe (Twitter) (DCUniverse)

Gail Simone (Twitter)

Gene Luen Yang (Website) (Twitter)

Jeff Lemire (Twitter)

Mariko Tamaki (Website) (Twitter)

Neil Gaiman (Website) (Twitter)

Vita Ayala (Twitter) (Instagram)


Characters, Places, Things

Bobo (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Booster Gold (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Cassandra Cain (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Everyman Project

Great Ten (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Isis (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

John Constantine (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Lady Shiva (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Question – Renee Montoya (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Question – Vic Sage (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Sandman – Dream of the Endless (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Steel (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Zatanna  (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

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