52 – 47


52 – 47

General Info

Issue No:
47
On Sale Date:
March 2007
Cover Date:
May 2007
Era:
Modern Age
Story Title:
Revelations

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
J. G. Jones
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid
Penciller:
Keith Giffen, Giuseppe Camunoli
Inker:
Lorenzo Ruggiero
Letterer:
Rob Leigh
Colourist:
Pete Pantazis
Editor:
Michael Siglain, Harvey Richards (assistant), Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Characters

Main:
Tim Drake, Diana (Princess Diana), Rama Kushna
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
N/A
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
N/A
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52 was a weekly series that takes place during the missing year between the Infinite Crisis and One Year Later crossover events. It tended to focus on secondary characters as the Trinity, including Wonder Woman, were missing or out of action during this period, and examined a full year in the life of some of these characters before catching up to the regular publications in One Year Later.

One of the key events that forced Diana to withdraw from the world was her slaying of Checkmate’s Black King, Maxwell Lord, in Wonder Woman #219. Max had used his telepathic powers to take control of Superman, turning him into his own personal instrument of destruction. In order to stop him, Wonder Woman had snapped Lord’s neck, killing him. This single act of cold blooded execution earned her great enmity from the super-hero community. So, like Bruce Wayne, Diana decided to retire from her heroic identity and spent the following year coming to terms with her actions. She eventually decided to serve humanity as an espionage agent and Bruce Wayne provided her with the cover identity of Diana Prince working for the Department of Metahuman Affairs.

Synopsis

Day 2: Tim Drake finds Wonder Woman, who has also been spending some time in Nanda Parbat. She is still dealing with the guilt surrounding her decision to kill Maxwell Lord.

Day 7: In Nanda Parbat, Wonder Woman finally gains an audience with Rama Kushna. Rama reveals that in order for her to achieve true wisdom, it was necessary for her to learn the grief of failure.